Connected Components Workbench

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 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...

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...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data...

Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (Video, TAS 15)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the "Show Notes"...

How to use CCW's Micro800 Simulator

In today's article we'll cover how to use the new Micro800 Simulator that comes with CCW 12, including how to work around a few common issues you may run into: First, what is the Micro800...

First Look: Connected Components Workbench 12 (Video, TAS 12)

We take a first look at the new features of Connected Components Workbench version 12 in this week's episode of The Automation Show : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs,...

Does the Feature Pack make CCW look more like Logix? (Video, TAS 5)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at the Automation Fair 2018 presentation on what's new in CCW v11, and then take a first hand look to see if the...

CCW 11 Feature Pack Will Add “Logix Like” Ladder Editor

In Rockwell's recently released TechED presentations, new information has surfaced about how they plan to make CCW look more like RSLogix and Studio 5000. This planned "Logix look and feel" feature will be made available...

Connected Components Workbench Now Supports Importing All MicroLogix Programs

Back in February I wrote this article about converting MicroLogix programs to the Micro800 by using CCW and the MicroLogix Library Converter. At the time I also demonstrated how only MicroLogix 1000 programs could be converted,...

Seven Things Studio 5000 Users Need To Know About CCW

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If you're familiar with Studio 5000 (or RSLogix 5000) and find yourself in the position of having to write a program for a Micro800, below are seven CCW tips to help you get started: 1)...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 11

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 11 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and I hope to cover some of these new features in more...

How To Convert MicroLogix 1000 Programs to Micro800

In today's article I'll walk you through how to convert a MicroLogix 1000 program to a Micro800. To accomplish this, we'll use RSLogix 500 and the Connected Components Workbench "MicroLogix Library Converter" tool. NOTE: If you don't see...

New Micro800 lessons on PowerFlex, PanelView, and more!

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The world's highest rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, just got better! We've recently added new lessons covering Expansion I/O, Modbus, Ethernet, VFDs, and HMIs! In the first new lesson on expansion I/O, students learn how to...

Coming: Connected Components Workbench R11

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Welcome to part four of the nine part series covering my picks for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which...

New Micro800 Lessons on Plug-in Analog Outputs and Universal Analog Inputs

Our five-star rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, receives new lessons on using Analog Outputs and Universal Analog Inputs! In the first of two new new lessons, students learn how to add an Analog Output plug-in module,...

New Micro800 Lessons on Plug-in Analog Inputs, Scaling, and more

Our Five Star rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, receives new lessons on using Plug-In I/O, Scaling, and more! In the first new lesson, students learn how to export the version 10 Micro850 project they'll been...

Learn how to use CCW to backup, edit, and restore A-B VFD parameters

Do you or someone on your staff need to backup, edit, or restore A-B VFD parameters? If so, you may be interested in my new quick start course, "Using CCW with A-B VFDs" In this forty...

Math with Mixed Data Types in the Micro800

While Rockwell's Micro800 line of programmable controllers does include support for instructions you won't find in RSLogix, it's lacking one big feature that many RSLogix users have come to rely on. Specifically I'm referring to...