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Friday, November 17, 2017

How to setup RSLinx and download to a SLC-500 via DH-485

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over DH-485 to an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a SLC-500 via Serial

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online with...

USB to Data Highway Plus using the ANC-120e, a lower cost alternative to the...

In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks. Now you may...

How to setup and use RS Emulate

Last week I walked through how to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500, and in today's article I'll show you how to...

How to download RS Emulate (A-B PLC Emulator) for free

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 for FREE. RSLogix Emulate 500 is an excellent little...
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Flashback Friday! The SLC-500 Blue Demo Case

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today's Flashback Friday article is a little different than previous editions. Today I'm highlighting a piece of legacy hardware, the SLC-500 blue demo case. When...
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Flashback Friday! MicroLogix to PowerFlex 4

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting a couple of eleven year old MicroLogix programs showing how to communicate to a PowerFlex 4. Back in 2004...
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Flashback Friday - Panelbuilder32 Demo Compilation

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my eleven year old PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation Project. Back in 2004 I set out to combine the best PanelView demos I...
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RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last Wednesday 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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RSLogix 500 and Micro Get Windows 8 Release

Just this last week I found out that Rockwell Automation had released version 9.05 of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro. These new versions add support for Windows 8 and...
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SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index (78) Updated on April 1st, 2015 Today we're featuring all the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the topic of the Allen-Bradley SLC-500...
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Insight's Inbox: I can't connect to my SLC-500

Today we dig into our mailbag for another edition of "Insight's Inbox." Reader Question: I've run into an issue for which I would like to ask your opinion. Here...

The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ SLC & MicroLogix blogs

Welcome to the third article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular SLC & MicroLogix blogs of 2014. As we mentioned yesterday,...
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How to add Ethernet to a SLC-500

The SLC-500 is a very popular PLC with over a million installed processors in facilities around the world. Over the years many of those facilities have modernized their sites by adding...
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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" Demo

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" demo. The year was 1996 and I was tasked with designing a "hands-on"...
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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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Flashback Friday! RSView32 Top Ten Sorting Demo

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" This blog series highlights automation articles and content that I originally posted on my previous website(s) between 1999 to 2013. Today I'm highlighting an RSView32 program I wrote to work...
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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 Top Ten Sort

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" This blog series highlights automation articles and content that I originally posted on my previous website(s) between 1999 to 2013. Today I'm highlighting an RSLogix 500 program I wrote...
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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. 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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Why the Allen-Bradley (A-B) 1747-PIC always had trouble working in Microsoft Windows

Over the years I’ve heard more than my fair share of complaints about Allen-Bradley’s 1747-PIC’s lack of Microsoft Windows support. In fact, every time...

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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The Fixed Style SLC-500

Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best replacement for a 1747-L40A. But to understand how to size a replacement for this PLC, we'll first...
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RSLogix 500 Program for PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation

This SLC-500 project was compiled from four separate ladder programs, each independently developed for four PanelView projects. Requirements: RSLogix 500 Version: 6.0 Additional Requirements: None ...
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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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RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo

Let's make some virtual beer! This RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo Ladder Logic program was designed to support a PanelView class I was holding back in 1996....
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RSLogix 500 Top Ten Sort

This RSLogix 500 ladder program was design for a friends trade show at Disney World. They had set up a slot car track and were...