Training – an investment in increased productivity

Well-trained specialists operate and maintain your production facilities significantly more safe and efficient.

VDT has always put great emphasis on knowledge transfer. After all, it is not only an important engineering basis, but also the basis for most efficient and safe production operation. Expert seminar leaders with many years for project experience, teach your employees useful automation knowledge about products and technologies from various manufacturers – valuable practical tips included.



Please choose your topic of interest:

RSLogix 5000 for Service/Maintenance / 5 days

RSLogix 5000 for Service/Maintenance

Course duration: 4,5 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

This course covers the topics which are of importance for the servicing and maintenance of the system. The configuration of the hardware, operation of the programming software, data and programme structure of Logix5000 applications and a part of the instruction set of the Logix CPU are imparted. Diagnostic tools are another component of the training. The service case is equally paramount.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to select, replace and configure the ControlLogix hardware.
  • to establish online connections to the ControlLogix system.
  • to programme ControlLogix processors.
  • to use the RSLogix5000 software and other tools for maintenance, monitoring and debugging.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at service and maintenance staff, who work with the ControlLogix/RSLogix5000 system for the first time.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with the Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of the general functionality of SPS systems.
Registration

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E-Mail

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Advanced courses
  • Studio5000 Advanced
  • DeviceNet, ControlNet and EtherNet/IP
  • Studio5000 CIP Motion Basic
Course Goals

Day 1

  • ControlLogix/ FlexLogix/ CompactLogix system overview
  • Initial steps with the RSLogix 5000 software
  • Tag databases
  • Task, Programme, Routines
  • Ladder Editor

Day 2

  • RSLinx configuration
  • Up-/Downloads
  • Off-/Online programming
  • Data exchange with I/O modules
  • Bit instructions, timer and counter
  • Commentaries

Day 3

  • Comparison, transfer, arithmetic commands
  • Cross-reference and search functions

Day 4

  • Working with user-defined tags
  • System variables
  • Programme control
  • Producer/Consumer variables

Day 5 until 12.00h approx.

  • Periodical task and multiple programme
  • Application of software tools (Control Flash an others)
  • Diagnostic tools
RSLogix 5000 Basic Programming / 4 days

RSLogix 5000 Basic Programming

Course duration: 4 days
Course location: Wegberg or Munich, Germany, see course diary

Purpose of the course

This course covers the topics which are of importance for initial project planning and commissioning. The configuration of the hardware, operation of the programming software, data and programme structure of Logix5000 applications and an overview of the instruction set of the Ladder diagram (contact plan) are imparted.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to select and configure the Logix hardware.
  • to establish online connections to the ControlLogix system.
  • to programme Logix processors.
  • to use the RSLogix5000 software for commissioning, monitoring and debugging.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers, commissioning engineers and maintenance staff, who work with the ControlLogix/ Studio5000 system for the first time.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with the Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of the general functionality of SPS systems.
Registration

Would you like to register for a Rockwell Automation training? We look forward to your order:
Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

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[at]

vdt-automation [dot] de



Advanced courses
  • Studio5000 Aufbau
  • DeviceNet, ControlNet und EtherNet/IP
  • Studio5000 CIP Motion
Course Goals

Day 1

  • ControlLogix/ FlexLogix/ CompactLogix system overview
  • Memory organisation (data / programme memory)
  • Initial steps with the Studio5000 software
  • Tag databases
  • Task, Programme, Routines
  • RSLinx configuration
  • Up-/Downloads

Day 2

  • Configuration and data structure of I/O modules
  • Ladder Editor
  • Off-/Online programming
  • Overview of bit / word processing commands

Day 3

  • Working with system variables
  • Database import/export
  • Cross-reference and search functions
  • Periodical task and multiple programmes

Day 4

  • Producer/Consumer tags
  • Converting of PLC 5 / SLC 500 projects
  • Report function
  • SoftwareTools (ControlFlash and others)
RSLogix 5000 Advanced Programming / 4 days

