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PLCs for Maintenance Technicians - RSLogix 500

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Summary

This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller

Workshop Description/Agenda

RSLogix 500 Test Equipment

SLC 500 Family of Processors

This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller. Students will learn to use various slot addressing techniques; how to understand program and data table file organization, number systems and processor information flow; and how basic relay type instructions, timers and counters, & data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve PLC solutions.

This class is 80% Hands-On use of Allen Bradley MicroLogix 1400 Controller.

Over 80 hands on lab projects are available and can be done based on skill level. Each lab project is progressive to another.

We use custom training equipment made to be just like the equipment on the floor. One work station for 2 students. Maximum of 10 students per class.

Course Topics And Objectives

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Overview

  • Describe the invention and the development history of programmable logic controller (PLC) systems.
  • Discuss the benefi ts of PLCs over electromechanical relay logic systems.
  • Distinguish between fixed and modular PLC devices.
  • Explain different types of random access memory (RAM) devices and their use in a PLC system.
  • Explain different types of read only memory (ROM) devices.
  • Explain the use of the address decoder circuit in a PLC system.
  • List the major components of a PLC power supply.
  • Describe Allen-Bradley programmable controller devices.

PLC Selection, Components, and Communication

  • Identify important questions to determine which PLC device to purchase.
  • Distinguish between Allen-Bradley fixed and modular SLC 500 processors.
  • Select modular Allen-Bradley SLC 500 series processor and chassis.
  • Select input or output modules for Allen-Bradley SLC 500 PLCs.
  • Recognize how to connect sensors and switches to PLC ports.
  • Describe the different types of PLC memory.
  • Describe the method to connect PLC devices to programming modules.

Number Systems and Codes

  • Describe the binary number system.
  • Explain how binary numbers relate to PLC troubleshooting.

Input/Output Devices and Motor Controls

  • Identify the electrical symbols for various switches.
  • Describe the operation of proximity, Hall effect, ultrasonic, and RADAR sensors.
  • Name the common indicators used in PLC systems.
  • Explain the purpose of using indicators in a PLC system.
  • Explain the difference between a power relay and a control relay.
  • Describe the operation of a relay.
  • Describe the operation of a solenoid.
  • Name the two major types of motor control devices.
  • Name two types of overload relays.
  • Explain the difference between temperature and thermal overload relays.

Creating Relay Logic Diagrams

  • Use symbols to represent different types of input and output devices.
  • Create relay logic diagrams using the standard relay logic rules.
  • Place comments on relay logic devices using the standard rules.
  • Create relay logic circuits for process and industrial control problems.

PLC Programming

  • List the rules for creating a PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Convert a relay logic diagram to a PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Create ladder logic diagrams when the PLC is in the offline mode. Download PLC ladder logic diagrams and test them on a trainer.
  • Use the force instruction for troubleshooting.
  • Create and print program reports.
  • Save and open ladder diagram project files.

PLC Timer Instructions

  • Use non-retentive and retentive timer ON-delay instructions to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Use move (MOV) instructions to create variable preset value timer instructions.
  • Use OFF-delay timers to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Connect timer instructions to interlock each other.
  • Cascade timer instructions in a PLC ladder logic diagram to increase the timer pre- set values.

PLC Counter Instructions

  • Use count up instructions to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Use count down instructions to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Reset counter instructions.
  • Connect different counter instructions and cascade counter instructions.
  • Use timer and counter instructions to create PLC ladder logic diagrams.

PLC Math Instructions

  • Program the add instruction in the PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Program the subtract instruction in the PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Program the multiply instruction in the PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Program the divide instruction in the PLC ladder logic diagram.

PLC Compare, Jump, and MCR Instructions

  • Use a compare instruction to energize a coil.
  • Cascade compare instructions to set upper and lower limits in a control system.
  • Use the jump (JMP) instruction to skip over rungs in a PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Use multiple jump (JMP) instructions with multiple label (LBL) instructions in a PLC ladder logic diagram.
  • Use compare instructions to energize the jump (JMP) instructions.
  • Use a master control reset (MCR) instruction to halt the operation of a section of a PLC ladder logic diagram.

Data Handling

  • Use PLC instructions for moving data from one register to another.
  • Create stacks for storing and retrieving data from PLC memory.
  • Move data between tables.
  • Use PLC instructions for number system conversion.

NOTE: Course includes flash drive with a large amount of valuable PLC information along with enough storage for student projects completed in class.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Multi-craft personnel
  • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
  • Plant & facility managers
  • Stationary engineers
  • Anyone who works with PLCs

Course Requirements

Students should have a working knowledge of motor controls, ladder diagrams and schematics.

This Course Is Available To Be Delivered On-Site At Your Location

On-Site Training

  • We offer onsite training at your facility.
  • We can provide the same courses as we offer in public seminars. We can even design courses especially to meet your needs.

Advantages Of On-Site Training

  • Modify the content to your specific needs
  • Protect company privacy
  • Workers remain on site in case of an emergency
  • Saves time and travel costs
  • Instructors can discuss your specific equipment
  • Problems can be openly discussed
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Increased price savings as the groups get larger
  • Promote teamwork & camaraderie among workers
  • More comfortable learning environment

Who Should Attend

Anyone who works with PLC's

Additional Information

Training Provider: Troubleshooting Boot Camps

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > Electrical

Training Course Summary: This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller

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