PAC Basics - Learn to Setup and Program the A-B ControlLogix
4.8 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
71 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add PAC Basics - Learn to Setup and Program the A-B ControlLogix to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

PAC Basics - Learn to Setup and Program the A-B ControlLogix

In PAC Basics you'll learn how to setup and program the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller
4.8 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
71 students enrolled
Created by Shawn Tierney
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: $200
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the design of the ControlLogix system, as well as what components are required in a working system
  • Identify ControlLogix hardware, as well as how to setup Ethernet and ControlNet Modules
  • Configure Ethernet, Serial DF1, and USB drivers in RSLinx
  • Understand the difference between RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000, as well as how to navigate both packages.
  • Configure a new project, including choosing a controller type, version, and setting Controller Properties
  • Configure Local, Ethernet, and ControlNet I/O, including how to schedule a ControlNet network and how to test and troubleshoot your I/O configuration
  • Understand Controller and Program tags, as well as how to create and edit Tags and Aliases
  • Configure and Edit Tasks, Programs, and Routines
  • Understand how Ladder Logic in the ControlLogix is similar and different than other Programmable Controllers
  • Create, Test, and Run Ladder Logic Routines
  • Understand the components that make up Function Block Diagram Routines, as well as how they Execute
  • Create, Test, and Run Function Block Diagram Routines
  • Understand the components that make up Structured Text Routines, as well as how they Execute
  • Create, Test, and Run a Structure Text Routine
  • Understand the components that make up Sequencial Function Chart Routines, as well as how they Execute
  • Create, Test, and Run a Sequential Function Chart Routine
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • All prospective students are encouraged to completely review the Course and Lesson descriptions prior to enrolling to insure they are fully aware of the topics covered in this course
  • This course is designed to be modular, with dozens of lessons that vary greatly in length based on the topic being presented. Each section of the course also begins with a short introduction video summarizing what is to be covered
Description

In PAC Basics you'll learn everything you need to know to get started using and programming Allen-Bradley's ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers. 

And you'll learn from a professional Programmable Controller specialist with over twenty five years of real world programmable controller programming and troubleshooting experience.

The course starts with an introduction to the ControlLogix and the design principles that went into the creation of these Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs.)

Then you're shown not only how to get free manuals and documentation for ControlLogix hardware, but also how to design a complete system using Rockwell's free IAB utility.

Next, you're given a detailed tour of the hardware that makes up a ContolLogix system, including a close-up look at several Controllers, Communication and I/O Modules, as well as Chassis, and Power Supplies.

From there you'll learn all about the ControlLogix programming software, including the differences between RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000, as well as how to open and navigate each package.

The instructor then walks you through addressing ControlNet and Ethernet devices, setting up communication drivers in RSLinx, and how to configure and test local, Ethernet, and ControlNet I/O.

The rest of the course then focuses on creating, testing, and troubleshooting ControlLogix Routines based on real world applications like Motor Control and Part Sensing.

A note about the course's design:

Please note that this course is designed to be modular, something many of the instructor's students have come to appreciated and expect as it makes it easy to return and retake a lesson on a particular topic at a later date.

As such, the course is made of up dozens of lessons ranging from 2 to 20 minutes, with each section of the course also beginning with a short introduction video.

That said, prospective students who would prefer a course with just a handful of lengthy lessons are encouraged not to enroll in this course as they will likely not appreciate its modular design and topic based lessons.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for students who already have some Programmable Controller experience, and would like to become proficient in the use of the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix line of Programmable Automation Controllers
  • This course is not designed for those who have no basic programmable controller skills, and those students are encouraged to take PLC Basics or PLC Core Basics first
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
06:13:08
+
PAC Basics Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:02

This is the PAC Basics course introduction video (length :)

Preview 02:02
+
PAC Hardware
6 Lectures 01:07:59

In this PAC Hardware section introduction video we'll review the topics to be covered in this hardware section. (length :18)

Preview 00:18

In this lesson you learn about the design principles that went into the creation of the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix system. (length 5:49)

ControlLogix System Design
05:49

in this lesson you'll learn about ControlLogix controllers, including the L1, L55, L6 series A and B, and the L7. (length 20:57)

ControlLogix Hardware Part 1: Controllers
20:57

Continuing from the last lesson, in this lesson you'll learn about ControlLogix communications modules, including the DHRIO, DNB, CNB, ENBT, and EN2TR. (length 18:05)

