Industrial workforces are being pressured like never before. The systems they must productively design, operate, and maintain are more connected and complex. Roles and responsibilities have expanded, requiring more diverse skillsets. In addition, older workers are moving into retirement, which leaves skills and knowledge gaps. We can provide training where and when needed to help address these issues.

With 250+ standard open enrollment courses at your disposal, your employees will be equipped to realize the full capabilities of Rockwell Automation technologies. Courses are designed to align with specific job functions and focus on relevant job tasks.

2017 Open Enrollment Training Schedule

The cost of unscheduled downtime, safety compliance, and new technology integration can significantly impact productivity. However, many of these issues can be minimized with proper workforce training and development.

To see a full list of training scheduled in the St. Louis region in 2017, please click the link below.

COURSES PRESENTED BY FRENCH GERLEMAN:

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: Function Block Programming (CCP151)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates:  March 23-24, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - Columbia, MO
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

This course is a skill-building course that provides you with the resources and hands-on practice required to program basic ladder logic instructions for any Logix5000 controller.

You will have an opportunity to use the Logix Designer application to perform basic software tasks to meet the requirements of a given functional specification. In addition, you will set up a sequencer to run equipment through a predefined procedure and separate production procedure from equipment control.

Who Should Attend

Programmers who have little or no working experience with controllers, and are responsible for programming Logix5000 controllers using the Logix Designer application, and who need to learn how to draft ladder logic for any application should attend this course.

ControlLogix, FactoryTalk View ME, Kinetix 6000, and PowerFlex40  PowerFlex 40 Fundamentals and Troubleshooting (OEM100)

Class Length: 5 Days
Dates:  March 27-31, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - St. Louis, MO
Cost: $2,590.00

Course Purpose
This course provides you with the skills necessary to maintain and troubleshoot:

  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer® applications that operate on a ControlLogix® platform
  • FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition (ME) applications that run on PanelView™ Plus terminals
  • Kinetix® 6000 motion systems
  • PowerFlex® 40 drives 

You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:

  • Learning basic concepts and terminology used with:
    • ControlLogix hardware, PanelView Plus terminal, Kinetix 6000 systems, and PowerFlex 40 drives
    • Studio 5000 Logix Designer applications
    • FactoryTalk View ME applications
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with controller, I/O, or other hardware issues

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: ControlLogix Fundamentals (CCP146)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates: April 4-5, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - Quincy, IL
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

After completing this course, you should be able to perform basic ControlLogix and Studio 5000 Logix Designer™ tasks, such as:

  • Creating and configuring a project
  • Communicating with a controller

This course will assist you in developing and building a solid foundation with a fundamental knowledge of ControlLogix® and other Logix5000systems.

You will be introduced to basic Logix5000 concepts and terminology, and you will be exposed to Logix5000 system hardware, including hands-on experience with the ControlLogix platform.

You will also have an opportunity to use Studio 5000 Logix Designerapplication to perform basic system configuration tasks.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who have little or no working experience with Logix5000 systems or other programmable controllers should attend this course

Motion Control Fundamentals (CCN130)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates: April 4-5, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - Columbia, MO
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate fundamental motion control concepts common to all Rockwell Automation motion control systems.

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the concepts, terminology, functionality and applications of motion control. In addition, you will also learn how motion control applications function using the concepts and principles discussed in each lesson.

This course will allow you to establish the strong essential foundation you need before learning the skills necessary to maintain and program motion control systems.

This course does not address motion control system design or specific motion control software programming. If you are seeking training in these areas, you should enroll in the relevant Rockwell Automation training courses, making sure you have fulfilled the prerequisites for those courses prior to enrollment.

GuardLogix Application Development and Troubleshooting (LOG104)

Class Length: 3 Days
Dates:  April 4-6, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - St. Louis, MO
Cost: $1,720.00

Course Purpose

This course will assist you in developing and building a solid foundation with a fundamental knowledge of a GuardLogix system. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to efficiently troubleshoot a previously operational GuardLogix system.
You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:

  • Troubleshooting a GuardLogix project:
    • Troubleshooting GuardLogix controller components
    • Troubleshooting and Replacing GuardLogix EtherNet Point I/O safety modules
    • Monitoring safety tag values
  • Learning basic GuardLogix concepts and terminology used with:
    • Controller functionality and circuitry
    • System hardware
    • Logix Designer application
  • Creating and configuring a GuardLogix project:
    • Configuring controller properties
    • Configuring a safety task
    • Configuring produce/consume safety tags to share data over an EtherNet/IP network
  • Adding and configuring EtherNet Point I/O safety modules:
    • Configuring safety I/O data and status information that is displayed in the controller tags
    • Configuring input points and delay times
    • Configuring specific operation of safety and test outputs
  • Generating Safety Signatures and locking/unlocking a GuardLogix controller
  • Programming safety instructions 

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: Function Block Programming (CCP151)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates: April 6-7, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - Quincy, IL
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

This course is a skill-building course that provides you with the resources and hands-on practice required to program basic ladder logic instructions for any Logix5000 controller.

