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A-6000: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Controllers/Level One Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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This 32-hour, 4-day training program provides students with hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Controller. Hardware and software troubleshooting techniques are heavily emphasized throughout the course.  Troubleshooting techniques include interpretation of status indicators, diagnostic messages and use of the programming terminal to quickly isolate faults and take proper corrective actions.  Students will improve their troubleshooting skills by learning to use ladder logic instructions in projects they create.  The instructor will use examples of actual troubleshooting experiences to enhance the learning process.


  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Introduction to RSLinx
  • ControlLogix Controllers
  • ControlLogix I/O Components
  • Data & Tags
  • Software Familiarization
  • Common Ladder Logic Instructions
  • Logix Software Utilities
  • System Maintenance & Troubleshooting


Training utilizes Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer, Microsoft Windows.


Intellect Controls Group training program IC-101 or a working knowledge of electromechanical control devices, relay ladder logic and Windows Operating System.


32 Hours / 4 days




Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose for the programmable controller
  • Define, identify, modify & use the communication path between the computer and the controller
  • Identify & utilize the ControlLogix controller status indicator lights and displays for basic troubleshooting
  • Understand how to troubleshoot I/O modules using their status indicators
  • Identify and understand digital and analog I/O tag addressing, and the use of alias tags
  • Recognize and understand the differences between the communication modules and their operation. The types of communication modules that the student will recognize are DH+, ControlNet, and Ethernet
  • Recognize the ControlLogix Controller predefined Data types and structures, and will be able to distinguish between controller and program scoped tags
  • Access Controller or Program tags to monitor or edit the tags.
  • Show proficiency with the Studio 5000 windows, tools, and screens (work areas)
  • Understand the difference between task, programs, and routines. Also can create and delete task, programs and routines
  • Create a rung, create a branch, add instructions, and insert the tag addresses
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and use bit instructions in a ladder logic routine
  • Understand, troubleshoot, and use timer and counter instructions and status bits in a required application
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and use data copy instructions to move, mask out unwanted data, clear or shift information from one set of bits to another set of bits
  • Comprehend & troubleshoot math instructions within a given application to insure proper operation
  • Show proficiency troubleshooting and using comparison instructions
  • Recognize the workings of the program control instructions and understand how they can affect the way the processor scans the program
  • Use the Search utility to locate desired instructions, tags, aliases, rungs and cross-references to enhance the ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Understand the Forcing utility and its use to override Input and Output values to be able to segregate problems to enhance troubleshooting
  • Set up a Trending chart so that it can be used to assist in troubleshoot varying values and bits on-off conditions
  • Become familiar with information to aid in the troubleshooting and maintaining a ControlLogix system

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