Connecting PLCs and Sensors to the Cloud

Life would be so easy if there were only one PLC manufacturer, one Communication Protocol, and just one Cloud Solution. Unfortunately, since this is not the case you'll want to find a solution that will cover as many different "constellations"...
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Data Logging Options For CompactLogix and ControlLogix

Clients often ask me about available data logging options for the CompactLogix and ControlLogix. And as of version 21, the controller itself still has no native data logging feature (maybe in v22 v30?) While you can create trends in RSLogix5000 which...
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USB Cables For Use With Allen-Bradley (A-B) Products

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For decades we’ve relied on our laptop’s trusty Serial Port or PCMCIA Slot to communicate with legacy A-B devices. But when our old laptop dies, or a new one arrives, it's very unlikely to have either a Serial Port or PCMCIA...
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How to get Rockwell Software (RS) And Allen-Bradley (A-B) Replacement Activations and Activation Support:

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What are Activations?   “Activation” is a broad term used to describe the copy protection mechanism Rockwell Automation (RA) uses for its Rockwell Software products. In years past, the activation method involved using Activation Floppy Disks, but today all the Rockwell...
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 2

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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 how to get electronic copies of Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) manuals and documentation....
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 1

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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 if you still have the box the product came in, you’ll often find an installation...
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Transferring Software Registration of Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) products

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Occasionally a Contractor, System Integrator (SI,) or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will provide programming software to their end customer, but forget to register it to them. When this happens the end user doesn't get any product notices sent to owners of that package. They also...