String Selection from Binary Input

Do you have a machine that you need to get data from? And do you need to send that data to another device but the machine lacks networking capabilities? In this article I'll show how to get data a your...

Converting PLC-5 Ladder Programs to ControlLogix

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 discontinued support of these processors...

How to download RSLogix Micro Lite, RSLinx Lite, and Emulate 500 for free (2020)

UPDATE: As of April 2020 you now need to search on 1763 instead of RSLogix Micro Lite. Rockwell recently changed their website again, and as a result it's a little harder to find the free software downloads for use with...

Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley PLCs: One Engineer's Perspective

Are you an experienced controls engineer working in manufacturing or integration with an in depth knowledge of Allen-Bradley and have recently been introduced to Siemens? For eleven years I've predominately with Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers, which is not very surprising as...

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

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 Gateway: For more information, check out...

Updating Redundant PLC-5 Programs

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, even by the same manufacturer,...

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

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 Data Highway Plus network: For more...

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

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 Highway 485 network: For more information,...

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

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 Highway Plus network: For more information,...

Siemens S7-1200 Overview (P50)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Luis Narvaez from Siemens provides us with an overview of the S7-1200 line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 388577957 w=750 h=420] Listen to...