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Compact Basics Level 1 & 2

Original price was: $199.00.Current price is: $149.99.

Learn to setup, use, and program the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Small Programmable Automation Controller.


Learn to confidently setup, program, and troubleshoot CompactLogix PACs with Compact Basics Extended Edition

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars and several days in a classroom to learn how to use, program, and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley’s CompactLogix Programmable Controllers. All you need is some basic PLC knowledge, a Windows PC, and our affordable Compact Basics Online Course.

Compact Basics is the perfect online course for electricians, technicians, and engineers who understand the difference between a bit, byte and word, and can read basic ladder logic, and now want to learn to setup, program, and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley’s line of CompactLogix programmable controllers.

Taught by a factory certified PLC specialist with over thirty years of experience, and has used every CompactLogix model released, this course you will learn everything you need to know to get started using Rockwell’s CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controllers with confidence.

Unlike other vendor’s courses that only become available after you purchase their expensive hardware or trainers, our Compact Basic courses doesn’t require you to purchase any additional parts as we show you how to get a thirty day trail copy of Allen-Bradley’s PAC Programming and Emulation software, Studio 5000 and Emulate 5000, to use with this course.

And for those who’d prefer to learn with a physical CompactLogix, we also cover which Controllers and Cables work best and why, as well as how to set them up and program them. We even provide you with an overview of every CompactLogix controller, detailed step by step instructions on how to connect to each, and a list of components and devices used to build the affordable, homemade PLC trainer we use in this course.

Unlike other companies whose job is done once the sale is complete, we’re committed to your success and actively encourage students to post questions in the lesson discussion area. Our expert instructors visit The Automation School each weekday to support and answer student questions.

We also invite you to come back and retake any lesson as the need arises, which is made possible by the fact that none of our course come with an expiration date.

And when you finish your course and pass all the quizzes, you’ll also be rewarded with an official Completion Certificate from from The Automation School that lists the Professional Development Hours you’ve earned by completing all of the course content.

Standard Edition Topics:

Below is a summary of the topics covered, and a complete lesson listing is also available in a following section:

  • Understanding the design and different models of CompactLogix
  • The difference between RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000
  • How to size a system and choose components
  • How to configure Controllers, I/O, and Communications
  • How to setup Ethernet, Serial DF1, and USB drivers in RSLinx Classic
  • How to setup, configure, and edit RSLogix/Studio 5000 projects
  • How to add, edit, and test Local I/O, and Distributed Ethernet I/O
  • Understanding Controller and Program tags
  • How to create and edit Tags and Aliases
  • How to setup, configure and edit Tasks, Programs, and Routines
  • Understanding how Ladder Logic differs in CompactLogix when compared with other A-B PLCs
  • How to create, test, run, and troubleshoot Ladder Diagram Routines.

Extended Edition Topics:

  • Understanding Function Block Diagrams (FBD,) and how they Execute
  • How to create, test, run, and troubleshoot Function Block Diagrams
  • How to create a FBD Material Sensing Routine
  • How to create a FBD Maintenance Routine
  • How to create FBD Alarm Routines
  • How to use Trends to monitor process variables
  • Understanding Structured Text Routines and how they Execute
  • Future – How to create, test, run, and troubleshoot Structured Text Routines
  • Future – How to create, test, and run Sequential Function Chart Routines
  • Future – Duplicate & Re-use Code
  • Future – Add-on Instructions (AOI), Download, Create, User
  • Future – Produced & Consumed Tags, Message PLCs
  • Future – VFD Integration, Using FBD for VFD Control
  • Future – HMI Integration

Who should take this course:

Anyone who has some PLC experience and would like to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix line of Programmable Automation Controllers.