PLC Training Course using RSLogix | Studio 5000 PLC Platforms


  • The outline and objectives of the course.
  • Explanation of what is a PLC and why a PLC.
  • Explanation of the PLC processor and its purpose.
  • Using ladder logic programming.
  • Creating a project.
  • Using PLC hardware such as I/O modules.
  • Communication across networks.
  • Design considerations.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting considerations.
PLC Training Course using RSLogix | Studio 5000 PLC Platforms

PLC Training Course using RSLogix | Studio 5000 PLC Platforms

PLC Training Course using RSLogix / Studio 5000 PLC Platforms


PLC’s have been around for many years and of course over the years technical advances have meant that they are now very user friendly and versatile.

This specific course concentrates on the Rockwell RSLogix/Studio5000 software and the platforms using this software. The course is very practical oriented to give delegates the tools necessary to confidently create and program projects, design and implement and maintain.

Various programming techniques are discussed and practiced. Fault finding and correcting these faults is also a very significant part of this course.

Control systems are a very significant part of our lives and are in use in many manufacturing industries. Some of these will be discussed.

The way this course is structured, there will be e-learning presentations where interaction with delegates will take place. Some assignments will be used after certain modules which will be emphasizing  the practical aspects of PLC’s which is necessary for true design, configuration, implementation and maintenance to take place.

This course is designed for engineers and technicians who are involved in the control system and maintenance of projects within their organization which may be a process plant or an engineering company implementing for various clients with different requirements.

The course commences with an explanation of a control system and why we use them, and then continues through the various practical aspects of a Rockwell PLC.

COURSE OUTLINE (Details of the module contents)

Module 1:

Basic understanding of Control Systems and RSLogix 5000

  • Understanding control systems.
  • How a PLC works and why we use them.
  • Drafting basic ladder logic for an RSLogix5000 ladder routine.
  • Operating and navigating RSLogix5000 software.

Module 2

Getting started with Project creation and modification.

  • Creating and modifying an RSLogix5000 project.
  • Relationship between the binary, decimal and hexadecimal numbering systems.
  • Creating tags and monitoring data in an RSLogix5000 project.
  • The difference between tags and addresses.

Module 3

Organizing data and basic ladder logic design and rules.

  • Drafting basic ladder logic for an RSLogix5000 ladder routine.
  • Selecting and entering basic ladder logic instructions for an RSLogix5000 routine.
  • Organizing data.
  • Tasks, programs and routines.
  • Tag arrays.

Module 4

Hardware identification and module selection and configuration.

  • Hardware of the different platforms, chassis, controllers, I/O modules and communication modules.
  • Configuring controllogix digital I/O modules.
  • Configuring controllogix analog I/O modules.

Module 5

Ladder Programming using more advanced instruction types

  • Ladder programming using more advanced instruction types.
  • Using expressions.
  • Programming a procedure.
  • Retrieving and setting controller status values with GSV/SSV instructions
  • Programming a BTD instruction.

Module 6

Using specialized instructions and communication

  • Configuring a message instruction.
  • Programming program control instructions.
  • Creating user defined data types.
  • Using RSlinx for controller to computer communication.

Module 7

Documenting and searching a project and sharing data over a network

  • Searching for project components.
  • Documenting a project.
  • Configuring Logix5000 controllers to share data over an EtherNet/IP network.
  • Communicating with an I/O Module over an EtherNet/IP network.

Module 8

Fault finding techniques

  • Forcing I/O tags and toggling bits.
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting a system using a trend chart.

  • Analyzing and correcting controller faults.
  • Analyzing and correcting I/O faults.
  • Chassis and power supply problems.

Module 9

Creating an Add-On instruction and Online actions

  • Entering and editing ladder logic online.
  • Developing an Add-On instruction in a ladder diagram.
  • Managing RSLogix 5000 Project Files.

Module 10

Firmware upgrade and setting up Communication modules

  • Updating Logix5000 Firmware using Controlflash.
  • Setting up communication modules.
  • Introduction to BootP server.

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