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Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC Training-Intro

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

32 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Introduces programmable logic controllers (PLCs).  This course explains the components of a PLC system along with project organization and execution.  It covers tags, communications, basic programming instructions, and troubleshooting. Participants use ControlLogix processors and Studio 5000 software.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Identify a PLC system and its components
  2. Program and interpret ladder logic instructions
  3. Configure the communications drivers using RSLogix5000™ and RSLinx™
  4. Use the programming software to monitor input and output devices
  5. Understand the diagnostics provided by the programming software
  6. Perform general practices for maintaining and troubleshooting a PLC system

Course Outline

  1. An Overview of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Components of a PLC
    • Operation
    • PLC Hardware
  2. Project Organization and Execution
    • Routines
    • Programs
    • Tasks
    • Scan time
    • Priority
  3. Tags
    • Creating
    • Monitoring
  4. Communications
    • RSLinx™ Communications Driver Configuration
    • RSLogix 5000™ Communications Driver Configuration
  5. PLC Programming
    • PLC Programming Languages
    • Ladder Logic
    • Examine On/Off
    • Output Energize
    • Branch Instructions
    • Internal Relays
    • Latch Instructions
    • Timers
    • Counters
    • Program Control Instructions
    • Data Manipulation Instructions
    • Math Instructions
  6. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Backing Up and Restoring Programs
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Diagnostic Indicators
    • Troubleshooting PLC Inputs, Outputs, and the Processor