Advanced Programming Workshop-IEC Robot Control

Class Name/Number: Advanced Programming Workshop-IEC Robot Control / TRM020-MPiec-RobotControl
View Related Curriculum
Class Location: Waukegan, IL
Class Cost: $735
Start Date/Time: 07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
8:30am - 5:00pm CST
View Related Dates

Duration: 2.75 days

Class Topics:

In this advanced level programming class, students will configure and program the IEC controller for pick-and-place applications. Students will rotate between lab stations with different robotic mechanisms, including T-bot, Delta robot, and MLX200 with MH5 articulated arm.

Class Format:

This is a lab style "hands – on" format training course. Students will work independently or with a partner. A workbook is provided with questions and instructions to complete the required configuration and programming. Some code will be created by the student, and some code is provided for import into the project. A variety of programming languages are used, including sequential function chart (SFC), structured text (ST), and ladder diagram (LD).

This class runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on day 1-2, and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on day 3, with a one-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks. The class consists of approximately 5% lecture and 95% hands-on exercises.

Class Materials:

Students will receive a copy of the class training manual, as well as selected product, user, and instruction materials in paper and/or electronic format.


Yaskawa TTS provides a number of training classes for its customers that require the use of low level voltages (120vac, 208vac and 460vac). To ensure a level of safety for the student while working with training class equipment using these voltages, TTS follows an Arc Flash Policy that is consistent with NFPA 70E.

Each student attending class must wear non-melting, untreated, natural fiber long pants.


This class is designed for the programming engineer who already has significant application experience with the MotionWorks IEC hardware configuration and programming environment, and is comfortable with the IEC 61131-3 standard and PLCopen standard. This is an advanced class and can be quite challenging. Proper preparation is critical for successful completion.

The following training courses are pre-requisite

  • Prerequisite #1: MPiec Intermediate Application Programming
    Complete the class MPiec Intermediate Application Programming  (TRM020-MPiec-Intermediate) or equivalent. Equivalent programming experience will be considered in place of this class on a case-by-case basis.
  • Prerequisite #2: PLCopen Part 4: Coordinated Motion
    All students must pass the certification test for PLCopen Part 4: Coordinated Motion (TRM010-MPiec-PLCopenPart4). The video tutorial series is available at any time and takes 1-3 hours to complete.

Equivalent experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you're not sure if this class is right for you, call the Technical Training Services at 1-800-YASKAWA (927-5292) dial 4.

Class Cost:

Contact for pricing. The fee that you will be charged includes all training documents, a light snack each morning and a lunch each day. Costs associated with travel, lodging, and evening meals are not included and are the student's responsibility.

Continuing Education Units:

Continuing Education Units will be awarded to those students that attend this training class in its entirety and pass the certification test with a score of 90% or better. Yaskawa does not provide partial CEU credits for less than 100% attendance. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Yaskawa America Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Yaskawa America, Inc. is accredited by IACET to offer 1.9 CEUs for this program.

To Enroll:

To enroll in any class, email Please have a PO ready when you call. Class sizes are limited, so call early to reserve your seat. PO must be net 30 days.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Yaskawa reserves the right to cancel a scheduled class at any time due to low student enrollment. In this situation the student will be asked to reschedule or the tuition cost will be refunded. Yaskawa is not liable for any charges incurred by the customer (i.e.; airline, hotel, and rental car) due to cancellation.

A student may cancel their enrollment more than one week before the start of the class with no penalty. A student wishing to cancel their enrollment within one week of the class start date will be subject to these charges:

  • The cancellation fee for end users, if canceling within one week for a scheduled factory class is 50% of the total class tuition fee.
  • The cancellation fee for Drives and Motion Distributors, if canceling within one week of a scheduled factory training class is 100% of the total tuition fee.
  • The cancellation fee for end users and distributors, if canceling an on-site class within three weeks of a scheduled class date is 50% of the class tuition and logistical fees.