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Finding a MicroLogix 1100's IP and MAC Address

The MicroLogix 1100 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today's article we'll show you how to find both. Finding the MAC address on a MicroLogix 1100: 1) Thankfully, each MicroLogix 1100...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a PLC-5 via Serial

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 so you can download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup...

Siemens Releases New Advanced and Redundancy Controllers

Siemens expands its Advanced Controller and Redundancy Controller portfolios. Two new Advanced Controllers have been added to the Simatic S7-1500 line, both of which combine standard, safety and motion control into a single device. The 1515SP PC2 T CPU and fail-safe 1515SP...
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Working around the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility's syntax error

A few weeks ago, a client asked me to review his SLC-500 program files. He wanted my advice on how difficult it would be to convert them to CompactLogix. When I received his files, the first thing I did was power on my primary...

How To Automatically Run A USB Flash Drive Script On The PanelView Plus

On Monday and Tuesday we discussed how to access the "Configuration Mode" of the PanelView Plus and PanelView Plus 6. One additional way we did not yet cover is using an "autorun.bat" file on a USB Memory Stick (aka USB Thumb Drive,...

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