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Sunday, November 19, 2017

How to set a CompactLogix Ethernet address through its Serial Port

In today's article I walk you  through how to set or change a CompactLogix processor's Ethernet address through its Serial Port using RSLinx Classic. Step 1) Confirm your...

How to connect to a CompactLogix using USB

In today's article I walk you through how to configure RSLinx to communicate to a CompactLogix processor using USB. Step 1) Locate your CompactLogix's USB port If...

How to connect to a CompactLogix using Serial

In today's article I walk you step-by-step through how to configure RSLinx to communicate to a CompactLogix processor's serial port using a serial cable and...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training? In this week's question we're asking you if you know someone who...

Logix Training Course

A few weeks ago in the "Question of the Week," I asked which product or topic our readers would like to see more articles on. The...
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MicroLogix 1500 Migration Options

With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1500's status has been changed to "End of Life," many are asking, "What's the best...
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Logix Application Code Manager, as seen at TechED 2015

At this year's Rockwell Automation TechED, a new library management tool for Studio 5000 Logix designer was debuted. Named the "Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application Code Manager,"...
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What’s New in Integrated Architecture, as seen at TechED 2015

My all time favorite sessions at Rockwell Automation's TechED are the "What's New" sessions. This year these sessions didn't disappoint, with several new products revealed in "What’s New in...
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CompactLogix, ControlLogix, and RSLogix 5000 Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's CompactLogix and ControlLogix Index (55) Updated on April 6th, 2015 Today we're featuring all of the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the...
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Which CompactLogix Models Support Modbus?

While Ethernet/IP leads the way for new industrial network installations in North America, there's no denying the massive number of products that still ship...
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Five Questions To Ask Before Migrating To The New 5370 CompactLogix L3x

Last week we took a look at the L32E versus the L33ER and found the later supported many more remote analog modules as well as...
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How to get Rockwell's EtherNet IP Capacity Tool

In Monday's article we compared the Ethernet I/O capacities of two Allen-Bradley CompactLogix processors. To accomplish that comparison, we used Rockwell's EtherNet IP Capacity Tool. In today's...
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The CompactLogix L32E vs L33ER: Which controls more I/O?

Recently I've been running into the perception that Rockwell's new 5370 CompactLogix controllers have the ability to control less I/O than previous models. To address this question,...
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How to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware

In today's article we walk you through the updated steps you take to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware. Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com Step 2) On the...
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The New 1769-L1 Series B Currently Supports v20 and v24

If you've been using the 1769-L16 or L18 CompactLogix from Rockwell Automation with either Studio 5000 version 21 or 23 take note: The next...
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Insight's Inbox: I have a ControlLogix, how do I access the controller's clock?

Today we're kicking off a new series entitled, "Insight's Inbox," which are articles based on the reader email questions we receive. Reader Question: I would like to enable some ControlLogix code when it's between...
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Seven more things you should know about the 5370 CompactLogix

At the end of a very hectic couple of weeks teaching Logix and View introductory classes, I thought I would share seven more things you need...
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Seven things you need to know about current gen CompactLogix

I've been teaching Logix and View introductory classes the last few days, and have to say I've been a little surprised how many people...
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The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ Logix blogs

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...
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What's new with Logix, as seen at RSTechED 2014

What's new? One of my all time favorite sessions at RSTechED are the "What's New" series. This year's RSTechED was a little light on these sessions,...
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What is the Logix 5000 Removable Media Explorer?

While looking into the ability to log from a ControlLogix or CompactLogix directly to a CSV file, I came across the most curios note....
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ControlLogix and CompactLogix Datalogging to CSV File

A couple of years ago, prior to the release of Studio 5000 v21, Rockwell demonstrated a future feature for it's new "multi-core" programmable automation controllers. This new...
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What are PlantPAx Process Objects?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about PlantPAx lately. Specifically about PlantPAx as it pertains to HMI and SCADA systems. While PlantPAx is a very wide...
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Small Allen-Bradley (A-B) Ethernet Programmable Controllers

Today, Ethernet is the network of choice for automation systems. In years past, Ethernet was an expensive and costly add-on. However, more and more small programmable controllers...
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How to set the Ethernet/IP address of your new CompactLogix using the USB port

If you're still using BOOT-P to set the IP address of your USB equipped 5370 CompactLogix, today I'll show you a much easier way. First,...
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Changes I would like to see made to Rockwell's Translate PLC-5 SLC utility

UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator...
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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator...
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Working around the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility's syntax error

A few weeks ago, a client asked me to review his SLC-500 program files. He wanted my advice on how difficult it would be to convert them...
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The Automation Blog's "Best Of 2013" Programmable Controller blogs

Welcome to the first article in our "Best of 2013" series. Today we focus on our seven most popular Programmable Controller blogs. However, we should...
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Rockwell's Water Waste Water Accelerator Toolkit

Rockwell's Water Waste Water Accelerator Toolkit (WWWAT for short) is designed to reduce engineering and development time around Water and Waste Water applications. This "Accelerator Toolkit" is...