I discuss a reader's question about where you can find the programming software for a SLC-100 (and 150) in this episode of The Automation Minute.
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The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 30 Show Notes:
- Download A-B & Icom SLC-100 & SLC-1500 Programming Software and Manuals: SLC-100 /...
Recently, one of our community members asked how he could go about sharing data between various Allen-Bradley PLCs.
First he needed to share Tag Values between two ControlLogix controllers, after which he needed to read data into his ControlLogix from various legacy A-B PLCs.
Over the last thirty years I've found...
In our previous article we discussed the hardware details of Allen-Bradley’s first programmable controller, the PDQ-II. Now in today’s article we’ll take a detailed look at the program side, including programming options and procedures, as well as what mnemonics (aka instructions) were available for use in PDQ-II programs.
It was the summer of 1969, and Information Instruments, Inc (3I) became the second company (after DEC) to supply a “Standard Machine Controller” to the GM’s Hydra-Matic division, several weeks ahead of Bedford Associates and their legendary Modicon 084.
While GM Hydra-Matic Computer Group was extremely happy with how the...
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 "Show Notes" located below the video.
The Automation Show, Episode 47 Show Notes:
A huge thank you...
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 Rockwell Automation customers may be unsure of which products used in their plants are still...
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 you can get a free copy of IAB, check out my previous article HERE.
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 5560, CompactLogix L23 and L3x, and the PLC-5.
Fortunately, the good folks over at Rockwell provide...
In today's article I walk you through how to find, download, install, use, and update Rockwell's free Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) software.
UPDATE - June, 2022: Rockwell made some changes to their website and I documented the new procedure to download IAB in the below article:
- How To Download Rockwell's...
In this article I'll walk you through the process of looking up Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software Catalog Numbers and Prices by downloading, installing, and using the free Proposal Works application.
Start by navigating your web browser to www.ab.com:
2) Once there, search on "Product Selection Toolbox":
3) Then select it from...
A common question my students ask is about who should they call to purchase Allen-Bradley Software and Hardware.
To address this I send them a link to Rockwell's website, which will allow them to look up their local Rockwell representative or distributor. These reps can help them with the following...
In today's article I'll walk you through how to download Rockwell and Allen-Bradley software updates for purchased software.
NOTE: If you need to download free software like RSLinx Classic Lite, you can skip to step 2, and in Step 3 choose "Find Downloads" to search for the software you wish...
This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com.
And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since 1970, there's one current gen and one last gen I usually recommend.
First let's assume you're on a budget and need to get started as...
Rockwell's Temporary Activations are designed to give prospective customers the ability to "try out" or "demo" Rockwell software products for a limited time.
And the way you request a Temporary Activation (TA) for a Rockwell software product is to call your local Rockwell Authorized Distributor (or Rockwell Automation Representative) and ask for...
Learn how to get free A-B PLC Sample Programs in The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 38:
UPDATE: Check out the new 2017 version of this video here
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Check out our Video Collection #1 here, which includes the...
Question of the Week:
What do you think of Rockwell's new website?
Over the weekend I went up to AB.com to grab some manuals and low and behold their homepage was completely different.
My first reaction wasn't good because I had memorize the location of all the most important links.
However, after a...
Stop! Don't delete that email you received after ordering software from Rockwell!
In fact, you really should take a moment to file that email away someplace safe, someplace you can get to quickly for months and years to come.
We'll, as we discussed back in January in this article, when you provide your email...
In today's article we're going to take a walk on the lighter (and less technical) side to discuss new security video of a brazen heist carried out with what appears to be an automation company's van.
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction...
I think most of us have probably experienced those times in the office when...
In The Automation Podcast: Episode 25, we discuss where you find Rockwell downloads and updates.
Note - You'll find more information about Rockwell downloads and updates in our companion content below:
Blog: How to find and download Rockwell Allen-Bradley Software
Video: Finding Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation Product Downloads
Video: Getting Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software Updates
Listen to the...
In The Automation Podcast: Episode 24, we discuss Rockwell Software support for Windows 7, 8 and XP.
Note - You'll find more information about Rockwell Software support in our companion content below:
Blog: Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software support for Windows 7
Video: Using Rockwell Automation's Product Compatibility website
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