ControlLogix Hardware Part 2: Communication Modules
18:05

Continuing from the last lesson, in this lesson you'll learn about ControlLogix 1756 I/O, Chassis, and Power Supplies. (length 9:26)

ControlLogix Hardware Part 3: I/O, Chassis, and Power Supplies
09:26

In this lesson you learn how to find the manuals and documentation needed to design a system, as well as how to design a system using Rockwell's free IAB utility. (length 13:24)

ControlLogix Component Selection and Documentation
13:24

This is a quiz on the hardware section

Hardware Quiz
4 questions
+
PAC Software
5 Lectures 50:03

In this PAC Software section introduction video we'll review the software topics to be covered in this section. (length :16)

Preview 00:16

In this lesson you'll learn important details about RSLogix and Studio 5000. (length 10:21)

Preview 10:21

In this lesson you'll get your first look at RSLogix and Studio 5000, as well as open and explore a ControlLogix project. (length 11:36)

First look at RSLogix and Studio 5000
11:36

Continuing from the last lesson, in this lesson you'll learn about the ControlLogix controller properties. (length 11:39)

First Look at Controller Properties
11:39

Continuing from the last lesson, in this lesson you'll learn about Tasks, Programs, and Routines. (length 16:11)

First Look at Tasks, Programs, and Routines
16:11

This is a quiz on the software section

Software Quiz
4 questions
+
PAC Communications and Firmware Flashing
4 Lectures 25:02

In this Communications section introduction video we'll review the topics to be covered in this section. (length :20)

Preview 00:20

In this lesson we'll review the physical addresses assigned to our Ethernet and ControlNet devices, as well as assign an Ethernet address to our 1756-ENBT module using Boot-P. (length 6:00)

Ethernet and ControlNet Addressing
06:00

In this lesson you'll learn how to setup two Ethernet drivers, as well as Serial DF1 and USB drivers in RSLinx. (length 13:41)

Software Communication Driver Setup
13:41

In this lesson you'll learn how to flash ControlLogix firmware using both Ethernet and USB connections.
 (length 5:01)

Flashing Firmware
05:01

This is a quiz on the Communications section

Communicatons Quiz
4 questions
+
PAC Programming
17 Lectures 02:09:10

In this Programming section introduction video we'll review the topics we've covered up to this point, as well as the topics to be covered in this Programming section. (length 2:05)

Preview 02:05

In this lesson you'll learn how to add and configure ControlLogix 1756 I/O locally, as well as take a look at the property pages and settings of both digital and analog models. (length 11:21)

Local I/O Configuration
11:21

In this lesson you'll learn how to add and configure 1756, Point I/O, Flex I/O, and Armor Point I/O remotely on either Ethernet or ControlNet networks. (length :)

Distributed I/O Configuration
10:05

In this lesson you'll learn how download and test your ControlLogix project and I/O configuration, including how to schedule ControlNet I/O and troubleshoot common I/O communication errors. (length 7:59)

Testing I/O Configuration
07:59

In this lesson you'll learn about the Controller Tags automatically created when you add I/O to your configuration, as well as how to create new Program Tags and Alias for your I/O. (length 11:34)

Controller and Program Tags
11:34

This is the first quiz in the Programming section

Programming Quiz 1
4 questions

In this lesson you'll learn how Ladder Logic in ControlLogix is similar and different to other Programmable Controllers. (length 3:06)

Ladder Logic Routines in ControlLogix
03:06

In this lesson you'll learn how to create a Ladder Logic sub-routine for Motor Control applications, as well as how to use Jump To Subroutine (JSR) instructions. (length 10:46)

Motor Control Ladder Logic Routine
10:46

In this lesson you'll learn how to create a Ladder Logic routine for Part Sensing applications, as well as how to perform online edits to add new Ladder Logic code online. (length 12:26)

Part Sensing Ladder Logic Routine
12:26

This is the second quiz in the Programming section

Programming Quiz 2 - Ladder Logic
4 questions

In this lesson you'll learn about the Function Block Diagram language and routines used with ControlLogix. (length 5:21)

Function Block Diagram Routines in ControlLogix
05:21

In this lesson you'll learn how to create your first Function Block Diagram routine and create a code to keep track of Machine Run Time as well as Lubing Time (length 12:45)

Machine Run and Lube Time Function Block Diagram Routine (4.72)
12:45

In this lesson you'll learn all about User Defined Data Types (UDTs) (length 5:12)

