Programming IO Link Smart Devices (IEC61131-9)

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 2 Days / TGS-2023025555

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

IO Link-The road to smart maintenance & cost saving cabling

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to program the PLC using IEC61131-3 standard and interface with the IO Link Master using the Ethercat protocol to retrieve the sensor status and control the actuators.
They will also learn how to program the HMI to do graphical display of the sensor status and even learn to control the actuators with a click of a button.


Course Date: 13 Jun 2024 – 14 Jun 2024
Application Period: 14 Apr 2024 – 19 May 2024
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Introduction to IO Link Technology (2 hrs)
  • Difference between traditional sensors/actuators vs IO Link Sensors/actuators
  • Configuration of IO Link devices on PLC
Communication between the PLC and IO Link Master (4 hrs)
  • Setup the communication interface between the PLC and IO Link Master
  • Learn to retrieve the data from the different types of IO Link sensors and control the actuators
Introduction to HMI programming to interface with the PLC and IO Link Master (4 hrs)
  • Basics of HMI Programming i.e creating I/O controls and etc and learn to interface with the PLCand IO Link Master
  •  Learn how to create the necessary control of the IO Link actuators and display of IO Link sensor values (Process Data) using the HMI
Case studies with assessment (4 hrs)

Case Study (work)

Trainer's Profile

Ng Shi Ping

Ng Shi Ping is a senior lecturer with the School of Engineering of Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She teaches automation and mechatronics systems. The engineer-turned-lecturer has over 10 years’ experience in doing machine development, which includes integrating sensors, pneumatic actuators, motion control cards, designing vision processing algorithm and finite state machines for mechanical motion. Shi Ping has been a full-time lecturer with the Polytechnic since 2014 teaching Industrial Automation, C programming, Microcontroller and interfacing, Electrical and Electronic Technology.


In-class assessments.

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should preferably have a basic logic circuit knowledge in electrical engineering

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2023 to 30 Sep 2024. 

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Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee $654.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$76.20
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$76.20
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$76.20
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$196.20
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$196.20