How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder

So you've updated Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder to gain access to new devices like the 5580 and 5380 Controllers. Then later you realize you can no longer create projects with older controllers like the ControlLogix 5560, CompactLogix L23 and L3x,...

The Second Generation of CompactLogix Controllers (L3x)

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The second generation of CompactLogix controllers began with the release of the 1769-L35E back in 2003. It was the first CompactLogix to be released with Ethernet communications, and came out nearly two years before the first MicroLogix with Ethernet, the...
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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" Demo

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Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" demo. The year was 1996 and I was tasked with designing a "hands-on" seminar for the new PanelView 550. The hands-on labs I needed to create would include setting up communications, as well as basic...
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CCW support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last week in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows operating systems. In today’s article we’ll take a look at the results for Connected Components Workbench,...
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Why your CompactLogix or ControlLogix Real Time Clock (DateTime) may be a few hours...

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A client recently called frustrated that the real time clock in his CompactLogix processor was always off by 4 hours. While I had heard this complaint in the past, since I hadn't run into it myself I needed to do a little research to understand what this client...

The Fourth Generation of CompactLogix Controllers (5370)

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The forth generation of CompactLogix controllers began with the release of the L1, L2, and L3 back in 2012. While 2012 might have been a bad year for Myan doomsayers, in was a banner year for the CompactLogix as Rockwell...

ControlLogix 1756-CNB (Video, TAM S2 E50)

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Learn about the ControlLogix 1756-CNB in The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 50: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute for just $1 each here.

SLC-500 Content Index of all our SLC-500 related articles, videos, and podcasts

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The Automation Blog's SLC-500 Blog Index (36) Updated on 09/10/2018 With the recent slew of SLC-500 questions coming into The Automation Forums and The Automation School, I thought it'd be a good time to post a new Blog Index of all my existing SLC-500...

Use MicroLogix 1400's LCD to Change Ethernet Address (Video, TAM S1 E55)

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In The Automation Minute: Episode 55, Shawn Tierney shows you how to use the MicroLogix 1400’s LCD to find and set its Ethernet Address. Note: You can buy a hi-def, ad free, digital download of this episode for $1 here: www.TheAutomationMinute.com/videos   If you've found this...

Programming Cables for the MicroLogix 1100 (Video M1E38)

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In The Automation Minute: Episode 38, we look at the programming cables for and communications ports of the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 Programmable Controller Note: To find out how you can get a copy of my Micro Programmable Controller training video, please visit http://www.TheAutomationSchool.com If...