How to Message (MSG) data from a SLC-500 to a MicroLogix over Ethernet (Video,...

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In this episode I demonstrate how to message data from a SLC-5/05 to a MicroLogix 1400 over Ethernet using the MSG instruction (Episode 42 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses...

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...
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Getting Started With Programmable Controllers (PLC)

I often get asked what is the best way to learn how to program PLC's? In my opinion, there's nothing like first hand experience. Therefore, I always recommend buying a small Micro PLC to use at home as the best way to...
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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" Demo

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Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" demo. The year was 1996 and I was tasked with designing a "hands-on" seminar for the new PanelView 550. The hands-on labs I needed to create would include setting up communications, as well as basic...
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The Micro820 as seen at Automation Fair 2013

The soon to be released Micro820 on display at Automation Fair 2013: The Micro820 is the newest entry in Rockwell's Micro800 family. The unit is outfitted with two communication ports. The first is Serial communications accessible via a terminal block connection. The second...
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MicroLogix 1000 Migration Options

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With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1000's status has been changed to "End of Life," many users are asking, "What's the best Micro to migrate too?" Since there are many Micros to choose from, to answer this question we...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1500

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500 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...
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How to find the MAC and IP address on the MicroLogix 1400

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Update: To see the latest article on this topic click HERE. The MicroLogix 1400 is one of the few Allen-Bradley PLC's with a small LCD display and navigation keys on the front of the unit, and these can be used to find the PLC's...

A-B MicroLogix Programming Software (Video, TAM S3 E09)

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Learn how to Save Thousands of Dollars by getting the right programming software for Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLCs in Episode 9 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also...
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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....