MicroLogix

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1000

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000 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 how...

Do you really need RSLogix 500 to program a MicroLogix?

Over the last few months I've received several messages asking what the correct software is to program the MicroLogix line of programmable controllers. This confusion surprises me since RSlogix Micro has been out since 2009, as can be seen in this...

How to download free Allen-Bradley Sample Code, Programs and AOIs

One of the topics I like to cover in my training courses is how users can get (and use) free sample code, programs, and AOIs made available by Rockwell Automation. That said, since Rockwell made major changes to their website recently I...

How to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx, and Emulate for free (2019)

UPDATE: As of January 2019 this procedure still works as long as you follow all the steps, including Step 5 and 6. I commend Rockwell on their efforts to improve their website, however it's disappointing they often don't provide redirects from old pages to new, leaving...

MicroLogix 1000 vs. 1100 Part Two: Data Files

While the MicroLogix 1000 is the least expensive RSLogix based PLC from Rockwell Automation (starting around $150,) it's also the most limited. That in mind, in today's article we'll compare the MicroLogix 1000's "Data Files" with the MicroLogix 1100's, as...

MicroLogix 1000 vs. 1100 Part One: Program files

While the MicroLogix 1000 is the least expensive RSLogix based PLC from Rockwell Automation (starting around $150,) it's also the most limited. That in mind, in today's article we'll compare the MicroLogix 1000's "Program Files" with the MicroLogix 1100's, as...

How to setup and use RS Emulate

Last week I walked through how to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500, and in today's article I'll show you how to set it up. The first step is to launch RSLogix Emulate 500 and open an RSLogix...

How to get free A-B PLC Sample Programs

I get asked a lot by my students where they can get sample programs for MicroLogix PLCs. I tell them that, in addition to the sample programs found in the product's user manual, Rockwell also make over twenty fully documented...

How to download RS Emulate (A-B PLC Emulator) for free

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 for FREE. RSLogix Emulate 500 is an excellent little application used to "emulate" SLC-500 and MicroLogix PLCs. And while it use to cost hundreds of...

This Week On The Automation Minute

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...

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