Introduction to Allen Bradley PLCs

Introduction to Allen Bradley PLCs

This course is an introduction to Allen Bradley PLCs.

Here are the topics that you are going to learn about after taking this course:

1. Allen-Bradley PLC Platforms
2. Anatomy of a Rung
3. Execution of a Rung
4. Execution of a PLC Program
5. How a program uses PLC Inputs & Outputs?
6. An Introduction to Allen Bradley Using Studio 5000 Logix Developer
7. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part1
8. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part2
9. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part3

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Introduction to Allen Bradley PLCs

9 Videos

  • 1. Allen-Bradley PLC Platforms

    When making use of Allen-Bradley PLCs, there are three main models to choose from.

    In this lesson you are going to learn the technical differences between the three families of Allen-Bradley PLCs, as well as which applications are most appropriate for each type.

  • 2. Anatomy of a Rung

    Before you program a Programmable Logic Controller, it is important to know the anatomy of a PLC program.

    Knowing the basic history of PLCs will help you understand the fundamental terms and concepts used when creating a program.

  • 3. Execution of a Rung

    In the previous video, you learned the basic anatomy of a Rung. As you now know, a rung is made up of a series of input and output elements.

    You can think of the input elements as being conditions, and you can think of the output elements as being actions.

    You can define the behavior of y...

  • 4. Execution of a PLC Program

    Now that you know how a single rung is executed, and how its results are stored in memory, you should be ready to learn about how a PLC executes a program as a whole.

    As discussed in previous videos, the PLC executes rungs in order from top to bottom, and each rung is evaluated from left to ri...

  • 5. How a program uses PLC Inputs & Outputs?

    As you now know, the behavior of a basic PLC program is very straight-forward. However, you might be wondering how this translates to the control of real-world devices.

    In the CompactLogix and ControlLogix line of Allen-Bradley PLCs, “Controller Tags” are automatically generated for all the av...

  • 6. An Introduction to Allen Bradley Using Studio 5000 Logix Developer

    As you may know, we have created hundreds of very informative lessons on PLC programming.

    We have worked in the Step7, TIA Portal and Factory I/O software environments.

    In this lesson, we are going to not only introduce a new PLC but also a new PLC programming environment.
    Allen Bradley...

  • 7. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part1

    In this lesson, we continue where we left off in the lesson titled: An Introduction to Allen Bradley Using Studio 5000 Logix Developer.

    That lesson had us launching software, opening the create dialog and making some selections that created our base project.

    We’ll start by opening and rev...

  • 8. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part2

    In this lesson, we are going to add a discrete output module and discuss the different configuration options and the information that can be found on various tabs.

    We will have an in-depth discussion about the Configuration tab and the ability to change the state of each output when the proce...

  • 9. Locating Allen Bradley Components in Studio5000 - Part3

    We are then going to add an analog module and start going through the many configuration options. We’ll explain the options and what they mean for you as a programmer.

    We’ll talk about some best practices and discuss why we follow those practices. With the many configuration options per chann...