461 - PLC Trainer, Basic

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
14" x 20" x 23" (350 x 500 x 580 mm)
28lbs. (12 kg)

Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
15.25" x 23.5" x 31" (385 x 597 x 787mm)
48 lbs (22 kg)

A self-contained PLC training system allowing for self-directed instruction related to the programming and application of industrial PLCs. The basic device includes a brand-name, current-generation PLC, including both DC inputs and outputs.

The system is based on the current-generation, Allen-Bradley©, MicroLogix© 1200 PLC package, and includes many on-board applications, in addition to the capability of connecting to a variety of additional optional external applications.

A combination of on-board lights, switches, on-board applications, as well as external I/O connections, allows the student to develop and test ladder logic programs directly or I combination with many optional realistic applications.

The device allows for convenient connection to PLC Application Modules, PLC Application Panels, Process Control Trainers, Motor and Motor Control Products and other automation-related training products.
16-Gauge, formed-steel mounting frame.
Welded, steel bar mounting base assembly with rubber feet
Convenient DIN-rail PLC mounting.
On-board 110/220 VAC Service outlet (for PC or laptop power)
On-board 24 VDC power supply (1.2 A).
(8) On-board fault insertion switches
On-board applications including; sounder, DC motor, proximity switch, multi-use relay, and traffic light application.
1/8" Aluminum powder-coated and Silk-screened 19" rack-mount panel face.
All steel and aluminum components powder-coated for durability.
Master power switch with provision for lock-out/tag-out.
Pilot light and emergency stop switch.
System push-button circuit breaker.
Eight DC, input switches, including toggle, momentary and latching push-button varieties.
Eight DC output LED lights.
Provision for connection to external applications via banana jack receptacles including:
- 8 DC inputs.
- 8 DC outputs.
(2) 25-pin, D-Sub input/output connectors (DB25).
Provision for accessing optional analog card, Including:
- Four analog input banana jack receptacles.
- Four analog output banana jack receptacles.
Formed-steel, and powder-coated PLC, power supply DIN-rail mounting bracket.
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 assembly, including:
* Provision for connection to110/240 single-phase VAC power.
* (20) standard 24 VDC and (4) fast 24 VDC digital inputs.
* (16) relay outputs.
* RS-232/RS-485 combo serial communication port.
* 20 kHz high-speed counter.
* (2) built-in 3/4-turn digital output potentiometers.
* I/O expansion to up to 136 points in up to 6 modules
Carrying handle.
Provision for direct mounting on related electromechanical bench and workstation products.
Allows for connection to training products relating to process control, motors/motor control, sensors, PLC applications and fluid power.
Crating for shipment via motor freight.
#461-001 - Analog Expansion Card (2 in/2 out)
#461-002 - Ethernet Adapter (2nd party manufacturer)
#464-099 - Heavy-duty, foam-lined reusable carrying case.
#464-450 - PLC Application Panel, BCD/Thumbwheel.
#464-500 - Use/exercise guide (additional).
#464-600 - PLC Application Panel, Elevator.
#464-700 - PLC Application Panel, Pilot Device.
#464-800 - PLC Application Panel, Industrial Sensors.
* Use/Exercise Guide * Power Cord * (16) Banana Jacks of Two Colors. * (4) sample programs.
110/240 VAC 50/60 Hz.
The courseware, useful in both a instructor-led and or a self-directed format, includes one of several optional textbooks, a course guide and hands-on exercises.

Exercises include:

* Review of Electronic Concepts Related to PLCs * Introduction to PLC Components, Terminology, and Applications * Introduction to Numbering Systems Used in PLCs * Understanding Logic Gates * Introduction to Boolean Algebra * Introduction to Veitch Diagrams * Introduction to Ladder Logic * Introduction to the DAC #461 PLC Trainer * Introduction to the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 PLC * Using RSLogix 500 to Program the MicroLogix 1200 * Working with Projects * Using External Input and Output Elements * Using Internal Bits * Using Latching Logic Instructions * Forcing External Bits on the MicroLogix 1200 PLC * Using Timer Instructions * Using Counter Instructions * Using Arithmetic Instructions * Using Jump Instructions * Creating Subroutines * Creating Sequencers


In accordance with DAC’s established policy of continuous improvement, these specifications and product descriptions are subject to change without notice. This information is the latest technical information as of the time of viewing or printing.
This device is being offered for training purposes only, and cannot be used as replacement hardware in actual applications
DAC assumes no liability for injury resulting in the use or misuse of this product.