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Advanced ControlLogix PLC's 

(In Development)

Course Overview: 

Delivery Options:

Length: 5-days (40 hrs)

Percent Hands-on: 66%

Description: 
This course prepares students to perform more advanced tasks with ControlLogix® systems such as setup, configuration, detailed maintenance tasks, understanding more advanced programming instructions, working with Function Block Diagrams and other language options, setting up, analyzing, and troubleshooting communications issues, and understanding how to setup and program ControlLogix programs.

Course Approach: 

The course will utilize 7-slot ControlLogix® racks with actual 1756 series processors, IO cards, and various communications cards (not the smaller, cheaper version used in some other courses). The racks will be connected to our exclusive training stations with a full range of typical digital and analog IO input types.

Using Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software (previously RSLogix® 5000), the students will download, modify, test, and observe numerous sample programs to observe responses and make sense of logic and functionality. Students will also troubleshoot various IO problems and will practice performing key routine maintenance tasks. This course will emphasize the common mistakes and problems experienced by new personnel in working with ControlLogix PLC systems. 

This course will cover a very wide range of topics and it is not intended that the student will retain all topics covered in detail - therefore the appropriate resources will be referenced in each section and the 'how's and why's' will be emphasized so that students can easily return to the applicable task or topic and be ready to perform whatever is needed quickly and easily. 

Course Topics:

  • Features of 'Logix' family and interconnectivity
  • Using Studio 5000 Logix Designer® (previously RSLogix® 5000) software
  • ControlLogix® processor operation details (scan cycle, memory, battery, etc.)
  • Tags and memory structure
  • Data files (including user defined files, and array structures)
  • Configuring digital and analog IO (including diagnostic cards)
  • Advanced programming instructions 
  • Program documentation tips, tricks, and best practices
  • Faults
  • System variables
  • Common procedures
  • Logix Studio® advanced tools and utilities
  • Software & controller revision issues and guidance
  • Advanced troubleshooting tips and tricks
  • ControlLogix® communications details (Ethernet, ControlNet® / DeviceNet® basics)

Skill & Ability Targets

  • Read and interpret basic and advanced ladder logic programming 
  • Logically troubleshoot basic and advanced programs and field device problems
  • Searching and finding program components, instructions, tags, or addresses
  • Make edits to PLC programs and be aware of potential hazards & mistakes 
  • Go online with processor & be aware of potential hazards & mistakes
  • Understand use of Startup routines and fault routines
  • Download files to processor & be aware of potential hazards & mistakes
  • Find & clear processor faults properly
  • Setup Fault routines
  • Perform online data manipulations and force operations safely and properly
  • Use and navigate in Logix software properly
  • Troubleshoot common hardware and configuration problems 
  • Trace logic as needed and be able to troubleshoot field components

Hands-on Lab Exercises

  • Develop, write, and download ladder logic programs and perform online edits of existing programs
  • Configure, analyze, and optimize IO
  • Go online, upload, and download programs
  • Document programs (instruction symbols, descriptions, rung comments)
  • Troubleshooting problems (hardware, IO devices & wiring, IO cards, Comms, Config, etc.)
  • Scan cycle issues and problems labs
  • Tank batch system detailed programming exercise
  • Timer and Counter labs
  • Comparison instruction labs
  • Develop, write and download basic stoplight program
  • Number manipulations labs
  • Processor faults labs
  • Force operations labs
  • Online editing labs
  • Saving programs - issues and precautions labs
  • Configuring and using RSLinx® comms labs
  • Scaling analog inputs and outputs labs
  • PID control lab
  • Ethernet messaging lab
  • System variables lab
  • Logix Studio® software, tools, and utilities lab

Each student attending will be given a certificate of completion upon completing the course. 

 

Dates

Type / Location

Course Title

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June 3 – 6, 2024

Public Hands-On

Dallas, TX

(4-days)

Basic Electricity & Electrical Troubleshooting

$1995

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July 22 – 25, 2024

Public Hands-On

Los Angeles, CA

(4-days) 

Basic Electricity & Electrical Troubleshooting

$1995

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July 29 – Aug 1, 2024

Public Hands-On

Los Angeles, CA

(4-days)

ControlLogix PLC’s

$2495

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Aug 5-8, 2024

Public Hands-On

Los Angeles, CA

(4-days)

Instrumentation & Controls

$2495

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Nov 3-6, 2024

Public Hands-On

Houston, TX

(4-days) 

Basic Electricity & Electrical Troubleshooting

$1995

Register

Nov 10-13, 2024

Public Hands-On

Houston, TX

(4-days)

ControlLogix PLC’s

$2495

Register

Nov 17-20, 2024

Public Hands-On

Houston, TX

(4-days)

Instrumentation & Controls

$2495

Register