The PACS RX7i/RX3i PLC course familiarizes students with the hardware and logic development tools used to program and maintain a PLC system. Emphasis is given to understanding and operating in the maintenance environment, understanding the available logic debug options, using the ladder logic language option and communicating with RX7i/RX3i PLCs.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this class, you will:

  • Be able to use CIMPLICITY ME software
  • Understand basic PLC communications
  • Be able to connect to PLC via Ethernet
  • Understand basic Ladder Logic functions
  • Be able to make simple program changes
  • Be able to find items in a program
  • Be able to force states and values
  • Be able to Upload/Download programs
  • Be able to use troubleshooting tools


  • Control system architecture
  • Series RX7i or RX3i bBasic system operation
  • System components
  • Machine Edition (ME) software
  • Establish communications to the controller
  • Project, basic configuration
  • Specialty modules
  • Create a new project
  • Ladder Logic program
  • Relay and contact logic elements
  • Timer and counter functions
  • Relational and arithmetic operations
  • Data move and numerical operations
  • Bit operations
  • Advanced programming concepts


24 hours (three days)

This course is designed for electrical technicians, electricians, and programmers beginning to work with PACS PLC.

Software Platform
Course utilizes CIMPLICITY/PROFICY software

Course Material
Each participant will receive their own class binder with all reference material and exercises, so that these can be repeated later.

Hands-On Exercises
Each participant will have the opportunity to work on a training simulator and perform required tasks.

Working knowledge of electromechanical control devices, relay ladder logic and Windows Operating System.