Hands-On Training

SLC 500 Processors & RSLogix 500 Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Course Number-CCPS43

Course Purpose:

This skill-building course provides you with the necessary practice needed to interpret, isolate, and diagnose common hardware problems related to noise, power, and discrete and analog I/O. In troubleshooting scenarios, you will be introduced to basic ladder logic interpretation, which is applied to diagnostic tasks. You will practice these diagnostic skills by tracing through ladder logic instructions in an RSLogix 500® project. An integrated practice of multiple troubleshooting skills completes the training.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting advanced SLC 500 applications using RSLogix 500® software should attend this course.


To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:
• Experience maintaining electrically controlled systems
• Working knowledge of programmable controllers or completion of the PLC-5/SLC 500 and RSLogix Fundamentals (Course No. CCP122)
• Experience operating a personal computer within a Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT, or Windows XP environment

Course Agenda

Day 1-4

• Identifying SLC 500 System Components
• Getting Started with RSLogix 500 Software
• Communicating with a SLC 500 Processor
• Identifying Memory Layout and SLC 500 System Addresses
• Monitoring and Entering Data
• Interpreting Bit Instructions
• Editing Ladder Logic
• Documenting an RSLogix 500 Project
• Searching Ladder Logic
• Interpreting Timer and Counter Instructions
• Integrated Practice: Tracing Through Ladder Logic

• Interpreting Comparison Instructions
• Interpreting Data Handling Instructions
• Interpreting Program Control Instructions
• Configuring and Previewing a Project Report
• Creating a Histogram
• Forcing Inputs and Outputs
• Troubleshooting Noise-Related Problems
• Troubleshooting Processor and Power Supply Problems
• Troubleshooting Discrete I/O Problems
• Troubleshooting Analog I/O Problems
• Integrated Practice: Maintaining and Troubleshooting an SLC 500 System

Kirby Risk Training Cancellation Policy

 If you cannot attend the above class as scheduled, notify your Kirby Risk sales representative or Sophie Dillman at smdillman@kirbyrisk.com as soon as possible. If the enrollment is cancelled more than 16 days before the scheduled start of the event, 100% of the tuition will be refunded. If cancelled 16 to 8 days before the scheduled start of the event, 50% of the full tuition amount will be billed for standard enrollments. Cancellations received 7 days before the start of the event will be charged the full tuition. If a student fails to appear for a scheduled class, full tuition will be charged.