PLC-5

Converting PLC-5 Ladder Programs to ControlLogix

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As I was entering kindergarten in 1986, Allen Bradley was releasing one of the first platforms that could be programmed by a personal computer, the PLC-5. Fast forward thirty-one years later to 2017, Allen Bradley...

RSView32 to SLC-5/04 & PLC-5 over DH Plus via Ethernet and 1756 Gateway (S36)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use RSView32 Works to read and display data from a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 on Data Highway Plus over Ethernet through a Logix...

Updating Redundant PLC-5 Programs

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With so many generations of control equipment on the plant floor, a control engineer can be called to look at many different models of control equipment in the same day. Each piece of control equipment,...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a...

PanelView Standard to SLC-5/04 & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S32)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data...

ControlLogix Reading Data From PLC-5 and SLC-500 over DH Plus (MSG, S27)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how you can use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from the PLC-5 and SLC-500 over a Data Highway Plus...

Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

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Some will argue that there's no reason to remove part of a control system that today is running as good as it has for the last twenty years (or longer.) Especially when that legacy hardware...

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...

Get A-B Programmable Controller data into Microsoft Excel using RSLinx

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In Today's article I'll walk you through how you can bring Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller Data into Microsoft Excel 2016 using RSLinx Classic. NOTE: The below procedure works with any licensed copy of RSLinx Classic, including Single...

How to get A-B PLC data values into MS Excel using RSLinx Classic (Video,...

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In this episode I demonstrate how to use RSLinx Classic to get data from Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers into Microsoft Excel (Episode 41 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout...

Converting SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix (Video, TAM S4 E25)

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In this episode I discuss how you go about converting SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix and Studio 5000 (Episode 25 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses...

PLC-5 and SLC-500: Communicate and Download over Data Highway Plus using RSLinx and RSLogix

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate via USB over Data Highway Plus to an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 or SLC-5/04? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to...

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

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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...

Setup and Download Demo Programs for A-B PLCs (P36)

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Watch as I setup a PLC-5, SLC-5/05 & 5/04, MicroLogix 1100 & 1400, ControlLogix L61, L55 & L1, a FlexLogix and COmpactLogix L1 in Episode 36 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365838779 w=750...

USB to DH Plus Comm Setup to SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 (Video, TAM S3 E19)

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Learn how to setup USB to Data Highway Plus (DH+) communications to an A-B SLC-5/04 or PLC-5 in Episode 19 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training...

A-B PLC-5 Serial Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E18)

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Learn how to setup serial communications to an A-B PLC-5 and then download to it in Episode 18 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You...

USB to Data Highway Plus using the ANC-120e, a lower cost alternative to the...

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In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks. Now you may be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks...

First Look: USB To Data Highway Plus Using The ANC-120e (P35)

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Learn how to connect your PC to Data Highway Plus using USB and a much lower cost alternative to the 1784-U2DHP, the ANC-120e from Automation Networks, in Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo...
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RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

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Last Wednesday 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...
RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

Flashback Friday! RSLogix 5 Sum Integer File using FAL

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Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting PLC-5 code I wrote and published twelve years ago using RSLogix 5. The year was 2002, and my client needed to calculate a running average based on file of integer...