Allen Bradley PLC RSLogix 5000 Basic FlexLogix

In Corby

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Corby

  • Duration

    5 Days

Description

To understand exactly how a PLC works. To understand basic PLC concepts. Be able to troubleshoot a FlexLogix/ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC systems in a competent and confident manner. Be able to understand ControlLogix hardware configuration and be able to add or replace modules when a fault occurs. Be able to operate the Allen Bradley software to make it perform common tasks. Understand basic instruction set and be able to make minor modifications to software. Be able to backup and restore a PLC program when required. Suitable for beginners.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Corby (Northamptonshire)
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Darwin House, Corby Gate Business Park, Priors Haw Road, NN17 5JG

Starts

On request

To take into account

No prerequisites this is a beginners course

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Course programme

Software: RSLogix 5000
PLC-Type: Allen Bradley FlexLogix

Brief Description

  • To understand exactly how a PLC works
  • To understand basic PLC concepts
  • Be able to troubleshoot a FlexLogix/ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC systems in a competent and confident manner
  • Be able to understand ControlLogix hardware configuration and be able to add or replace modules when a fault occurs.
  • Be able to operate the Allen Bradley software to make it perform common tasks.
  • Understand basic instruction set and be able to make minor modifications to software.
  • Be able to backup and restore a PLC program when required.
  • Be able to perform basic system diagnostics when a problem occurs.
  • Be able to understand and back track through a simple programs

Course Documentation

  • Training Log
  • Pre Course Exercises
  • Course Exercises
  • Post Course Exercises
  • Filofax Pocket Reference Guides

Course Content
To fault find a system you need to know EXACTLY how it works

HOW EXACTLY DOES A PLC WORK?

  • Am I getting the input to the PLC?
  • The Led on the output card means i am getting voltage out right? does it?
  • What exactly happens in between? ,theres more than just a program in the CPU
  • How exactly does it scan the program?
  • What is this Watchdog Timer? Is it that important?
  • Can I use the same output twice? That's bad programming isn't it?
  • A PLC is a logic controller, so use a logical approach to fault find it.
  • What are the 8 simple test points to check?
  • The PLC is in RUN, that means theres a program right? does it?
  • FORCING a bit and toggling a bit is pretty much the same yeah? depends on which PLC

Then you need to Know the specifics

HOW DO I DO THE FOLLOWING?

(some straight forward some not so)

  • Check power is ON and PLC is in right mode (RUN or Program)
  • Check LEDs for fault definition ( what exactly does the LED tell me)
  • Check and Change Modules if required (with spares and without spares)
  • Removing modules with power ON ( will I blow anything up)
  • Establish link to PLC (RSLinx)
  • Link to CPU via RS232 port, Ethernet or DH+ module
  • Checking Ethernet connections using PING instruction (very useful)
  • Create a blank project and take a backup (just in case I mess up)
  • Open the correct project Off Line and link to PLC
  • Interrogate errors in Controller Properties, common faults
  • Identify if it is a hardware or software fault?
  • Identify if it is a PLC or Comms fault
  • Access fault information about I/O cards
  • Change the battery, (with power ON of course)
  • Working with CPUs with Non Volatile (EEPROM) memory
  • Check all settings against a template, Node Address etc.
  • Check Hardware Configuration, I/O errors
  • Clear Memory and Download program
  • Monitor program
  • Is it Latched or Unlatched I'm never quite sure?
  • Altering values in Tag tables
  • Back tracking through a program to establish where power flow stops
  • Searching for specific operands and instructions
  • Using Bookmark function
  • Changing timer, counter values On Line
  • Making minor mods Off Line and On line
  • Creat a Trend to trend address status or values
  • Altering timer, counter and other values if required
  • Force a parameter if required
  • Toggling addresses to move program on in sequence
  • Call up documentation to assist with software diagnostics
  • Printing Cross Reference / Program Listings etc.

Background information also covered

Understanding of the following:

  • Number formats, bits,words,double words
  • Binary, Real, Integer, DINT,
  • Basic Communications, RS232 and Ethernet
  • Network Basics
  • Setting up a simple Ethernet network
  • Tasks, Programs and Routines
  • How to monitor various blocks
  • Understand basic Ladder programs
  • Basic Instructions, contacts, Latch, Unlatch etc.
  • Timers, Counters
  • Comparators, Maths
  • Fault finding tips

Course Equipment Per Delegate

  • FlexLogix PLC
  • PC or Laptop
  • Simulator

Additional information

Students per class: 6

Allen Bradley PLC RSLogix 5000 Basic FlexLogix

Price on request