Studio5000 Advanced Programming

Course duration: 4 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

This course imparts further system and programming knowledge based on the courses Studio5000 for Service/ Maintenance or RSLogix5000 Basic Programming. Indirect addressing, array processing, diagnostic commands and the editors for programming with step sequences, structured text and functional blocks are particular topics of this course.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to structure applications in tasks, programmes and routines.
  • to programme routines with parameter transfer.
  • to apply indirect addressing.
  • to programme array and shift commands.
  • to parameterise message commands.
  • to use fault and power-up handlers.
  • to apply editors for SFC, ST and FBD.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers and commissioning engineers who require comprehensive knowledge of the instruction set and programming options of the ControlLogix/Studio5000 system.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Studio5000 Basic Programming or
  • Studio5000 for Service/Maintenance
Registration

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Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
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Advanced courses
  • DeviceNet, ControlNet und EtherNet/IP
  • RSLogix5000 CIP Motion Programming
Course Goals

Day 1

  • Parameterisable jumps
  • Multitasking-programme-control
  • Power Up-/Fault Handler
  • Indirect addressing

Day 2

  • Array-transfer instructions
  • Array-arithmetic/comparisons
  • Array-shift instructions
  • Array-diagnostic commands

Day 3

  • Sequencer
  • Overview of ASCII instructions
  • ControlLogix gateway function
  • Communication with message
  • Programming with function block diagram

Day 4

  • Programming with structured text
  • Programming with sequential function chart
  • Questions & Answers
RSLogix 5000 Intensive / 5 days

Studio5000 Intensive

Course duration: 4,5 days
Course location: Wegberg or Munich, Germany, see course diary

Purpose of the course

This course imparts in concentrated form all required knowledge and skills to programme RSLogix projects. This course addresses the main focus areas of the courses Studio5000 Basic and Advanced Programming in a condensed way.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to select and configure the ControlLogix hardware.
  • to apply RSLinx as communication tool.
  • to use Studio5000 software for project planning, editing, monitoring and transfer of Studio5000 projects.
  • to work with tag databases.
  • to structure applications in tasks, programmes and routines.
  • to apply indirect addressing.
  • to use the instruction set of Logix systems in a targeted way.
  • to use KOP, SFC, STX and FBD editors.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers and project engineers who require comprehensive Studio5000 system knowledge in the shortest time possible.
Due to the high learning pace, the course is only suitable for participants with very good SPS knowledge!

Prior knowledge
  • To be able to complete the course successfully, very good SPS basic knowledge is required.
  • Confident use of Microsoft Windows operating systems is a prerequisite.
Registration

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Advanced courses
  • Studio5000 Advanced Programming
  • DeviceNet, ControlNet and EtherNet/IP
  • Studio5000 CIP Motion Programming
Course Goals

Day 1

  • Hardware system overview
  • Memory structure and memory partitioning
  • Introduction to the RSLinx/ Studio5000 software
  • Tag databases
  • Project structures
  • Ladder Editor
  • Up-/Downloads

Day 2

  • Offline/Online programming
  • I/O configuration
  • Bit instructions/timer/counter
  • Documentation/search function

Day 3

  • Word processing
  • Programme control
  • Producer-Consumer variables
  • Indirect addressing

Day 4

  • System variables
  • Power Up-/Fault Handler
  • Array instructions

Day 5 until 12.00h approx.

  • Message instruction/gateway functions
  • Introduction of SFC, FBD STX editors
FactoryTalk View ME Project Planning / 3 days

FactoryTalk View ME Project Planning

Course duration: 3 days
Course location: Wegberg or Munich, Germany, see course diary

Purpose of the course

FactoryTalk ViewME is an integrated, component-based software product to monitor and control automated plants and processes. This course deals with the FactoryTalk ViewME project structure and describes the technologies used in this product. The course is suitable for participants who design, maintain or modify FactoryTalk ViewME applications.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to use the FactoryTalk View ME project manager.
  • to develop tag databases.
  • to design screens with graphic objects for the visualisation of plants and processes.
  • to apply alarming, trending and data logs.
  • to put projects into operation.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers, commissioning engineers and maintenance staff, who are going to work with the FactoryTalk ViewME visualisation software.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with the Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of the general functionality of SPS systems.
Registration

