SLC 500 Control System – All You Need To Know

28th February 2014 | Posted by Charlotte Miskell

With 100s upon thousands of systems installed globally, the Allen Bradley SLC 500 control system is at the heart of countless Programmable Logic Control applications.

This is one of the most versatile PLC Platforms in the industry, thanks to hundreds of I/O and processor options.

SLC 500 processors come in a range of different functional designs, suitable for connection to variety of networks.


  • Modularity— A configurable and expandable system is allowed for thanks to modular processors, power supplies, memory options, and communication interfaces – all of which are highly customisable and configurable.
  • Quick delivery of messages — This system allows for super quick message delivery between networks, links within networks as well as any modules across the backplane.
  • Compact design— It’s ingenious design means it requires limited panel space.
  • Each and every SLC 500 part undergoes rigorous testing and assurance process to ensure the SLC 500 system works the first time and provides a reliable and dependable service for years to come.

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