Micro800

Using the PID instruction in a Micro820

I am still getting familiar with Connected Components Workbench, and have yet to implement a function block program prior to this article. In this first program I walk through how to setup and use the...
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How to Message (MSG) data from a ControlLogix to a Micro800 over Ethernet

If you are implementing a Micro800 series PLC, there is a chance you are doing a small, standalone project that needs no communication with other devices or centralized control system, but that is not...

Micro820, Panelview 800, and Powerflex 525 CCW Project

One of the positive attributes of the Connected Components Workbench project is the ability to program multiple devices with one software package. A CCW project can contain the Panelview 800 HMI, the Micro 800 controller...

Connecting a Micro820 and PanelView 800

One of the interesting aspects of automation is “making things talk.” Connecting devices together, whether we are talking about a host of network switches, HMI devices, drives, servers, controllers or any other intelligent device,...

What's New in CCW v13 (P70)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Jie Hong of Rockwell Automation to get an overview of the new features of Connected Components Workbench Version 13. For more information, check out...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 13

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 13 of Connected Components Workbench, and today I'll review the biggest new features as listed in the product's release notes: New Micro800 Features: New "Controller Organizer" project tree style...

A Day in the Life: Dead Pico? Migrate to a Micro810

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A Day in the Life of a Controls Engineer: Migrating a dead Pico to a Micro810 Once upon a time, there was a control systems engineer that was able to leave work at a predictable...

Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (Video, TAS 15)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the "Show Notes"...

Connect FactoryTalk View and Linx to the Micro800

One of my connections recently shared how he was able to connect FactoryTalk View Studio to the new Micro800 Simulator (thanks Floyd!) After reviewing his email, I thought it would be a great opportunity share...

How to use CCW's Micro800 Simulator

In today's article we'll cover how to use the new Micro800 Simulator that comes with CCW 12, including how to work around a few common issues you may run into: First, what is the Micro800...

Programmable Controller Course Starter Packs Now Available

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If you (or someone you know would) like to learn how to setup and program Programmable Controllers, you can now save up to 20% with our new "multi-course" starter packs starting at just $99.99. Our...

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...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs,...

Does the Feature Pack make CCW look more like Logix? (Video, TAS 5)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at the Automation Fair 2018 presentation on what's new in CCW v11, and then take a first hand look to see if the...

CCW 11 Feature Pack Will Add “Logix Like” Ladder Editor

In Rockwell's recently released TechED presentations, new information has surfaced about how they plan to make CCW look more like RSLogix and Studio 5000. This planned "Logix look and feel" feature will be made available...

Connected Components Workbench Now Supports Importing All MicroLogix Programs

Back in February I wrote this article about converting MicroLogix programs to the Micro800 by using CCW and the MicroLogix Library Converter. At the time I also demonstrated how only MicroLogix 1000 programs could be converted,...

Import Any MicroLogix Program Using CCW 11 (Video, TAM S4 E35)

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In this episode I demonstrate how CCW 11 allows you to import any MicroLogix program (but not SLC-500 programs) (Episode 35 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my...

Seven Things Studio 5000 Users Need To Know About CCW

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If you're familiar with Studio 5000 (or RSLogix 5000) and find yourself in the position of having to write a program for a Micro800, below are seven CCW tips to help you get started: 1)...

CCW Guide For Studio 5000 Users (Video, TAM S4 E34)

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In this episode I review the highlights of Rockwell's CCW Guide for Studio 5000 users (Episode 34 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 11

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 11 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and I hope to cover some of these new features in more...