Students who take this course must be familiar with the ControlLogix processor. A previous ControlLogix course is highly recommended.
RSNetworx for Ethernet with RSLogix 5000 software for ControlLogix
This is an excellent course for those who will be working with Ethernet systems. More systems are continuously being migrated to Ethernet for both PLC to PLC Networking, and I/O Networks. Students who attend this course will become familiar with the IP addressing Scheme, network specifications, and troubleshooting Ethernet systems. They will also learn about the DNS system, and how it can help to clarify communication with Ethernet devices when used properly.
Review ControlLogix Hardware
Introduction to Ethernet
Addressing over Ethernet
Differences between Ethernet/IP and TCP/IP
Utilize the BootP utility to set up field devices
View field device parameters using a web browser
Establish a communication path to the field device (from the PLC)
Utilize the Ethernet I/O in a program
Set up Producer/Consumer communication between PLC’s
Utilize the message instruction to send data over Ethernet
Practice troubleshooting I/O problems over Ethernet