RSLogix Micro

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...

MicroLogix 1500 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E12)

Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1500 and download to it in Episode 12 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high definition...

MicroLogix 1000 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E11)

Learn how to setup MicroLogix communications setup in Episode 11 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute for...

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

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...

A-B MicroLogix Programming Software (Video, TAM S3 E09)

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...

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...

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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