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OCS Training

Horner OCS training classes are available at a minimal cost to our customers. The workshop is a hands-on, laboratory course that introduces OCS products. It is ideal for customers, distributors, sales people, application engineers, and others who are familiar with programmable controllers in general, but not Horner OCS in particular.

See below schedules for Standard OCS factory, Advanced OCS, or off-site training held at an authorized Horner Distributor. Class space is limited and availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Please bring a laptop. You will be using it for instruction and programming. Digital copies of materials will be issued on a USB drive.
  • This is structured as a programming class. General knowledge of how Relay Ladder Logic works is a pre-requisite.
  • Extensive troubleshooting of existing programs ARE NOT part of the standard class agenda. This class operates under the assumption that you have the capabilities to write programming language from scratch.

For a complete listing of dates and locations for Canadian training courses, please contact info@hornercanada.com


QUARTERLY OCS FACTORY TRAINING & WORKSHOP EVENT SCHEDULE

TRAINING TYPETRAINING DATEREGISTRATION FORMRETURN EMAIL CONTACT
IN-PERSON BASICtentative Jan 2022Available soon...marketing.mail@heapg.com
IN-PERSON ADVANCEDtentative Feb 2022Available soon...marketing.mail@heapg.com
VIRTUALtentative March 2022Available soon...marketing.mail@heapg.com

Indianapolis Standard OCS Training Schedule – BRING A LAPTOP!

  • Day 1: (8:30AM – 4PM) Workshop on Cscape Software Basics
    On day one, learn about Horner and the OCS controllers in general. Brief refreshers on bit, word, double-word, and floating point data formats get thrown into the mix with learning controller configuration, basic Relay Ladder Logic entry, and simple screen generation via the Cscape software. Hands-on laboratory workshops, interspersed with lectures on new material, allow time to learn the labs and test logic, screens, etc. as the material is being taught. This training is for individuals with a basic knowledge of PLCs and Relay Ladder Logic in general.
  • Day 2: (8:30AM – 4PM) CsCAN Networking and Graphics Introduction
    On day two, learn about some of the most useful functions available in Cscape programming. Then, on to the basics of CsCAN and Ethernet communications, to include configuration and use of expansion I/O.  Cscape Graphics training is next, where you will learn and get to play with many of the things you can do on the touchscreens. Once you get a few things figured out on the screens, let us show you our WebMI feature, where those screens automatically become a web page viewable on your PC or mobile phone! This training is for individuals with a basic knowledge of OCS products, prior OCS programming experience, and/or those who attended the first day of training.
  • Day 3: (8:30AM – 1PM) Advanced Features of the Touch Panels (1/2 Day Class)
    Day three of class continues with training on graphic alarms, trending, datalogging, and anything not completed during the previous day’s class. Time allowing, requests are taken for subjects to go over that were not covered in this training class, or extended coverage of those that were.

ADVANCED OCS TRAINING:  BRING A LAPTOP!

We are pleased to announce the our Advanced OCS Training course for 2022.  This course is designed for those applications engineers and advanced users who are already familiar with the topics taught in our Standard OCS Training course.  This course now includes the most requested advanced topics – and features both classroom time and extensive lab time.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Usually a 2-Day course (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM daily), for this session we will cover the following topics/points:

  • Variable-based Advanced Ladder Logic Programming, including:
    • PID
    • Subroutines
    • Structures
    • User-Defined Function Blocks
  • User Interface features, including:
    • Recipes
    • Importing Images & Fonts
    • Audio/Video
  • Ethernet Communications, including:
    • Modbus TCP
    • Ethernet Global Data
    • WebMI
    • MQTT
  • Did your desired topic not make the list?  We’ve also set aside some classroom time for Topics “By Request”. If you have a topic that’s particularly important to you – and it didn’t make our list – just let us know!

ONLINE OCS HANDS-ON TRAINING:

Our online OCS training course is designed to bring the factory training experience directly to you – including Hands-on labs!

What you need to provide: An internet connection, a PC to run Cscape programming software, and an eligible* OCS All-in-one Controller.  You will have the option of purchasing an eligible* OCS All-in-one Controller at 50% off.

What’s Included:  Printed training materials, the Horner Cable Kit, and the new Horner Universal I/O Simulator.  All yours to keep!

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Day 1: (Time TBD) Workshop on Cscape Software Basics
    On day one, learn about Horner and the OCS controllers in general. Brief refreshers on bit, word, double-word, and floating point data formats get thrown into the mix with learning controller configuration, basic Relay Ladder Logic entry, and simple screen generation via the Cscape software. Hands-on laboratory workshops, interspersed with lectures on new material, allow time to learn the labs and test logic, screens, etc. as the material is being taught. This training is for individuals with a basic knowledge of PLCs and Relay Ladder Logic in general.
  • Day 2: (Time TBD) CsCAN Networking and Graphics Introduction
    On day two, learn about some of the most useful functions available in Cscape programming, to include easily dealing with Analog I/O. Then, on to the basics of CsCAN and Ethernet communications, to include configuration and use of Expansion I/O.  Cscape Graphics training is next, where you will learn and get to play with many of the things you can do on the touchscreens. Trending, Datalogging and Graphic Alarms are added in as the day progresses. This training is for individuals with a basic knowledge of OCS products, prior OCS programming experience, and/or those who attended the first day of training.
  • Day 3: (1/2 Day – Time TBD) Advanced Features of the Touch Panels
    Day three of class continues with items not completed during the previous day’s class. Then let us show you our WebMI feature where an OCS program is automatically converted to a web page that can be interacted with via PC or mobile device. Time allowing, requests are taken for subjects to go over that were not covered in this training class, or extended coverage of those that were.
  • *Eligible OCS Controllers for online training (and 50% off purchase) include the Micro Series X4, X5, X7 and X10; and the XL Series XL4, EXLW, EXL6, XL7, EXL10 and XL+.  For other OCS options contact the factory.

Additional Information & Directions

  1. CLASS LOCATION:
    Horner APG, LLC. – Horner Automation Group Training Facility
    59 South State Ave.
    Indianapolis, IN 46201
    Complimentary breakfast, snacks, lunches, and one dinner included
  2. TRAVEL:
    Airline and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of each attendee.


Accommodations

Horner APG, LLC has a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express City Centre-downtown Indianapolis. To receive the discounted rate at $99 plus tax, please contact the hotel’s corporate sales manager, Chelsea Eslick, directly to book your room: (317) 829-1454. Reserve your discounted room rate today! For further information, please contact Sales at: (317) 916-4274.

Holiday Inn Express City Centre
410 South Missouri Street
Indianapolis, IN 46255
Chelsea Eslick
Corporate Sales Manager
Main: (317) 822-6400 (mention Horner Rate for OCS Training)
Direct: (317) 405-4530