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How to Download and Upload Mitsubishi PLC Programs using GX Works3

In this walk-thru we'll look at downloading and uploading to Mitsubishi FX5 and iQ-R controllers. The same setup was used in the previous Mitsubishi PLC series which includes the preceding (pre-requisite) document with step-by-step on how to connect. Like any other...

First Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC Program using GX Works 3 (Video S28B)

In part 2 of this episode of The Automation Show, I create and test my first program for a Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 28B Show Notes: Support...

Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC Unboxing, GX Works 3 Download, Installation (Video S28A)

In part 1 of this episode of The Automation Show, I unbox a Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC, then register, download, and install the programming software, GX Works 3: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation...

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

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 network: For more information, check out...

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

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 information, check out the "Show...

Connect GX Works 3 To A Mitsubishi FX5 Or iQ-R PLC

As with any popular PLC programming software, GX Works 3 not only allows you to upload and download programs, but also supports program compare and verify as well as viewing ladder differences graphically. But before you can do any of...

Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

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 has been as durable as...

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

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 information, check out the "Show...

Mitsubishi GX Works Communications Setup

In today's article I'll explain how you setup communications in the Mitsubishi Programming Software, GX Works. For those coming to GX Works 3 from GX Works 2 (or earlier,) finding the right area to modify the parameters is the first...

How To Add Profinet I/O & Drives To S7-1500 (Video, TAS 24)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem walks us through how to add PROFINET (Ethernet) I/O and Drives to an S7-1500 using TIA Portal: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366833029...

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