How to download RSLogix Micro Lite, RSLinx Lite, and Emulate 500 for free (2020)

NOTE: The free "RSLogix Micro Starter Lite" software I detail how to get in this article works with the MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, and free PLC Emulator. If you need help learning to use it, check out my Five-Star Rated...
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Free MicroLogix 1000 (and 1100) Programming Software

READ FIRST: As of April 2020 this procedure has changed - see the new article HERE for the updated steps. Original Article: How to get free programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and MicroLogix 1100: Step 1: Visit Step 2: Search for...

RSLogix Micro: Selecting the Controller Type

Recently a reader posted on The Automation Forums asking how he could set or change the I/O base selected in his RSLogix Micro program. Since it's not completely straight forward, I thought I'd post a short article with screenshots showing how...

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

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 Install Error 1723

Recently, I was working on updates for my PLC courses at 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...

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 1200 to PowerFlex 4 from 22-SCM-232 Manual

This first program is based on the example in the appendix of the 22-SCM-232 Manual. After unsuccessfully attempting to get an electronic copy from Rockwell Drives Tech Support, I broke down and typed in all the ladder and comments myself. Once setup...

View Studio - Using RSLinx Classic and RSEmulate

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...
MicroLogix 1000 End of Life Fi

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...

How to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx, and Emulate for free

READ FIRST: As of April 2020 this procedure has changed - see the new article HERE for the updated steps. Original Article: I commend Rockwell on their efforts to improve their website, however it's disappointing they often don't provide redirects from...