Compact GuardLogix 5380 with Safety I/O

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Welcome to part six of the nine part series covering my choices for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which I'm most interested, you'll find...

Studio 5000: How to connect to an existing Controller

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In today's article I cover how to upload and go online  to an existing ControlLogix or CompactLogix controller for the first time when you don't already have the program in the controller on your PC. Prerequisite: Before following the below procedure you must...

How to create and download a program using Studio 5000 (Video, TAM S2 E20)

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Learn how to create and download a program using Studio 5000 in episode 20 of The Automation Minute Season 2. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute...
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Five Questions To Ask Before Migrating To The New 5370 CompactLogix L3x

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Last week we took a look at the L32E versus the L33ER and found the later supported many more remote analog modules as well as HMI's. In today's article we'll take a look at five things you should consider before deciding...
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Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks

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Rockwell's Connected Components Building Blocks (or CCBB for short) is quite possibly the best kept secrete on AB.com. In an apparent effort to answer the long standing call for sample code, Rockwell launched the CCBB initiative years ago. And in...

Duplicating Rungs in RSLogix and Studio 5000

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In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import multiple rungs while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Start by selecting the range of rungs you would like to duplicate. Do this...

The SLC-500: Communicate and Download over Serial DF1 using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you through step to setup...

The Best PLC To Learn With (Video, TAM S2 E30)

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What is the best PLC to learn with? I tell you my opinion in episode 30 of The Automation Minute, Season 2. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute...

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 video. [vimeo 366851094 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

Logix Non-Volatile Memory Load Modes (P8)

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In The Automation Podcast, Episode 8, we discuss the different non-volatile memory load modes used in the CompactLogix and ControlLogix. Note: You can read more about ControlLogix and CompactLogix non-volatile memory in our companion blog article HERE. Listen to the Podcast: