What Will You Get From This Course?

This is Part 1 of the 4-part series of my step-by-step tutorials on PLC programming for beginners and advanced learners alike. This Part 1 and the acompanying 53 demo videos cover the fundamental knowledge you need to start writing your very first ladder logic program on RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000. Also covered are some advanced topics of PLCs you need to learn to become an expert in PLC programming.

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  • Software Foundation - Getting Started with PLC Programming
    How to download RSLogix500, RSLinx and Emulate 500 from Rockwell Automation, and getting started with RSLogix500 on an actual MicroLogix 1100 PLC.
  • Hardware Foundation - Getting started with ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix & Other Control Systems Hardware
    Overview of Chassis & Power Supply, 1756-EN2T EtherNet_IP Adapter, Input & Output Modules, Chassis Assembly and more.
  • Software Development in RSLogix 5000 & Studio 5000 Ladder Logic
    How to download firmware, RSLinx Classic setup and drivers, PLC firmware flashing, routines in RSLogix 5000, rung structuring and programming Instructions (XIC, XIO & OTE).
  • Practical Projects for Hands-on Practice
    3-button and 3-light control system, tank filling mini project, various programming instructions, such as count up/down, retentive time-on, masked equals, modulo, compute and bit shifts.
  • Advanced PLC Programming Topics
    FOR loop development, PLC forces, implementing add-On instructions in Studio 5000, and input/output buffering.
  • Large PLC Programming Projects - PLC-HMI Street Traffic Light System
    Initial setup, hand-shaking logic & HMI interface tags, initial HMI screen development & animations, HMI screen layout & design, and more.

 

Who Can Take This Course?

You can take this course if you are one of the following people:

  1. Electrical/Electronic and Control Systems engineers
  2. Automation professionals
  3. Instrumentation technicians
  4. Electricians
  5. Computer scientists/students
  6. Someone looking to acquire good knowledge of PLC programming to take their career to the next level

 

Short Table of Contents


  • 1. Software Foundation: Getting Started with PLC Programming.
  • 2. Hardware Foundation: ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix & Other Control Systems Hardware.
  • 3. Software Development & Practical Challenges in RSLogix 5000 & Studio 5000 Ladder Logic.
  • 4. Advanced PLC Programming Topics.
  • 5. Large PLC Programming Project: PLC-HMI Street Traffic Light System.
  • 6. How to Download the Demo Videos, PLC Programs (Codes) & Demo edition of RSLogix 5000 / Studio 5000 Logix Designer.
  • 7. How to Get Further Help.

Full Table of Contents

About the Author
How this Book can Help You
How to Use the Demo Videos & PLC Programs

1. Software Foundation: Getting Started with PLC Programming
1.1. How to Download Free RSLogix Micro Starter Lite Package from Rockwell Automation
1.2. How to Launch RSLogix 500 for Creating PLC Programs
1.2.1. How to Install & Configure Your RSLogix Micro Starter Lite Platform
1.2.2. How to Configure RSLinx
1.3. Getting Started with RSLogix500 on an Actual MicroLogix 1100 PLC

2. Hardware Foundation: ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix & Other Control Systems Hardware
2.1. Introduction to PLC Hardware
2.2. ControlLogix - Chassis & Power Supply Overview
2.3. ControlLogix - PLC 1756-L61 Overview
2.4. ControlLogix - 1756-EN2T EtherNet_IP Adapter Overview
2.5. ControlLogix - Input & Output Modules - Analog, Digital, AC & DC Overview
2.6. ControlLogix - Chassis Assembly & Power ON - Analog, Digital, AC & DC Overview
2.7. CompactLogix - Platform Overview - Analog, Digital, AC & DC Overview

3. Software Development in RSLogix 5000 & Studio 5000 Ladder Logic
3.1. Introduction to Software Development
3.2. How to Download Firmware from Rockwell Compatibility Center
3.3. RSLinx Classic Setup & Drivers
3.4. RSLogix 5000 & Studio 5000 Firmware-Software Revisions
3.5. PLC Firmware Flashing, First Program Creation & Online Connection

