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Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Level 2
(Advanced Communication) with RSLogix 500

Length: 36 Hours

Course Number: PLC-A246
Maximum Participants: 10 Students

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Software Used: RSLogix 500 with RSLinx Communication Server
Course Description: Students who already have some experience with the SLC-500 will greatly benefit from this course. This course will also help students to avoid many common mistakes that novice programmers make. They will learn how to plan a project for ease of troubleshooting and manipulation later on. Those who attend this course will also learn how to take advantage of features such as Advanced Diagnostics, Trending, and the Custom Data Monitor which will help the troubleshooter quickly locate problems once the project is running in the PLC.
Prerequisites: Allen-Bradley Level 1 (PLC A-243) and a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating environment
Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan and create projects to allow for easy troubleshooting
  • Access and utilize Advanced Diagnostics, Trending and Custom Data Monitor modules
  • Demonstrate advanced troubleshooting techniques
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate and repair ladder logic program faults
  • Access and utilize messaging within a project
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly document a project allowing for simplified troubleshooting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of I/O configuration, variables, block transfers and indirect addressing
  • Outline:
  • Review of Level 1 course
  • Planning a project
  • Communication
  • Create a project
  • Configure I/O
  • Structure the project
  • Declare variables
  • Block transfers
  • Programming the logic
  • Document the project
  • Messaging
  • Indirect addressing
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