Setting up a 1783-ETAP

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If you are contemplating using a Device Level Ring (DLR) topology in your control system networks, an important device in that network is the EtherNet Tap (ETAP). If the remote devices in your DLR network will require fiber, the ETAP...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more...

ControlLogix Redundancy System Alarm

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How many times do you walk around your facility and visually look upon every control system that is currently in operation? If you are anything like me, it may be months in between the times I see some control panels. Along...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data Highway 485 network: For more information,...

PanelView Standard to CompactLogix or ControlLogix over DH Plus or DH-485 (Video S33)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a CompactLogix or ControlLogix over Data Highway Plus or Data Highway 485: For...

Updating a ControlLogix Redundancy System

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When I think about controller redundancy, the first thought that crosses my mind is “I better do my research, because the components have to be exact.” If you are familiar with the redundancy setup, you know what I am referring to....

PanelView Standard to SLC-5/04 & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S32)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more information,...

Device Level Ring: Adding a Remote I/O Chassis

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I first began using ControlLogix in 2001, back when the software and firmware were both at version 7. In those early days it wasn't so easy to add a new remote I/O Chassis to an existing ControlLogix system as most...

Siemens S7-1200 Overview (P50)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Luis Narvaez from Siemens provides us with an overview of the S7-1200 line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 388577957 w=750 h=420] Listen to...

Writing ControlLogix Controller Logs To Removable Media

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In modern industry, when it comes to production downtime, very few events are overlooked without an explanation. “Failure analysis” on failed components, and “root cause analysis” for downtime events, are common terminology you will hear if you are involved in...