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Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks

Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks (or CCBB for short) is quite possibly the best kept secrete on AB.com. In an apparent effort to answer the long standing call for sample code, Rockwell launched the CCBB initiative years ago. And in...

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 1) Navigate your web browser...
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Rockwell's Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit

Like the Connected Components Building Blocks (CCBB,) Rockwell's Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit (CCAT for short) is designed around "component" level devices. However, this "Accelerator Toolkit" is designed for the Micro800 and Connected Components Workbench, where as the "Building Blocks" are designed around the MicroLogix and RSLogix. Initially,...
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Rockwell's Pump Station Controller Pre-packaged Solution

Continuing this week's theme of profiling Rockwell's free application code, today we'll take a look at their Pump Station Controller Pre-packaged Solution. Similar to the CCBB and CCAT we previously reviewed, Rockwell's Pump Station Controller is designed around "component" level devices,...
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The PanelView Component Coming of Age: Part 1

When the PanelView Component (PVc) first launched back in 2008, it heralded many innovative features for an Allen-Bradley HMI. First and foremost was cost. The product line was released at substantially lower prices than previous Rockwell HMI's, and the development software...
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The PanelView Component Coming of Age: Part 2

Disliked by many who used it early on, and forgotten by most everyone else, the PanelView Component (PVc) was very much in danger of becoming the most unsuccessful Allen-Bradley HMI to bear the PanelView name. However, two recent developments appear to be giving it...

Connected Components Workbench Version 8 Released

Last week while checking operating system compatibility of Connected Components Workbench (CCW) Version 7, I noticed Version 8 was also listed. Curios to know if this was an indicator of it's release, I headed over to product downloads section of Rockwell's website and found that...
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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 results for Connected Components Workbench,...

Which PanelView is right for your application?

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 I'll run down all of...
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End of Life date announced for select PanelView Component models

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" unit, with a "last make" date of January 31st, 2016. It...

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