A-6000: ALLEN-BRADLEY ControlLogix Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Course Description

This 32-hour, 4-day training program is designed to challenge technician’s troubleshooting skills. The training begins with an introduction to the Logix5000 Hardware, Software, addressing schemes and basic Ladder Instructions. Following this introduction is a series of Hands-on troubleshooting projects using real world interfaces such as conveyors, pick & place robots, remote I/O communications, Ethernet I/O and 1734 interfaces. The participants are assigned to evaluate and troubleshoot a series of equipment problems using a variety of scenarios. Each participant will be challenged to solve hardware problems, software problems, communication conflicts, and other issues that arise when troubleshooting PLC related problems.

Topical Outline

  • Overview of Programmable Controllers
  • Hardware Description, Hardware Troubleshooting
  • I/O Configurations, Addressing
  • Programming Terminal Operation including navigating through Studio 5000 Software
  • RSLinx Driver Creation Overview/Hands-on Demonstration
  • Instruction Familiarization: Ladder Diagram, Timer and Counter, Data Manipulation & Program Control
  • Use Software Utilities to aid in the troubleshooting Process: Trend Charts, Search, Cross Reference & Forcing
  • Program Editing
  • Troubleshooting: Hardware & Software with emphasis on finding root cause
  • Troubleshooting real world Hardware equipment using DMM and indicator lights


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify hardware components of a ControlLogix Programmable Controller System.
  • Configure I/O Modules
  • Use a programming terminal for entering, editing, and troubleshooting basic programs.
  • Isolate processor and I/O faults to the module level by interpreting status indicators.
  • Troubleshoot simple programs using ladder instructions of the ControlLogix Programmable Controller.
  • Successfully troubleshoot 5 different scenarios of malfunctioning equipment. Four stations with a laptop, drawing, and a meter. One station with a meter and drawing only.

Program Software

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.



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