What's New with Logix and View? (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at What's New in Logix and View based on the Automation Fair...

What's New in Logix, AF2018

One of my favorite Automation Fair Technical Sessions is "What's New in Logix," and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my...

The First Generation of CompactLogix Controllers

The CompactLogix family of Programmable Automation Controllers has been popular with Small Machine Builders and System Integrators for many years. The most obvious reason for...

Pre-order my CompactLogix Training Course to save over 70%!

Since I released my comprehensive ControlLogix Training Course (PAC Basics) last year, I've been receiving a lot of requests for a course covering the...

What's New in Logix (TechED 18)

Of all the Rockwell Automation TechED 2018 presentations made available last week, the first ones I went through were the "What's New" presentations, as I'm...

New Flex 5000 I/O

Welcome to part nine of the nine part series covering my choices for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation...

A-B 5380 and 5069: Don't forget to order your terminal blocks!

The new 5380 CompactLogix and 5069 Compact I/O don't come with terminal blocks. For well over a decade Allen-Bradley customers counted on terminal blocks being...

Rockwell launching new I/O line: 5069 Compact I/O platform

Recently one of our readers brought to our attention that Rockwell Automation was preparing to launch a new I/O platform (thanks Brian!) Not having heard of it myself,...
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Rockwell updates Flex EX as "End of Life"

While preparing a story on another product's life cycle status, we became aware of the fact that Rockwell had updated the status of their 1797 Flex Ex line to "end...
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MicroLogix 1500 Migration Options

With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1500's status has been changed to "End of Life," many are asking, "What's the best...
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How to avoid "bricking" Point I/O modules when you attempt to flash firmware

I was recently contacted about some very experienced controls engineers who had ran into a strange issue. They had come across a firmware problem with one of Rockwell's 1734...
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1734-OE4C Analog Output Module Not Holding Last State

I recently became aware of an issue with the 1734-OE4C not holding late state. If you use this module in an installation in which holding...
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The 1769-AENTR as seen at Automation Fair 2013

Mid-morning of the first day of Automation Fair 2013, I had the fortune of participating in a show floor meeting with Dexter Long, the...

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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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 2

Getting hard physical copies of manuals and documentation for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software products: Click here to read part one of this article Yesterday we discussed...
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 1

When using new products from Allen-Bradley or Rockwell Software, you’ll likely need to refer to the product documentation and manuals for product details. And...
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Large Point I/O rack communication issue

I was recently called into a “consumer goods” plant to look at a communication problem with Point I/O. The night before I was told all the Point I/O,...

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