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Seven Things New Users Need To Know About ControlLogix

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In today's article I'm going to share what I've found have been the most important things new users must know about ControlLogix before they start using these programmable controllers for the first time. After reviewing...

Studio 5000 Pricing, Packages, Features & Bundles

In today's article I'm going to take a detailed look Studio 5000 pricing, available packages and bundles, and what features are included with each as it stands today. Studio 5000 Mini: Ladder Logix only for...

RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 Logix Designer

To program a CompactLogix or ControlLogix controller you're going to need a copy of Studio 5000 Logix Designer, which was formerly known as RSLogix 5000 prior to the version 21 release: If you don't have...

What's New Connected Components Workbench v21

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Rockwell recently released version 21 of Connected Components Workbench, and below I'll summarize any new and enhanced features: New and Enhanced Micro800 Features: Now supports Ethernet implicit I/O messaging for L50E and L70E controllers The...

Rockwell Automation’s Programmable Automation Controllers

Most industrial automation vendors offer modern Programmable Controllers, but not all of them brand their products as PACs. Take Siemens for instance: You'd be hard pressed to find a PAC feature their S7 line of...

What's New in Studio 5000 v35 (P122)

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to share what's new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

Three Questions Answered: Studio 5000, PanelView 800, CompactLogix

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I answer three reader's questions on Studio 5000, the PanelView 800, and CompactLogix in Episode 37 of The Automation Minute, Season 5.     The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 37 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Pickup our TAB1...

Using the MicroLogix 1400's Real Time Clock

I discuss a reader's question about using the MicroLogix 1400's Real Time Clock in Episode 36 of The Automation Minute, Season 5.     The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 36 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Discussion: https://automation.locals.com/post/2555141/using-the-micrologix-1400-real-time-clock Join our...

ControlLogix and Studio 5000 Update from Rockwell Automation (P114)

This week Dennis Wylie and Justin Wengatz from Rockwell Automation bring us up to speed on What's New and Coming for ControlLogix and Studio 5000 on Episode 114 of The Automation Podcast. For more information,...

Get Data From MicroLogix via Modbus and NET-AIC?

I discuss a reader's question about if you can collect data from a MicroLogix which is already communicating with an HMI using Modbus RTU by using a 1761-NET-AIC in this episode of The Automation...

Multiple ControlLogix Controllers?

I discuss a reader's question about having Multiple ControlLogix Controllers in a chassis in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 31 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion: https://theautomationblog.com/can-multiple-logix-plcs-control-ethernet-io/ Join our new...

SLC-100 Programming Software?

I discuss a reader's question about where you can find the programming software for a SLC-100 (and 150) in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 30 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Download...

Sharing Data Between A-B Programmable Controllers

Recently, one of our community members asked how he could go about sharing data between various Allen-Bradley PLCs. First he needed to share Tag Values between two ControlLogix controllers, after which he needed to read...

How To Program A-B's First PLC

In our previous article we discussed the hardware details of Allen-Bradley’s first programmable controller, the PDQ-II. Now in today’s article we’ll take a detailed look at the program side, including programming options and procedures,...

The PDQ-II: Allen-Bradley's First PLC

It was the summer of 1969, and Information Instruments, Inc (3I) became the second company (after DEC) to supply a “Standard Machine Controller” to the GM’s Hydra-Matic division, several weeks ahead of Bedford Associates...

ControlFlash Error: DTL_E_FAIL, Illegal Command Format

This weekend I was working on a project creating and testing a MicroLogix program using a 1763-L16BBB Series A, Frn 1.0, and found certain bits we're getting stuck. This can be caused by poor programming,...

Connect A-B PLCs to the Cloud using MQTT

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Learn how to connect A-B PLCs to the Cloud using an MQTT Gateway today on The Automation Show (S2E01) For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 650808618 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

FactoryTalk Logix Echo from Rockwell (P85)

My guest this week is Brad Prosak of Rockwell who introduces us to FactoryTalk Logix Echo in Episode 85 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

How To Migrate PLC-5 and SLC-500 Programs to Studio 5000 and Logix Controllers

Recently one of our readers submitted a question asking for help migrating from a legacy Rockwell PLC (aka PLC-5 or SLC-500) to their new PAC lines (ControlLogix and CompactLogix.) In his email he went on...

Demo: Learn to Program Logix with Affordable All-In-One PLC, IO, RSLogix and Application Simulator

Learn how to program ControlLogix and CompactLogix applications without having to buy thousands of dollars of hardware and software in Episode 9 of The Automation Demo (originally episode 5 of Automation Tech Tips.) For more information,...