RSLogix5000 Training Using PLC Ladder Logic. Basic
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RSLogix5000 Training Using PLC Ladder Logic. Basic

The student will learn the difference programming a PLC using RSLogix5000 software and other PLC packages.
4.4 (544 ratings)
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Created by Jeff Sharman
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn how to create a PLC project and program using the RSLogix5000 platform.
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 02:51:42
+ The different Platforms Using Logix5000
4 lectures 12:05

The Controllogix Platform Using Logix5000

  • This lecture will assist you in making an informed choice of the size required for your project
  • You will be shown the different chassis sizes
  • The functionality of the chassis and the modules.

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.

Preview 05:17
Controllogix Platform
2 questions
The Compactlogix Platform using Logix5000

  • Here you will see the differences between this platform and the other platforms
  • When you will maybe use this instead of the bigger controllogix platform
  • The layout of the rack compared to other platforms

There is a lot of demand for this platform and is extremely useful for usage in projects of a certain size.

Compactlogix Platform

Familiarize yourself with the structure of Compactlogix

Compactlogix Platform
2 questions
Softlogix Platform using Logix5000

  • You will learn the practical usage of a computer based PLC.
  • You will be shown how to communicate to a remote I/O chassis.

There are a number of instances where you may wish to use this platform.

Preview 03:05

Describe the features of Softlogix

Softlogix Platform
2 questions

This is just to summarize all I have covered in the previous lectures

Platforms Summary
+ Creating a Logix5000 Project
6 lectures 33:00

Creating a Project using Logix5000.

  • You will learn how to create a project from scratch and selecting the correct controller and software options.

This is a straightforward but extremely important aspect of using Logix5000.

Creating and Naming a Project

Navigating Toolbars and the Controller Organizer using RSLogix5000.

  • Here I will show you all the different toolbars and their functionality.

  • You will learn all the tools available to you in the Controller Organizer.

  • In addition, you will learn how to set up the project window display that best suits you.

There is a lot more that you will learn This is just a brief summary.

Navigating the Toolbars and Controller Organizer.

Tasks, Programs and Routines using Logix5000

  • You will learn the purpose of tasks, programs and routines.
  • I will show you how the scheduling mechanism works.
  • How to use the different types of ladder routines

There is a lot more, but this is just the highlights if what you will learn.

Tasks, Programs and Routines.

Creating a Periodic Task using Logix5000.

  • I will show you how to create a periodic task.
  • You will see how priorities work and time intervals
  • Also a brief look at Event tasks.

This is critical for project organization and the most efficient use of communication bandwidth. Used extensively.

Creating a Periodic Task and Program.

Creating a Ladder Routine using Logix5000.

  • You will see how a ladder routine is created.
  • How to assign ladder routines for different functions.

Very useful and necessary.

Creating a Ladder Routine in RSlogix5000.
Creating a Project. Summary.

Things that must be defined when creating a project and its associated Components

Creating a Logix5000 Project
7 questions
+ Programming a Ladder Routine
7 lectures 54:10

Numbering System Relationships.

  • This is a refresher as some of you maybe familiar with the relationship between Binary, Decimal and Hexadecimal
  • I will show you the relationship between these numbering systems.

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.

Preview 03:30

Ladder Logic Bit Instructions as used with Logix5000.

  • You will be made familiar with all the commonly used Bit instructions used in Logix5000 ladder logic.
  • Instructions like XIC, XIO, ONS and many more.

These instructions are used extensively in ladder logic programming. I will show you when to use which instruction for what.

Ladder Logic Bit Instructions.

Program Flow within a Ladder Routine.

  • After this lecture, you will know how a program behaves in a ladder routine
  • You will see the use of various instruction types to control how a project behaves under certain conditions.

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.

Program Flow and Logic in a Ladder Routine.
Using Timers and Counters in Logix5000.

  • Timers and counters are used extensively in projects of all kinds.
  • I will show you the different types of timers and counters and how to use them.

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.

Timers and Counters.

Using Comparison Instructions within Logix5000.

  • You will learn how to use the most popular comparison instructions within RSlogix5000.

  • See how they can be used for interlocking and sequencing applications. Extensively used.

Comparison Instructions.

Maths Instructions as used in Logix5000.

