Advanced PLC - Programming Troubleshooting & maintenance-RSLogix 5 & 500 (Allen Bradley)

already know how to program a PLC and make it do what you want using Ladder Diagrams.  But as you are undoubtedly aware, there are several other “paradigms” (programming languages) out there to create logic, and you want to program competently with them all.

Aside from learning the paradigms, you also want to develop a comfort level with a few other development environments besides RSLogix 500.  Now, you’re going to be learning the Logix5000 environment as well as AB’s Connected Components Workbench.  Then we’re going to get away from AB and do a lot of work in ABB’s Automation Builder where you’ll be able to work hands-on with all five IEC paradigms PLUS an ABB proprietary language as well.  As your program grows, you’ll be able to simulate it and run your code in real-time every step of the way.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Advanced PLC – Programming Troubleshooting & maintenance-RSLogix 5 & 500 (Allen Bradley) course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

At the end of the course, you will be introduced to a brand new technology which is not even on the market yet which has the awesome potential of disrupting the entire automation industry by enabling a programmer to write a program ONCE and then export that project as programs for MANY different processors all across the board.  And yes, you’ll be able to put your hands on this new technology as well.

• Introduction to PLC hardware and role in automation

• Architectural Evolution of PLC

• Introduction to the field devices attached to PLC

Presentation and physical observations

• PLC Fundamentals – (Block diagram of PLC’s)

• Detail information about PLC components
 → Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus

• Various ranges available in PLC’s

Practical demonstration on hardware

• Identifying Logix System hardware and software Components

Practical demonstration

• Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts

• Wiring of the I/O devices

Practical on PLC’s

• Concept of flags

• Scan cycle execution

Practical on PLC’s

Operation and Maintenance of PLC


• Setting up PLC’s/Connecting CPU, I/O modules, Rack, Backplane and Communication bus

Practical – Assembling PLC

• Connecting Field devices to PLC’s I/Os

• Configuring Local 1756-I/O Modules

Practical – Physical wiring

• Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network


• Installing and to starting the programming terminals

• Creating & Modifying an RSLogix new project

• Transferring a Project File to a Logix5000 Controller

Practical – Installation of software

• Identifying the status of PLC and communication bus

Practical on PLC’s

• Creating Tags & Monitoring Data in an RSLogix 5000 Project

• Forcing of the I/O’s

Practical on Software

• Managing RSLogix 5000 Project Files

• Back up of the programs and reloading

Practical on PLC’s

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

MAR 4-8

NOV 11-15

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