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? 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 four 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.

IDEC PLC/HMI Training covers:

  1. PLC fundamentals such as hardware, numbering systems and how a PLC works.
  2. Basic functions: latching circuit, series and parallel circuits; how to use timers, counters and advanced functions such as data manipulation; Modbus Communications and PID.
  3. Demonstrations on the MicroSmart FC6A.
  4. Programming on the high-performance HMI.
  5. Question & Answer session with our PLC experts to discuss your specific controls application.

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® 11
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 8 and 8.1
  • Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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
  • 1GB of installed RAM
  • 2GB 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 Package

4-Days Training Without Package - $899 per attendee
Get intensive hands-on PLC and HMI training, without a PLC training package.

4-Days Training With Package - $1399 per attendee
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 training package as registration cost to the training seminar. This includes a PLC, HMI, Ethernet switch, power supply, cable 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 $1399
Product Image New_PLC-HG2J-kit.jpg
4-Day Training Included Yes
PLC 16 I/O MicroSmart FC6A Plus type, Expandable, 24V DC
HMI Type 8" Color TFT, Ethernet 12-24V DC
Ethernet Switch 5 Port
Power Supply 24V DC, 30W
Cables Yes
Software Yes
Products included:


Schedule & Registration

Date Location
December 12-15, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City
1815 South Meridian Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
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February 20 - 23, 2024

Midland, TX

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Day 1:  Basic PLC (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • Overview of IDEC PLCs and SmartAXIS Touch
  • Getting Started with WindLDR - IDEC's PLC Programming Software
  • Device Allocation & Memory Map
  • Start and Stop Circuits
  • Latching Circuits
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Rising Edge and Falling Edge Circuits (One-Shots)
  • Timers
    On-Delay, Off-Delay
  • Counters
    Up/Down Counters
  • 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)
  • Modbus Communications (Ethernet/Serial)
  • EtherNet/IP (Scanner/Adaptor)
  • Scripting
  • PIDD
  • High Speed Counters
    High Speed Inputs Using Rotary Encoder
    Flow Instruction
  • User Defined Macros

Day 3: Advanced HMI (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • Overview of IDEC HMIs
  • Getting Started with WindO/I-NV4 - IDEC's HMI Programming Software
    Project Configuration
    Multiple Protocol and Email Configuration
  • Bit Buttons, Pilot Lights, Goto Screen Buttons, Importing Graphics, Animation, Scripting
  • Data Displays/Inputs, Numerical Keypads, Bar Graphs, Potentiometers
  • Trending and Data Logging
  •  Remote Control and Monitor/FTP
  • Alarms
  • Passwords

Day 4:  IIOT (8 AM - 3 PM)
  • Web Page Editor
  • Bluetooth Communication
  • WindEDIT App
  • Email and Text Notifications
    Cellular Modem Overview
  • MQTT

Online Tutorials


Elias Elters

Automation & Safety Sales Manager


Rich Kirk

Automation Field Sales Engineer


Steve Loiselle

Automation & Safety Products Sales/Support Manager


Amram Alam

Customer Support Services Manager

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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