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Can multiple Logix PLC's control the same Ethernet I/O?

A client recently asked me if multiple CompactLogix (or ControlLogix) processors could control the same Ethernet I/O. Since RSLogix5000 has supported Ethernet I/O, its been possible to setup two processors to control, or "own," the same remote rack of Ethernet I/O....
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 1

When using new products from Allen-Bradley or Rockwell Software, you’ll likely need to refer to the product documentation and manuals for product details. And if you still have the box the product came in, you’ll often find an installation...

How To Add Ethernet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 17)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add Ethernet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366838759 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

Point I/O vs Flex I/O

A reader recently asked what the difference was between Point I/O and Flex I/O, and in today's article I'll share my thoughts on the subject. Note: Those not familiar with Rockwell's I/O products may also want to consider 1756 I/O,...

How to add ControlNet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 22)

In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add ControlNet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix system: NOTE: This article is not a comprehensive ControlNet tutorial, so if you're not already familiar with ControlNet you'll likely want to learn...

Converting Equipment from PC-Based to PLC-Based Control

My company was provided an OEM label printer and applicator machine that was being controlled by five Arduino PC boards. They were asked to provide a PLC control system, however, they insisted that they needed to use this controls architecture...

Point I/O and Flex I/O Compared (Video, TAS 14)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show we compare and contrast Point I/O with Flex I/O: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366841556 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 14 Show Notes: Previous article mentioned...

What's New in Logix (TechED 18)

Of all the Rockwell Automation TechED 2018 presentations made available last week, the first ones I went through were the "What's New" presentations, as I'm always looking to find out what's new and coming from Rockwell. In today's article I'll review...
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 2

Getting hard physical copies of manuals and documentation for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software products:   Click here to read part one of this article Yesterday we discussed how to get electronic copies of Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) manuals and documentation....

Rockwell launching new I/O line: 5069 Compact I/O platform

Recently one of our readers brought to our attention that Rockwell Automation was preparing to launch a new I/O platform (thanks Brian!) Not having heard of it myself, I headed over to Rockwell's Literature Library to see if they had yet to published any...

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