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Intertech Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  LENGTH Four days (32 hours) of professional PLC training
LOCATION At or near your facility, or at Intertech's offices in Corvallis, Oregon
AVAILABILITY See the online course schedule or call (800) 248-0988
TIMES 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or customized to fit your work schedule
TUITION Call Intertech for a quote
CREDITS Please contact us to verify continuing education credits for your state.
Industry-related / non-code and code-related credits (ID, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY)

Intertech A-B PLC-5 Education Manual
Hands-on lab exercises relating to your facility's operations


Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Programmable Logic Controllers
Intertech Universal Simulator/Test Panel

SOFTWARE RSLogix-5, Rockwell 6200, or Advanced Interface (please specify)


Maintaining, troubleshooting, and programming a PLC system requires a thorough understanding of the system hardware and software. This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the installation, configuration, layout, troubleshooting procedures, and maintenance procedures for the Allen-Bradley PLC-5 programmable controller and input/output systems. In addition, programming concepts for Contact, Coil, Timer, and Counter instructions are introduced.

Understand the major functional components of the Allen-Bradley PLC-5 programmable logic control system as it relates to your facility's installation.
Discuss design considerations for system architecture, processor selection, input/output module type selection, power supply selection, and communication system layout.
Study the two families of PLC-5 controller: Classic and Enhanced.
Cover rules for chassis, processor, adapter, power supply, and input/output module placement.
Consider issues relevant when replacing existing controller, power supplies, chassis, and modules.
Determine the meaning of LED indicator lights, and dip switch positions on processors, modules, power supplies, and chassis.
Discuss battery purpose, replacement procedures, and environmental considerations for disposal.
Know the differences in capabilities of local, extended local, remote, and ControlNet I/O systems.
Discuss field devices and signal types and levels pertaining to I/O module selection.
Understand the relationship between field devices, I/O modules, and I/O addressing.
Examine the differences and learn the concepts of 2, 1, and ½ slot addressing.
Become familiar with the memory layout and configuration of the PLC-5 processor, data table, program files, free memory, edit buffer, etc.
Understand and use the different communication interfaces available on the PLC-5 processors, DF1 serial, DH+, and Ethernet.
Configure programming software or RSLinx to communicate with a PLC-5 processor.
Know difference between online and offline programming.
Document and organize your programs to and from the personal computer and the PLC-5.
Design, build, test, and troubleshoot ladder logic control circuits involving Contact, Coil, Timer, and Counter instructions.
Discuss the need for and use of the Block Transfer BTR and BTW instructions.
Use the programming software as a diagnostic and troubleshooting tool.
Isolate hardware and software problems from field device problems.
Use system diagnostics to identify and pinpoint faults in the system.
Develop a thorough understanding of, and the safety issues related to, Forcing in the PLC-5.
Discuss appropriate safety issues. (Is the circuit really off??)

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