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Troubleshooting PLC Controls, Circuits with PLC Simulator

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Troubleshooting PLC Controls and PLC Circuits Simulator


Troubleshooting PLC Circuits (PLC)

(Above is Simutech Multimedia's official PLC training software title)

Windows 10, 7 & 8 compatible software (64bit or 32bit)


This PLC simulator used for PLC training creates faults for user to learn skill of troubleshooting PLC controls. This Programmable Logic Controller training simulates real world faults allowing user to use simulated VOM, ladder logic and other tools to troubleshooting control circuits wired to the PLC controller simulator.


NOTE: This PLC training software by Simutech Multimedia, was kept generic in nature so it can be included in your AB PLC training, Siemens PLC training, GE PLC training, Mitsubishi PLC training, Schneider Electric PLC training, Modicon PLC training, etc.

Note 2: We recommend  you take the PLC Programming Basics Course before taking this troubleshooting course.


If you have already experienced the 3 programs in the V4 Electrical Troubleshooting Series and the Advanced Industrial Troubleshooting Simulation, you are ready for and will be at home with the Troubleshooting PLC Circuits (PLC) program and using the PLC simulator.



  • Learn the basics about how PLCs and their circuits function.

  • Learn skill, practice and develop effective troubleshooting techniques for PLC systems.

  • Master PLC circuit troubleshooting with continual training in safe environments.

  • Built in videos to to learn about PLCs, their circuits and the PLC simulator.

  • 3 unique PLC controls troubleshooting scenarios.

  • Over 55 challenging malfunctions to diagnose and repair.

  • Perform voltage, resistance, and other tests with the multi-meter.

  • Trace and disconnect wires and replace components.

  • Connect a virtual laptop to the PLC simulator to go online, download PLC programs and change settings

  • Choose between North American or European design standards for PLC simulator.

  • More than a dozen hands-on labs to understand PLC operations.

  • 12 practice exercises and guided faults on a basic PLC controls circuit.

  • Troubleshoot over 30 Extra and Genius level PLC faults.

  • Retry the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced PLC faults.

  • Detailed feedback and comprehensive evaluation of your PLC troubleshooting skills.

  • Compare every new attempt to previous attempts to track your improvement.

  • Cloud storage of user progress

  • Use on multiple computers by a single user

  • Free support and upgrades

  • When the cloud access expires, the user can continue to use the software on the PC it was installed on. However all cloud benefit cease (support, upgrades, download access and user progress tracking online).


Learn how to determine the operation of PLC controls using ladder diagrams, wiring diagrams, input/output schematics, and data sheets. Learn how to monitor and change settings in ladder logic programs using a laptop. Learn how to identify defective input, output, and PLC control modules using the multi-meter. Learn a variety of specific techniques for diagnosing malfunctions and troubleshooting circuits for any PLC make or model.


While this software is the best to gain years of experience quickly, in troubleshooting the PLC itself, you will also want to learn the much more common task of troubleshooting machines and process, the "how to troubleshoot with a PLC" too.


Designed for use by Instructors, Supervisors, Students and experienced Tradespersons.

Instructors: Use Workplace Editions as part of your classroom training course.

Supervisors – Use Workplace edition to improve the troubleshooting skills of your staff, and your company’s bottom line.

Apprentices and Students – Use Personal Edition to learn to safely and effectively troubleshoot PLC circuits.

Trades people – Use Personal Edition to further develop and hone your PLC troubleshooting skills.


13 Guided PLC Training Labs:

In-depth videos cover the important information you need to know about PLCs:

  • What is a PLC
  • How PLCs work
  • PLC components
  • Interpreting programmable logic ladder diagrams

The PLC Components labs cover:

  • Digital PLC input modules
  • CPU/controls modules
  • Digital PLC output modules with relay outputs
  • Digital PLC input modules with transistor outputs

The Interpreting Programmable Logic Ladder Diagrams labs cover:

  • Inputs and outputs
  • Relays
  • Latches
  • Counters
  • Timers
  • Clock pulses


12 PLC Simulator Practice Faults walk you through troubleshooting:

Practice the PLC controls specific troubleshooting techniques you have learned on 6 Guided Exercises and 6 Practice PLC Faults:

  • Take a Guided Tour of the practice circuit to become familiar with the PLC simulation and the PLC troubleshooting tools.
  • Troubleshoot 5 Guided Faults with step-by-step assistance from an expert troubleshooter to help you apply the Systematic Troubleshooting Approach correctly while troubleshooting circuits.
  • Diagnose and repair 6 Practice PLC Faults without any assistance. Then its on to the real test.


Screen shots of 3 Complete Circuit Simulation Environments:

PLC simulator circuit 1 PLC simulator circuit 2 PLC simulator circuit 3


Feedback and Evaluation:

Track your development with comprehensive evaluation for each PLC fault and the entire program.

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  • Continual feedback will help keep you on track while troubleshooting circuits.
  • A detailed assessment for each PLC fault attempt will help you perfect your troubleshooting methods and techniques.
  • Monitor your progress with the Level and Overall Skill Ratings as your PLC troubleshooting abilities improve.
  • The Overall Summary will help you determine areas for improvement.


More Programmable Logic Controller training screen shots:

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New Transit Edition: This software now is available only as download and cloud support on a subscription bases. A Single User purchase allows the single user to install on up to 3 computers. Those installs never expire. That user's progress is uploaded to the cloud, so user can continue where they left off at work, on their home computer. The cloud benefits expire after 1 or 3 years, but can be renewed. Learn more about Transit Edition of Electrical Troubleshooting Training Software.

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Companies and schools who have us deliver hands-on PLC training at their facility, follow up with employees going through the above PLC troubleshooting training software.

An email with download and activation instructions will be sent within 24 hours.


Single User Personal Edition:
The Single User Edition is licensed for personal use. This single user edition may only be used by the individual for whom the license has been purchased for. This edition is typically purchased by students, apprentices, tradespersons, etc. wishing to learn or upgrade their troubleshooting skills.
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Testimonials for this software created by Simutech Multimedia :

"They are brilliant...easy to use, well explained, very educational, highly entertaining, challenging, and also slightly addictive...and filling a gap which sadly still exists today in the untaught and poorly learnt art of troubleshooting and fault finding."  Kris T.

"I absolutely love [the software]. I am a Controls Technician and I use it to review, and/or to learn/verify things all the time. This software is an invaluable tool that I wish I had when I was attending college."   Joe B., Controls Technician


"As an Industrial Electrician/Technician...[I] am being afforded fewer chances to troubleshoot. Programs like yours definitely help sharpen my skills in a discipline that I feel is as much art as it is science. I thank you for the obvious effort you've put into these programs."  Greg G.


"Having 15 years experience, dual trade Electrician and Instrument Tech, 8 1/2 years in Mining & heavy industry, 6 1/2 years manufacturing and food processing & medium industry, I can say that there is nothing else like your software out there in the market or educational sector."  Kris T.


"Right now, no one produces electrical training/educational products that come close to having the bang for the buck that you guys do, and I'm speaking of any type of media. And this program is hands down the best electrical training product I've ever seen." Joe



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