Control Concepts provides factory-authorized repair service 24/7 for all your Allen-Bradley repair needs.

We have over 30 years of experience in Allen Bradley repair, service, and support. Our knowledge of AB industrial devices is extensive, and we’ll treat your emergency breakdown with the urgency you deserve.

About Allen-Bradley 

Allen-Bradley is recognized for excellence and innovation in the automation industrial and integrated control systems sector. It is now a Rockwell Automation flagship brand, one of the most recognized and reliable brands in the industry. 

Allen-Bradley was founded initially by Lynde Bradley in 1903 with the financial backing of investor Dr. Stanton Allen. The organization was eventually named the Allen-Bradley Company. Allen-Bradley began producing programmable logic controllers when inventor Odo Josef Struger came to work for them. Struger is often referred to as the father of the PLC, an acronym he helped introduce.

What Is a Programmable Logic Controller?

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a miniature industrial computer (CPU) that contains the hardware and software for automating industrial electromechanical processes running the machinery in factory assembly lines, amusement rides, and food processing.

You can program multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs (I/O interface system) with…

  • Extended temperature ranges
  • Immunity to electrical noise
  • Resistance to vibration and impact

PLCs Run a Four-Step Operational Process in a Repeating Loop

  1. Input scan: looks for all connected input devices
  2. Program scan: executes user-created program logic
  3. Output scan: runs or shuts off all connected output devices
  4. Housekeeping: communicates with programming devices and performs internal diagnostics

What Can You Attach to a PLC?

All types of sensors and output devices. For example:

  • Proximity or photoelectric sensors
  • Limit switches
  • Pushbuttons

Choosing a Controller

Select the right controller for the job by determining ahead of time what you need your system to do and the specifics about the system itself.

Here are just a few of the questions to ask when deciding on a controller for your next system.

  • Is it a new system or an existing one? How old is it?
  • What is the environment like where the system will be installed? Is it hot, dusty, or full of vibration?
  • How many discrete devices does your system have? Are the AC or DC components?
  • How many analog devices are there?
  • Will your system require any special features such as a real-time clock or high-end positioning?
  • How much memory does the CPU need to run the system efficiently?
  • Where will the I/O be located? Will it be local only or local and remote?
  • Will the controller be communicating with other systems or networks? Will it need to communicate with field devices?
  • Does your system require traditional programming instructions, or are special instructions needed?

Each of these questions examines a distinct set of requirements to guide you to the right controller for the job.

Allen-Bradley Products

Allen-Bradley manufactures scalable, multi-use, and information-enabled programmable automation controllers (PACs) to meet simple to complex application requirements. These multi-disciplinary control solutions were built with a focus on controllers and I/O. 

AB produces high-performing products used in the oil and gas, food and beverage, and life sciences industries, among others. These products include:

  • PLCs - programmable logic controllers
  • PACs - programmable automation controllers
  • I/O modules
  • Motion controls
  • Drives and drive systems

Some of the PLCs we repair and service include:

  • Powerflex drives
  • Panelview operator interfaces
  • Kinetix and Ultra-Servo drives
  • SLC (Small Logic Controller) 500 family
  • MicroLogix 1000 through 5000
  • CompactLogix 
  • ControlLogix
  • Flex I/O, Point I/O, and Block I/O

If you don’t see yours on the list, give us a call. We handle more products than we can list.

Typical Repair Requests

Of our PLC repair requests, customers often report:

  • No communication 
  • No I/O indicators
  • “Alarm” indicator
  • I/O failure
  • “No power” indicator
  • “No run light” indicator

Our test equipment can run all input-output modules through their operations, including analog input/output, digital input/output, communications, ASCII, or special function modules. All PLCs and modules are thoroughly tested over their full functional range.

Control Concepts provides 24/7 service and support. Call us for more information or to schedule service.