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100 - 5 Day On-Site Class RSLogix500 - 4 or fewer attendees

100 - 5 Day On-Site Class RSLogix500 - 4 or fewer attendees


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 need a refresher on PLCs. The course starts at the most fundamental level and progresses with each additional day.

The hardware platform used will be Micrologix1400 with Micro Starter Lite programming software. For the sake of the maintenance of existing AB platforms found in most manufacturing facilities, PLC2, PLC3, PLC5, SLC500, 1771 racks of memory and I/O configurations may be briefly discussed.

The learner will take away a solid understanding of what a PLC is, how PLCs are implemented, and the necessary skills to analyze ladder logic diagrams for the use of troubleshooting the processes/machines controlled by a PLC. Attendees take home: the 290 page project manual,  and a bonus disk that includes Micro Starter Lite, RSLinx, 500 Emulate and hardware manuals.

In the photo above, the PLC is a Micrologix1400. Micrologix1400s are more current and support online editing and Ethernet/IP communications. We always bring enough laptops, software licenses and PLC learning stations to limit the number of learners on a station to a maximum of 2.

$1,495.00 for each additional attendees over four.

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


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

Computer hardware and operating systems on the shop floor

What is a programmable logic controller?

What is machine control and what is process control?

Mastering RSLinx for the shop floor – reducing downtime

Using RSLogix500 as a troubleshooting tool – reducing downtime

Troubleshooting PLC Hardware – reducing downtime

Recognizing and troubleshooting the communication protocols and adapters to reduce downtime

Troubleshooting manufacturing processes with RSLogix500 to reduce downtime

SLC500, the 1746 chassis and I/O modules - discussion only

Micrologix1000/1100/1200/1400/1500 processors and I/O – Hands-On Projects in class

Certificate of Completion, if requested, for all attendees


The following outline is broad and not cast in concrete. We have a lot of content to select from to fill a five-day course with hands on learning experiences appropriate to your processes. We can also include discussions of your specific hardware and programs in class.

I.                   Day One

A.                 Intros, Line-up and housekeeping

B.                 Evolution of Electrical Control Systems

C.                 Lab Session – RSLinx

D.                Basics of Industrial Controllers – P1

E.                 Lunch Break

F.                 Lab Session – Creating a Project, adding I/O

G.                 Basics of Industrial Controllers – P2

H.                Lab Session – Downloading and Keyboard Surfing

I.                   Practical Programming Example

J.                   Interactive Quiz

II.                Day Two

A.                 RSLogix500

B.                 Lab Session – Logic that Remembers

C.                 Electrical control circuits and I/O Interfaces

D.                Lunch

E.                 Lab Session Challenge #1 Pt1 & Pt2

F.                 Evolution of Computer Control

G.                 Lab Session One Shot Instruction

H.                Interactive Quiz


III.            Day Three

A.                 Lab Session – Timer Data Types

B.                 Lab Session – Practical Example – Timers

C.                 Lab Session – Free Running Timers

D.                Lab- Practical Application Programming Example

E.                 Lunch

F.                 Lab Session - Counter Data Types

G.                 Lab Session – Practical Programming Example

H.                Comparison Instructions

I.                   Lab Session

J.                   Math Instructions

K.                Lab Session

L.                 Lecture Word Copy (MOV) and MVM

M.               Lab Session

N.                Lecture - Bit Shifting

O.                Interactive Quiz

IV.             Day Four

A.                 Sequencing with PLCs

B.                 Lab Sessions

C.                 Lunch Break

D.                Lab Sessions

E.                 Final Exam

F.                 Interactive Quiz


V.                Time Permitting and/or Day Five

A.                 Message Instructions

B.                 Lab Session – MSG

C.                 Loading, using and maintaining Rockwell Software revisions

D.                High Speed Counters, Pulse Width Modulation & Pulse Train Output

E.                 PWM/PTO Welder Lab Challenge

F.                 Analyzing PLC program logic

VI.             Fill in activities and/or Day Five

A.                 Challenge - Plant Air Compressor Rotation Scheduling Lab Project

B.                 Challenge Results Discussion


Coverage of the listed subjects is subject to the level of experience of the attendees. We cover all the basics and as much of the other subjects as can be delivered during the five-day period.

Testing available, if requested by your Company’s Administration…

Link to a full description of the lab project manual…


It is not possible to exhaust the content in this manual in a five-day course. The attendees can continue with this manual on their own and it is an excellent reference for on the job situations.

We will provide a single USB Memory Stick to the company administrator with 11+ hours of lectures and lab discussions that can be referenced later.

Listed price is a base price for 4 or less attendees. Allow $1,495.00 for each additional attendee.








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