PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more...

PanelView Plus to CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over DH-485 (Video S31)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I'll walk through how to use View Studio Machine Edition to create a PanelView Plus project to communicate with PLCs over DH-485: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

Seven things you need to know about the PanelView Plus

I still run into new users who need to support and program the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus HMI, even though it was released over a decade ago. So for everyone out there who's in the same position, today I'll share with...

How to Find and Download A-B PLC and HMI Firmware in 2018

In today's article I walk you through how to find and download Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller and HMI Firmware. Step 1) Open you web browser and go to www.ab.com: Step 2) Then click on "Compatibility and Downloads": Step 3) Now you can perform...

Tag Database Not Found Error in View Studio Machine Edition

In Today's article I discuss the new "Tag Database Not Found" error you get when you try to open a project created in v10 of FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition. I was recently given a version 8 .MER runtime file...

Runtime Creation Error Message in View Studio Machine Edition v10

In Today's article I discuss the new error message that pops up when you create a runtime for a pre-10 version of FactoryTalk View Studio. Recently, a student asked me why he was getting an error message when he created...

Changing the Screen Saver Image on the PanelView Plus 7, 6, and CE

In Today's article I'll walk you through how to change the Screen Saver Image used on the PanelView Plus 7, 6, and CE: Part 1: Enable the Screen Saver Image on your PanelView Plus 7, 6, or CE Step 1) From...

Flashing PanelView Plus 7 Firmware

In this article I'm going to walk you through flashing the firmware on a PanelView Plus 7. Step 1) In this example we'll be flashing the PanelView Plus 7's firmware over Ethernet, and so our first step is to open...

Managing Users from a running ViewME or PanelView Plus application

In the early years of the PanelView Plus, user management was limited to logging in, logging out, and changing one's own password. For many companies who required operators to log in before using HMIs, this limitation often lead to the...
FactoryTalk View 8 Splash

How FactoryTalk View Security was Improved in v8

In previous articles I discussed how in version 4 of FactoryTalk View Studio, Rockwell migrated the security system to FactoryTalk Security and the local FactoryTalk Directory (FTD). This change enabled the sharing of Users and Groups between FactoryTalk View Machine...