CD Industrial Group Inc.

Simulations & Hands-On Learning Challenges
Level I
2 Day
Instructor-Led Course

PLC5 & SLC500 with RSLogix Basics

Learn to:

  • Interpret ladder diagrams and instructions expertly.
  • Convert binary and hexadecimal values.
  • Differentiate between data types and memory allocations.
  • Explain basic analogue functions.
  • Reload, upload and download PLC project files.
  • Sort out I/O timing problems.
  • Find the root cause of major faults.
  • Use built-in troubleshooting functions within PLC software programs.

This program is designed to give plant maintenance personnel an overview of industrial PLC operations and troubleshooting. Configuration, communication, program analysis and minor editing are covered. This is a comprehensive, hands-on program using a hardware rack, that features basic PLC programming activities with RSLogix 5 and 500.

The successful student will receive a solid understanding of the internal workings of a PLC including solid-state switching, introductory analog and digital signal processing, ladder logic control programs and memory allocations. The activities performed demystify the workings of controllers and their related input and output processes. In addition a PLC simulation software package will be used that closely mimics the popular Rockwell RSLogix® 5 and 500 while presenting a visual layout and animation of actual machinery which trainees use to complete their application exercises.

PLC Programming

Objective: Demonstrate how to construct/interpret control programs

Activity: Program solutions to real plant automation problems

All course participants receive their own licensed copy of this training software on CD-ROM

I/O and Slot Configuration

Objective: Correlate I/O points to memory addresses in PLC5 and SLC500

Activity: Rearrange cards in chassis and find bit access to the correct points/terminals in memory

Learn by play and experimentation in a safe environment

PLC Hardware

Objective: Describe common hardware configurations

Activity: Configure chassis, processors and I/O cards

Know your connectors, DIP switches, jumpers and fault LED's


Objective: Isolate and solve system faults quickly, accurately and safely

Activity: Diagnosing problems on simulator.

Use the PLC and its software as a troubleshooting tool

System Maintenance

Objective: Describe PLC maintenance tasks and techniques

Activity: Check backup batteries, cable connections, power supply, chassis condition/cleanliness.

Find out why some conscientious maintenance departments install a central vacuum close by to critical PLC cabinets



Where to go from here?

PLC5 & SLC500 with RSLogix Basics is the first in a two class series on Allen Bradley SLC500 and PLC5 instrumentation. After completing this class, you can take our level two course PLC5 & SLC500 with RSLogix Advanced

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