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Allen-Bradley PLC 5 Level 1
(Maintenance and Troubleshooting) with RSLogix 5

Length: 36 Hours

Course Number: PLC-A223
Maximum Participants: 10 Students

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Software Used: RSLogix 5 with RSLinx Communication Server
Course Description: This is a customized class in which we use the projects from your own equipment as examples for practice. Students who attend this course will learn how to set up communication with the processor, go online with the project, and locate an output that will not energize such as a solenoid or relay. They will then learn how to trace the output through the program to determine the root cause of a problem, and find out why the PLC is not calling for the output to energize. During this process, students will learn about instructions in the PLC, and other troubleshooting tools that are available to minimize downtime.
Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable operating in a Windows environment.
Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up communications between the PLC5 and the computer
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit ladder logic using the appropriate software
  • Identify and repair system faults
  • Troubleshoot and repair hardware faults
  • Create and use data tables
  • Demonstrate correct file structure techniques
  • Correctly perform backup and restore processes
  • Demonstrate the ability to use search routines to locate items within a project
  • Demonstrate the ability to use software troubleshooting tools
  • Outline:
  • PLC Hardware
  • Hardware Safety
  • Communication
  • Addressing
  • Utilize data tables
  • Program file structure
  • Document the project
  • Searching and navigating through a project
  • Utilize troubleshooting tools (built into RSLogix)
  • Troubleshooting practice
  • Forcing I/O
  • Comparing projects
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