Programmable Controllers Software

What's New in Studio 5000 v35

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to shares what's new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

ControlLogix and Studio 5000 Update from Rockwell Automation (P114)

This week Dennis Wylie and Justin Wengatz from Rockwell Automation bring us up to speed on What's New and Coming for ControlLogix and Studio 5000 on Episode 114 of The Automation Podcast. For more information,...

How To Download and Install the Latest Rockwell Patch Rollup (2022)

Generally, when I am loading software on a computer, that computer is not used for a single purpose and I download many types of programming software, third party programs like Sublime Text or Putty,...

How To Resolve .Net Framework 3.5 Installation Error 0x80D05001

I cannot count the number of times I have installed RSLogix 5, 500, 5000 or Studio 5000 software over the last twenty years. Sometimes I can install it on different (but identical) computers and...

What's New in Studio 5000 Logix Designer v34

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In March of 2022, Rockwell Automation released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version Thirty-Four. As I tend to do with each release, I recently downloaded the software, read the release notes, and set out to install...

How To Migrate PLC-5 and SLC-500 Programs to Studio 5000 and Logix Controllers

Recently one of our readers submitted a question asking for help migrating from a legacy Rockwell PLC (aka PLC-5 or SLC-500) to their new PAC lines (ControlLogix and CompactLogix.) In his email he went on...

How To Register and Use a Device Profile in GX Works3

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When you're working with Mitsubishi PLCs and GX Works3, from time to time you may find it necessary to add profiles for components (like networked devices)  so they can be added into the communications...

Timers and Counters Used In Mitsubishi PLCs

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Like most programmable logic controllers on the market, Mitsubishi has its versions of both timers and counters. These are similar but not necessarily set up the same as the other manufacturers. There are two critical pieces...

Common Data Types Used In Mitsubishi PLCs

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As a PLC programmer or troubleshooter, you're already be aware of certain things such as data types. Sometimes they may be referred to differently depending on the platform, such as in one platform a floating...

Connecting a Micro820 and PanelView 800

One of the interesting aspects of automation is “making things talk.” Connecting devices together, whether we are talking about a host of network switches, HMI devices, drives, servers, controllers or any other intelligent device,...

What's New In TIA Portal v17 (P71)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with John DeTellem and Luis Narvaez with Siemens to learn what's new in TIA Portal v17. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

What's New in CCW v13 (P70)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Jie Hong of Rockwell Automation to get an overview of the new features of Connected Components Workbench Version 13. For more information, check out...

Extended Tag Properties in Logix and View Designer

I’ll admit, I don’t always investigate every new feature that I read in a software’s release notes and many times I fail to utilize them for some time. Such is the case for tag extended...

How to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx, and Emulate 500 for free (2021)

NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software I show how to download in this article only works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free SLC-500 Emulator. If you need help learning to use...

Ask Me Anything about the PLC-5

After getting my electronics degree over thirty years ago, I landed my first job in the industrial automation industry as an Inside Technical Specialist. That job was basically a technical support position with some...

Writing your first TIA code in SCL

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Sometimes it's hard writing PLC code in LAD (ladder logic) or FBD (function block diagram). Especially, if you have to do some math work or mass operations. In these cases you can easily use SCL/ST...

Upgrade Your Career: ControlLogix Training Sale

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The industrial automation market in the USA is heating up, and many companies are finding it hard to hire people with the knowledge needed to maintain and upgrade automated systems. And it's times like these...

Siemens S7-1200FC Failsafe Starter-Kit

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Since the beginning of my career back in 2000, I have worked with quite a few different automation vendors and products. The first PLC I ever touched was an old Allen Bradley SLC 100, and...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 13

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 13 of Connected Components Workbench, and today I'll review the biggest new features as listed in the product's release notes: New Micro800 Features: New "Controller Organizer" project tree style...

PLC Training: Free and Trial Programming Software

Learning to use PLCs can be frustrating if you don't know how to get your hands on the actual PLC Programming Software. So in today's article I'll walk through several free options to get various...