How to Program an Allen-Bradley SLC 500 with Rockwell Automation’s RSLogix
Rockwell Automation and its line of Allen-Bradley SLC controllers have been the dominant force in PLCs (programmable logic controllers) for many years. Their influence and market share continue to rise. Hundreds of thousands of processes and machine control applications are controlled by the Rockwell's Allen-Bradley SLC and their RSLogix software.
Understanding how the SLC and RSLogix works is very important to anyone who works with industrial equipment. The right PLC hardware and software training will help you in your current job or help get you the job you want.
Unfortunately, learning how to program an SLC is usually expensive and is normally done on somebody else's schedule.
If you understand how to program an SLC, you can:
• create programs and edit existing programs using RSLogix.
• make yourself worth more to your company.
• communicate your ideas better to your co-workers or your clients.
If you to want to take the quick path to learning RSLogix, this SLC training manual is for you.
This tutorial explains everything you need to know to get a solid understanding of SLCs and provides the most cost-effective RSLogix training available today.
This ebook is more than an introduction to SLCs. It contains real world examples that are a result of 12 years of PLC programming experience. It contains tips and routines you can start using immediately.
To the beginner in RSLogix, it is more valuable than the thick and complex books written by college professors. They cover functions and algorithms you may never use. After wading through one of these, you still might not know how to turn on a motor with an SLC.
"PLC Programming Techniques" makes learning RSLogix easy. And it is written in plain English.
- a software engineer who needs to quickly learn RSLogix
- an engineer in a non-electrical field
- a technician and maintenance person who works with Allen-Bradley equipment
"PLC Programming Techniques" will get you up to speed - fast.
"PLC Programming Techniques" will
• show you how to program an SLC 500, one the most popular PLCs in use today (including the SLC 5/01, SLC 5/02, SLC 5/03, SLC 5/04 and SLC 5/05)
• teach you step by step how to make changes to the ladder logic online
• show you how to get a free version of RSLogix (that's right; free, legal, fully functional version with no expiration date - no strings)
• save you a bunch of money (other PLC courses cost hundreds of dollars)
• save time (this ebook can be read and understood in a few evenings)
• show you how to be comfortable programming a PLC with RSLogix
• teach you how Ladder Logic works in an Allen-Bradley SLC
• allow you to communicate intelligently with others regarding Allen-Bradley PLCs
We don't just tell you what you need to do in RSLogix - we show you a picture.
Actual screen shots are used from RSLogix to show you exactly how to use the software.
Click here to see an excerpt from the book.
This book dozens of screen shots explaining how to:
- install the RSLogix software
- understand Allen-Bradley's unique method of assigning addresses
- use the basic instructions in the SLC set
- insert, edit and modify rungs
- connect to the SLC, download the program and modify the program online.
This book contains 125 pages of text and screen shots to give you what you need to start programming in RSLogix.
Click here to see the Table of Contents for the book.
The best way to learn a new language or piece of software is by looking at a real world example.
"PLC Programming Techniques" uses a batching project to show you how to program. This is a functioning program - the real thing; not just a simulation.
There is a Project Scope included in the book. If you are a consultant or a programmer already, you are familiar with this type of document. It outlines in detail how the completed system must work. It would be your job to write the program and make sure that the system performs indicated in the project scope.
The book takes you through each step of writing the program to meet the specification. you will learn how to interpret words into ladder logic in RSLogix. Here is a diagram and a brief description of the Project Scope that is used in the book.
Three ingredients (city water, ingredient QR and ingredient KM) are added in specified amounts by weight to the Mixing Tank. After all the ingredients have been added to the Mixing Tank, the mixture is blended by running the agitator for a given time. When the blending time is complete, the finished product is pumped to the Filling Lines for bottling and final packaging.
Detailed Sequence of Operations
To begin a new batch, the operator will verify that the “SYSTEM READY” pilot light is on and that the Mixing Tank is ready to receive ingredients.
The operator will then press the “START BATCH” pushbutton to begin the batching process. No further operator input is required.
The “SYSTEM READY” pilot light will turn off.
Automatic valve AV-CW will open. The “ADDING WATER” pilot light will illuminate.
The state of AV-CW will be verified by limit switch LS-CW2. If LS-CW2 is not made within 2 seconds after the valve was told to open, a fault will be generated and the system will shut down. The pilot light “SYSTEM FAULT” PL2 will illuminate indicating that a fault has occurred.
"PLC Programming Techniques" shows the logical progression of the project from:
- understanding the Project Scope
- selecting the right hardware
- configuring the SLC and your personal computer
- programming the logic to meet the specifications in the scope
- going online to verify the operation of the program
- final documentation of the ladder logic
Not only will you get 125 pages of text and images showing you how to program an SLC 500 with RSLogix, you will also get:
• a complete I/O listing in Excel format. You can use this format over and over again on projects of your own
• the actual RSLogix Batching program that is used in the book. This is the file that you would download into an SLC
• a printout of the RSLogix program (with rung cross references and rung comments - 45 pages - PDF format)
• a second printout of the RSLogix program (with no rung cross references or rung comments - 40 pages - PDF format)
This ebook is the result of 12 years of experience in PLC programming, electrical design and engineering.
It summarizes dozens of techniques that are needed to write a solid RSLogix program.
It has easy to understand text with RSLogix routines that can be used again and again.
It will tell you how to install RSLogix, how to write a ladder logic program, how to configure your computer and your SLC so that you can download your ladder logic program.
There is a sample project included that contains a Project Scope. The Project Scope (or Functional Specification, or whatever your company might call it) defines in detail how the system is to operate when the project is finished.
You will learn how to take a Project Scope and turn it into a working PLC program.
It will show you, step by step, how to go online with your SLC to monitor your program to verify your ladder logic and make sure it is functioning properly.
It will show you how to make changes to your program while you are online.
It will show you the keystrokes and mouse movements that you need to know to use RSLogix.
Finally, it provides a number of tips and a Frequently Ask Questions section that will save you hours of frustration.
"I think this book would be useful to anyone who is trying to learn RSLogix - saved me a lot of time."
My company does a lot of long-distance programming for clients. Sometimes all we get is a Project Functional Spec. It was good to see how a document like that is turned into a working program in RSLogix.
Jack Rindell is an Electrical & Software Engineer. He has written many PLC programs used in the food, aviation, health care and automotive industries.
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When you order, you will also receive the ebook "Body Mechanics for Computer Related Duties". This free informative e-pamphlet offers tips and illustrations to help you position yourself in a proper ergonomic manner when you are working on your computer. This helps you to eliminate strain and minimize the chances of repetitive stress injuries. This e-pamphlet normally sells for $5.95, but can be yours free if you purchase "PLC Programming Techniques".
"PLC Programming Techniques" is the fastest and easiest way to learn how to program in RSLogix.
How to Program an Allen-Bradley SLC 500 with Rockwell Automation’s RSLogix
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