ControlFlash Plus

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I ran across a software with a new look from Rockwell this past week. If you have worked with Rockwell products, you are well aware that flashing module firmware is a necessity for new systems as well as upgrading and...

IFM Encoder to CompactLogix HSC (S49B)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with a CompactLogix and High Speed Counter module in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 49B Show...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 33

On September 30, 2020, Rockwell Automation released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version thirty-three. As I tend to do with each incoming version, I downloaded the “Release Notes” and Software to check it out. Image by: Brandon Cooper This always brings back memories...

IFM Encoder to MicroLogix 1100 HSC (S49A)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with a MicroLogix 1100 and High Speed Counter function in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 49A...

What's New With Logix and View? (S42)

In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from Rockwell's ROKLive Logix and View Presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 42 Show Notes: Quick Link to Rockwell's...

Adding Serial Ports to Windows 10 and VMware (S41)

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In this episode of The Automation Show we unbox a new two port PCIe Serial Port card, install it, and then configure it in Windows 10, VMware Waorkstation, and RSLinx Classic: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

ControlLogix Function Block Totalizer

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In this article I'll introduce you to the basics of a ControlLogix Function Block Routine Totalizer Instruction. If you have ever used any Allen-Bradley software, you are familiar with their ladder logic programming. In many of the earlier systems such as...

Capture and Average a Value with FFL, FFU, and AVE Instructions

In a previous article regarding ControlLogix processor faults, I mentioned one of the ways a processor can be faulted was by causing an array to go out of bounds when using an FFL and FFU instruction. These instructions are commonly...

RSLogix Install Error 1723

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Recently, I was working on updates for my PLC courses at TheAutomationSchool.com when I ran into an issue downloading the free versions of RSLogix Micro Lite, RSLinx Classic, and RSEmulate 500. After blogging about the latest procedure to download the...

Using the Controller’s Time in Studio 5000

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If the need arises to use specific time in your ladder logic program, this guide will give you a reference to go by. Possibly you have a cleaning device that only needs to operate once an hour or once a...