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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...

Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (Video, TAS 15)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366840394...

Connect FactoryTalk View and Linx to the Micro800

One of my connections recently shared how he was able to connect FactoryTalk View Studio to the new Micro800 Simulator (thanks Floyd!) After reviewing his email, I thought it would be a great opportunity share with everyone how you setup...

How to use CCW's Micro800 Simulator

In today's article we'll cover how to use the new Micro800 Simulator that comes with CCW 12, including how to work around a few common issues you may run into: First, what is the Micro800 Sim? Below is the official description...

Programmable Controller Course Starter Packs Now Available

If you (or someone you know would) like to learn how to setup and program Programmable Controllers, you can now save up to 20% with our new "multi-course" starter packs starting at just $99.99. Our Standard Starter Pack includes both...

First Look: Connected Components Workbench 12 (Video, TAS 12)

We take a first look at the new features of Connected Components Workbench version 12 in this week's episode of The Automation Show : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366851094 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs, Spectrum Controls MicroSD plug-in module...
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Field Report: Memory Module Issues with new MicroLogix 1400s

Today I'd like to share a helpful "field report" that was posted in our forums recently. The report came in from Bill Hosay of DataVisual Controls, LLC, and if you'd like to see his original post you can read it here. Bill's story...

Does the Feature Pack make CCW look more like Logix? (Video, TAS 5)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at the Automation Fair 2018 presentation on what's new in CCW v11, and then take a first hand look to see if the Feature Pack makes CCW look...

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