PAC Basics Course
In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know to setup, use, and program the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix.
In this course designed for those with some PLC experience, students will learn how to setup, use, and program the Allen-Bradley line of ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs.)
NOTE: If you’ve never used or programmed a Programmable Controller then you may want to take our “PLC Basics” course before you take this ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller course.
What you will learn:
- Understand the design of the ControlLogix system and components
- How to setup Ethernet and ControlNet Modules
- Configure Ethernet, Serial DF1, and USB drivers in RSLinx
- Understand the difference between RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000
- How to configure a new project and setup Controller Properties
- Configure Local, Ethernet, and ControlNet I/O, including how to schedule ControlNet
- Test and troubleshoot your I/O configuration
- Understand Controller and Program tags, add and edit Tags and Aliases
- Configure and Edit Tasks, Programs, and Routines
- Understand how Ladder Logic is similar and different in ControlLogix
- Create, Test, and Run Ladder Logic Routines
- Understand the components that make up Function Block Diagram Routines, as well as how they Execute
- Create, Test, and Run Function Block Diagram Routines
- Understand the components that make up Structured Text Routines, as well as how they Execute
- Create, Test, and Run a Structure Text Routine
- Understand the components that make up Sequential Function Chart Routines, as well as how they Execute
- Create, Test, and Run a Sequential Function Chart Routine
- Create, Download, and Use Add-on Instructions including two PlantPAx Process Objects
Who should take this course:
Anyone who already has some PLC experience and would like to learn how to setup, use and program the Allen-Bradley line of ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs.)
What is required to follow along:
If you would like to follow along with the instructor, you will need a personal computer running Microsoft Windows with RSlogix or Studio 5000 installed, as well as a CompactLogix or ControlLogix Controller.
What is included with the course:
To see what is included with this course please see the enrollment options.
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- Course Introduction Video (02m 02s)
- Hardware Section Intro (00m 18s)
- ControlLogix Design (05m 50s)
- ControlLogix Hardware, Part 1 (20m 57s)
- ControlLogix Hardware, Part 2 (18m 06s)
- ControlLogix Hardware, Part 3 (09m 26s)
- Component Selection and Documentation (13m 25s)
- Software Section Intro (00m 16s)
- RSLogix and Studio 5000 (10m 22s)
- First Look at RSLogix and Studio 5000 (11m 36s)
- Controller Properties (11m 39s)
- Tasks, Programs, Routines, and Tags (16m 11s)
- PAC Basics Section Intro) Communications and Flashing (00m 21s)
- Setting up Ethernet and ControlNet hardware (06m 01s)
- Setting Software Communications Drivers (13m 42s)
- Flashing Firmware (05m 01s)
- Introduction to Programming(02m 05s)
- I/O Configuration (21m 24s)
- Testing I/O Config (07m 59s)
- Controller and Program Tags (11m 35s)
- Ladder Logic in ControlLogix (03m 07s)
- Motor Control Ladder Logic Routine (10m 47s)
- Part Sensing Ladder Logic Routine (12m 27s)
- Function Block Diagram Routines (05m 22s)
- Machine Run and Lube Time Function Block Diagram Routine (12m 45s)
- User Defined Data Types (UDT) (05m 12s)
- Total and Good Parts Function Block Diagram Routine (08m 08s)
- Structured Text Routines (03m 51s)
- Scrap and Ratio Calculation Structured Text Routine (07m 44s)
- Sequential Function Chart Routines (03m 37s)
- Shift Part Count Copy and Reset Sequential Function Chart Routine (10m 34s)
- Changing a Project’s Version (4m 38s)
- Duplicate & Re-use Code (10m 42s)
- Create and Use Add-on Instructions (29m 06s)
- Download and Use AOIs (12m 44s)
- Using PlantPAx Process Objects (15m 13s)
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*** When purchasing the “DVD” option please note this option is only available to those with a valid address in the continental USA that the USPS (US Mail) can deliver to. If you live outside the USA or have an address that the USPS does not deliver to please contact us for a custom quote.
I spent my first twenty five years in the automation business working as a Rockwell Automation Distributor Specialist helping electricians, technicians, and controls engineers implement automation solutions using Allen-Bradley PLCs, PACs, and HMIs, as well as Rockwell Software SCADA and MES products.
These days I'm self-employed as an automation educator, programmer, and consultant. And I'm also the author of the internet's most popular independent automation blog, The Automation Blog dot com, where I enjoy discussing automation products and challenges with people from around the world.