Programming high-end Rockwell PLCs and touchscreen
Advanced PLC programming
Automated production lines can be quite complex to design and assemble, but there is even more to consider. The PLCs that are at the center of all the tasks must be programmed to ensure safe and reliable operation.
Programming a PLC efficiently requires a strong familiarity with the specifics of the programming environment and languages. This is exactly the purpose of the Advanced PLC Training System with high-end products from Rockwell Automation. Students learn how to establish communication, program, and transfer projects to a PLC and a touchscreen.
- This compact system uses Rockwell software and hardware that are used in actual factories.
- Comprehensive curriculum with hands-on exercises accompanies the system.
- The system is mounted in a rugged suitcase with casters for easy transportation and storage.
- The system can be used alone or in conjunction with existing PLC applications from the LV Series.
- Communication between devices is accomplished using either an industrial Ethernet switch, SysLink connectors, or 2-mm jacks.
Interdisciplinary training applications
The exercises provided with the Advanced PLC Training system are inspired by the Traffic Lights, Electro-Pneumatics, and Level Process Control PLC applications from the LabVolt Series. Students can connect these additional components while developing their programs or simulate the inputs and outputs instead. A SysLink interface also allows connection to Modular Production System (MPS®) stations from Festo.
Industrial components of the latest technology
- CompactLogix 5370 controller (1769-L24ER-QBFC1B)
- PanelView Plus 7 graphic terminal
- Stratix 2000 industrial Ethernet switch
- 16 digital inputs
- 16 digital outputs
- 4x universal analog inputs
- 2x configurable analog outputs
- 3x high-speed counters
- 2x high-speed counter output points
- 2x NO push-buttons
- 2x NC push-buttons
- 4x toggle switches
- 2x potentiometers
- 8x indicator lamps
Eight switches allow the addition of electrical faults during troubleshooting exercises.
- Familiarization with Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View Studio2
- Using standard PLC instructions
- Programming in four different IEC 61131 languages with focus on ladder logic
- Designing human-machine interfaces
The system allows students to acquire hands-on experience with industrial control equipment. Realistic examples are used to motivate students. These examples are displayed on the graphic terminal, and correspond to real PLC applications that can be interfaced with the trainer. A student manual is provided, as well as an Instructor guide.
Note: This product is currently not fully compliant with EU directives.