MicroLogix 1000 Migration Options

MicroLogix 1000 to 1200 or Micro830

With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1000’s status has been changed to “End of Life,” many users are asking, “What’s the best Micro to migrate too?” Since there are many Micros to choose from, to answer this question we need to know what is more important to the user: program ... Read More »

MicroLogix 1000 and 1500 End of Life Date Announced

MicroLogix 1000 End of Life Fi

Rockwell Automation has officially listed the “end of life” date for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1500. According to their website, they will cease production of the two oldest MicroLogix models on June 30th, 2017. We first came across this news while reviewing the publically available session materials from Rockwell’s TechED 2015 event. However, Rockwell’s official product ... Read More »

Insights Inbox: I can’t display a popup twice in FactoryTalk View ME

FactoryTalk-View-8-Splash-Fi

In today’s edition of “Insight’s Inbox” we answer a reader’s question on how to display the same FactoryTalk View ME popup graphic display multiple times. Reader Question: I’m using FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and cannot open the same popup graphic display multiple times? Insight’s Answer: In my testing of FactoryTalk View 8.0, the only time I ... Read More »

Should ControlLogix Processors Come With Ethernet On-board?

1756-L5585E-Fi

In Monday’s article here we discussed what appeared to be the premature outing of a new ControlLogix 1756-L85E processor with built-in 1GB Ethernet port. That news brought up the question, do ControlLogix users want processors with built-in Ethernet? At first glace, the obvious answer would be a resounding “YES!” But, could ... Read More »

New 1756-L85E ControlLogix With 1GB Ethernet Port Leaked

1756-L85E Leaked Fi

Last week, as I was looking through the public documents available from Rockwell Automation’s TechED, I came across something very unexpected. On slide four of the “SY15 – Application Code Manager” presentation, there was a 1756-L85E controller listed in the sample project. However, today there is only a 1756-L65 and 1756-L75 available, and neither of those ... Read More »