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PLC - Allen-Bradley PLC-5

Training Target Group

This course is designed for new Allen-Bradley PLC-5 users who wish to gain an extensive knowledge of the PLC-5 family using RSLogix 5 programming software.

Training (Pre) Knowledge

To join this course a basic knowledge of programming an Allen-Bradley PLC‘s or other brand PLC‘s is an advantage, but not required. Knowledge of PLC technology in general is advantageous. Experienced engineers and programmers can follow this course in a shorter time.

Training Global Contents

Maintenance personnel are often confronted with equipment from several manufacturers. This course recognises that maintenance personnel cannot build up a profound technical knowledge of all the equipment to be maintained. One needs to have sufficient knowledge of the equipment, coupled with knowledge of the installation to be able to diagnose the problem and then solve the problem.

With regard to PLC’s and programming software, the maintenance engineer needs to be able to access specific parts of the program and to examine the I/O status. Programming and documenting the program is of less importance. The maintenance engineers should be capable of making small changes to the program.

Problems are most likely to occur with the installation itself and this is reflected in the PLC by for instance a defective sensor, a badly working cylinder etc. These faults can be investigated via the programming terminal and the signal status can be presented dynamically. This is necessary, because designers are not always able to design their programs to register every possible fault and the potential cause.

The maintenance engineer should therefore be capable of executing the following actions:

  • To be able to identify if the PLC is still active and that there are no communication errors with the I/O or other coupled PLC’s.
  • To determine that the signal of the ‘suspected’ unit will show at the correct PLC reference. One should measure here with a universal meter.
  • To install and to start the programming software.
  • To make the internal I/O status of the signal visible:
    • to call the ‘suspected’ section in the program;
    • to make timer and counter files visible.
  • The maintenance engineer must be able to read the documentation, understand the structure of the PLC and be aware of the most commonly used PLC instructions.
  • To make links or to develop connections that changes the program conditions. Programming a counter and time measurement is desirable.
  • To make a backup of the changes made to the program. The maintenance engineer should also be capable of making an (original) backup of the program and be able to load it into the PLC.


ATS courses are given by highly qualified trainers, with practical knowledge, in professional ATS training centres or On-Site. Prior to the course an intake conversation can take place to define the participant(s) and the company's requirements. Presentations (theory and examples) as well as practical exercises bring the courses to life. ATS courses are interactive; the trainer will always make sure the training contents link back to your situation.

Specific Contents

  • Lesson 1
    • Hardware of the Allen Bradley PLC5
    • I/O electrical connections for various modules
    • Rack grouping
    • Developing, monitoring & documentation software
  • Lesson 2
    • General features of the Allen Bradley PLC5 family
    • IEC 1131 'compliant' software structure
    • Ladder software and editing
  • Lesson 3
    • The RSlogix 500 programming package
    • Connecting the PLC and starting up the software
    • Selecting the PLC correct program
    • Help functions
    • Programming instructions, including the modifications of existing AND and OR gates, flip-flops, timer functions and counter functions
  • Lesson 4
    • To copy, to change and to store the PLC-programs
    • Fault finding
    • Off-line & On-line mode
    • Monitoring and modifying data variables
    • Forcing variables
    • Cross references
    • Software documentation
    • Using trends and data monitors
  • Lesson 5
    • Up- and downloading programs
    • Writing, testing, and documenting a PLC-program
    • Identifying data and data types and interpreting the different formats



PLC - Allen-Bradley PLC-5: Price

1700 (USD excl. VAT / per person)

PLC - Allen-Bradley PLC-5: Training Seats - USA

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PLC - Allen-Bradley PLC-5: Training Seats - International

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