Would you like to register for a Rockwell Automation training? We look forward to your order:
Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

k.jungmann

[at]

vdt-automation [dot] de



Course Goals

Day 1

  • Introduction of the software FactoryTalk ViewME
  • Installation, activation and start of FactoryTalk ViewME
  • Available help
  • Configuration of the communication
  • Project Creation

Day 2

  • Graphic elements and animation
  • Alarm configuration
  • Configuration of the data logger
  • Trends

Day 3

  • Macros
  • Object, display and global keys
  • Debugging and optimisation
  • Transfer of projects in PanelViewPlus and PanelViewCE
FactoryTalk View SE Administration + Project Planning / 5 days

FACTORYTALK VIEW SE ADMINISTRATION+PROJECT PLANNING

Course duration: 5 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

FactoryTalk ViewSE is an integrated, component-based multi-server multi-client software product to monitor and control automated plants and processes.
This course deals with the requirements and integration of a FactoryTalk ViewSE visualisation system into a Windows-based IT network. The course is suitable for participants who implement, design, maintain or modify FactoryTalk ViewSE systems.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to integrate FactoryTalk ViewSE into a Windows domain.
  • to position and configure the FactoryTalk HMI and data server services.
  • to position and configure redundancy.
  • to configure FactoryTalk ViewSE server and clients.
  • to use FactoryTalk ViewSE studio (project planning environment).
  • to configure communication.
  • to design screens with graphic objects for the visualisation of plants and processes.
  • to apply alarming, activity logs and data logs.
  • to configure FactoryTalk ViewSE server and clients.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers, commissioning engineers and maintenance staff, who are going to work with the FactoryTalk ViewSE visualisation software.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with the Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of Windows domain structures and active directory services is of advantage.
  • Knowledge of the general functionality of SPS systems.
Registration

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Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

k.jungmann

[at]

vdt-automation [dot] de



Course Goals

Day 1

  • Introduction and categorisation of the FactoryTalk ViewSE visualisation software
  • Installation, activation and start of FactoryTalk ViewSE
  • Available help
  • Configuration of a Windows2000 domain

Day 2

  • User administration
  • Safety
  • Back-up and redundancy
  • Debugging and optimisation

Day 3

  • Configuration of the OPC data servers RSLinx
  • Project creation
  • Creation of the tag database and description of the tag monitor

Day 4

  • Graphic elements and animation
  • Alarm configuration
  • Derived tags and events

Day 5

  • Configuration of the data logger
  • Trends
  • Macros
  • Key operation
  • Debugging and optimisation
  • brief outlook on VBA scripting in FactoryTalk ViewSE
DeviceNet Project Planning / 2 days
  • Positioning of DeviceNet within the automation
  • Operating principle of DeviceNet
  • Hard- and software components
  • Network project planning via RSNetworx software
ControlNet Project Planning / 2 days
  • Positioning of ControlNet within the automation
  • Operating prinicple of ControlNet
  • Hard- and software components
  • Network project planning via RSNetworx software
ENet / DNet / CNet for Service / Maintenance /(ENet & DNet 2 days each, CNet 1 day)
  • Positioning of DeviceNet within the automation
  • Operating principle of DeviceNet
  • Hard- and software components
  • Network project planning via RSNetworx software
EtherNet / IP Basic Project Planning without Stratix Switches / 2 days

EtherNet / IP Basic Project Planning without Stratix Switches

Course duration: 2 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

This course is about the application of EtherNet/IP in Studio5000 systems. In addition to ControlLogix-specific realisations, the properties and diagnosis/analysis of network problems are paramount.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to plan and install EtherNet/IP networks.
  • to set the IP configuration of the network participants.
  • to integrate and use the 1756-ENBT and 1756-ENxT(R) module with the Studio5000 software in ControlLogix applications.
  • to programme the data exchange between serveral CPUs and decentralised devices.
  • to use web interfaces for diagnostic purposes.
  • to use packet sniffer and Protocol Analyser as diagnostic tools.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers, commissioning engineers and maintenance staff, who use the EtherNet/IP with the ControlLogix system.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with Windows operating systems
  • Studio5000 Basic Programming, or
  • Studio5000 Advanced Programming, or
  • Studio5000 Intensive, or
  • Studio5000 for Service/Maintenance
Registration

Would you like to register for a Rockwell Automation training? We look forward to your order:
Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

