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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...
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MicroLogix 1000 and 1500 End of Life Date Announced

Rockwell Automation has officially listed the "end of life" date for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1500. According to their website, they will cease production of the two oldest MicroLogix models on June 30th, 2017. We first came across this news while reviewing the publically available session materials...
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SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index (78) Updated on April 1st, 2015 Today we're featuring all the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the topic of the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 and Micrologix. If there’s a new SLC-500 or MicroLogix topic you’d like to see covered, let us know by...

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...
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Do you know someone who would like to learn PLCs?

If you know someone who would like to learn PLCs, I may have exactly what they've been looking for.   Not everyone is fortunate enough to work for a big company that will send them away for weeks at a time...

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...
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Micro Programmable Controller Basics

"Everything you need to know to get started using PLCs!"   Today I'm proud to announce the release of my very first DVD training video, "Micro Programmable Controller Basics." This release is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of weekends and...
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RSLogix Micro Starter Unboxing

Last year I purchased a copy of Rockwell's RSLogix Micro Starter programming software (~$150) which programs all of Rockwell's MicroLogix programmable controllers. Note: Rockwell recently changed RSLogix Micro Starter to download only, so new purchases will not receive the package shown in this post - more...

Top Two RSLogix 5, 500, Micro Tips

When you've been using a software package since version 1.0, you're likely to pick up some tips along the way. And when you've spent twenty years helping others learn to use that software, you also learn which features are obvious...
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PLC video course now available for on-demand streaming!

I'm very please to announce that my Micro Programmable Controller Basics training video, previously only available on DVD, has just been released for "Video On-Demand" streaming! Now anyone who wants to learn PLCs can watch my PLC video course in FULL 1080P HD, on-demand from any internet connected video device (including smart phones...

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