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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Micro800 Timer On Off Instruction

Rockwell's Micro800 line of programmable controllers include support for a few instructions you won't find in RSLogix. In today's article we'll discuss one of those instructions,...

The Micro800 Reverse Coil Instruction

Rockwell's Micro800 line of programmable controllers include support for some instructions you won't find in RSLogix. In today's article we'll discuss one of those instructions, the...

Downloading Programs to a Micro800

In today's article I'll walk you through how to download a program to a Micro800 using Connected Components Workbench version 10. Preface: If you need a...

Micro800 Program Structure: How it differs from other A-B PLCs

While Rockwell's Micro800 family of low cost programmable controllers have appealing price points, one look at the programming software is often enough to keep many Logix...

Micro800 IO Tags and Aliasing

Rockwell's Micro800 family of low cost programmable controllers have very appealing price points. But when it comes to usability, many of us have been reluctant...

Setup RSLinx Ethernet Comms to the Micro800

To program Rockwell's Micro820 and Micro850 over Ethernet you first need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic's Ethernet drivers, and in today's article...

How to "Ping" a PLC

PLCs of all shapes and sizes now come with Ethernet communications built-in. And one of the easiest ways to insure you have network connectivity between...

Assign a Micro800 an Ethernet Address

Rockwell's Micro820 and Micro850 both have built-on Ethernet communication ports, and in today's article I'll show you two ways to assign these ports an...

Setup Micro800 USB Comms

Rockwell's Micro830 and 850 have convenient USB programming ports built in, and an optional USB programming port can be added to Micro810 and 820. In...

New affordable Micro800 training from The Automation Blog!

For many of us who've spent years (or decades) programming Allen-Bradley PLCs, the thought of learning a new PLC line or brand can bring on a...

Where can you download a free copy of Connected Components Workbench?

So you've heard about Rockwell's new line of low cost Micro PLCs, and now want to get your hands on the free software to...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 10?

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 10 is out and in today's article we'll take a look at what's new and different in this release: UPDATE: My...

How to import and export variables and comments in Connected Components Workbench (CCW)

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 7.0 added some much needed usability features when it released back in September of 2014. One of those welcome features...
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How to change the Micro800 controller type in Connected Components Workbench (CCW)

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 7.0 added some much needed features when it released back in September of 2014. One of those welcome features was a context-sensitive...

Deal of the Week: Micro PLC's and Cables

The Automation Blog's Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and the ones below caught my eye this week: Note: Below...
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Micro800 Training Course

If you've visited TheAutomationMinute.com lately, you've seen that I've started publishing a series of videos on the Micro800. Part of the reason for this is, while I...

Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs?

Question of the Week: Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs? In this week's question we're asking you if you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line...
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How to use the MicroLogix to Micro800 conversion tool

In today's article we walk you through the steps to import a MicroLogix program into a Micro800 using the Connected Components Workbench (CCW) conversion tool. Part One: Export your MicroLogix...
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How to get Rockwell's MicroLogix to Micro800 conversion tool

In today's article we'll take you step-by-step through how to get Rockwell's MicroLogix to Micro800 conversion tool. Step 1) Navigate your web browser to www.ab.com: Step 2)...
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Rockwell releases MicroLogix 1000 to Micro800 conversion tool

Earlier this week (in this article) we covered the "MicroLogix 1000 to Micro800 Migration Guide" which Rockwell released shortly after announcing the 1000 and 1500...
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Rockwell Releases MicroLogix 1000 to Micro800 Migration Guide

On June 29th in this article I wrote about Rockwell's recent announcement that the product life cycle designation for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1500 family...
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MicroLogix 1000 Migration Options

With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1000's status has been changed to "End of Life," many users are asking, "What's the...
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CCW support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last week in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows...
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Micro800 Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's Micro800 Index (16) Updated on March 30th, 2015 Today we're featuring all the articles, podcasts, and videos we've posted on the topic of Rockwell's Micro800s. If there’s a...

Connected Components Workbench Version 8 Released

Last week while checking operating system compatibility of Connected Components Workbench (CCW) Version 7, I noticed Version 8 was also listed. Curios to know if this was an...

Connected Components Workbench Version 7 Released

Last week Rockwell's Connected Components Workbench (aka CCW) Version 7 became available for download from Rockwell HERE. The standard package weighs in at a hefty 1.5gb, and...
Small Ethernet PLC's from A-B

Small Allen-Bradley (A-B) Ethernet Programmable Controllers

Today, Ethernet is the network of choice for automation systems. In years past, Ethernet was an expensive and costly add-on. However, more and more small programmable controllers...
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An A-B Ethernet PLC for $250?

Ears perk up when I mention Rockwell released an Ethernet PLC with a list price of $249. And surprisingly, there is a much interest in using...
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A-B Micro PLC support for HSC and PTO Functions

Recently, a client asked me which A-B Micro PLC's supported HSC and PTO functions, as well as how fast each is. Below is the...
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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...