You will have an opportunity to use the Logix Designer application to perform basic software tasks to meet the requirements of a given functional specification. In addition, you will set up a sequencer to run equipment through a predefined procedure and separate production procedure from equipment control.

Who Should Attend

Programmers who have little or no working experience with controllers, and are responsible for programming Logix5000 controllers using the Logix Designer application, and who need to learn how to draft ladder logic for any application should attend this course.

Kinetix 6000 Troubleshooting and Project Interpretation (CCN200)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates: April 6-7, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - Columbia, MO
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

This course is intended to provide you with the skills required to diagnose common problems on a Kinetix 6000 system. During class, you will practice operating and troubleshooting the system through hands-on exercises using the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application.

Building upon the skills developed in the Fundamentals of Motion Control (CCN130) course, you will learn how to maintain and troubleshoot a multi-axis motion control system. You will practice identifying faults related to hardware and software by employing methods such as fault code tables, system LEDs, and other status indicators.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to apply maintenance and troubleshooting techniques to diagnose and correct common problems on a Kinetix 6000 system.

DeviceNet and RSNetWorx™ Configuration and Troubleshooting (CCP164)

Class Length: 3 Days
Dates: April 18-20, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - St. Louis
Cost: $1,720.00

Course Purpose

This course prepares students to successfully design and configure an efficient DeviceNet network using components for the ControlLogixplatform. To meet this objective, students begin by designing a cable system, and then configure a driver, a 1756-DNB scanner module for ControlLogix, and network devices.

This course also prepares students to troubleshoot a malfunctioning DeviceNet network and return it to normal operation with minimum downtime. Students will first verify proper network installation and then perform both hardware and software-based tasks used to isolate DeviceNet problems. Students will also practice the tasks necessary to add and replace network devices.

The specific hardware components used in the course include DeviceNet round and flat cable, taps, connectors, power supplies, scanner modules, and DeviceNet-compatible devices such as photoelectric sensors, operator interfaces, packaged I/O, and drives. The software components include RSNetWorx for DeviceNet, RSLinx®, and RSLogix 5000 software (for ControlLogix systems).

Note: The focus of this course is a DeviceNet network in a ControlLogix system. Please ask for a quote if you need training for DeviceNet and SLC systems.

EtherNet/IP™ Fundamentals and Troubleshooting (CCP180)

Class Length: 1 Day
Dates: April 25, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - St. Louis
Cost: $871.00

Course Purpose

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Assign IP addresses to devices for communications over an EtherNet/IP network
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with devices on an EtherNet/IP network

With this course, you will learn how to use various tools to assign IP addresses, such as BOOTP-DHCP Server software, RSLinx Classic software, and rotary switches.

This course prepares you to effectively resolve issues with communications between a controller and the devices it is controlling. You will troubleshoot an EtherNet/IP network’s media and components, including a Stratix 5700 switch.

You will also have an opportunity to monitor diagnostic information using web-based technologies and modify a web server module’s data views and tag values.

Stratix 5700 Switch Configuration for an EtherNet/IP™ Network (CCP179)

Class Length: 2 Days
Dates: April 26-27, 2017
Location: French Gerleman - St. Louis
Cost: $1,300.00

Course Purpose

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure a Stratix 5700 switch (applicable to the Stratix 8300 and Stratix 8000 switches) for industrial communications over an EtherNet/IP network
  • Monitor switch performance and status
  • Troubleshoot a Stratix 5700 switch

You will learn how to use the Device Manager Web Interface, a graphical device management tool, and Studio 5000 Logix Designer software to configure and monitor the switch.

This course prepares you to effectively secure and limit access to the switch. It also covers one-to-one IP address translation (referred to as Network Address Translation) for segmenting machine-level network devices from the plant network.

You will also have an opportunity to run diagnostic tests to help resolve system and port issues on the switch as well as perform common functions such as resetting the switch.

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