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Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Level 1
(Maintenance and Troubleshooting) with RSLogix 500

Length: 36 Hours

Course Number: PLC-A243
Maximum Participants: 10 Students

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Software Used: RSLogix 500 with RSLinx Communication Server
Course Description: 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. We use your plant programs as real world examples for practice, then load simulation programs into our workstations. Participants will learn how to trace an 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 Microsoft Windows environment
Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up communications between the SLC500 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 procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use search routines to locate items within a project
  • Demonstrate the ability to use software troubleshooting tools
  • Outline:
  • SLC hardware
  • Hardware Safety
  • Communication protocols
  • Addressing
  • Utilizing data tables
  • Program file structure
  • Program documentation
  • Navigating through a project
  • Utilize troubleshooting tools (available in RSLogix)
  • Troubleshooting practice
  • Forcing I/O
  • Comparing Projects
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