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Message Data Between DF1 And Ethernet Devices (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to message between DF1 and Ethernet devices using the 515RTAENI from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 4 Show...

First Look: USB To Data Highway Plus Using The ANC-120e (EP35)

Learn how to connect your PC to Data Highway Plus using USB and a much lower cost alternative to the 1784-U2DHP, the ANC-120e from Automation Networks, in Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjaAgjIels8 Listen to the Podcast:
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Working around the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility's syntax error

A few weeks ago, a client asked me to review his SLC-500 program files. He wanted my advice on how difficult it would be to convert them to CompactLogix. When I received his files, the first thing I did was power on my primary...
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Insight's Inbox: I can't connect to my SLC-500

Today we dig into our mailbag for another edition of "Insight's Inbox." Reader Question: I've run into an issue for which I would like to ask your opinion. Here in our plant we have SLC-500, specifically a SLC-5/03, which controls our material handling system. Whenever I connect to...
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Flashback Friday! RSView32 Top Ten Sorting Demo

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" This blog series highlights automation articles and content that I originally posted on my previous website(s) between 1999 to 2013. Today I'm highlighting an RSView32 program I wrote to work with last week's RSLogix 500 sorting program. In the early spring of 2000, a good friend of...

Programmable Controller Non-Volatile and Volatile Memory, The Automation Podcast Episode 7

In The Automation Podcast, Episode 7, we discuss PLC and PAC non-volatile and volatile memory as used in the PLC-5, SLC-500, CompactLogix and ControlLogix. Note: You can read more about ControlLogix and CompactLogix non-volatile memory in our companion blog article HERE. Listen to...

The SLC-500: A Tale Of Six Controllers

The SLC-500 family of Programmable Logic Controllers was quite popular when it launched in the early nineties. The most obvious reason was that it was smaller and less expensive than A-B's flagship product at the time, the PLC-5. The SLC-500 also...

The SLC-500: Communicate and Download over Serial DF1 using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you through step to setup...

The SLC-500: Resetting to Factory Defaults

How to clear a SLC-500 controller's memory and reset it to factory defaults. In the SLC-500 family of controllers there are three different ways memory is backed up, and therefore three different ways to clear memory and reset the controller...
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The Fixed Style SLC-500

Recently, a client called asking what I thought would be the best replacement for a 1747-L40. But to understand how to size a replacement for this PLC, we'll first need to understand what that part number represents. And in this article I'll review the models...

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