  • You will learn all the popular Maths instructions within Logix5000.
  • They are used extensively for all kinds of calculations within projects.
  • I will show you examples of their use in ladder routines.

A very important aspect of ladder programming.

Maths Instructions.
Programming Summary.

This quiz will test your knowledge on the various instructions and programming techniques

Programming a ladder routine
9 questions
+ Creating Tags and I/O
3 lectures 29:11

Creating Tags and Defining memory within Logix5000.

  • I will show you how memory is defined and utilized.
  • You will learn how to create tags and use memory efficiently by creating Arrays.
  • You will see the different data types that can be used and the different Tag scopes which can be defined.

A very important part of this training.

Creating Tags and Defining Memory Layout.

Defining I/O and Aliases within Logix5000.

  • You will learn how to create various types of I/O modules.

  • I will show you the scope where they are created.

  • You will see examples of Analog I/O configuration.

  • Creating alias tags. I will show you.

With this lecture, you will now be able to create physical l/O and attach realistic tag names to these I/O.

Defining I/O Tags and Aliases.
Tags and I/O Summary.

These questions will refer to tag and I/O creation and the way they are stored and behave

Tag and I/O Creation and Definition
8 questions
+ Communicating and going Online
2 lectures 12:56
Communication between Computer and PLC.

  • In this lecture, you will see the importance of RSlinx.
  • I will show you how to configure the correct driver for the communication being used.
  • You will also learn how to configure an OPC topic for communication with other software. 

Without this, communication will never be established. Extremely important.

Connecting the PLC to Computer.
Communications Summary.

Learn how to connect a computer and configure RSlinx to communicate to the controller

Connecting the PLC to Computer
3 questions
+ Documenting and Searching a Project
4 lectures 21:24
Documenting a Project.

  • Here we will see the importance of using realistic documentation and descriptions in your ladder and your tags . Extremely useful for project familiarization and fault finding.

Adding and Editing Documentation Components.
Searching and Replacing Components.
  • Learning the search and replace feature for Tags and Instructions is a very useful feature and is used for fault finding. It makes life so much easier.

Searching and Replacing Project Components.
Searching and Controller Fault finding Online.
Documentation and Search Summary.

Basic questions on Documentation and searching a project.

Documentation and Searching.
4 questions
+ Lab Exercises
2 lectures 04:50
Car Wash Exercise.
Mixer Exercise.
  • Computer literacy, understanding of electrical and instrumentation drawings. A computer with internet connection.

This course covering the RSlogix5000 ladder logic PLC Training Basic is for any of you who may have used or had exposure to a conventional PLC, but with little or no exposure to RSLogix5000 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 RSlogix5000 and explaining the differences.

Next, I will cover with you the steps taken to create a RSlogix5000 project and make it work.

Who should Take This Course?

  • This RSLogix5000 ladder logic PLC Training Basic course is designed as an introductory course for users who have had exposure to PLC ladder programming but limited or no exposure to RSLogix5000.

  • This course is also strongly recommended if you are a user of PLC5 and you are upgrading to Controllogix and you will then be a new user.

  • This is an introductory course, so if you are an experienced user of RSLogix5000 you might get bored.

Listed below are some of the topics I will cover with you in this course.

  • An explanation of all the different platforms using the RSLogix5000 software.

  • I will show you how to create a RSlogix5000 project from scratch.

  • You will learn the scheduling mechanism used by RSLogix5000 in the form of Tasks, Programs and Routines.

  • Setting up and navigating  the software will teach you the functions of the toolbars and setting up the color scheme preferred by you.

  • How can the program flow within a project behave? I will show you using instructions such as JSR, MCR and others.

  • You will learn how to program a ladder routine using the most popular instructions such as Bits, Timers, Counters and many others.

  • I will show you how to create Tasks, Programs and Routines.

  • You will learn how to establish communication between computer and PLC using RSlinx.

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 RSLogix5000 ladder logic PLC Training Basic.

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 RSLogix5000 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 RSLogix5000, will be of real benefit to you.

So if you are really serious about learning RSLogix5000 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.

Who this course is for:
  • Electrical and instrumentation technicians and engineers, Control systems specialists. This is not for computer programmers or web designers.