Monitor ControlLogix Tags with your iPhone

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It seems everyone today has a smart phone, and many of those phones (mine included) are Apple iOS based iPhones. So when Peter Henderson of Control Plus reached out to me to tell me about his CLTagViewer app for the...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

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The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to change the Micro's Digital Trim Pot values: Changing Trim Pot values on the MicroLogix 1400 1) When the...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

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This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since 1970, there's one current gen and one last gen I usually recommend. Budget Minded First let's assume...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Enable Default Comms

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The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to enable channel 0's default communication settings. NOTE: When "Default Comms" is enabled, the MicroLogix 1400's Channel...

Duplicating Routines in RSLogix and Studio 5000

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In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import routines while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Open your project in RSLogix or Studio 5000, then right click on the routine you wish to...
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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

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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...

USB to Data Highway Plus using the ANC-120e, a lower cost alternative to the...

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In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks. Now you may be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks would release a USB to...

New affordable Micro800 training from The Automation Blog!

For many of us who've spent years (or decades) programming Allen-Bradley PLCs, the thought of learning a new PLC line or brand can bring on a headache! One example of when this happened to me is when I learned that Rockwell's Micro800...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Modes

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The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of its features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it to change this Micro's Run mode: Changing the MicroLogix 1400's mode 1) When the MicroLogix 1400 is powered on,...

Setup Micro800 USB Comms

Rockwell's Micro830 and 850 have convenient USB programming ports built in, and an optional USB programming port can be added to Micro810 and 820. In today's article I'll show you how to setup communications to those USB programming ports, as...