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Intertech Allen-Bradley SLC-500 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 SLC-500 Education Manual
Hands-on lab exercises relating to your facility's operations


Allen-Bradley SLC-500 Programmable Logic Controllers
Intertech Universal Simulator/Test Panel

SOFTWARE RSLogix-500 or Advanced Interface (please specify)


Maintaining, troubleshooting, and programming a control 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 SLC-500 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 SLC-500 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 capabilities and differences among the various SLC-500 processor modules.
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 SLC-500 processor, data table, memory map, program files, I/O image table, edit buffer, etc.
Design, build, and test control circuits involving Contact, Coil, Timer, Counter, and Compare instructions.
Know the difference between online and offline programming.
Document and organize your programs for easy future reference.
Upload and download existing programs to and from the personal computer and controller.
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 SLC-500.
Discuss appropriate safety issues. (Is the circuit really off?)

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