RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000

Logix Bit Field Distribute and Message Instructions

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Logix Programming Instructions Every Tech Needs to Know Part II Image by Brandon Cooper In part one of this series, we looked at an introduction to learning Studio 5000 programming instructions for ControlLogix processors as well...

Logix Compute and Absolute Instructions

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Logix Programming Instructions Every Tech Needs to Know, Part I Image by Brandon Cooper Learning to program anything takes time and effort. The more investment that you make, the greater the return. When I have set out...

ControlLogix Programming: Different Ways of Accomplishing Your Goals

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Programmers can accomplish a task in many ways. They have many options available, and it is almost to the point that you can use whatever coding style your preference is for a task at...

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...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 33

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

Updating a ControlLogix Redundancy System

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When I think about controller redundancy, the first thought that crosses my mind is “I better do my research, because the components have to be exact.” If you are familiar with the redundancy setup, you know...

Device Level Ring: Adding a Remote I/O Chassis

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I first began using ControlLogix in 2001, back when the software and firmware were both at version 7. In those early days it wasn't so easy to add a new remote I/O Chassis to an...

Writing ControlLogix Controller Logs To Removable Media

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In modern industry, when it comes to production downtime, very few events are overlooked without an explanation. “Failure analysis” on failed components, and “root cause analysis” for downtime events, are common terminology you will hear...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, SLC-500, MicroLogix over Ethernet (MSG, S29)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over Ethernet: For more information, check out...

Logix CIP Security Changes Lead To Integration Issues

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One of the gratifying opportunities in the life of a control system’s engineer is to successfully upgrade a legacy system to a newer system with more features and capabilities. We, as automation specialists in general,...

ControlLogix Reading Data From PLC-5 and SLC-500 over DH Plus (MSG, S27)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how you can use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from the PLC-5 and SLC-500 over a Data Highway Plus...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-500 over DH-485 (MSG, TAS 26)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how you can use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-500 over a DH-485 network: For more...

CompactLogix Training Course Now On Sale, Just $99

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Do you know someone who needs to learn how to use the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Programmable Controller? If you do, please share with them that our new Compact Basics online training course is on sale for...

How To Add ControlNet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 18)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add ControlNet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo...

How To Add Ethernet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 17)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add Ethernet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo...

Why Doesn't ControlFlash Find My Firmware Files?

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As I was filming new lessons for my CompactLogix course yesterday, I ran into an issue with version 15.01 of ControlFlash that I'm sure many other programmers have or will run into as well. Note:...