This course is designed to introduce newcomers and others who are looking for a solid background and want to confidently work with Allen Bradley PLC’s. In addition, participants will be taken through lessons gaining confidence and skills along the way in interacting and navigating Studio 5000. Studio 5000 is the newest software application used to configure, program and maintain the entire Allen-Bradley Logix 5000 family.
We start by introducing you to the 3 members of the “Logix” family of Allen Bradley PLC’s and give you a comparative look at their industrial applications.
No basic course would be complete without a brief history lesson as to why and how the PLC was developed. We will show you how the old style control ladder drawings evolved into current-day ladder logic which was the first programming method and still very common today.
Moving on to programming, you will be introduced to the common input and output elements that are seen on program ladder rungs. How physical devices interact with these elements and how they interact with each other is discussed in detail.
Even seasoned veterans have problems with “Controller Tags” used with the ControlLogix PLC. You will be taken through a process of creating “Controller Tags” correctly, and will be able to navigate a program that already has “Controller Tags” created.
The last part the course is devoted to the use of Studio 5000. After learning how to successfully launch Studio 5000, the lessons will take you through the steps of adding and configuring digital and analog I/O. There are a number of options when configuring I/O and safety should always be priority #1. As safety is always of upmost importance, we will discuss best practices and the possible repercussions of hardware fault conditions.
Instructor: Mondi Anderson