A-5000: ALLEN-BRADLEY SLC-500 Programmable Controllers/Level One

Course Description

This 32 hour, 4 day training program provides students to gain hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 programmable controller. Hardware and software troubleshooting techniques are heavily emphasized throughout the course. The instructor will use example of actual troubleshooting experiences to enhance the learning process.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Hardware Description/Configuration: CPU Processor Module & Input/Output Modules
  • Safety Considerations
  • Programming Terminal Operation
  • Program Entry and Interpretation: Ladder Diagram Instructions, Timers and Counters, Data Manipulation Instructions & Program Control Instructions
  • Use of Software Utilities in Troubleshooting (Force, Search, Histograms)
  • Program Editing
  • Troubleshooting: Software & Hardware Components Including Processor and I/O
  • Peripheral Operations: Program Loading & Program Printing


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify the hardware components of the SLC-500 programmable controller.
  • Configure and install a SLC-500 programmable controller system.
  • Develop and interpret simple programs utilizing a programming terminal.
  • Troubleshoot programs and isolate faults within the SLC-500 system.
  • Properly use peripheral devices to store, copy and print programs.

Program Software

Training is available utilizing Rockwell RSLogix500 software.


This course is designed to meet the needs of both plant maintenance and engineering personnel. Students should be familiar with relay ladder logic.



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