GuardLogix

Allen Bradley GuardLogix
(Modules 1-2)
Duration: 2 days
Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program a GuardLogix Safety project
Prerequisites: ControlLogix (Modules 1-4)

Course Outline

Module 1

This module introduces safety associations, regulations and standards that have been created for machine safety. Hardware and system components used in a typical GuardLogix system are covered. The many types of safety devices that can be connected to a GuardLogix system including fault detection methods employed by safety PLCs are introduced. Understanding safety device connections, functionality and terminology will in turn help in configuring, programming and troubleshooting a safety PLC. The student should be able to point out the differences between a GuardLogix and a standard ControlLogix application. To conclude the module the use of safety tags and how to map standard tags into safety tags is demonstrated.
Lessons

  1. Safety Standards
  2. System Overview
  3. Safety Devices
  4. Project Overview

Module 2

This module introduces the Guard I/O hardware in more detail. Different configurations and networking options are discussed along with common safety fault detections methods. Information is provided on how to configure Guard I/O modules in RSLogix 5000 using the 1791DS-IB8XOB8 CompactBlock as an example. The student will be able to interpret the operation of programs using safety instructions and troubleshoot a GuardLogix system. Interpreting the LED indicators on GuardLogix processors and Guard I/O modules and the status tags that provide connection and individual point status conclude the module.
Lessons

  1. Guard I/O Hardware
  2. Configuring Guard I/O
  3. Safety Instructions
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. GSV Instruction
  6. Safe Produced Consumed Tags

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