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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 Automation School the first PAC Basics VFD bonus lesson on controlling a PowerFlex 525 drive...

Learn how to use CCW to backup, edit, and restore A-B VFD parameters

Do you or someone on your staff need to backup, edit, or restore A-B VFD parameters? If so, you may be interested in my new quick start course, "Using CCW with A-B VFDs" In this forty five minute quick start course...

Set a PowerFlex 525's Ethernet IP Address using its Keypad

Rockwell's PowerFlex 525 is a popular VFD given the fact that it has a built-in Ethernet/IP port. And in today's article I'll show you how to set the 525's Ethernet Address using its front Keypad and Display. Step 1) Start from the...

Set a PowerFlex 525's Ethernet IP Address using a PC

Rockwell's PowerFlex 525 is a popular VFD given the fact that it has a built-in Ethernet/IP port. And in today's article I'll show you how to set the 525's Ethernet Address from your PC. Preface: Before you power on your PowerFlex 525,...
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Allen-Bradley Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Software

Where to download Allen-Bradley (A-B) Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Software: DriveTools32 download The Rockwell Software downloads website, which host's many legacy software downloads, is where the below link to download Drives Tools comes from: From Rockwell's Compatibility and Download webpage you can now download DriveTools32...
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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 well as a 1761-Net-AIC. The biggest obstacle in getting this configuration to work was trying to find...
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Free Allen-Bradley (A-B) And Rockwell Automation (RA) Software (Part 2)

UPDATE 10/31/2017: Try as I might, I can no longer find the software packages listed in this article anywhere online (the associated sites have been completely redesigned.) Where to get free software for Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Automation (RA) products,...
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Allen-Bradley Ultra Servo Drive Software

What is Allen-Bradley Ultraware? Allen-Bradley's Ultraware software allows you to setup and configure the follow A-B Servo Drives: Ultra 1500 Ultra 3000 Ultra 5000 UltraWARE also includes troubleshooting and diagnostic tools to help with commissioning and integrating your Ulrta Servo Drives into your...
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The one website you need to know when using Allen-Bradley Variable Frequency Drives

My colleague and I recently had the pleasure of meeting with two of our local Rockwell "Variable Frequency Drive" (VFD) experts. We met so they could show us how to integrate the PowerFlex 750 family of drives into a ControlLogix system. During...
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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 Tech Support, I broke down and typed in all the ladder and comments myself. Once setup...

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