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What's New with Logix and View? (Video, TAS 6)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at What's New in Logix and View based on the Automation Fair 2018 presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368574126 w=750...
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Graphically enhancing your PanelView Plus or ViewSE project

Most of the modern HMI projects I've seen look as if they escaped from the 70's. I mean, why spend hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on a modern HMI if your screens are going to consist of large square buttons and numeric displays? To...
RSView32 Reporting

Flashback Friday! RSView32 Reporting Hands-On Labs

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my "RSView32 Reporting Hands-On Labs" document covering several different ways to create reports in RSView32. In 2001 clients often asked how to create reports using RSView32. But, with several unique options available, it could be a challenge to determine...

Windows Meltdown and Spectre Patches Impact Rockwell Software Users

Earlier this week, Bob (a fellow automation instructor and a LinkedIn connection), sent me a message about a serious Windows update issue he encountered after returning from winter break. Apparently, Microsoft released several security updates for Windows 7, 8.1, 10,...
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How to get Rockwell Software (RS) And Allen-Bradley (A-B) Replacement Activations and Activation Support:

What are Activations? “Activation” is a broad term used to describe the copy protection mechanism Rockwell Automation (RA) uses for its Rockwell Software products. In years past, the activation method involved using Activation Floppy Disks, but today all the Rockwell...
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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 Top Ten Sort

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" This blog series highlights automation articles and content that I originally posted on my previous website(s) between 1999 to 2013. Today I'm highlighting an RSLogix 500 program I wrote for the SLC-500. In the early spring of 2000, a good friend of mine asked for...

Parameter Files Not Working in ViewStudio Site Edition (Video, TAM S4 E47)

In this episode I discuss why your ViewStudio Site Edition Parameter Files may not be working (Episode 47 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now support our show...
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Data Logging Options For CompactLogix and ControlLogix

Clients often ask me about available data logging options for the CompactLogix and ControlLogix. And as of version 21, the controller itself still has no native data logging feature (maybe in v22 v30?) While you can create trends in RSLogix5000 which...

Automation Fair 2016 Post Show Podcast (Video, TAP 34)

I share my thoughts about Automation Fair 2016 including what's new in Logix, Studio, and View in episode 34 of The Automation Podcast. Related: Links to the companion articles below What's New in Logix, AF 2016 What's New in Studio 5000, AF...
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Free Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation software (part 1)

Rockwell Automation has a reputation of charging for their PLC programming software, and that's true for most of the packages that program their Programmable Controllers. However, RA does make several software packages available free of charge, and I'll detail those over the next two days. Click here for...

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