Programmable Controllers Software

What’s New With Rockwell’s Logix and View (P191)

This week I take a look at what's new with Rockwell's Logix and View products as seen at Automation Fair 2023 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5e-OwgpQYM?si=cIwH_l0qjTupvUyC] Listen to the...

What’s New In TIA Portal v19 (P190)

This week I meet up with John DeTellem of Siemens to learn what's new in TIA Portal v19 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast on The Automation...

TIA Portal Cloud, Subscription Bundles, and More (P177)

This week my guest is John DeTellem of Siemens, and he introduces us to TIA Portal Cloud, Subscription Bundles, and more in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Update: The correct order number for the USA version of the...

Beckhoff Talks Future Proofing Automation

In Beckhoff's latest article, "Digitalization for the process industry," they share their vision on how engineers can make their plants "fit for the future" by providing an overview of various concepts for digitalization and flexibility, including: Implement continuous monitoring via NOA Edge Devices Ease field device installation via Ethernet...

S7 PLCSim, TIA Portal v18 – Create and Test PLC Programs (T010)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips, I walk through how to create your first PLC Program in TIA Portal v18, and then run it inside of the free PLCSim software. NOTE: If you need to learn how to use the S7 PLC, check out my S7 PLC Course. It...

TIA Portal – How To Download A Free Trial (2023, T007)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to download the free trial of TIA Portal v18. NOTE: If you need to learn how to use TIA Portal, check out my S7 Level 1 PLC course. It comes with instructor support and never expires. Automation Tech Tip Video:...

RSLinx – What To Do When The Ethernet/IP Driver Won’t Find Your Device (T006)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips, I walk through how to setup the Ethernet Devices Driver in RSLinx Classic, which can be helpful if your device is not showing up in the Ethernet/IP driver. NOTE: If you need to learn how to use the CompactLogix, check out my CompactLogix...

Message (MSG) – ControlLogix to PowerFlex 525? (qa230208)

Automation Q & A from the Morning Show dated 02/08/23: Recently I was asked by a community member if they could use a MSG instructions in a ControlLogix to communicate with a PowerFlex 525, and I share my thoughts on that question in today's Automation Q&A below: NOTE: If you need...

Micro800 – Can I use the USB Port to Read Data? (qa230202)

Automation Q & A from the Morning Show dated 02/02/23: Recently I was asked by a community member if they could use the USB Port on a Micro800 to connect to a third party RFID device to read data into the PLC, and I share my thoughts on that question...

FactoryTalk Linx (RSLinx Enterprise) (P140)

Today my guest is Ron Bliss who introduces us to what's new with FactoryTalk Linx and FTLinx Gateway in Episode 140 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 797070411 w=750 h=420] The Automation Podcast is also available on most Video...

CCW – How to use the free Micro800 Simulator (T004)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to use the free PLC Simulator for the Micro800 that comes with CCW. For the written version of this video, click here. Note: If you need help learning to use CCW with the Micro800 line of PLCs, check out...

CCW – How to download Connected Components Workbench for free in 2023 (T003)

Note: If you need help learning to use CCW with the Micro800 line of PLCs, check out my Five-Star rated Micro800 Nano Basics online course. It comes with support and never expires. Automation Tech Tip Video: [vimeo 794267835 w=750 h=420] Article: How to download Connected Components Workbench Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com: Step...

RSEmulate, RSLogix – Create, Download, Test a Program (T002)

NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software only works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free SLC-500/MicroLogix Emulator, Emulate500. To learn how to get all the software covered in this video for free, see our previous episode here. Note: If you need help learning to use RSLogix, check...

RSLogix Micro, RSLinx, RSEmulate 500 – How to download for free in 2023 (T001)

NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software only works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free SLC-500/MicroLogix Emulator, Emulate500. If you need help learning to use RSLogix, check out my Five-Star rated PLC Basics online course. It comes with support and never expires. Automation Tech Tip Video: [vimeo 793095153...

Studio 5000 – V35: What’s New

Late last year Rockwell released version 35 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and in today's article I'll cover the highlights of what's new and updated in the latest release. New Features: Axis Test Mode: Feature simulates real-time motion control behavior at the axis, module, or group level, without requiring connected...

TIA Portal – v18: What’s New (P132)

This week our guest is John DeTellem from Siemens, and he covers What's New in TIA Portal V18 in Episode 132 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 780911352 w=750 h=420] The Automation Podcast is also available on most Video...

RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000 Logix Designer

To program a CompactLogix or ControlLogix controller you're going to need a copy of Studio 5000 Logix Designer, which was formerly known as RSLogix 5000 prior to the version 21 release: If you don't have a copy, you can purchase it using this link to Rockwell’s new online software portal,...

CCW – v21: What’s New Connected Components Workbench

Rockwell recently released version 21 of Connected Components Workbench, and below I'll summarize any new and enhanced features: New and Enhanced Micro800 Features: Now supports Ethernet implicit I/O messaging for L50E and L70E controllers The default value of Automatically Invoke Variable/Block Selector changed from True to False Ease programming of...

TIA Portal – v17: Cause and Effect Matrix (P125)

Ron Knight from Prism Systems and John DeTellem from Siemens introduce us to the Cause and Effect Matrix in TIA Portal v17 in Episode 125 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 764266413 w=750 h=420] The Automation Podcast is also...

Studio 5000 – V35: What’s New (P122)

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to share what's new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 757701813 w=750 h=420] The Automation Podcast is also available on most...