Rockwell Automation (RA)

Developing a PanelView 5510 Project

In my last article here, I covered getting to know the PV 5510 terminal in terms of navigation and system settings. I ’ll now take a step further and begin developing a project. The first...

Getting to Know the PanelView 5510 HMI

When I think of a Panelview, so many experiences come to mind. I have worked with so many hardware models, software such as Panelbuilder 1400E, Panelbuilder 32, Factory Talk ME versions 4.0 up to the...

Estimating The Capacity Of A ControlLogix System

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Last week I covered how to quickly put together a ControlLogix system BOM using IAB. Today I'll walk you through two ways you can use the same software to to insure your design does not...

Selecting Components For A ControlLogix System

You've been asked to put together a bill of materials for a control system based on Rockwell's ControlLogix architecture, and after spending some time on the Rockwell website you might feel like your drinking...

Most Popular Rockwell Tech Notes Of 2020

With another year nearly in the books, I wanted to take a moment to review what links our 300,000+ readers clicked on the most in 2020. Topping the list were the dozens of links to...

IFM Temperature Sensor: Setup, Wire, Use (S47)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I setup a new IFM TN2511 Temperature Sensor, then wire it up to both a S7-1500 and CompactLogix to test it out. For more information, check out the...

Getting Started with an A-B E300 Overload Module

When I was hired at my first professional job in September of 2000, I would soon learn that the facility I was being hired at would undergo a very large expansion in the next...

Control System Architecture for Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

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Downtime is the number one issue that prevents companies from meeting their productivity goals. It is very important, whether coming into a mature facility or starting from the ground up to make the right decisions...

Are Your Allen-Bradley Products Obsolete? Here's How To Find Out

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The Allen-Bradley brand has been around for over a hundred years, and in the last fifty years they've released thousands of different electronic products, including PLCs, VFDs, and HMIs. So it's no surprise today that...

How To Use Rockwell's New Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool

In today's article I'll show you how to use Rockwell's new Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool. The replacement for Rockwell's discontinued Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool can now be found inside of Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB.) Note: To learn how...

How To Use Rockwell's New Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool (2018) (Video, TAM S4 E52)

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Can't find Rockwell's free Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool? In this episode I show where it is and how to use it (Episode 52 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder

So you've updated Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder to gain access to new devices like the 5580 and 5380 Controllers. Then later you realize you can no longer create projects with older controllers like the ControlLogix...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder (Video, TAM S4 E51)

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In this episode I show you how you can use legacy PLCs like the PLC-5, L6x, L23, and more in the latest version of Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) (Episode 51 of The Automation Minute...

How To Download, Use, and Update Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder

In today's article I walk you through how to find, download, install, use, and update Rockwell's free Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) software. 1) Start by navigating your web browser to www.ab.com: 2) Once there, search on...

How To Download, Use, and Update Integrated Architecture Builder (2018) (Video, TAM S4 E50)

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In this episode I show you how to download, install, use, and update Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) (Episode 50 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses...

How to find, remove, and pause Windows updates impacting Rockwell Software

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Yesterday we discussed how recent Microsoft Windows Updates were severely impacting some Rockwell Software customers. Today we'll look at how to work around these issues by finding our Windows 10 build number, list of installed...

Rockwell Software Stop Working? This may be why (and how to fix it) (Video,...

In this episode I discuss how recent Windows Patches have caused Studio 5000, View Studio, And RSLinx to stop working. I also discuss how to fix the issues (Episode 23 of The Automation Minute...

Windows Meltdown and Spectre Patches Impact Rockwell Software Users

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Earlier this week, Bob (a fellow automation instructor and a LinkedIn connection), sent me a message about a serious Windows update issue he encountered after returning from winter break. Apparently, Microsoft released several security updates...

How to save money by upgrading your Rockwell Software (Video, TAM S4 E20)

In this episode I discuss how you can save money by upgrading your existing Rockwell Software (Episode 20 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You...
FactoryTalk View 8 Splash

Saving Money with Rockwell Software Upgrades

My students often ask me what's the most affordable software they can buy for use with a particular product and course. And as I'm preparing to film my FactoryTalk View Site Edition course, I also...