RSLogix 5000 Fundamentals


The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Rockwell RSLogix 5000 PLC programming platform and familiarize the student with basic PLC programming and troubleshooting techniques specific to the water and wastewater industry. Examples of existing PLC applications will be used to demonstrate various PLC programming techniques. Students will perform a number of labs to reinforce the experiential learning process.


Individuals who maintain and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley Logix PLCs.


Attendees should have a working knowledge of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems and general knowledge of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities and processes.

Duration: 3 Days; Lunch is provided.

2019 Dates: January 14, 15, & 16; April 15, 16, & 17; July 15, 16, & 17; October 14, 15, & 16


Training Plan

Day 1

• Identifying PLC Components
• Creating an Application
• Project Navigation
• Adding I/O Modules
• Configuring I/O
• Setting up Analog Input/Output Cards
• Locating Controller I/O
• Adding I/O Cards to a New Project
• Editing Controller Properties
• Changing Processor and Firmware Type
• Variable Data Types
• Identifying the Basic Available Data Types
• Benefits and Use of Data Types
• Creating Tags

Day 2

• Basic PLC Programming
• Basic Instruction Types
• Introduction to Ladder Logic
• Creating Subroutines
• Introduction to Function Blocks
• Basic Logic Lab
• Using Math
• Using and Copying Arrays
• Establishing Communications
• Configuring RSLinx
• Downloading a Program
• Using a Simulator
• Create a Program to Run on the
Simulation Software
• Use Simulator to Test Logic Created
in Earlier Labs

Day 3

• Online Monitoring
• Viewing Live Data
• Forcing I/O Values
• Online Programming
• Modifying Active Code
• Modify Running Simulation
• Troubleshooting
• Basic Techniques
• Identifying Hardware Problems
• Finding Conflicts
• Illegal Math



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