The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ Logix blogs

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Welcome to the first article in our “Best of 2014” series.

Today we’ll list the seven most popular CompactLogix and ControlLogix blogs of 2014.

As we mentioned in last year’s best of, please keep in mind that older blogs have a distinct advantage since they’ve been around much longer than newer ones.

So it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few of our “Best of 2013” blogs (PLC, HMI, Misc,) return again on this years list.

Without further adieu, here are The Automation Blog’s most popular Logix articles of 2014!

RSLogix 5000 V20.03 Download NoticeWhat you need to know before upgrading to RSLogix 5000 v20.03

Wait! Before you install version 20.03 you really should understand how it’s different, very different, from all previous minor revisions of RSLogix 5000… [Read More]

RSLogix5000 Splash Compact Control Featured ImageWhich RSLogix 5000 package is right for you?

Client’s often call asking which package of RSLogix 5000 they should buy, and in the article I’ll attempt to help prospective customers answer that question… [Read More]

Data Logging Featured ImageData Logging Options For CompactLogix and ControlLogix

Clients often ask me about available data logging options for the CompactLogix and ControlLogix. And as of version 21, the controller itself still has no native data logging feature (maybe in v22?)… [Read More]

Studio 5000 Logix Designer FISeven things you should know about Studio 5000 Logix Designer (formerly RSLogix 5000)

It’s been just over a year since Rockwell launched Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and it seems I’m getting more questions about it now than ever before… [Read More]

7 Things about ControlLogixSeven things you need to know before using ControlLogix

It’s easy to forget that not everyone has used Rockwell’s ControlLogix. In fact, I was just reminded of this last week when I needed to review the below list of basics with a client… [Read More]

Studio5000 Logix Designer v23 and v24 FiWhat you need to know about Studio 5000 version 22, 23 and 24

For only the second time in the product’s history over a decade, Rockwell will not be releasing a major version of Logix programming software… [Read More]

RSL5K DateTimeOff4Hours Featured ImageWhy your CompactLogix or ControlLogix Real Time Clock (DateTime) may be a few hours off

A client recently called frustrated that the real time clock in his CompactLogix processor was always off by 4 hours. While I had heard this complaint in the past, since I hadn’t run into it myself I needed to do a little research to understand what this client was experiencing… [Read More]

I hope you’ve found this “Best of 2014” article helpful. If you have your own favorite “Logix” post, or have a question about one of the above articles, please let us know by using the “Leave a reply” form at the bottom of this page.

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and Day!


Shawn Tierney
Automation Consultant
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