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PLC5 Refresher & Advanced Course

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PLC5 Refresher & Advanced Course

Length: 5 days

Course Purpose:

This advanced course is aimed at personnel who have gained a thorough basic understanding of the PLC-5. The course has been designed to introduce some of the more complex functions and facilities associated with the PLC-5. It would be an advantage if the student has already completed a PLC-5 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.

Before the conduction of the advanced topics, the student's knowledge will be refreshed by reviewing the main concepts and skills of the first level PLC5 Maintenance course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to maintain PLC-5 systems which contain some complex functions and configuration like PID instruction, RIO & DH+ communication.

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who need to be able to understand and master all PLC5 systems' problems regardless of the complexity of the configuration or the application programs.


- Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining PLC5 systems and completion of the first level PLC5 Maintenance course.

Topical Outline:


  • Demonstrate the PLC5 Hardware
  • Establishing a connection with PLC5 processor.
  • Demonstrate the RSLogix 5 software features.
  • PLC5 Addressing and file types
  • Review most of the basic logic & analogue instructions by performing different application practical exercises using the PLC5 training workstation

Topical Outline (Continued ):

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 and Block Transfer functions.

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.