User Defined Data Types (UDT) (4.73)
05:12

In this lesson you'll learn how to create another Function Block Diagram routine to track Total and Good parts (length 8:08)

Total and Good Parts Function Block Diagram Routine (4.74)
08:07

In this lesson you'll learn about the Structured Text programming language (length 3:51)

Structured Text Routines (4.81)
03:51

In this lesson you'll learn how to create your first Structured Text Routine to calculate Scrap part count and Good to Scrap part count ratio (length 7:44)

Scrap and Ratio Calculation Structured Text Routine (4.82)
07:44

In this lesson you'll learn about Sequential Function Chart Routines (4.91 F) (length 3:37)

Sequential Function Chart Routines (4.91)
03:37

In this lesson you'll learn how to create your first SFC (Sequential Function Chart Routine) to move count values and reset counters after a shift has ended (4.92 F) (length 10:34)

Shift Part Count Copy and Reset Sequential Function Chart Routine (4.92)
10:34

This is the final lesson of the course (prior to any bonus lessons added at a later date)

Final Lesson
02:37
+
Bonus Section!
9 Lectures 01:38:52

Bonus Section Intro: Why was this section added?

Lecture 33: Bonus Section Intro
01:01

In this lesson you'll learn how to change an existing RSLogix or Studio 5000 project's controller or version.

Changing a Project's Controller and Version
04:37

In this lesson you'll learn how to quickly duplicate and re-use your code.

How to Duplicate and Re-use Code
10:42

Part one of the bonus lesson, "How to Create and Use Add-on Instructions (AOIs)

How to Create and Use Add-on Instructions - Part 1
20:04

Part two of the bonus lesson, "How to Create and Use Add-on Instructions (AOIs)

How to Create and Use Add-on Instructions - Part 2
09:06

In this lesson you’ll learn how to download free AOIs, as well as how to use the SCP AOI with an analog input.

How to Download and Use AOIs
12:44

In this lesson you’ll learn how to download Rockwell’s PlantPAx Library of Process Objects, as well as use two of those AOIs to replace the Motor Control Routine we created earlier in the course.

Using PlantPAx Process Objects
15:12

In this lesson you’ll learn how to setup and use Produced and Consumed Tags. Note: This is part one of a two part lesson.

Produced and Consumed Tags Part 1
14:49

In this lesson you’ll learn how to setup and use Produced and Consumed Tags. Note: This is part two of a two part lesson.

Produced and Consumed Tags Part 2
10:37
About the Instructor
Shawn Tierney
4.7 Average rating
370 Reviews
1,100 Students
5 Courses
Automation Instructor & Author of The Automation Blog

UPDATE: Due to how the Udemy website works, my courses are divided between two different users, ShawnTierney, and Shawn-Tierney-2, and between the two I have the following courses available:

PLC "Core" Basics: Getting started with A-B PLCs!

PVP Basics: Learn to setup, use, and program the PanelView Plus!

PLC Basics, Second EditionLearn to setup, use, and program A-B PLCs!

PAC BasicsLearn to setup, use, and program the A-B ControlLogix!

Nano BasicsLearn to setup, use, and program the A-B Micro800 using CCW!

CCW VFD QuickstartLearn to use CCW to backup, edit,& restore A-B VFD parameters!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My name is Shawn Tierney from The Automation Blog, and I love sharing what I've learned about automation products with others.

I spent my first twenty five years in the automation business working as an Automation Specialist helping electricians, technicians, and controls engineers implement automation solutions using Allen-Bradley PLCs, PACs, and HMIs, as well as Rockwell Software SCADA and MES products.

Over the course of my career I attended over fifty weeks of Rockwell factory training, and attained several certifications including Rockwell's Certified Automation and Information Specialist, as well as Microsoft's Certified Professional status.

I've also maintained an online presence since 1996 to share automation tips and code, and launched my first website in 1999 featuring my own sample code for PLC-5, SLC-500, MicroLogix, ControlLogix, PanelView and RSView products.

And for over a decade Rockwell Automation even featured my HMI graphics in their own demos, presentations, and sales brochures, as well as on the Automation Fair show floor, and in RSTechED sessions.

These days I'm self-employed as an online automation trainer and author of the internet's most popular independent automation blog, The Automation Blog dot com, which includes a forum where I enjoy discussing automation products and challenges with people from around the world.