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ControlLogix Fundamentals, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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ControlLogix Fundamentals, Maintenance & Troubleshooting course

Course Description

This training course provides the necessary resources and hands-on practice to efficiently troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix® or other Logix5000™ system (i.e., CompactLogix™, FlexLogix™, DriveLogix™, and SoftLogix™). It builds upon your fundamental knowledge of common controller terms and operation, your ability to identify and create fundamental RSLogix 5000 project components, and your experience interpreting basic ladder logic.

This course adds to the trainee skill set by introducing new tasks such as connecting to a network, interpreting project execution, editing ladder logic online, and more.

After practicing such skills, you will be presented with a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting a variety of system errors:

• Controller, I/O, and other hardware problems

• Noise-related problems

• Software configuration problems

Target Audience:

Individuals who need to maintain and troubleshoot a ControlLogix or other Logix5000 system should attend this course.


Basic computer skills with Windows XP very helpful.

Few AB-PLC experience or knowledge.


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

Course Outline:

Understanding Logix5000 Systems

Identifying Common Components of Logix5000 Systems

Understanding Logix5000 Systems Communication Networks.

Understanding Logix5000 Systems Redundancy.

Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network

Communicating with a Controller

Interpreting Project Organization and Execution

Monitoring and Editing Tags

Identifying Local I/O Tags

Monitoring Arrays and Tags of User-Defined Data Types

Editing Ladder Logic Online

Documenting and Printing Components

Searching for Project Components

Integrated Practice - Interpreting a Basic Project

Applying Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies

Troubleshooting Controller Problems

Monitoring GSV/SSV Instructions

Forcing I/O and Toggling Bits

Troubleshooting Digital I/O Problems

Troubleshooting Analog I/O Problems

Troubleshooting Remote I/O Problems

Troubleshooting Power Supply Problems

Troubleshooting Noise-Related Problems

Troubleshooting and Monitoring a System Using a Trend Chart

Managing Project Files

Integrated Practice - Troubleshooting a Basic Project