A-B MicroLogix Programming Cables (Video, TAM S3 E10)

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Learn which cables you need to program the A-B MicroLogix line of PLCs, including A-B cables and low cost alternatives, in Episode 10 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course...

View Studio - Using RSLinx Classic and RSEmulate

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In today's article I review how to use RSLinx Classic Lite and RSEmulate 500 with FactoryTalk View Studio. Not many users know that FactoryTalk View Machine Edition projects can be tested using the free versions of RSLinx Classic and RSEmulate...

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...

RSLogix Install Error 1723

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Recently, I was working on updates for my PLC courses at TheAutomationSchool.com when I ran into an issue downloading the free versions of RSLogix Micro Lite, RSLinx Classic, and RSEmulate 500. After blogging about the latest procedure to download the...

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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Everything you need to know to get started programming Allen-Bradley PLCs

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So you, or someone you know, wants to learn how to use Allen-Bradley programmable controllers? Well you're in luck! In today's article I'll cover everything you need to know to get started. 1) What is the best A-B PLC to start learning with? The most...

RSLogix Micro - Selecting the Controller Type (Video, TAM S4 E02)

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Learn how to select the correct MicroLogix controller in RSLogix Micro or RSLogix 500 in Episode 2 of The Automation Minute Season 4: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses HERE. You can now buy high definition digital...
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What's new in RSLogix 500, Micro v11

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RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro version 11 is out, and in today's article we'll take a look at what's new in this release: UPDATE: My MicroLogix "Five Star" training course is now available digitally or on DVD! Learn to setup and program the...

RSLogix Halloween Animation! Also, anyone automating a holiday display?

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Let me wish all of you a very Happy Halloween! And if any of you are automating a Holiday Display (Haunted House, Holiday Lights, etc) I'd love to hear about the products you're using, and how you're automating your display. But...
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Rockwell Releases MicroLogix 1000 to Micro800 Migration Guide

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On June 29th in this article I wrote about Rockwell's recent announcement that the product life cycle designation for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1500 family had been changed to "end of life." I followed up that article with another on July 1st...