Rockwell Automation (RA)

FactoryTalk Logix Echo from Rockwell (P85)

My guest this week is Brad Prosak of Rockwell who introduces us to FactoryTalk Logix Echo in Episode 85 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

How To Migrate PLC-5 and SLC-500 Programs to Studio 5000 and Logix Controllers

Recently one of our readers submitted a question asking for help migrating from a legacy Rockwell PLC (aka PLC-5 or SLC-500) to their new PAC lines (ControlLogix and CompactLogix.) In his email he went on...

Automation Fair 2021: Rockwell's plans for this year's show (P82)

My guest this week is Tina Dear of Rockwell Automation, and she brings us up to speed on Rockwell's plans for Automation Fair 2021 (Nov. 9-11) in Episode 82 of The Automation Podcast. For more...

PanelView 800 – Datalogging and Trending

In today's article I'll walk you through how to setup Data Logging and Treading in CCW, covering the basic setup and provide an example as to the capabilities of each. Trends in CCW I had...

New Features planned for View Designer v8 and PanelView 5000

I recently sat down with Keith Hogan, product manager for View Designer and PanelView 5000 HMIs, to learn more about his products and new features planned for the next release of the software. In today's...

PanelView 5000 and View Designer Update with Rockwell Automation (P74)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Keith Hogan of Rockwell Automation to learn what's new and coming for the PanelView 5000 line of HMIs and Studio 5000 View Designer...

PanelView 800 – Using the Recipe Feature

Today I walk through creating and using recipes in the PanelView 800 using Connected Components Workbench. In this example my Panelview 800 touchscreen connected to a Micro820 controller. Note that I have never used the PV800...

Community Q & A: ControlLogix Comms Issue

In this edition of "Community Q & A," one of our locals community members needs help connecting to his ControlLogix Controller. Note: To see a list of all our ControlLogix videos and articles, click HERE. Community...

PanelView 800 Language Switching

As we have looked at language switching in the PanelView 5000 and View Designer recently, I wanted to follow-up on that article with this one in which I'll implement the same feature in a...

Using the PID instruction in a Micro820

I am still getting familiar with Connected Components Workbench, and have yet to implement a function block program prior to this article. In this first program I walk through how to setup and use the...
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How to Message (MSG) data from a ControlLogix to a Micro800 over Ethernet

If you are implementing a Micro800 series PLC, there is a chance you are doing a small, standalone project that needs no communication with other devices or centralized control system, but that is not...

Community Q & A: Data Highway Plus Timeouts

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at automation.locals.com what might be causing one of his Data Highway Plus devices to keep...

Micro820, Panelview 800, and Powerflex 525 CCW Project

One of the positive attributes of the Connected Components Workbench project is the ability to program multiple devices with one software package. A CCW project can contain the Panelview 800 HMI, the Micro 800 controller...

Connecting a Micro820 and PanelView 800

One of the interesting aspects of automation is “making things talk.” Connecting devices together, whether we are talking about a host of network switches, HMI devices, drives, servers, controllers or any other intelligent device,...

Community Q & A: Issue Replacing a PanelView Plus

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at https://automation.locals.com what might be causing the issue he is having with his replacement PanelView...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix 1100 via Ethernet

In my first article on the PanelView 800 I discussed getting acquainted with the terminal and software and creating the CCW project. In this article I plan to connect to a controller and cover the...

Getting Started with the PanelView 800

When I'm given a project to implement a new control system, my first inclination is to go out and get the latest and greatest processor, HMI and any other toys that I can to...

Siemens, Rockwell, Wago Events This Week and Next

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We review the agendas for this week's Siemens Innovation Virtual Event and Wago's NodeRED Webinar, as well as next week's ROKLive Event from Rockwell in Episode 13 of The Automation Minute Season 5.  The Automation...

Studio 5000 View Designer Trend and Emulator

While many times underutilized in an HMI, everyone involved in a manufacturing process benefits from trended data, or at least, they would benefit if they used it. Operators can monitor the direction of their process...

Language Switching in Studio 5000 View Designer

One of my favorite things about my home state of Louisiana is culture. We have a blend of many beautiful cultures and out of that comes some of the best food, entertainment and zeal...