Level 1 and 2 Skills for
the SLC-500 Using RSLogix500 – Discrete and Analog Signals
5 days – fast paced
"boot camp" format
Our most popular course for the SLC-500
platform. A solid, nuts-and-bolts, hands-on course designed specifically
for maintenance technicians. Covers basic PLC hardware, principle features
of RSLogix500 software, and basic techniques for working with both
discrete and analog signals. Students learn how to analyze and interpret
ladder logic and how to monitor the PLC program as an aid to
troubleshooting equipment problems. Basic entry-level programming skills
are covered but this course is not intended to be a programming class.
The primary objective is to minimize equipment downtime by improving each
student's knowledge of PLCs and by developing effective troubleshooting
and problem-solving skills.
Problem/Solution teaching method eliminates boring lectures and
instead uses realistic tasks to keep each student actively involved in
learning skills which are required on the job. Small class size with
only one student per workstation allows the instructor to coach each
student over-the-shoulder. By working independently, each student
obtains the maximum benefit from the class regardless of previous
experience and skill level.
pre-canned scripted labs, each hands-on exercise presents realistic tasks
which require the student to recognize problems and then to systematically
work out solutions. This class effectively develops the problem-solving
skills which other training methods neglect.
is not intended to be a programming class, it makes an extremely effective
"first step" course for students who plan to become programmers. This
course provides in-depth coverage of how the PLC handles field inputs and
outputs, and a step-by-step analysis of the processor's scan cycle. These
are critical concepts required for effective programming.