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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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RSLogix 5000 Version 20.04 Released!

Late last week I was very happy to find that Rockwell had released RSLogix 5000 version 20.04. Ok, so now you may be asking why...
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Should ControlLogix Processors Come With Ethernet On-board?

In Monday's article here we discussed what appeared to be the premature outing of a new ControlLogix 1756-L85E processor with built-in 1GB Ethernet port. That...
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New 1756-L85E ControlLogix With 1GB Ethernet Port Leaked

Last week, as I was looking through the public documents available from Rockwell Automation's TechED, I came across something very unexpected. UPDATE: The 1756-L85E is...
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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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The 1756-ENBT Goes Silver

Earlier this month the widely used ControlLogix Ethernet module, part number 1756-ENBT, had it's status updated to "end of life" on Rockwell's Product Lifecycle Status page. The...
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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 ControlLogix Models Support Modbus?

In a recent article we took a look at which CompactLogix models support Modbus. As a follow-up to that post, in today’s article we’ll take a look at...
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Five Questions To Ask Before Migrating To The ControlLogix L7x

In a recent article we looked at migrating from the CompactLogix L3xE to the L3xER, by reviewing five things you should consider. As a follow-up to that post, in...
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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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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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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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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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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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What you need to know about ControlLogix redundancy

Over the years I've received many request for information about ControlLogix redundancy. During that time I've developed the following ten tips for new redundancy users: At a minimum...
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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...
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Seven 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...
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Which RSLogix 5000 / Studio 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. Programming...
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What you need to know before upgrading to RSLogix 5000 version 20.03

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. Update! Version...
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Estimating your Allen-Bradley (A-B) Logix controller's Ethernet/IP bandwidth using Rockwell's free Ethernet/IP capacity tool

When designing or upgrading a system which relies on a network, bandwidth is always a concern. But for Rockwell's CompactLogix and ControlLogix on an Ethernet/IP network there is...

Can multiple Logix PLC's control the same Ethernet I/O?

A client recently asked me if multiple CompactLogix (or ControlLogix) processors could control the same Ethernet I/O? Since RSLogix5000 has supported Ethernet I/O, its been...
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ControlLogix support for adding I/O online

A common client question of late is what are the abilities of the ControlLogix when is comes to adding I/O online. In certain industries, processes...