Allen-Bradley DeviceNet Communications

Course Description

This 16-hour training program will familiarize the participant with DeviceNet Hardware/Software, and how they interface with the Allen- Bradley PLC-5. Each participant will be required to set up a network, add devices to the network and troubleshoot these devices using the required software.

Topical Outline

  • DeviceNet Hardware
  • DeviceNet Software
  • DeviceNet Syatem
  • Troubleshooting

Supported Hardware & Software

This course can be delivered utilizing Alen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC-5 or SLC 500 programmable controller hardware platforms. The course can be delivered either RS Networx for DeviceNet or DeviceNet Manager software.


Personnel enrolled in this workshop should have completed the Allen- Bradley PLC-5 Level 1 and PLC-5 Level 2 or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge by achieving an acceptable score on a placement exam.

Course Length

16 hours




Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Identify hardware components of a DeviceNet System
  • Identify appropriate taps, connectors, power supplies and cables
  • Determine the cause of cable system faults
  • Connect to the network to configure and troubleshoot devices
  • Use RS Networx Software to configure a DeviceNet Network
  • Verify the proper operation of the network
  • Map a 1771 SDN Scanner’s data table
  • Interpret and modify and modify scan list