Micro800

A Day in the Life: Dead Pico? Migrate to a Micro810

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A Day in the Life of a Controls Engineer: Migrating a dead Pico to a Micro810 Once upon a time, there was a control systems engineer that was able to leave work at a predictable...

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"...

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...

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...

Programmable Controller Course Starter Packs Now Available

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

CCW 11 Feature Pack Will Add “Logix Like” Ladder Editor

In Rockwell's recently released TechED presentations, new information has surfaced about how they plan to make CCW look more like RSLogix and Studio 5000. This planned "Logix look and feel" feature will be made available...

Connected Components Workbench Now Supports Importing All MicroLogix Programs

Back in February I wrote this article about converting MicroLogix programs to the Micro800 by using CCW and the MicroLogix Library Converter. At the time I also demonstrated how only MicroLogix 1000 programs could be converted,...

Import Any MicroLogix Program Using CCW 11 (Video, TAM S4 E35)

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In this episode I demonstrate how CCW 11 allows you to import any MicroLogix program (but not SLC-500 programs) (Episode 35 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my...

Seven Things Studio 5000 Users Need To Know About CCW

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If you're familiar with Studio 5000 (or RSLogix 5000) and find yourself in the position of having to write a program for a Micro800, below are seven CCW tips to help you get started: 1)...

CCW Guide For Studio 5000 Users (Video, TAM S4 E34)

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In this episode I review the highlights of Rockwell's CCW Guide for Studio 5000 users (Episode 34 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 11

Earlier this month Rockwell released version 11 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and I hope to cover some of these new features in more...

Converting MicroLogix 1000 Programs to Micro800 (Video, TAM S4 E26)

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In this episode I discuss how you go about converting MicroLogix 1000 programs to the Micro800 and CCW (Episode 26 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training...

How To Convert MicroLogix 1000 Programs to Micro800

In today's article I'll walk you through how to convert a MicroLogix 1000 program to a Micro800. To accomplish this, we'll use RSLogix 500 and the Connected Components Workbench "MicroLogix Library Converter" tool. NOTE: If you don't see...

New Micro800 lessons on PowerFlex, PanelView, and more!

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The world's highest rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, just got better! We've recently added new lessons covering Expansion I/O, Modbus, Ethernet, VFDs, and HMIs! In the first new lesson on expansion I/O, students learn how to...

New Micro870 (Video, TAM S4 E12)

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In part five of my nine part series covering new PLC and HMI products shown at Automation Fair 2017, I discuss the newly announced Micro870 (Episode 12 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've...

New CCW R11 with Studio5K like features (Video, TAM S4 E11)

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In part four of my nine part series covering new PLC and HMI products shown at Automation Fair 2017, I discuss the newly announced features of Connected Components Workbench R11 (Episode 11 of The...

New Micro 870 Controller

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Welcome to part five of the nine part series covering my choices for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which...