SLC-500 Introduction

SLC-500 Introduction

(Modules 1-3)      $2085.00 - $2285.00
: 3 days  *This class is scheduled monthly; the 1st week in the west and the 3rd week in the east.
Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program a SLC-500 PLC
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

Course Outline

Module 1

In this module, the students will be introduced to the demo. The fundamental aspects of a SLC500 system are covered followed by an introduction to RSLogix500 software, the programming environment for the processor. Students will receive a basic understanding of a SLC500 project, including an introductory look at routines, data table files, and addressing. An overview of RSLinx software and configuring communication drivers to allow the computer to communicate to the various processors will also be covered. At the end of this module students will be comfortable with I/O Configuration.


  1. Introduction to the Demo
  2. System Overview
  3. RSLogix 500 Overview
  4. RSLinx
  5. Processor Fundamentals
  6. Addressing
  7. I/O Configuration

Module 2

This module starts with an introduction to ladder logic fundamentals. Many of the core instruction sets for the SLC 500 processor are covered including timers, counters and comparison instructions. By the end of the lesson the student should feel comfortable editing ladder logic.


  1. Programming Fundamentals
  2. Bit Instructions
  3. Editing Logic
  4. Timers
  5. Counters
  6. Comparison Instructions

Module 3

This module primarily introduces students to the essential maintenance and troubleshooting related tools available in RSLogix 500 software. The module begins with an overview of the math instructions in the SLC500, and then migrates into maintenance related topics such as searching, monitoring data, and forcing. To conclude the module, students will review some of the tools & skills provided in other sections with a focus on troubleshooting.


  1. Math Instructions
  2. Documentation
  3. Search Techniques
  4. Monitoring Data
  5. Forcing
  6. Troubleshooting


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*This class is scheduled monthly; the 1st week in the west and the 3rd week in the east.

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