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[at]

vdt-automation [dot] de



Advanced courses
  • EtherNet/IP Advanced Project Planning including Stratix Switches
Course Goals

Day 1

  • Basics of network technology
  • OSI network model
  • Properties of TCP/IP
  • Properties of EtherNet/IP
  • EtherNet/IP hardware and installation
  • CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) encapsulation

Day 2

  • EtherNet/IP integration into ControlLogix projects
  • I/O data exchange via EtherNet/IP
  • Data exchange via MSG instruction
  • Organisation of networks
  • Calculation of network capacities
  • Diagnostic options
EtherNet/IP Advanced Project Planning including Stratix Switches / 2 days

EtherNet/IP Advanced Project Planning including Stratix Switches

Course duration: 2 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

This course includes extended themes on the topic EtherNet/IP. This also includes the configuration of Stratix Switches of the series 8000 and 5700 by means of Device Manager, Cisco Network Assistant, Command Line Interface and Add-On Profile.
In addition, the topics VLAN routing and NAT are part of this course. The organisation of EtherNet/IP networks is also a key topic. A further important component is the network analysis by means of a packet sniffer.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the participant is able:

  • to configure and put into operation Stratix 5700/8000/8300 Switches with Device Manager, Cisco Network Assistant, Command Line Interface and Add-On Profile.
  • to configure and test routing as a function.
  • to apply Network Address Translation.
  • to identify network structures and to use them for the organisation of networks.
  • to record and analyse network traffic by means of a packet sniffer.
  • to conduct a diagnosis of network problems by means of web interfaces.
Who should participate?

This course is aimed at software developers, project engineers, commissioning engineers and maintenance staff, who have already been confronted with EtherNet/IP networks and want to acquire advanced knowledge.

Prior knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of EtherNet/IP networks, or
  • Participation in the course EtherNet/IP Basic Project Planning, or
  • Participation in the course EtherNet/IP for Service/Maintenance
Registration

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Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

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Course Goals

Day 1

  • Implementation of the express setup for Stratix 5700/8000 Switches
  • Configuration of the Switches with Device Manager
  • VLAN configuration
  • DHCP persistence configuration
  • Network Address Translation
  • Networking of Switches and design recommendations

Day 2

  • Application of CNA, Add-On Profile and Command Line Interface for configuration
  • Routing functionality with Layer 3 Switches
  • Backup/Restore of Switch configurations
  • Monitoring of Switch status and performance
  • Error diagnosis
  • Implementation of firmware updates
GuardLogix / Safety Project Planning / 2 days

GuardLogix Project Planning

Course duration: 2 days
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

In this course, participants can deepen their knowledge of GuardLogix systems. You receive an introduction into the hardware and software components, functionality, terminology and safety standards of the GuardLogix system. You learn how to programme safety instructions using RSLogixTM 5000 software.
You can configure CompactBlock I/OTM safety modules in practical application. In addition, you apply RSNetWorxTM for DeviceNetTM software to process CompactBlock I/O safety data. Furthermore, you deepen your knowledge about sending safety data via an EtherNet/IPTM networks under application of producer-and-consumer technology. The participants also learn how to lock a GuardLogix control to protect the safety control component against modification.

Who should participate?

The course is aimed at maintenance staff, technicians, commission engineers and project planners, who develop RSLogix5000 projects for GuardLogix controls.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of data structures of Rockwell Automation SPS systems
  • RSLogix5000 Basic Programming, or
  • RSLogix5000 Advanced Programming, or
  • RSLogix5000 Intensive, or
  • RSLogix5000 for Service/Maintenance
Registration

Would you like to register for a Rockwell Automation training? We look forward to your order:
Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

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Course Goals

Day 1

  • Understanding the safety guidelines of a GuardLogix system
  • Identification of the hardware components of the GuardLogix system
  • Understanding the functionality of a GuardLogix system
  • Creation of a new GuardLogix project using RSLogix5000 software
  • Configuration of CompactBlock I/O safety modules for a GuardLogix project using RSLogix5000 software

