PanelView 800

PanelView 800 Language Switching

As we have looked at language switching in the PanelView 5000 and View Designer recently, I wanted to follow-up on that article with this one in which I'll implement the same feature in a...

Using the PID instruction in a Micro820

I am still getting familiar with Connected Components Workbench, and have yet to implement a function block program prior to this article. In this first program I walk through how to setup and use the...

Micro820, Panelview 800, and Powerflex 525 CCW Project

One of the positive attributes of the Connected Components Workbench project is the ability to program multiple devices with one software package. A CCW project can contain the Panelview 800 HMI, the Micro 800 controller...

Connecting a Micro820 and PanelView 800

One of the interesting aspects of automation is “making things talk.” Connecting devices together, whether we are talking about a host of network switches, HMI devices, drives, servers, controllers or any other intelligent device,...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix 1100 via Ethernet

In my first article on the PanelView 800 I discussed getting acquainted with the terminal and software and creating the CCW project. In this article I plan to connect to a controller and cover the...

Getting Started with the PanelView 800

When I'm given a project to implement a new control system, my first inclination is to go out and get the latest and greatest processor, HMI and any other toys that I can to...

What's New in CCW v13 (P70)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Jie Hong of Rockwell Automation to get an overview of the new features of Connected Components Workbench Version 13. For more information, check out...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 13

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 13 of Connected Components Workbench, and today I'll review the biggest new features as listed in the product's release notes: New Micro800 Features: New "Controller Organizer" project tree style...

Community Corner: Can the PanelView800 communicate with a 5380?

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One of our reader's recently asked if a PanelView800 can connect to a 5380? I did some research and here's what I found: The latest manual as of today for the PV800 states: "CompactLogix 5370 L1 controller...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs,...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 11

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 11 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and I hope to cover some of these new features in more...

New Micro800 lessons on PowerFlex, PanelView, and more!

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The world's highest rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, just got better! We've recently added new lessons covering Expansion I/O, Modbus, Ethernet, VFDs, and HMIs! In the first new lesson on expansion I/O, students learn how to...

Coming: Connected Components Workbench R11

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Welcome to part four of the nine part series covering my picks for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which...

Where can you download a free copy of Connected Components Workbench?

So you've heard about Rockwell's new line of low cost Micro PLCs, and now want to get your hands on the free software to check it out? Well it's as simple as following these steps: Step...

Which PanelView is right for your application?

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With so many different Allen-Bradley PanelViews available from Rockwell Automation, it can often be quite confusing for new customers to know which one is right for their application. With that in mind, in today's article...

How to migrate from the PanelView Component to PanelView 800

As we discussed earlier today, Rockwell has announced the "end of life" dates for the PanelView Component 4", 6" and 10" models. With that in mind, in this article we'll look at what you need...
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End of Life date announced for select PanelView Component models

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Rockwell Automation has officially listed the 4", 6", and 10" models of the PanelView Component as "end of life." According to Rockwell's  website, the first model to see an end of manufacturing will be the 10"...
The PanelView 5000 as shown at RSTechED 2012

New PanelView products detailed in updated guide!

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In a recently released update to Rockwell's Visualization Guide, new information about upcoming PanelView products has been detailed. First on the list is the PanelView 5500, which as of this writing has not yet been released, nor has version...
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CCW support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last week in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows operating systems. In today’s article we’ll take a look at the...