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PLC Troubleshooting Training Course | Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC

Model Name: PLC Troubleshooting-AB ControlLogix Multimedia Courseware

Model Number: M40660

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • PLC Motor Control
  • Discrete I/O Interfacing
  • PLC Timer Instructions
  • PLC Counter Instructions
  • Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting
  • PLC Systems Troubleshooting
  • Event Sequencing
  • Application Development
  • Program Control Instructions
  • Math and Data Move Instructions

PLC Troubleshooting -AB ControlLogix introduces Programmable Controllers by describing PLC orientation, operations, and programming languages. It covers basic PLC Programming by describing numbering systems, PLC memory organization, PLC programming software and PLC program analysis. PLC motor control, discrete input and output interfacing, PLC timer and counter instructions are also discussed to give a better application of Programmable Controllers. This course also introduces PLC troubleshooting by discussing levels of PLC troubleshooting, power supply troubleshooting, input troubleshooting and output troubleshooting.

In-Depth, Comprehensive PLC Troubleshooting Curriculum Connected to Real-World Skills

Amatrol’s eLearning curriculum is unique in that it thoughtfully combines in-depth theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong foundation for pursuing more advanced skills.

For example, the PLC troubleshooting eLearning course covers important topics, such as:

Introduction to Programmable Controllers

Learners begin with an introduction to programmable controllers, including PLC orientation, PLC operation and communications, monitoring PLC operation, and nonvolatile memory and memory backup. Individual lessons focus on topics like basic operation of a PLC, six advantages of a PLC, functions of a communications driver, and steps to store a PLC image to an SD card. Learners will also practice skills, such as identifying PLC components, downloading a PLC processor file, running/stopping a PLC processor project, and removing/installing an Energy Storage Module (ESM).

basic plc programming

Basic PLC Programming

Learners will study basic PLC programming, including PLC programming languages, PLC program instructions, latch/unlatch instructions, controller memory organization, project creation and organization, and programming software. Individual lessons  focus on four languages used to program a ControlLogix processor, operation of an OTE instruction, function of a boolean tag, and how I/O modules communicate with the PLC processor.Learners will also practice skills, such as operating the inputs and outputs of a PLC, monitoring the status of ControlLogix boolean tags, configuring the I/O of a ControlLogix PLC, and running a basic routing using RSLogix 5000 software.

PLC Motor Control

Using Amatrol’s PLC motor control eLearning courses, learners will study numbering systems, PLC program analysis, motor control basics, seal-in program logic, data types and user defined tags, and interlock functions. Individual lessons focus on topics like operation of decimal and binary numbering systems, how an input device logic can affects input instruction logic, how to draw a PLC output diagram for a motor application, and the function of five pre-defined data types. Learners will also practice skills, such as converting between decimal and binary, designing a PLC program to job a motor, creating a BOOL tag/array for a ControlLogix project, and designing a PLC program that uses safety interlock to control the operation of a machine.

Discrete I/O Interfacingdiscrete i/o interface

Learners will study various aspects and components of I/O interfacing, including basic input interfacing, basic output interfacing and electronic device interfacing. Individual lessons focus on topics like features used to select a PLC discrete input and output module, effects of inductive loads on relay output modules, and how to interface to a discrete electronic sensor with NPN or PNP output. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting and testing a limit switch to a discrete input module,  developing an interface wiring diagram to interface a PLC to a machine controller, and operating a conveyor system using discrete inputs and outputs.

PLC Timer Instructions

In this module, learners will study PLC timer instructions, including retentive and non-retentive timer instructions, as well as time-driven sequencing. Individual lessons focus on operation of a ControlLogix retentive timer on instruction, operation of a timer-off delay instruction, and three applications of time-driven sequencing. Learners will also practice skills, such as editing a PLC program that uses an RTO instruction, editing a PLC program that uses a TOF instruction, and designing a PLC program that controls a centrifugal air compressor.

