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SLC 500 Advanced Course

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Allen Bradley SLC-500 Advanced Course

Course Description

The advanced course is aimed at personnel who have gained a thorough basic understanding of the SLC-500. The course has been designed to introduce some of the more complex functions and facilities associated with the SLC-500. It would be an advantage if the student has already completed an SLC-500, 4 day maintenance course.

Where possible, application specific exercises, actual drawings and programs listings are used to allow the students to gain the greatest possible benefit from the course.


4 days, 7hours/day (from 9:00am to 4:00 pm).

Course Outline:

Instruction Set

An investigation into the more complex instructions including:

Introduction to files.

File arithmetic and logic instructions.

File search and compare functions.

Program control instructions including subroutine programming.

Fault routines and selectable timed instructions.

Block transfer instructions.

Remote I/O

Description and demonstration of remote I/O.

Analogue PID control.


Revision of analogue modules and an introduction to the PID function. Illustrating how to program and configure a closed loop system.


Alarm Handling.


Demonstration of how to sort signals and incorporate them into an alarm section of a program, explaining the operation.


Message Printing.


An introduction to the message instruction and how to interface it with the alarm package from the previous module to print alarm messages.

Data Highway Plus, Communications.


Demonstration of the hardware involved in a DH+ communication system. As well as the software configuration required to initialise communications and fault finding procedures.