Course

Compact Basics

Learn to setup, use, and program the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Small Programmable Automation Controller


What you'll learn:


✓ CompactLogix hardware overview ✓ System sizing & component selection
✓ Controller architecture and OS ✓ Comm hardware and RSLinx Driver setup
✓ Version differences, Flashing Firmware ✓ Add and test Local and Ethernet I/O
✓ Create and edit Tasks and Programs ✓ Create and test Ladder Routines
✓ Create and test Function Block Routines ✓ Create and use User Defined Data Types
✓ New lessons on advanced topics ✓ All future updates included

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32 Lessons

Overview

In Compact Basics you'll learn everything you need to know to setup, use, and program the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Small Programmable Automation Controller.


Online Course Advantage:

All our online courses come with No Expiration Date and include Instructor Lead "Q & A" Support in the lesson discussion area. Online Course Completion Certificates are also available to students who complete all of the course's lessons and quizzes.

Instructor: Shawn Tierney


This is the Early Access Course Page for our CompactLogix Small PAC Basics course.

  • Early Access includes access to course lessons as they are released, as well as Lifetime Access to the completed course!
  • Course filming is currently on-going and scheduled to be completed by June 30th.
  • Over Thirty Lessons are planned for the initial release of this course (see below for details on planned lessons)


Published Lessons, Exercises, and Quizzes:

  • Lesson 1.00: Course Intro and Tips – Released 03/21/19
  • Lesson 1.01: Hardware and Software Used – Released 03/25/19
  • Lesson 1.02: I/O Devices Used – Released 03/25/19
  • Lesson 2.01: Manuals and Wiring Diagrams – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.02: L20 and L30 – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.03: L3x – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.04: L23 – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.05: L4x – Released 01/15/19
  • Exercise 2.05: Reviewing Gen 1-3 Presentation – Released 01/15/19
  • Quiz 2.05: Gen 1-3 (L20, L3x, L4x) Quiz – Released 01/15/19
  • Lesson 2.06: 5370 – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.07: L3 – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.08: L2 – Released 01/18/19
  • Lesson 2.09: L1 – Released 01/12/19
  • Exercise 2.09: Reviewing Gen 4 Presentation – Released 01/18/19
  • Quiz 2.09: 5370 Quiz – Released 01/18/19
  • Lesson 2.10: 1769 Compact I/O – Released 01/12/19
  • Exercise 2.10: Reviewing 1769 I/O Presentation – Released 01/18/19
  • Quiz 2.10: 1769 Compact I/O Quiz – Released 01/18/19
  • Lesson 2.11: 5380 – Released 01/12/19
  • Lesson 2.12: 5069 Compact I/O – Released 01/12/19
  • Exercise 2.12: Reviewing 5069 Presentation – Released 01/18/19
  • Quiz 2.12: 5069 Quiz – Released 01/18/19
  • Lesson 2.13: Controller Reset – Released 05/29/19
  • Lesson 2.21: Controller Architecture – Released 03/29/19
  • Lesson 2.22: Controller Operating System – Released 03/29/19
  • Exercise 2.22: Reviewing Architecture and Operating System – Released 03/29/19
  • Quiz 2.22: Architecture and OS Quiz – Released 03/29/19
  • Lesson 2.23: Product Selection – Released 04/03/19
  • Lesson 2.24: Ethernet Capacity – Released 04/03/19
  • Exercise 2.24: Build a CompactLogix System in IAB – Released 04/03/19
  • Lesson 3.01: Origin of RSLogix 5000 – Released 04/09/19
  • Lesson 3.02: RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 – Released 04/09/19
  • Lesson 3.03: RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000 First Look – Released 04/11/19
  • Appendix A: All Course Downloads – Released 01/12/19
  • Appendix B: Experience Kit Unboxing – Released 03/21/19
  • Appendix C: Find Your Local Rep – Released 04/03/19

Preliminary list of lanned lessons:

