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Everything you need to know about being a PLC programmer using RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000

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This course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the core values needed to be able to program, troubleshoot, and have the deepest knowledge of Rockwell Automation PLC controls with RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000. This course starts from scratch and builds up element by element to give the very best detail about PLC controls.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to learn the complete setup of PLC controls in the RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 software
  • Anyone new to PLC programming, some experience, or even a seasoned tech that is just looking for new tips & tricks of automation.
  • Please watch our sample videos to make sure the way we teach is helpful in your journey

Software Used To Teach With:

  • RSLogix 5000
  • Studio 5000
  • RSlinx
  • RSLogix 5000 Emulator
  • Studio 5000 Emulator
  • EasyPLC Machine Simulator

All Programming Topics covered in this course:

  • Ladder Logic
  • Function Block Diagram
  • Structured Text
  • Sequential Function Chart

This has been voted the best course on the internet for detailed Rockwell Automation PLC training and, I highly doubt that there will be anything close to this unless I am the one who makes it. My goal is to continuously raise the bar, and I encourage you to join my journey. Every day is an opportunity to learn something, just 15 minutes a day can make the difference between good to great.

As part of making this course the best, I will be adding videos from time to time to share more knowledge, as it sits right now there are over 24 hours of video training about RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 controls.

I have a very successful YouTube channel about PLC programming and run a website to assist with this effort as well which is Online PLC Support if you were to Google it, using a very effective way to train and share industry secrets that aren't talked about anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The course does release the training material in sections based on when you start, this is designed to help you learn better. If you were to watch all 21 hours of the course at one time then you would miss out on a lot of detailed material so set times have been selected to release based on when you started.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Why is this course better than any other course?
There are several reasons why so let me give you a quick list::
  • No spam emails
  • Better video quality for improved learning
  • Course format
  • No review request so no hassles
  • No social media spam
  • Better training material
But above and beyond all else, Overall 10 times better training quality!
Do you get the software to practice with?
Yes, we provide several options that allow you to use the software to practice & follow along with.
Does the course get updates?
Yes, we strive to stay on the leading edge of technology in efforts to teach the full history of Rockwell Automation software

What is the Curriculum for this PLC Course?

This course starts out first introducing the software that will be used and the differences then quickly jumps into the ladder logic section which has over 9 hours of video training just in the ladder logic section then each of the other sections has between 3 to 5 hours plus bonus training material not found anywhere else.

This starts off at a slow pace to give a beginner-level approach but then rapidly picks up the pace to get the key foundation of programming ladder logic. To give a first-hand view of the course content I have put together a small list of some of the top items that are in this section.

I encourage you to view to full curriculum along with free preview videos at the bottom of this page.

Basic Programming Items that are included:

  • What is RSLogix 5000
  • What is Studio 5000
  • What are the differences?
  • Adding Tasks
  • Timers, On, Off, RET
  • Counters
  • User-Defined Data Types
  • Negate Instruction
  • MOV Instruction
  • Compare and Compute Instructions
  • Indirect Addressing
  • Understanding Indirect Addressing
  • FAL Instruction
  • Alias Bits to real-world I/O Live Example
  • Alias Bits to other bits
  • Import/Export Programs for faster programming
  • GSV for Date and Time
  • Produced and Consumed Data
  • Making an Add-On Instruction
  • JSR Parameter Passing
  • Jump to Label
  • NOP Instruction
  • FIFO Instruction
  • Processor Fault Capturing Routine
  • Checking the CPU Health
  • PID Tuning
  • Flashing Firmware

Allen Bradley Function Block Programming:

  • What is a Function Block
  • Function Block Timers
  • Function Block One-Shot Rising
  • Function Block One-Shot Falling
  • Function Block Count Up
  • Function Block Count Down
  • Function Block Selector Instruction
  • Function Block BAND and NOT Instructions
  • Function Block Add, Sub, Mul Instructions

Allen Bradley Structured Text Programming:

  • IF…THEN…ELSE Intro
  • IF…THEN…ELSE Construct
  • IF…THEN…ELSE First Scan
  • IF…THEN…ELSE Speed Controls
  • CASE Construct
  • WHILE DO Construct
  • FOR DO Construct
  • FOR DO Indirect Addressing

Allen Bradley Sequential Function Chart Programming:

  • SFC Intro
  • SFC Elements
  • SFC Timing
  • SFC Step Through
  • SFC Reset Count
  • SFC Branched Direction Logic
  • SFC Stored Commands
  • SFC Math Example
  • SFC Pause and Reset Instructions
  • SFC JSR for Light
  • SFC Adding Comments
  • SFC Servo Motion Control

Large Scaled Fault Handling System Building For Scada

  • Building The UDT
  • Building The Logic & Testing The System - Caution 1-Hour Training
  • The Final Step - Adding The ALMD Instructions

Servo Inputs & Understanding Servo Registration (Thank You - Bonus)

  • Kinetix 6000 Input Wiring
  • Understanding Servo Registration
  • Servo Registration Example For Product Length

What Are Our Goals?

I will not stop producing videos and training courses until everyone that wants to better themselves has been helped, whether through my free videos on YouTube or through my paid courses that I have made. Feel free to reach out to me if you need to, I will help out in any way that I can.

Here is an example of what I talk a systems tech, knowing this knowledge will produce the best techs out in the industry.

Course Curriculum

  Ladder Logic Programming
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  RSLogix 5000 Add-On Instruction Decryption
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  Converting a FactoryTalk Machine Edition App to a FactoryTalk Site Edition App
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  FactoryTalk Optix HMI Software for Rockwell Automation Industry 4.0
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Your Instructor


My name is Shane Welcher & I have had a career in PLC and HMI programming for over 18 years working with Rockwell Automation software. While over the last 6 years also do free training on my YouTube channel to help people learn how to program.

I use the industry best practices as standards to make things as successful as they can be.

About Me

I have great job at one of the more highly known tissue manufacturers which I am fortunate enough to be mentored by some of the greatest minds in automation to date. From work directly with high up Rockwell engineers to the local engineers where I worked.

Such a great experience, I ended up learning so much that they asked me to make "how-to" documents on how the software worked and the proper best practices for them....a great task to be honored with as it kept me learning.

One of my close (Friend) old coworkers from another job ended up losing his job because the company downsized & he could not find work.
Not because there was no work for him, but because the work that was being offered was wanted programming experience. This ended up costing him just about everything he owned until he found work close to a year later....
A scary place to be, I know.

I wanted to help him so I started teaching him about PLC programming.

I am happy to say he is one of the lead people in controls where he works now after what he learn & the effort he put in, I have to say that I am proud of his achievement. His effort is what made the difference.

Automation is a great field.

This led me to start making YouTube videos about PLC programming with Allen Bradley software so I could help out even more. Two years later I was asked to make PLC & HMI programming courses because everyone wanted a well-structured learning platform.
The lesson my friend learned made me think. I made it my mission to change the way I thought from getting ready to staying ready.

Moving forward every day, trying to be a better version of myself tomorrow than I am today, i hope you do the same.

Being able to make programming courses challenges me to be better each & every video, I highly enjoy helping people so this is why I am still doing this today.

I'm sure that if you have the effort & apply yourself with what you learn here that you will have a great future in the automation field.

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