This course covering the Basic Introduction to PLC Programming using Logix5000 Software is for any of you who may have used or had exposure to a conventional PLC, but with little or no exposure to Logix5000 used in any of the 4 platforms where it is used. This software, and the Rockwell Automation platforms that use it, is very powerful and for me is my PLC software and hardware of choice, Very user friendly.
I shall be your instructor during this training and I have had many years practical experience creating projects and programming PLC's, HMI's, commissioning and face to face training.
The course will start by introducing you to the 4 platforms using logix5000 and explaining the differences.
Next, I will cover with you the steps taken to create a logix5000 project and make it work.
Who should Take This Course?
Listed below are some of the topics I will cover with you in this course.
This is just a short description explaining what you will learn but there is a lot more that you will learn if you take the Basic Introduction to PLC Programming using Logix5000.
There are a number of quizzes that you can complete after each section to help you reinforce your knowledge and gain confidence using the software. There are also some practical labs for you to complete with a solution attached where I will be demonstrating my solution.
At the end of the course, you will feel confident creating and running a project, interrogating an existing project and carrying out necessary changes to a running operation.
The majority of the course consists of video tutorials where I will explain all the different aspects of Logix5000 and demonstrate the use of the software for each of these aspects.
The more you can use the software, the better you will be, Then the next course which will cover advanced options of Logix5000, will be of real benefit to you.
So if you are really serious about learning Logix5000 using platforms such as controllogix, compactlogix or even Softlogix then this course is for you. Enroll on this course and you can be learning Today.
The Controllogix Platform Using Logix5000
There are many other features that you will learn about from this article which will be of great assistance in the creation or conversion of your project.
There is a lot of demand for this platform and is extremely useful for usage in projects of a certain size.
Familiarize yourself with the structure of Compactlogix
There are a number of instances where you may wish to use this platform.
Describe the features of Softlogix
This is just to summarize all I have covered in the previous lectures
Creating a Project using Logix5000.
This is a straightforward but extremely important aspect of using Logix5000.
Navigating Toolbars and the Controller Organizer using Logix5000
There is a lot more that you will learn This is just a brief summary.
Tasks, Programs and Routines using Logix5000
There is a lot more, but this is just the highlights if what you will learn.
Creating a Ladder Routine using Logix5000.
Very useful and necessary.
Creating a Periodic Task using Logix5000.
This is critical for project organization and the most efficient use of communication bandwidth. Used extensively.
Things that must be defined when creating a project and its associated Components
Numbering System Relationships.
Knowing the relationship between these numbering systems can be very useful. Biinary and Decimal are used extensively in PLC systems and Hexadecimal is used with Ethernet technology.
Ladder Logic Bit Instructions as used with Logix5000.
These instructions are used extensively in ladder logic programming. I will show you when to use which instruction for what.
Program Flow within a Ladder Routine.
You will use some of these instructions extensively, such as the JSR instruction. There are others and it is very important to know the functionality of all the ones used the most.
In this lecture, I will show you the different types of timers and counters and examples of their usage. Very important to know as they are very frequently used.
Maths Instructions as used in Logix5000.
A very important aspect of ladder programming.
This quiz will test your knowledge on the various instructions and programming techniques
Creating Tags and Defining memory within Logix5000.
A very important part of this training.
Defining I/O and Aliases within Logix5000.
Without this lecture, you will now be able to create physical l/O and attach realistic tag names to these I/O.
These questions will refer to tag and I/O creation and the way they are stored and behave
Without this, communication will never be established. Extremely important.
Learn how to connect a computer and configure RSlinx to communicate to the controller
Basic questions on Documentation and searching a project
I was born in the UK, Educated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I am married with 1 daughter, also married and I now have 2 grandchildren.
I studied at Chesterfield College of Technology up to National Certificate level in electrical engineering as well as serving a full 5-year apprenticeship as an Instrument Mechanic. This was followed by an extensive UK career.
In 1981, I was offered a position as Instrument Foreman with Sasol, Secunda and this is when I emigrated with my family to South Africa. I was responsible for all instrumentation issues on 5 Sasol units.
After Sasol, in 1991, I moved to Johannesburg where I was employed at Babcock Engineering and Davy International as Senior Instrument Engineer, overseeing projects in Botswana and in the steel industry.
I obtained my first fulltime training position at Fisher Rosemount as Training Manager. presenting courses on the DeltaV and RS3 DCS systems.
I was then offered a position as Training Consultant with Rockwell Automation with whom I have been associated 15 years even since official retirement. I recently completed a long-term commissioning assignment for Rockwell USA in Nigeria, commissioning a power management system for a gas to liquid project at Escravos.
In 2005, I spent time in Germany at Hirschmann who are one of the world leaders in Ethernet technology. I was the first certified Hirschmann trainer in the whole of Africa.
I have completed many courses over the years on Instrumentation, Fisher Control Valves, All the Rockwell systems and networks. In addition, I have received training on Compressor Control, DeltaV DCS and RS3 DCS systems.
My experience is very extensive across many instrumentation and control system fields, particularly PLC’s, Networks and HMI’s.
Throughout my career, I have travelled extensively mainly in Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East, specifically Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. In Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana. I have also spent some time in Egypt.