NOTE: Filming and publishing of the below lessons is scheduled through 05/01/19

  • Exercise 3.05: Create a new project for your hardware
  • Section 4.00: Communications Section
  • Lesson 4.01: Setting up Network Devices
  • Lesson 4.02: Setting up Comm Drivers: USB, Serial, Ethernet
  • Lesson 4.03: Flashing Firmware
  • Exercise 4.03: Setup your Communications and Hardware
  • Section 5.00: I/O
  • Lesson 5.02: L30 v13 Local 1769 I/O Configuration
  • Lesson 5.04: L30ER v21 Local 1769 I/O Configuration
  • Lesson 5.06: L16 v24 Local I/O and 1734 Configuration
  • Lesson 5.08: L306ERM v30 Local 5069 I/O Configuration
  • Lesson 5.18: Remote Ethernet Point I/O
  • Lesson 5.19: Remote Ethernet Flex I/O
  • Exercise 5.20: Configure your I/O
  • Section 6.00: Programming Section
  • Lesson 6.01: Ladder Logic in CompactLogix – How it works/differs from A-B PLCs
  • Lesson 6.02: Motor Control Ladder Routine
  • Exercise 6.02: Create and test your own Motor Control Program
  • Lesson 6.03: Part Sensing Ladder Routine
  • Exercise 6.03: Create and test your own Part Sensing Routine
  • Lesson 7.11: Function Block Diagram Routines – How they work
  • Lesson 7.12: Machine Runtime FBD
  • Exercise 7.12: Create and test your own Machine Runtime Routine
  • Lesson 7.13: Scaling Analog FBD
  • Exercise 7.12: Create and test your own Scaling Routine
  • Lesson 7.21: User Defined Data Types – what they are
  • Lesson 7.22: Creating and Using UDDTs
  • Exercise 7.22: Create and test your own UDDT
  • Section 8.00: Possible Future Advanced Programming Topics
  • Section 9.00: Possible Future HMI and SCADA Topics
  • Section 10.00: Final Lesson, Accessing and Printing Your Certificate, Credits

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Details

Compact Basics Course Early Access Details:

Our CompactLogix Small PAC Basics Course (Compact Basics) is designed for those students who are already familiar with PLCs, and would like to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot the CompactLogix family of Small Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) using RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000

NOTE: This is the Early Access for a course that is currently being filmed. When you purchase Early Access, you pay a greatly reduced price now (33% off) for early AND lifetime access to the final course. The course is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2019.

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 CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controller course.

NOTE: This course is similar to our ControlLogix “PAC Basics” course, as both the ControlLogix and CompactLogix program using the same software, RSLogix 5000 aka Studio 5000 Logix Designer. The major difference is you will learn how to configure, setup, and use CompactLogix hardware in place of ControlLogix hardware.


Planned topics:

  • Understanding the design and different models of CompactLogix
  • The difference between RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000
  • How to size a system and choose components
  • How to configure Controllers, I/O, and Communications
  • How to setup Ethernet, Serial DF1, and USB drivers in RSLinx Classic
  • How to setup, configure, and edit RSLogix/Studio 5000 projects
  • How to add, edit, and test Local I/O, and Distributed Ethernet I/O
  • Understanding Controller and Program tags
  • How to create and edit Tags and Aliases
  • How to setup, configure and edit Tasks, Programs, and Routines
  • Understanding how Ladder Logic differs in CompactLogix when compared with other A-B PLCs
  • How to create, test, run, and troubleshoot Ladder Diagram Routines.
  • Understanding Function Block Diagram Routines, and how they Execute
  • How to create, test, run, and troubleshoot Function Block Diagram Routines
  • How to create and use User Defined Data Types

NOTE: Are you looking for a course on the ControlLogix? If you are, check out my “PAC Basics.”


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 CompactLogix Small Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs.)


Requirements to complete optional exercises or follow along:

Students who wish to complete optional exercises, or follow along with the instructor as he programs, will need the following:

1) A working copy of RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000, and a compatible Windows PC to run it on:

  • Rockwell currently does not offer a free download of the RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 programming software
  • The Instructor does cover how to request a free 30 day evaluation copy of the above software from Rockwell (see Sample Lesson)
  • To find out if your Windows PC is compatible with your Rockwell Software, visit Rockwell's website here
  • 2) A CompactLogix controller (with inputs and outputs) that is compatible with the students Windows computer AND their version of RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000:

    • Before purchasing a Controller, Software, or PC, students should check that they are compatible with each other (see Sample Lesson)
    • Controller, Programming Software, and Communications options and compatibility are covered in the course
    • Students may also wish to use Input (push buttons, switches, etc) and Output (pilot lights, relays, etc) devices with their controller
    • Note: The course includes how to find I/O wiring diagrams, but does not include lessons on basic electricity or wiring

    What is included with the course:

    To see what is included with this course please see the enrollment options.


    Online Course Advantage:

    All our online courses come with No Expiration Date and include Instructor Lead "Q & A" Support in the lesson discussion area. Online Course Completion Certificates are also available to students who complete all of the course's lessons and quizzes.


    Click here for course pricing.


Sample Lesson

In this sample lesson you'll learn details about the Controllers and Software is needed to complete the “optional” programming exercises.


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