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 Studio 5000 (TechED 18)

In today's article I'll review my top five Studio 5000 announcements from the "What’s New in the Integrated Architecture System Software" TechED presentation. Note: You can...

Studio 5000 CM Runtime Installation Error Fix

I recently ran into an issue while installing some Studio 5000 back revs on one of my VMs. With version 23 specifically, I received the...

Seven Things Studio 5000 Users Need To Know About CCW

If you're familiar with Studio 5000 (or RSLogix 5000) and find yourself in the position of having to write a program for a Micro800,...

How To Fix ".Net Framework 3.5 Is Not Installed"

If you're seeing a ".Net Framework 3.5 Is Not Installed" error when trying to install Studio 5000, follow these simple steps to get it...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer 31: What's New?

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 31 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and...

Windows Meltdown and Spectre Patches Impact Rockwell Software Users

Earlier this week, Bob (a fellow automation instructor and a LinkedIn connection), sent me a message about a serious Windows update issue he encountered...

Coming: Refresh of Studio 5000

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

Studio 5000: How to connect to an existing Controller

In today's article I cover how to upload and go online  to an existing ControlLogix or CompactLogix controller for the first time when you don't already...

ControlLogix course adds PowerFlex lessons!

This week the highest rated ControlLogix course on the web gets even better with additional lessons on integrating PowerFlex drives! In fact, over at The...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since...

ControlLogix Training Video and Detailed Lessons

What should you learn if you're going to start programming or maintaining Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers? Well, in the below video I cover all...

What's New in Studio 5000 Logix Designer v30

Version 30 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer programming software has been release for Rockwell's 5370 and 5380 CompactLogix controllers, as well as their 5570...

More ControlLogix Lessons Added!

The number of free Add-on Instructions available for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is quite impressive. Just between the AOIs available from Rockwell's...
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How to get Rockwell's PlantPAx Library of Process Objects

One of the new lessons I've recorded for my ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is how to download and use some of the AOIs included...

New ControlLogix Lesson Added!

One of the most requested topics for my ControlLogix course has been the creating and using of Add-on Instructions (AOIs) And today I'm happy to...

Duplicating Programs in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import programs in RSLogix and Studio 5000. Step 1) Start by opening your project in RSLogix...

New ControlLogix Lessons Added!

The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is a powerful and versatile programmable controller line. However, it can also be quite intimidating for those new...

Duplicating Routines in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import routines while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Open your...

Duplicating Rungs in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import multiple rungs while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step...

ControlLogix Training Now Available At The Automation School

Today I'm happy to announce that my new ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is now available to take online at TheAutomationSchool.com. This new edition of...

What's New in Studio 5000, AF 2016

Another Automation Fair Technical Session I attended yesterday was, "What's New in Studio 5000," and below I'll recap what I found most interesting about that...
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Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 29 Released

Version 29 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer software, required to program Rockwell's new 5380 and 5580 series of programmable automation controllers, is now available...

Looking for input on my next course covering the Compact and ControlLogix

As you may have already heard, I just released the second edition of my PLC Basics course. With that done, I'm now preparing to move on...

ControlLogix Redundancy 24.052 Available

Early last week while consulting for a client over WebEx, I came across the fact that last month Rockwell had released redundancy firmware version...

What software do I need to program CompactLogix or ControlLogix?

To program a CompactLogix or ControlLogix processor you're going to need a copy of Studio 5000 or RSLogix 5000. If you don't have a copy, you...

New free Logix getting started course now available!

As a follow-up to the free VMware Workstation course I released earlier this month, I'm proud to announce the release of a new free course,...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 28 Released, 1756-L83E Shipping, 5580 Firmware Online

Last week at Automation Fair a lot of attention was given to Rockwell's new ControlLogix 5580 line. Now it appears everything needed to build a...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training? In this week's question we're asking you if you know someone who...

Logix Training Course

A few weeks ago in the "Question of the Week," I asked which product or topic our readers would like to see more articles on. The...
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Insights Inbox: RSLogix 5000 won't install, can't find MSXML

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question on how to work around the RSLogix 5000 MSXML install issue. Reader Question: I’m trying...
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Studio 5000 View Designer Version 2.01 Released

Late last week Rockwell Automation released its new Studio 5000 View Designer software used to create HMI applications for the PanelView 5500. The recommended computer specs to...
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Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 27 Released

Late last week Rockwell Automation released version 27 of its Studio 5000 Logix Designer software for programming its CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs. The download package includes...
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RSLogix 5000 Version 20.04 Released!

Late last week I was very happy to find that Rockwell had released RSLogix 5000 version 20.04. Ok, so now you may be asking why...
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Logix Application Code Manager, as seen at TechED 2015

At this year's Rockwell Automation TechED, a new library management tool for Studio 5000 Logix designer was debuted. Named the "Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application Code Manager,"...
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What’s New in Integrated Architecture, as seen at TechED 2015

My all time favorite sessions at Rockwell Automation's TechED are the "What's New" sessions. This year these sessions didn't disappoint, with several new products revealed in "What’s New in...
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RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

On Wednesday in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages and Microsoft Windows operating...
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Studio 5000 Version 26 Released

Rockwell Automation recently released version 26 of its Studio 5000 Logix Designer software for programming its CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs. The download weighs in at 3.20gb, and...
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CompactLogix, ControlLogix, and RSLogix 5000 Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's CompactLogix and ControlLogix Index (55) Updated on April 6th, 2015 Today we're featuring all of the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the...
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Having issues with Studio 5000 v24? This may be the reason why...

If you're having problem running Studio 5000 v24, a friend's recent experience may shed some light on it. A couple of weeks ago I received...
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The New 1769-L1 Series B Currently Supports v20 and v24

If you've been using the 1769-L16 or L18 CompactLogix from Rockwell Automation with either Studio 5000 version 21 or 23 take note: The next...
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Insight's Inbox: I have a ControlLogix, how do I access the controller's clock?

Today we're kicking off a new series entitled, "Insight's Inbox," which are articles based on the reader email questions we receive. Reader Question: I would like to enable some ControlLogix code when it's between...
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The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ Logix blogs

Welcome to the first article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular CompactLogix and ControlLogix blogs of 2014. As we mentioned in...
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What version is my RSLogix 5000 ACD file?

In today's article I'll share a simple tip on how to find your RSLogix 5000 .ACD file version without opening it in RSLogix 5000. Why would you care? Experienced...

Flashback Friday! RSLogix 5000 ASCII Integer from Word to String

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting some simple code I wrote and published twelve years ago using RSLogix version 10. The year was 2002, and...
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How To Download Rockwell's PlantPAx Library Of Process Objects

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download Rockwell's PlantPAx Library Of Process Objects for FREE. Rockwell's PlantPAx Library of Process Objects recently became...
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Studio 5000 Version 24 Released

Rockwell Automation recently released for download version 24 of its Studio 5000 Logix Designer software, which programs its CompactLogix and ControlLogix line of Programmable Automation...

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