Day 2

  • Mapping of status and diagnosis data of the Safety I/O modules using RSNetWorx for DeviceNet software
  • Programming of RSLogix5000 Ladder Logic as part of a GuardLogix safety measure
  • Configuration of a GuardLogix control for the preparation and processing of safety data via EtherNet/IP
  • Configuration of safety options of the GuardLogix control
GuardLogix for Service / Maintenance / 2 days

GuardLogix for Service / Maintenance

Course duration: 1 day
Course location: Wegberg, Germany

Purpose of the course

This course conveys the required knowledge and offers practical training to solve errors efficiently in a previously operational GuardLogix system. You will be introduced to the hard- and software components of a GuardLogix system, their functionality, the terminology and safety standards. You will also gather experience in the implementation of safety instructions in the application of the RSLogixTM 5000 software.
You will conduct practical exercises for the debugging of GuardLogix system components and I/O safety modules.
You gather experience in monitoring of variable values and identification of E/A variables. In addition, you learn what to consider in the exchange of safety components.

Who should participate?

This course is aimed at people who are responsible for the monitoring and debugging of RSLogix5000 projects for GuardLogix controls.

Prior knowledge

To be able to complete the course successfully, the following prior knowledge is required:

  • Basic knowledge of working with Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of data structures of Rockwell Automation SPS systems
  • RSLogix5000 Basic Programming, or
  • RSLogix5000 Advanced Programming, or
  • RSLogix5000 Intensive, or
  • RSLogix5000 for Service/Maintenance
Registration

Would you like to register for a Rockwell Automation training? We look forward to your order:
Telefon +49 (0)211 41553 620
Fax +49 (0)211 41553 220
E-Mail

k.jungmann

[at]

vdt-automation [dot] de



Course Goals
  • Basics: Safety function of the GuardLogix control
  • GuardLogix hardware and project components
  • GuardLogix safety signatures and safety states locking/unlocking
  • Up- and download of a GuardLogix project
  • Debugging and exchange of GuardLogix system components
  • Debugging and exchange of I/O safety modules
  • Implementation of safety instructions in a GuardLogix project

Global Flexible Assembly Configuration System for GM Powertrain production lines

Comprises of standardised harware with Rockwell PLC (Controllogix), HMI components, standard CLX application software, and server-based configuration tool by eFlex.

  • General GFACS overview of the used hard- and software components
  • Basic terms and handling of the eFlex (eFacs) configuration tool
  • eFlex "task" configuration examples for a MWS (Manual Work Station)
  • Introduction of the standard CLX programme for a MWS, structure and AOIs
  • Download of the configuration data into the CLX
  • Interface eFlex Controllogix (e.g. configuration and model tag)
  • CLX programme sequence, reading of the RFID data carrier, task sequencing, writing of the task status on RFID data carriers, etc.
  • Brief overview of the HMI-Screens of a team HMI for MWS

Networks Training

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why Ethernet, historically, hasn’t been considered as a controls system network.
  • Explain the features of an Ethernet/IP network that makes it suitable for controls.
  • Explain the benefits of an Ethernet/IP network.
  • Explain how to install a phase 1 Ethernet/IP network.Understand how network management software to troubleshoot network performance.
  • Explain how to utilize network management software to troubleshoot network performance.
  • Explain how to replace switches and cables.
  • Explain how to identify and solve cable related problems

GCCS-2

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of the global standard controls.
  • Add programs and routines to the logic
  • Name the two levels of tags
  • Identify the importance of aliases and their use
  • Utilize Tag alias • Identify the importance of modular software design
  • Create cell and station overviews • Prepare files for transfer to Siemens HMI
  • Transfer application to Siemens
  • Use GCCS-1 standards to create names
  • Delete programs
  • Program alarms and prompts.
  • Add items and groups to the scroll list
  • Configure and debug DeviceNet networks

Tailored training for your requirements!

In collaboration with you, our competent trainers put together sensible training content, select suitable training methods and thereby enhance the motivation of the trainees. The trainings can be held in our conveniently situated and quiet VDT training centres. They offer a pleasant atmosphere and the latest technology. We can, of course, conduct your individual training in your own facilities – globally and at a freely selectable date.


SPS

Communication and networks

Visualisation systems

User interfaces

 

industrial software

Axis control

Safety technology

Drive systems



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CONTACT PERSON

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