Devices And Circuits - Planning Efficiently Allen Bradley Pilot Devices

Planning pilot devices such as emergency stop pushbutton, selector switch, pilot lights, twin pushbuttton etc.
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 What's included?

Hi, welcome to this course where we efficiently and reliably plan Allen Bradley 22mm pilot devices, most common ones: 
  • Emergency stop push button
  • push buttons under normal conditions (START/STOP)
  • pilot lights (GREEN/RED)
  • selector switch with both momentary and latching contacts/positions (SPECIAL CASE STUDY)
  • twin push button (space saving solution and looks cool).

Generally, problem with the planning of such devices is that they have a lot of small pieces (similar to terminals with their accessories) that constitute a whole working part. This might get complicated sometimes. So that's why this course - to help you efficiently plan complete pilot devices without making errors or omitting necessary parts (or missing a logic NO/NC), holder, labeling plate, label holder, actuator of the right type etc.

As we work our way through the course I will show you additionally what all these components are for and I will parallel to that show you in EPLAN circuit diagrams where we typically incorporate such devices. Altogether a well rounded story that will make your life easier when planning manual controls for your project. From real-life, as always.
See you in the lectures.

 Course Content

  • Configure various pilot devices from Allen Bradley in EPLAN
  • Understand what elements like contact, holder, actuator, labeling plate, inscription mean and what their role is
  • EPLAN ciruit diagram - MAN-O-AUTO and special case study - momentary VS latching explanation
  • Configure an Allen Bradley emergency stop pushbutton
  • Configure an Allen Bradley green/red pushbutton
  • Configure an Allen Bradley green/red pilot light (signal lamp)
  • Configure an Allen Bradley selector switch (MAN-O-AUTO) with special case study
  • Configure an Allen Bradley twin pushbutton
  • Certificate of Completion
2 sections • 7 lectures • 54m total length

 Who Is This Course For

  • Panel builders / wireman
  • Electrical designers
  • Automation engineers
  • Students of electrical engineering / industrial automation


  • Basic knowledge of Eplan Electric P8
  • Basic understanding of electrical engineering components and symbols

Ivan Vidovic

Graduated electrical engineer with more than 9 years of experience in the professional design of various industrial electrical and automation systems.
About Ivan
Ivan is a graduated electrical engineer with 10 years of professional experience in the electrical design of various industrial automation systems. On the one hand in the automotive industry (Daimler, VW etc.), on the other hand process industry (TEVA, Coca-Cola, Lactalis etc.). Professional experience from different industries, for example Oil & Energy, Food & Beverages, dairy factories, chemical industry, Automotive( car body manufacturing - Karosserierohbau and industrial paint shops - Lackieranlagen).
International working experience (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russia, China) I have been working in EPLAN since 2010, since version 1.9.
Eplan Electric P8 Advanced User Certificate.