Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Level 1

Course Description

Real world examples will be used for participants to practice troubleshooting problems that occur with field devices as well as with PLC. Participants attending this workshop will learn how to set up communication with processor, go online with the project, and locate an output that will not generize such as a solenoid or relay. They will then learn how to trace the output through the program to determine root cause of a problem, and find out why the PLC is not calling for the output to energize. During this process, participants will learn about instructions in the PLC, and other troubleshooting tools that are available to minimize downtime.

Topical Outline

  • ControlLogix Hardware System
  • Communication protocols
  • Addressing >
  • Utilize the tag databases
  • Program file structure
  • Documenting a project
  • Searching through a project
  • Utilize available troubleshooting tools
  • Troubleshooting practices
  • Forcing I/O


A basic understanding of electrical principles of voltage, power, current and resistance. Comfortable operating in Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Length

32 hours


Persons completing this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ControlLogix family of processors
  • Demonstrate the ability to install and set-up ControlLogix hardware
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the RSLogix5000 software by creating and modifying ladder logic programs
  • Demonstrate the ability to set-up and connect the computer to the processor for communications
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop ladder logic circuits, prepare and edit instructions, perform search routines, perform backup and restore routines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of timers and counters.
  • Demonstrate how to properly document a project.
  • Demonstrate how to work with file structure
  • Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems presented in the classroom environment.