Updating Redundant PLC-5 Programs

With so many generations of control equipment on the plant floor, a control engineer can be called to look at many different models of control equipment in the same day. Each piece of control equipment, even by the same manufacturer,...

RSLogix Halloween Animation! Also, anyone automating a holiday display?

Let me wish all of you a very Happy Halloween! And if any of you are automating a Holiday Display (Haunted House, Holiday Lights, etc) I'd love to hear about the products you're using, and how you're automating your display. But...

Converting SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix (Video, TAM S4 E25)

In this episode I discuss how you go about converting SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix and Studio 5000 (Episode 25 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now support our...

How To Convert SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix

In this article we will convert SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix using the RSLogix Project Migrator version 3.0. Note: To get RSLogix Project Migrator version 3.0, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and...

PLC-5 and SLC-500: Communicate and Download over Data Highway Plus using RSLinx and RSLogix

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate via USB over Data Highway Plus to an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 or SLC-5/04? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup through how to setup...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a PLC-5 via Serial

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 so you can download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup...

A-B PLC-5 Serial Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E18)

Learn how to setup serial communications to an A-B PLC-5 and then download to it in Episode 18 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...

USB to Data Highway Plus using the ANC-120e, a lower cost alternative to the...

In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks. Now you may be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks would release a USB to...

How to setup and use RS Emulate

Last week I walked through how to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500, and in today's article I'll show you how to set it up. The first step is to launch RSLogix Emulate 500 and open an RSLogix...

Top Two RSLogix 5, 500, Micro Tips

When you've been using a software package since version 1.0, you're likely to pick up some tips along the way. And when you've spent twenty years helping others learn to use that software, you also learn which features are obvious...