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
Study the capabilities and differences among the various SLC-500 processor
Cover rules for chassis, processor, adapter, power supply, and input/output
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
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
Understand the relationship between field devices, I/O modules, and I/O
Examine the differences and learn the concepts of 2, 1, and ½ slot
Become familiar with the memory layout and configuration of the SLC-500
processor, data table, memory map, program files, I/O image table, edit
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
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?)