Rockwell Automation

FactoryTalk Linx (P140)

Today my guest is Ron Bliss who introduces us to what's new with FactoryTalk Linx and FTLinx Gateway in Episode 140 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

How To Use The Free CCW Micro800 PLC Simulator (A004)

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In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to use the free PLC Simulator for the Micro800 that comes with CCW. For the written version of this video, click here. Note: If...

Why Can't My PanelView Plus Find My MER file? (QA0131)

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Automation Q & A from the Morning Show dated 01/31/23: Recently a community member ran into an issue with a newly purchased machine where the PanelView Plus was showing an error that it could not...

How to download Connected Components Workbench for free in 2023 (A003)

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Note: If you need help learning to use CCW with the Micro800 line of PLCs, check out my Five-Star rated Micro800 Nano Basics online course. It comes with support and never expires. Automation Tech Tip...

Why is PLC-5 I/O Addressed in Octal? (QA0130)

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Automation Q & A for 01/30/23: Recently I was asked why a PLC-5's I/O is addressed in Octal, and I answer that question in today's Automation Q&A below: NOTE: If you need to learn how to...

Created and Test a RSLogix Micro Program Using RSEmulate 500 (A002)

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NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software only works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free SLC-500/MicroLogix Emulator, Emulate500. To learn how to get all the software covered in this video for...

Your PanelView Plus Firmware May Be Corrupt… (QA0125)

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Automation Q & A for 01/25/23: I was asked by a member of our community recently what he should do now that his PanelView Plus 600 is booting up to an error like, "Your PanelView...

How to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx, and Emulate 500 for free in 2023 (A001)

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NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software only works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free SLC-500/MicroLogix Emulator, Emulate500. If you need help learning to use RSLogix, check out my Five-Star rated PLC...

What's New In Studio 5000 V35

Late last year Rockwell released version 35 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and in today's article I'll cover the highlights of what's new and updated in the latest release. New Features: Axis Test Mode: Feature...

Seven Things New Users Need To Know About ControlLogix

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In today's article I'm going to share what I've found have been the most important things new users must know about ControlLogix before they start using these programmable controllers for the first time. After reviewing...

Studio 5000 Pricing, Packages, Features & Bundles

In today's article I'm going to take a detailed look Studio 5000 pricing, available packages and bundles, and what features are included with each as it stands today. Studio 5000 Mini: Ladder Logix only for...

RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 Logix Designer

To program a CompactLogix or ControlLogix controller you're going to need a copy of Studio 5000 Logix Designer, which was formerly known as RSLogix 5000 prior to the version 21 release: If you don't have...

What's New Connected Components Workbench v21

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Rockwell recently released version 21 of Connected Components Workbench, and below I'll summarize any new and enhanced features: New and Enhanced Micro800 Features: Now supports Ethernet implicit I/O messaging for L50E and L70E controllers The...

Rockwell Automation’s Programmable Automation Controllers

Most industrial automation vendors offer modern Programmable Controllers, but not all of them brand their products as PACs. Take Siemens for instance: You'd be hard pressed to find a PAC feature their S7 line of...

FactoryTalk ViewSE Client Keys

In my previous article on using the FactoryTalk ViewSE "Command Line," I showed how simple that feature was to use. In today's article I'll cover how to use the Client Keys feature which is...

What's New in Studio 5000 v35 (P122)

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to share what's new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

FactoryTalk ViewSE Parameter Passing

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In this article we'll learn about Parameter Passing in the Factory Talk View SE application. Why do we Use Parameter Passing? Parameter Passing is used to reduce the number of screens we use repetitively in our...
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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...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, SLC-500, MicroLogix over Ethernet (MSG, S29)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over Ethernet: For more information, check out...

ControlLogix Reading Data From PLC-5 and SLC-500 over DH Plus (MSG, S27)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how you can use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from the PLC-5 and SLC-500 over a Data Highway Plus...