Seminar Overview

In the field of equipment maintenance, installation or modification, the ability to understand and work confidently on programmable logic controllers is a must. This course is designed to introduce technicians to the AB ControlLogix™ system architecture and the software that controls it.

Understanding the basic hardware associated with a system including input modules and output modules and how they are configured is a key component to being able to troubleshoot a PLC controlled machine. Beyond the hardware side you will learn how to communicate with the ControlLogix™ system and how to upload and download projects with a complete understanding of the different CPU modes.

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Discussion Topics

ControlLogix™ System Fundamentals

  • Introduction to ControlLogix ™
  • ControlLogix ™ Architecture
  • System Overview
  • Project Organization
  • Operator interfaces


  • RSLinx
  • Configuring Ethernet Modules
  • Communication Networks
  • Network Addressing
  • CPU Modes
  • Uploading Projects
  • Downloading Projects

ControlLogix™ Hardware

  • Input Modules
  • Output Modules
  • CPU
  • Communication Modules
  • Digital vs. Analog
  • Remote I/O

Program Management

  • Numbering Systems
  • ControlLogix™ I/O
  • Addressing Relay Type Instructions
  • Ladder Logic Basics
  • Timers
  • Counters
  • Comparison Instructions
  • Creating and monitoring tags
  • Rung documentation
  • Configuring I/O


  • Documentation
  • Proper troubleshooting technique
  • Searching and Cross Reference
  • Status Light Indicators
  • Input/Output Troubleshooting
  • Safely working with Forces

Software Resources and Applications

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8  Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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