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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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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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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,...
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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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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...

Transferring projects to your Allen-Bradley HMI using a USB Flash Drive (TAP 14)

In The Automation Podcast: Episode 14, we discuss transferring projects to your Allen-Bradley HMI, including the PanelView Plus and Component, using a USB Flash Drive. Note: You can read more about transferring projects to a PanelView Plus using a USB Flash drive...
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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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Rockwell releases VFFS Machine video, sample code and white paper

(Updated 11/06/2017) On November 25th, 2013, Rockwell released a new YouTube video promoting it's "Micro800 Solution for Intermittent VFFS" (Vertical Form, Fill and Seal.) For those of you who haven't seen it yet, I'll include it below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoboytJxJD4 Update: Rockwell has removed their video...
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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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