PLC & HMI Training Overview

IDEC micro PLCs offer powerful features and advanced functionality without complicated programming. Want to learn practical PLC and HMI skills and knowledge so you can hit the ground running? With five affordable packages to choose from, IDEC training courses not only give you the ability to program, debug and maintain IDEC automation systems, but also provide you with the hardware and software you need to get started on your designs as soon as you leave. The hands-on, interactive structure of these classes utilizes real-world examples to provide a complete technical education in just three days. And with small class sizes, you can expect to get personalized, one-on-one attention, including time with IDEC experts to ask specific application questions and get help finding the solutions you need.

Who Should Attend

IDEC training courses are highly recommended for all OEM, technicians, supervisors, engineers, designers, machine builders, system integrators, maintenance personnel and end users with IDEC equipment. Anyone involved with the design and integration/operation of programmable logic controllers in industrial automation. Anyone who wants to maximize their practical skills and knowledge of IDEC automation products in order to improve work efficiency will benefit greatly from these courses.

What to bring

Attendees are responsible for bringing a personal laptop with the IDEC Automation Organizer software suite installed. A link to download this software will be provided after registration is complete. Note: If there is a problem installing the software, please contact IDEC Technical Support at 1-800-262-4332 or [email protected] to resolve any issues before attending the seminar.

The following operating systems are supported by Automation Organizer:

  • Windows® 8 and 8.1
  • Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista® (32-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows® 10
Please make sure the computer you bring to the training is running one of these operating systems.

System Requirements

  • 1.0GHz processor or faster
  • One of the Windows® operating systems listed above
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed
  • 512MB of installed RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 800MB of available hard disk space
  • XGA (1024 x 768) or higher screen resolution
  • USB port
  • Mouse
  • Administrator privilege required

Hotel Accommodations

Securing hotel accommodations is the responsibility of the attendee. IDEC can provide a list of local hotels if requested. Generally, a discount will be given to attendees booking reservations at the hotel where the training is held. When making your reservation, please mention IDEC training to receive this special discount.


Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks in the morning and afternoon.

Pricing: 4-Day Training with Package Option

We believe the best way to retain what you’ve learned after attending our training is having the actual products. That’s why we offer a one-time purchase of the five available training packages as registration cost to the training seminar.

The training packages allow users to attend four days of coursework covering everything from features, configurations, and remote monitoring and control, to specific applications, and a Q&A session with our experts.

Packages include a PLC, HMI, power supply, cables and software. This is best for users who want to participate in a comprehensive learning program focused on IDEC automation systems, and would like to leave with the knowledge, experience and products to immediately get started.

Package Price $499
Product Image
4-Day Training Included Yes
PLC 14 I/O SmartAXIS Touch
3.8" Touchscreen with built-in
14 I/O PLC, transistor source out, 2 Analog In/2 Analog Out, Ethernet, 24V DC
HMI Type
Ethernet Switch -
AMCI All-in-One


Power Supply 24V DC, 15W
Cables Yes
Software YES
Products included:

Schedule & Registration



September 21-24,2021
IDEC Corporation
1175 Elko Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
October 26-29, 2021
Odessa College
201 W. University,
Odessa, TX 79764

Course Outline

  • Day 1 - Basic PLC
    (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • 1. Overview of IDEC PLCs and SmartAXIS Touch
  • 2. Getting Started with WindO/I-NV4 - IDEC's HMI Programming Software
  • 3. Device Allocation & Memory Map
  • 4. Start and Stop Circuits
  • 5. Latching Circuits
  • 6. Series and Parallel Circuits
  • 7. Rising Edge and Falling Edge Circuits (One-Shots)
  • 8. Timers
    On-Delay, Off-Delay
  • 9. Counters
    Up/Down Counters
  • 10. Analog I/O
    Reading and Writing Analog I/O
    Data Move and Compare Instructions
    Data Types and Data Conversion
    Math Instructions
    Data Logging
  • Day 2:  Advanced PLC (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • 1. Modbus Communications (Ethernet/Serial)
  • 2. EtherNet/IP (Scanner/Adaptor)
  • 3. Scripting
  • 4. PIDD
  • 5. High Speed Counters
    High Speed Inputs Using Rotary Encoder
    Flow Instruction
  • 6. User Defined Macros
  • Day 3: HMI 
    (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • 1. Overview of IDEC HMIs
  • 2. Getting Started with WindO/I-NV4 - IDEC's HMI Programming Software
    Project Configuration Multiple Protocol and Email Configuration
  • 3. Bit Buttons, Pilot Lights, Goto Screen Buttons, Importing Graphics, Animation, Scripting
  • 4. Data Displays/Inputs, Numerical Keypads, Bar Graphs, Potentiometers
  • 5. Trending and Data Logging
  • 6. Remote Control and Monitor/FTP
  • 7. Alarms
  • 8. Passwords
  • Day 4: IIOT 
    (8 AM - 12 PM)
  • 1. Web Page Editor 
  • 2. Bluetooth Communication
  • 3. WindEDIT App
  • 4. Email and Text Notifications
  • 5. MQTT


IDEC offers a full range of innovative automation products and services to support industrial applications. In addition to our high-quality products and advanced technology, you get our commitment to exceptional service and support. IDEC Field Sales Engineers are trained to provide technical expertise and cost-effective solutions that help you build more efficient machines and increase your bottom line.

For more information about IDEC Automation products, our product pages offer in-depth information on features, as well as links to download brochures, datasheets, catalogs, and software demos, or watch video tutorials.

The IDEC website also gives you access to our virtual catalog of products, the ability to order literature free of charge, and locators to find distributors and field sales representatives.


Elias Elters

Automation & Safety Sales Manager

Contact: [email protected]


Britt Davis

Automation & Safety Sales Manager

Contact: [email protected]


Amram Alam

Customer Support Services Manager

Contact: [email protected]


Get in Touch

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IDEC Corporation
1175 Elko Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-2209

(408) 747-0550
(800) 262-IDEC (4332)

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