PLC-5

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...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder

So you've updated Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder to gain access to new devices like the 5580 and 5380 Controllers. Then later you realize you can no longer create projects with older controllers like the ControlLogix 5560, CompactLogix L23 and L3x,...

Get A-B Programmable Controller data into Microsoft Excel using RSLinx

In Today's article I'll walk you through how you can bring Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller Data into Microsoft Excel 2016 using RSLinx Classic. NOTE: The below procedure works with any licensed copy of RSLinx Classic, including Single Node, OEM, and Gateway shown...

How to get A-B PLC data values into MS Excel using RSLinx Classic (Video,...

In this episode I demonstrate how to use RSLinx Classic to get data from Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers into Microsoft Excel (Episode 41 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can...

Converting SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix (Video, TAM S4 E25)

In this episode I discuss how you go about converting SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix and Studio 5000 (Episode 25 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now support our...

PLC-5 and SLC-500: Communicate and Download over Data Highway Plus using RSLinx and RSLogix

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate via USB over Data Highway Plus to an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 or SLC-5/04? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup through how to setup...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a PLC-5 via Serial

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 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...

Setup and Download Demo Programs for A-B PLCs (Video, TAP 36)

Watch as I setup a PLC-5, SLC-5/05 & 5/04, MicroLogix 1100 & 1400, ControlLogix L61, L55 & L1, a FlexLogix and COmpactLogix L1 in Episode 36 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365838779 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast:

USB to DH Plus Comm Setup to SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 (Video, TAM S3 E19)

Learn how to setup USB to Data Highway Plus (DH+) communications to an A-B SLC-5/04 or PLC-5 in Episode 19 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You can also now...

A-B PLC-5 Serial Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E18)

Learn how to setup serial communications to an A-B PLC-5 and then download to it in Episode 18 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...

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