3.6. Getting Started with the Basics: Routines in RSLogix 5000
3.7. How to Build Rungs & Understand the Principles of Ladder Logic Structures
3.8. Good Practices of Structuring Rungs: Leaving Rung & Tag Level Comments
3.9. Programming Instructions: XIC & XIO - Examine If Closed & Examine If Opened
3.10. Programming Instructions: OTE - Output Energize

3.11. Practical Challenge 1: 3 Buttons & 3 Lights Control System (Output Latch - OTL & Output Unlatch - OTU)
3.12. Programming Instruction: One Short (ONS)
3.13. Programming Instruction: One Shot Rising (OSR) & One Shot Falling (OSF)
3.14. Programming Instructions: Timer ON (TON)
3.15. Programming Instructions: Timer OFF (TOF)

3.16. Practical Challenge 2: Tank Filling Mini-Project (HMI-PLC Development, Part 1)
3.17. Practical Challenge 2: Tank Filling Mini-Project (HMI-PLC Development, Part 2)
3.18. Practical Challenge 2: Tank Filling Mini-Project (HMI-PLC Development, Part 3)
3.19. Practical Challenge 2: Tank Filling Mini-Project (HMI-PLC Development, Part 4)
3.20. Programming Instructions: Count UP (CTU)

3.21. Programming Instructions: Count Down (CTD)
3.22. Programming Instructions: Retentive Time ON (RTO)
3.23. Programming Instructions: Equals (EQU) & Not Equals (NEQ)
3.24. Programming Instructions: Greater Than (GRT) & Less Than (LES)
3.25. Programming Instructions: Limit Test (LIM)
3.26. Programming Instructions: Addition (ADD) & Subtraction (SUB)

3.27. Programming Instructions: Masked Equals (MEQ) - Part 1
3.28. Programming Instructions: Masked Equals (MEQ) - Part 2
3.29. Programming Instructions: Multiply (MUL) & Divide (DIV)
3.30. Programming Instructions: Modulo (MOD)
3.31. Programming Instructions: Compute (CPT)
3.32. Programming Instructions: Bit Shift Left (BSL) in RSLogix 500
3.33. Programming Instructions: Bit Shift Right (BSR) in RSLogix 500

4. Advanced PLC Programming Topics
4.1. PLC Programming Instructions: FOR Loop Development
4.2. PLC Forces - What you Need to Know
4.3. Implementing Add-On Instructions in Studio 5000
4.4. Input/output Buffering: Best Practices for PLC Inputs & Outputs

5. Large PLC Programming Project - PLC-HMI Street Traffic Light System
5.1. Initial Setup for Green, Yellow & Red Lights Logic - Part 1
5.2. Hand-Shaking Logic & HMI Interface Tags - Part 2
5.3. Initial HMI Screen Development & Animations - Part 3
5.4. HMI Screen Layout & Design - Part 4
5.5. HMI Control System Development - Part 5
5.6. Control System Display Development, Numeric Entries & Displays - Part 6
5.7. Adding Physical Inputs & Outputs for the System Programming Tags to Handle Local I/O - Part 7
5.8. System Fault Handling Implementation - Part 8

6. How to Download the Demo Videos, PLC Programs (Codes) & Demo Editions of RSLogix 5000 / Studio 5000 Logix Designer

7. How to Get Further Help
7.1. More Helpful Resources


 

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About The Author

A. B. Lawal is a Control Systems engineer, Systems Integrator and a Content Creator. He has worked with over a thousand clients across business sectors, mostly the PLC automation industry. He has written numerous books and articles for higher education institutions.

He has over 15 years of experience in Control Systems Engineering. He has had the opportunity to work within world class organizations such as Kraft Heinz, Procter & Gamble and Post Holdings.