PLC Counter Instructions

Using Amatrol’s PLC counter instructions eLearning courses, learners will study count up instruction, count down instruction, BCD thumbwheel switches and LED displays. Individual lessons focus on topics like function of PLC counter instructions, operation of a count up/ count down instruction, function of a BCD thumbwheel switch, and operation of an LED display. Learners will also practice skills, such as designing a PLC program to indicate when preventive maintenance should be performed, entering a PLC program that uses an FRD instruction, editing a PLC program that uses an up/down counter instruction and designing a PLC program that controls an adjustable counting station.

Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting

Learners begin with an introduction into PLC troubleshooting, including power supply troubleshooting, input troubleshooting, and output troubleshooting. Individual lessons focus on topics like two levels of troubleshooting, functions of PLC status and diagnostic indicators, how to troubleshoot PLC power problems, and force function. Learners will also practice skills, such as using PLC status indicators to determine the status of PLC operation, troubleshooting PLC power supply problems, testing a discrete input module, and testing a PLC discrete output device using force function.

plc systems troubleshootingPLC Systems Troubleshooting

Learners will study various aspects and components of PLC System Troubleshooting, including processor troubleshooting, systems troubleshooting techniques, program documentation. Individual lessons focus on topics like construction of a controller object, function of the SSV and GSV instructions, four types of PLC component tests, and function of project documentation. Learners will also practice skills, such as entering a controller routine that uses GSV instructions to extract controller object data, troubleshooting a processor fault, using a six-step sequence to troubleshoot a PLC system, and documenting a PLC program file.

Event Sequencing

In this module, learners will study event sequencing, including introduction to event sequencing, continuous cycle logic, and multiple actuator event sequencing. Individual lessons focus on topics like event-driven sequencing, operation of a reciprocating actuator PLC program, and operation of a basic multiple actuator sequence program. Learners will also practice skills, such as designing a reciprocating actuator sequence PLC program, designing a continuous cycle clamp and drill sequence, and troubleshooting a clamp and drill sequence PLC program.

Application Developmentapplication development

Using Amatrol’s application development eLearning courses, learners will study program development, modes of operation, stop functions, and timer and counter applications. Individual lessons focus on topics like seven steps used to design a controller program, operation of a PLC program with manual and automatic modes, three methods of stopping a PLC-controlled machine, and application of timers and counters in industrial control. Learners will also practice skills, such as designing a PLC program using a seven-step design process, designing a motor control program that uses both manual and automatic modes, troubleshooting a PLC program that has both halt and cycle-stop functions, and troubleshooting a PLC that controls a plastic injection molding machine.

Program Control Instructions

Learners will study various aspects and components of program control instructions, including program initialization, master control reset, subroutines, and jump and label instructions. Individual lessons focus on topics like the function of controller status flags, function and operation of the MCR instruction, operation of the JSR instruction, and function of the JMP and LBL instructions. Learners will also practice skills, such as entering and editing a PLC that uses the first scan flag to initialize a program, designing a PLC program that uses MCR instruction to initialize a PLC, troubleshooting a PLC that controls a motor application with an alarm, and entering a PLC program that uses the JMP and LBL instructions.

Math and Data Move Instructions

In this module, learners will student how to add, subtract, multiple and divide instructions, as well as move instructions. Individual lessons focus on topics like four types of tags for storing numeric data, function of controller math instructions, operation of the ADD, SUB, MUL and DIV instructions, and operation of a programmable message display. Learners will also practice skills, such as editing a PLC that uses the ADD, SUB, MUL and DIV instructions, designing a PLC program that calculates production rates and unit time, and editing a PLC program that uses a MOV instruction.

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol’s PLC Troubleshooting eLearning course curriculum features a highly-interactive multimedia format. Stunning 3D animations, videos, pictures, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises bring learning to life. Amatrol’s multimedia curriculum contains elements that will appeal to every learning style, keeping learners motivated and engaged.

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Key Features

  • In-Depth, Comprehensive PLC Troubleshooting Curriculum
  • Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles
  • 3D Animations, Videos, and Voiceovers Bring Learning to Life
  • Essential Knowledge Connected to Real-World Skills
  • Anytime, Anywhere Access Promotes Self-Paced Learning

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