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RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

This is a simple RSLogix 5 program designed to show how the FAL Instruction can be used to sum and entire integer file for use in calculating a running average. Requirements: RSLogix 5 Version: 4.10 Additional Requirements: None File Size: 16.9...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1200

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 in order to download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step by step through...

ControlLogix course adds PowerFlex lessons!

This week the highest rated ControlLogix course on the web gets even better with additional lessons on integrating PowerFlex drives! In fact, over at The Automation School the first PAC Basics VFD bonus lesson on controlling a PowerFlex 525 drive...

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 working on throughout the course. Students...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to change the Micro's Digital Trim Pot values: Changing Trim Pot values on the MicroLogix 1400 1) When the...

Monitor ControlLogix Tags with your iPhone

It seems everyone today has a smart phone, and many of those phones (mine included) are Apple iOS based iPhones. So when Peter Henderson of Control Plus reached out to me to tell me about his CLTagViewer app for the...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Enable Default Comms

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to enable channel 0's default communication settings. NOTE: When "Default Comms" is enabled, the MicroLogix 1400's Channel...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since 1970, there's one current gen and one last gen I usually recommend. Budget Minded First let's assume...

Duplicating Routines in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import routines while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Open your project in RSLogix or Studio 5000, then right click on the routine you wish to...

This Week On The Automation Minute

This week on The Automation Minute Last Friday I discussed what I think is the best PLC to learn on: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBuBk85Osu4?rel=0] This Thursday I released a three part series on using the PanelView Plus Serial DH-485 driver: Note: These videos were going to...

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