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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features which we cover in our new article HERE. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and...
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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...

Programmable Controller Non-Volatile and Volatile Memory (P7)

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...
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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!...

Replace a Fixed SLC-500 (1747-Lxxx) with a MicroLogix

Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best PLC to replace a Fixed SLC-500. Specifically he was looking to replace a 1747-L40A. To pick a replacement we first needed to understand what this part number represents, and we covered...
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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...

RSLogix 500 Program for PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation

This SLC-500 project was compiled from four separate ladder programs, each independently developed for four PanelView projects. Requirements: RSLogix 500 Version: 6.0 Additional Requirements: None File Size: 60 kb Uploaded on: 03/16/04 Modified By: Shawn Michael Tierney Download Link: SLC-500 Program for PanelBuilder32...

MicroLogix 1200 to PowerFlex 4 using Modbus

This second program is based on the first, but uses the Modbus Master protocol available in the latest release of the MicroLogix 1200, as well as a 1761-Net-AIC. The biggest obstacle in getting this configuration to work was trying to find...

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...
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RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo

Let's make some virtual beer! This RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo Ladder Logic program was designed to support a PanelView class I was holding back in 1996. The basic ladder logic includes some simple recipe code used in conjunction with a PanelView HMI to modify, store, and run recipes....