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Working with RSLogix5000 for Factory Support Personell


We put the Factory into this course and we can put this course into your factory.

The curriculum is designed for electricians, technicians and engineers that have little or no experience with programmable logic controllers. It is also suitable for technical personnel with experience using controllers other than Allen Bradley, as well as those that have experience with RSLogix500 controllers. The course starts at the most fundamental level and progresses with each additional day.

This class is more than 50% hands-on. These hands-on projects begin with hardwired relay logic and then progresses quickly into CompactLogix control systems with RSLogix5000 programming software. We do not use simulators for our hands-on lab projects. We do not put someone at the head of the class unless they have demonstrated a passion for teaching and have had years of practical experience in the field. It is imperative that our teachers be able to identify with the participants and engage them in this learning process.  We bring it all together…industrial control, controllers, I/O field devices, documentation, troubleshooting and, most important, the technical support person.

Why we put such emphasis on "Hands-ON" learning...

The learner will take away a solid understanding of what a PAC is, how PACs are implemented, and the necessary skills to analyze ladder logic diagrams for the purpose of troubleshooting the processes/machines controlled by a PAC. Attendees take home the project manual and a bonus disk that includes useful information and hardware manuals.

Some of the lecture subjects and supporting lab projects with a real PAC:

Computer hardware and operating systems on the shop floor

What is a programmable automation controller?

What is machine control and what is process control?

Mastering RSLinx for the shop floor – reducing downtime…

Using RSLogix5000 as a troubleshooting tool – reducing downtime…

Troubleshooting PAC Hardware – reducing downtime…

Recognizing and troubleshooting communication protocols and adapters…

Troubleshooting manufacturing processes with RSLogix5000 to reduce downtime…


A Certificate of Completion will be available for all attendees.

A Certificate of Competency awarded for successful participation in monitored tests at the end of each day of participation.

Day One – A Survey of the Electrical Systems in Industrial Automation

  • Quick review of Basic Electricity
  • Voltage Types, Levels and Distribution in Industrial Control Systems
  • Basic Control Circuits
  • Understanding Industrial Control Electrical Drawing Sets
  • Hands-On experience with simple industrial control circuits
  • Using Laptop and Desktop Computers to Troubleshoot Industrial Control Systems
  • Basic Digital Multi-meter use in Troubleshooting Industrial Control Systems

Day Two – An Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

  • The Industrial Control System without a Programmable Logic Controller
  • Machine and Process Control Elements, the “controlled” objects
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Controllers
  • Hands-On experience and discussion with complex industrial control circuits
  • Hands-On experience configuring and maintaining communications with RSLinx
  • Detailed demonstration of RSLogix5000
  • Understanding Number Systems when troubleshooting Industrial control systems
  • Interpreting Controller Memory structure for troubleshooting purposes
  • Hands-On experience with PAC Program file, archived, offline and online with the controller
  • Hands-On experience with basic rungs of logic
  • Understanding the relationship between input field devices and the controller’s logic
  • Hands-On experience troubleshooting the One Shot instruction in control logic



Day Three – Troubleshooting PAC Programs Pt.1

  • Understanding Number Systems when troubleshooting Industrial control systems
  • Interpreting Controller Memory structure for troubleshooting purposes
  • Understanding computers used to control industrial processes
  • Detailed demonstration of online editing of PAC programs with RSLogix5000
  • Hands-On experience with PAC programs that use the timer instructions
  • Removing, relocating, replacing and adding PAC hardware
  • Hands-On experience with PAC programs that use the counter instructions
  • Detailed demonstration of the controller’s modes of operation
  • Demonstration with file instructions encountered in the process of troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Demonstration of searching PAC programs with RSLogix5000, cross referencing and replacing

Day Four – Troubleshooting PAC Programs Pt.2

  • Hands-On experience interpreting Comparison instructions when troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Hands-On experience with math instructions encountered when troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Hands-On experience with Move and Logical instructions encountered when troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Demonstration with file shift and bit shift instructions encountered in the course of troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Hands-On experience with common sequential logic encountered when troubleshooting PAC programs
  • Detailed discussion of the message instruction
  • Final wrap-up

Along with extensive lab projects throughout the course, the learners that finish projects early will have access to additional projects in the form of challenges in which to develop solutions.

Four day class:                    $1,949.00