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Allen Bradley SLC 500- Intro

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

24 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Introduces programmable logic controllers (PLCs).  This course explains the components of a PLC system along with numbering systems and fundamentals of logic. It covers communications, basic programming instructions, and troubleshooting. Participants use the SLC 500 processors and RS Logix 500 software.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Identify a PLC system and its components
  2. Identify basic ladder logic instructions and their meaning
  3. Configure the communications drivers for RSLogix 500™ 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. Overview of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Components of a PLC
    • Operation
    • PLC Hardware
    • I/O
    • Processor
    • Programming Devices
  2. Numbering Systems
    • Decimal
    • Binary
    • Octal
    • Hexadecimal
    • BCD
  3. Fundamentals of Logic
    • AND, OR, NOT Functions
  4. Communications
  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