PLC Technician
Simulation Software

The simulation software, PLCLogix 500 is designed to emulate the Rockwell (Allen Bradley) series of PLCs. This simulation software which includes over 250 pre-built lab projects, allows the student to develop their programming skills, writing, testing, and de-bugging PLC programs. Essentially the PLCLogix 500 simulates the PLC, ladder rung editor and all the electrical components that have, until now, been required to learn PLC programming and operation. The simulation also enables program to be fully tested offline before they are entered and run in an online ‘real-world’ environment removing safety concerns and possible damage to real equipment.

PLCLogix 500 also provides ten interactive 3D animations or “3DWorlds” which emulate a wide range of manufacturing and service applications including;

  • Batch Mixing
  • Bottling Line
  • Dual-Compressor
  • Elevator
  • Moving Car Wash
  • Silo
  • Single-Compressor
  • Stationary Car Wash
  • Traffic Lights
  • Warehouse Door  

A virtual tutor, or wizard, is provided throughout the labs to demonstrate circuit operations, provide trouble-shooting tips and point to various commands and instructions required for specific labs. The wizard will help a student by ‘walking’ them though a lab [project and outlines the objectives of a given task or set of instructions.