How to setup RSLinx and download to a MicroLogix 1400

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400 using Ethernet 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...

RSLogix 500 and Micro Get Windows 8 Release

Just this last week I found out that Rockwell Automation had released version 9.05 of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro. These new versions add support for Windows 8 and 8.1 while also removing support for Windows XP. Aside from the expanded OS support, you won't find...

How to Message (MSG) Data between MicroLogix Controllers over Ethernet (Video, TAM S4 E44)

In this episode I demonstrate how to message data from a MicroLogix 1400 to an 1100 over Ethernet using the MSG instruction (Episode 44 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses...

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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Which Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC models support Modbus

It's a common question that clients ask, “Which MicroLogix's support Modbus?” In this article I'll detail the answer. MicroLogix 1000 Today’s MicroLogix 1000 still has just one Mini-Din RS-232 "Channel 0" communication port limited to DF1 and DH-485. So for applications...

RSLogix Micro Starter Goes Download Only

I recently was informed that RSLogix Micro Starter is now available for purchase as an electronic download. For those who don't know, RSLogix Micro Starter is a roughly $140 Rockwell Software package which programs all of Rockwell Automation's MicroLogix PLC's. Note: The programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1100...

A-B MicroLogix 1100 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E14)

Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1100 and then download to it in Episode 14 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...

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

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...

What's new in RSLogix 500, Micro v11

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 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last Wednesday in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows operating systems. In today’s article we’ll take a look at the results for RSLogix 5, 500,...