Advanced Serial Communications



When: See calendar or contact us to request a date

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (1/2-hour lunch and refreshments will be provided)

Price: $995 Per Student


The course covers the following topics:

    • Serial Comms basics
    • What is ASCII
    • Communicating with the computer serial port
    • Using Windows Hyperterminal
    • Communicating with a serial read device ( Bar Code Reader)
    • Setting up the Bar Code reader
    • Connecting to the PLC serial port
    • Creating a new application
    • Configuring I/O
    • Setting up the PLC serial port in RS5000
    • Communications (ASCII) instructions of the Contrologix controller
    • Getting the data from the Bar Code reader
    • How to store and track data from the Bar Code reader
    • Writing data to a serial data display
    • Communcating to other serial devices
    • Creating a serial comms interface protocol between two serial devices

This hands-on course will allow students to interact through hands-on labs to show real world application of these various serial products. The course assumes that you have had a Contrologix basics class or equivelant hands on experience with ladder logic programming (RSLogix 5000)