A-520: ALLEN-BRADLEY PLC-5 Family Programmable Controllers/Level Two Advanced

Course Description

This 32 hour, 4 day training program allows students to gain hands-on experience using the advanced control & diagnostic capabilities of the PLC-5 programmable controller. Application troubleshooting exercises are used throughout the course to give students actual hands-on experience solving typical problems encountered in the factory.

Topical Outline

  • Review of PLC-5 Hardware and Basic Concepts
  • Memory Organization Review
  • Addressing: Direct, Indirect & Indexed
  • Instruction Familiarization: File Arithmetic Logical, File Search and Compare, Shift Registers, Sequencers & BTW and BTR with Analog Module Configuration
  • Communications: Data Highway Plus Communications, Remote I/O Communications, Discreet Data Transfer, Block Transfer & Message Instruction
  • Overview: SFC Overview (Upon Request) & PID Instructions
  • Peripheral Operations: Program Loading & Program Printing


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Troubleshoot programs utilizing all available instructions of the PLC-5
  • Effectively use a programming terminal for entering, editing, and troubleshooting programs
  • Utilize the diagnostic capabilities of the PLC-5 system to aid in systems troubleshooting
  • Utilize the remote I/O communications capabilities of the PLC-5
  • Properly connect and establish communications over a Data Highway Plus network or an ethernet network

Program Software

Training is available utilizing Rockwell Software RSLogix5 and other software products.


Students should have successfully completed Intellect Controls Group training program A-510 or have knowledge equivalent to the course description. A-520 IS NOT INTENDED FOR BASIC LEVEL ENTRY BY STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT ACQUIRED THE BACKGROUND DESCRIBED ABOVE.



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