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Analog Sensor & Signal Integration into Allen Bradley RSLogix / Studio 5000

Learn how to work with current (4-20ma) and voltage (0-10VDC) analog signals using two different sensors and integrating them into an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC running RSLogix/Studio 5000

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About This Course

Analog signals play an important role in every manufacturing operation. They are used for distance, pressure, weight, speed, and much more. In this course, we will explore two main analog signal types: current and voltage.

By integrating IFM and KEYENCE sensors into an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC, we’re going to learn about the steps required to set up the hardware and configure the software for reading and scaling analog values.

The class assumes no prior knowledge of hardware or software, although some familiarity with RSLogix 5000 will help as no emphasis is placed on basic instructions. The students are exposed to working with 4-20mA signals (most common), followed by 0-10VDC signals. We’re also diving into the datasheets of every device in order to figure out which settings to use on the device and PLC side.

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand how to work with current and voltage-based signals.
  2. Investigate and learn how to read datasheets and configure IFM and KEYENCE analog sensors.

Who this course is for:

  1. Electrical Technicians
  2. Electrical Engineers
  3. Operators
  4. Electricians
  5. Maintenance Supervisors
  6. Anyone interested in manufacturing automation systems

Course Outline

Section 1

Introduction & Materials

  • ► Class Introduction | 2:59
  • ► Hardware Overview | 5:44
  • ⇥ Start Supporting Documentation
Section 2

Working with Current Analog Signals Using an IFM Distance Sensor

  • ► Start Sensor Wiring | 6:25
  • ► Start IFM Sensor & Datasheet Walkthrough | 13:56
  • ► Start PLC Setup & New Program | 14:47
  • ► Start Analog 4-20mA Input Wiring | 8:19
  • ► Start Analog Input Scaling [Part 1 / 2] | 10:23
  • ► Start Analog Input Scaling [Part 2 / 2] | 6:27
  • ✓ Review Quiz
Section 3

Working with Voltage Analog Signals Using an IFM Distance Sensor

  • ► Start Introduction to Voltage vs Current & Choosing What's Right for Your Application | 4:07
  • ► Start Voltage based Analog Input Scaling | 4:45
  • ✓ Review Quiz
Section 4

Working with Voltage Analog Signals Using an IFM Distance Sensor

  • ► Start Keyence Sensor Wiring & Initialization | 8:52
  • ► Start Keyence Sensor Analog Input Configuration & Scaling | 5:22
  • ✓ Review Quiz
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Vladimir Romanov

Vladimir Romanov is an Electrical Engineer with a focus on Industrial Automation & Controls. He worked at Procter & Gamble, Kraft Heinz as well as Post Holdings where he executed and lead projects ranging from equipment upgrades to full facility upgrades, installations, VATs, etc. His primary technology focus has been on Allen Bradley equipment.

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  • Access to the course
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  • Certificate of completion

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