RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

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This is a simple RSLogix 5 program designed to show how the FAL Instruction can be used to sum and entire integer file for use in calculating a running average. Requirements: RSLogix 5 Version: 4.10 Additional Requirements: None File Size: 16.9...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1200

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 in order to download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step by step through...

New Micro800 Lessons on Plug-in Analog Inputs, Scaling, and more

Our Five Star rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, receives new lessons on using Plug-In I/O, Scaling, and more! In the first new lesson, students learn how to export the version 10 Micro850 project they'll been working on throughout the course. Students...

This Week On The Automation Minute

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This week on The Automation Minute Last Friday I discussed what I think is the best PLC to learn on: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBuBk85Osu4?rel=0] This Thursday I released a three part series on using the PanelView Plus Serial DH-485 driver: Note: These videos were going to...

Math with Mixed Data Types in the Micro800

While Rockwell's Micro800 line of programmable controllers does include support for instructions you won't find in RSLogix, it's lacking one big feature that many RSLogix users have come to rely on. Specifically I'm referring to the ability to use math...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

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The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to change the Micro's Digital Trim Pot values: Changing Trim Pot values on the MicroLogix 1400 1) When the...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Enable Default Comms

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The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to enable channel 0's default communication settings. NOTE: When "Default Comms" is enabled, the MicroLogix 1400's Channel...

Message Data Between DF1 And Ethernet Devices (Video 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 368583535 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

The SLC-500: Communicate and Download over DH-485 using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over DH-485 to an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

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This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since 1970, there's one current gen and one last gen I usually recommend. Budget Minded First let's assume...