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First Look: USB To Data Highway Plus Using The ANC-120e (Video, TAP 35)

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: [vimeo 365837699 w=750 h=420] Listen to the...
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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,...

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using BOOTP

How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using the free BOOTP-DHCP utility. If you have a new SLC-5/05, or one that has been reset to Factory Defaults, one option to set it's IP Address is to use...

How to Message (MSG) data from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 over Ethernet

In Today's article I walk you through how to Message data over Ethernet using the MSG instruction from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 . Note: In this example I have a MicroLogix 1400 at IP Address 192.168.1.66, and a SLC-5/05 at...
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Flashback Friday! MicroLogix to PowerFlex 4

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting a couple of eleven year old MicroLogix programs showing how to communicate to a PowerFlex 4. Back in 2004 many small OEM's were approaching me about using the MicroLogix to control the small PowerFlex...
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Why the Allen-Bradley (A-B) 1747-PIC always had trouble working in Microsoft Windows

Over the years I’ve heard more than my fair share of complaints about Allen-Bradley’s 1747-PIC’s lack of Microsoft Windows support. In fact, every time I now hear someone complain I can’t help but say, “It’s a DOS product! From 1990!...

Converting SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix (Video, TAM S4 E25)

In this episode I discuss how you go about converting SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix and Studio 5000 (Episode 25 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now support our...

How to Message (MSG) data from a MicroLogix to a SLC-500 over Ethernet (Video,...

In this episode I demonstrate how to message data from a MicroLogix 1400 to a SLC-5/05 over Ethernet using the MSG instruction (Episode 43 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...
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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...

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