This training is also available upon request. Please contact us to schedule and customize this training to meet your unique requirement at [email protected]


Not Required


This course is an introduction into basic PLC programming. You will gain understanding of bollean algebra, ladder logic diagrams and PLC internal operations.

This course is intended to introduce the GX Works2 programming software and programming in ladder logic. This course covers the concepts of ladder programming, as well as the features of the GX Works2 software. The material covered will include concepts applicable to the FX Series, L Series, and Q Series programmable controller families.

COURSE HARDWARE :iQ Series, FX3 processors

Who should attend

Interested parties wanting to learn the programming of Mitsubishi Electric programmable logical controllers.


Basics of PLC Hardware Components
  • Analog & Digital I/O
  • Motion
  • Temperature Control
FX Series Hardware Review
  • FX Series Controllers
  • I/O Expansion
  • Communication Boards and Modules
  • Special Function Modules
  • FX3 Adapter Bus
  • Other Hardware Options
  • Power Supply
Memory Allocation
  • Discrete I/O
  • Memory Bits
  • Data Registers
  • Timers & Counters
  • State Relays
  • File & Extension Registers
  • Index Registers
  • Pointers
  • Numeric Constants
  • PLC Addressing
Basic Programming
  • Ladder Logic Review
  • Launching GX Works2
  • Creating a New Project
  • Editing Ladder Logic
  • Connection to FX Series PLC
  • Connection Setup
  • Transferring to the PLC
Online Operations
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Online Edits
  • Modify Value
Program Documentation
  • Comments
  • Statements
  • Notes
  • Viewing Documentation
Communication Options
  • Industrial Networks
  • Serial Communication
  • OPC for Data Logging
Timers & Counters
  • Timers
  • Counters
  • Teaching Timer
  • Hour Meter
Basic Instructions
  • Instruction Format
  • Data Transfer Instructions
  • Comparison Instructions
Special Addresses
  • Special Relays
  • Special Registers
  • Real Time Clock
GX Works2 Utilities
  • Find/Replace Menu
  • Cross Reference
  • Device List
  • PLC Diagnostics
  • Integer Math
  • Increment & Decrement
  • Floating Point Math
  • Conversion
Special Function Modules
  • Special Module Introduction
  • TO/FROM Instructions
  • Initialization via Parameters
PLC Parameters
  • Memory Capacity
  • Device
  • Special Function Module
  • Positioning
Advanced Concepts
  • Shift Registers
  • Program Flow Control
Contact us


Please click on the Registration Link to see the location of the training. Some trainings are in-person at one of our training facilities and some are held on-line. The requirements change based on whether the training is in-person or online. Please see below.

In-Person Class Details

In-person classes utilize the Mitsubishi Q Series PLC platform. Computers are provided by Gibson for this training, however students are also welcome to bring their own laptops if they have already installed the GX Works2 programming software.

Online Class Details

Online classes utilize the built-in Emulator provided by the GX Works2 software. Students will need to have the software pre-installed before the start of class.


  • GX Works2 Software pre-installed on the student’s PC
  • Quiet workspace to sit for the duration of the class away from distractions where the instructor can be heard easily
  • Webcam so that you can interact with the class and the instructor
  • Either a headset or speakers and a microphone

Upcoming Sessions

There are no upcoming sessions for this class available at the moment. Please contact our training department at [email protected] to schedule a custom class at your facility or ours.