SLC-500

Community Q & A: Data Highway Plus Timeouts

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at automation.locals.com what might be causing one of his Data Highway Plus devices to keep...

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...

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 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data...

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...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-500 over DH-485 (MSG, TAS 26)

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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 CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-500 over a DH-485 network: For more...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more...

Message Data Between DF1 And Ethernet Devices (MSG, S04)

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In today's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to message between DF1 and Ethernet devices using the 515RTAENI from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo...

DF1 to Ethernet (Video S03)

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In today's episode of The Automation Show, I setup a 515RTAENI DF1 to Ethernet bridge from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368586174 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

The SLC-500: Resetting to Factory Defaults

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How to clear a SLC-500 controller's memory and reset it to factory defaults. In the SLC-500 family of controllers there are three different ways memory is backed up, and therefore three different ways to clear...

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using BOOTP

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How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using the free BOOTP-DHCP utility. If you have a new SLC-5/05, or one that has been reset to Factory Defaults, one option to set it's...

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using RSLogix 500

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How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using RSLogix. Setting a SLC-5/05's IP Address Offline: If you have a project file for your SLC-5/05 controller that your want to edit and download,...

The SLC-5/05: Setup Comms and Download over Ethernet using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley SLC-5/05 using Ethernet in order to download (or go online) using RSLogix 500? Well you're in luck as in today's article...

The SLC-500: Controller Image Gallery

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Here's an image gallery of all five models of SLC-500 Modular Controllers. Have a question or comment? If you do, you can post it by clicking on the comment link below my signature.

The SLC-500: A Tale Of Six Controllers

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The SLC-500 family of Programmable Logic Controllers was quite popular when it launched in the early nineties. The most obvious reason was that it was smaller and less expensive than A-B's flagship product at the...
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Is the SLC-500 still viable?

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I recently received a message from someone who had just purchased a used machine with a SLC-500 based control system on it. Because most of his existing systems use simple relay controls, the new owner...

SLC-500 Content Index of all our SLC-500 related articles, videos, and podcasts

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The Automation Blog's SLC-500 Blog Index (36) Updated on 09/10/2018 With the recent slew of SLC-500 questions coming into The Automation Forums and The Automation School, I thought it'd be a good time to post a new Blog Index...

How to Message (MSG) data from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 over Ethernet

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In Today's article I walk you through how to Message data over Ethernet using the MSG instruction from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 . Note: In this example I have a MicroLogix 1400 at IP Address...

How to Message (MSG) data from a MicroLogix to a SLC-500 over Ethernet (Video,...

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In this episode I demonstrate how to message data from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 over Ethernet using the MSG instruction (Episode 43 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video...