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How to add Ethernet to a MicroLogix

The MicroLogix is a very popular Micro Programmable Controller, and I often get calls asking how they can be added to an Ethernet network While we've previously discussed options...
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MicroLogix Protocol Support

In today's article we'll review the communication protocols supported by all the models and series of Allen-Bradley MicroLogix programmable controllers. MicroLogix 1000 Protocol Support: Channel 0: Series A: DF1 Respond...
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MicroLogix Communication Ports

In today's article we'll review the communication ports found on the Allen-Bradley series of MicroLogix programmable controllers. MicroLogix 1000 Communication Port: Channel 0: 8 Pin Mini-Din The MicroLogix 1000...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Set Its IP Address

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD, unlike the MicroLogix 1100's, can be used to set the unit's IP Address. In today's article we'll show you the steps to do...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To View and Edit Data File Values

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Enable Default Comms

divider] The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Modes

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of its features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it to...
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Finding a MicroLogix 1400′s IP and MAC Address

The MicroLogix 1400 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today's article we'll...
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MicroLogix 1400 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1400's base I/O can be expanded using 1762  I/O modules. In this article we'll describe the details of how this is accomplished. The right front...
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MicroLogix 1400 Installation and Mounting

The MicroLogix 1400 has an extensive installation document referred to as "installation instructions" which you can obtain electronically from Rockwell's website HERE. While these "installation instructions" cover...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400

In 2008, forteen years after the original MicroLogix 1000 was released, and three years after the MicroLogix 1100, Rockwell introduced the MicroLogix 1400. This new micro PLC built on the success of the MicroLogix...
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Finding a MicroLogix 1100's IP and MAC Address

The MicroLogix 1100 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today's article we'll...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Enable Default Comms

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Change Modes

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it...
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MicroLogix 1100 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1100's base I/O can be expanded using 1762 I/O modules. In this article we'll describe the details of how this is accomplished. On the right...
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MicroLogix 1100 Installation and Mounting

The MicroLogix 1100 use to come with an extensive installation document referred to as, "installation instructions." However, these days it seems the best way to get...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100

In 2005, eleven years after the original MicroLogix was released, and five years after the previous model launched, Rockwell introduced the MicroLogix 1100. This new MicroLogix represented many firsts for the MicroLogix line, including...
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How to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 Free is good One of the best kept Rockwell secretes...
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Connecting a PanelView Plus to a SLC-500 Channel 0 Serial Port

When looking to upgrade older PanelView 550 or 600 models, it's common to consider the PanelView Plus 600 as a suitable replacement. For starters, most...
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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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MicroLogix 1500 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1500's base I/O can be expanded using the popular line of 1769 expansion I/O, also known as Compact I/O. In this article we'll describe...

MicroLogix 1500 Installation and Mounting

As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1500 comes with an extensive installation document. That document is also available electronically on the manufacturer's...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500

UPDATE: Rockwell discontinued the MicroLogix 1500 in May of 2017.  In 1999, five years after the launch of the MicroLogix 1000, the first entry in...
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MicroLogix 1200 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1200's base I/O can be expanded using 1762  I/O modules. In this article we'll describe the details of how this is accomplished. The right front...
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MicroLogix 1200 Installation and Mounting

As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1200 comes with an extensive installation document. That document is also available electronically on the manufacturer's...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200

In the year 2000, six years after the MicroLogix 1000 launch and one year after the launch of the MicroLogix 1500, the MicroLogix 1200 was released...
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Free MicroLogix 1000 (and 1100) Programming Software

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 for FREE. How to get free programming software for...

MicroLogix 1000 Installation and Mounting

As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1000 comes with an extensive installation document. This document is also available on the manufacturer's website...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000

UPDATE: Rockwell discontinued the MicroLogix 1000 in June of 2017. Launched in 1994, the MicroLogix 1000 was the first Micro PLC released from Allen-Bradley. Seen...
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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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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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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 which we cover in our new article HERE. To get the latest version, search...
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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 Pump Station Controller Pre-packaged Solution

Continuing this week's theme of profiling Rockwell's free application code, today we'll take a look at their Pump Station Controller Pre-packaged Solution. Similar to the...
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Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks

Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks (or CCBB for short) is quite possibly the best kept secrete on AB.com. In an apparent effort to answer the...
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Which Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC models support Modbus

It's a common question that clients ask, “Which MicroLogix's support Modbus?” In this article I'll detail the answer. MicroLogix 1000 Today’s MicroLogix 1000 still has just...
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How to find the MAC and IP address on the MicroLogix 1400

Update: To see the latest article on this topic click HERE. The MicroLogix 1400 is one of the few Allen-Bradley PLC's with a small LCD...
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Adding a MicroLogix to a DH-485 network

Yesterday we discussed replacing a Fixed SLC-500 with a MicroLogix. However, if the replaced SLC was on a DH-485 network, most ikely the replacement will also...

Replace a Fixed SLC-500 (1747-Lxxx) with a MicroLogix

Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best PLC to replace a Fixed SLC-500. Specifically he was looking to replace a 1747-L40A. To pick...
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Beginner's PLC

So you're new to the world of PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) and are looking to buy a beginner's PLC to work with at home. I'm...
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MicroLogix 1200 to PowerFlex 4 using Modbus

This second program is based on the first, but uses the Modbus Master protocol available in the latest release of the MicroLogix 1200, as...
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MicroLogix 1200 to PowerFlex 4 from 22-SCM-232 Manual

This first program is based on the example in the appendix of the 22-SCM-232 Manual. After unsuccessfully attempting to get an electronic copy from Rockwell Drives...

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