Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

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How to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware

In today's article we walk you through the updated steps you take to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware. Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com Step 2) On the left, click on the "Product Compatibility and Download Center" link: Step 3) Now select "Firmware Updates" Step 4)...

ControlLogix course adds PowerFlex lessons!

This week the highest rated ControlLogix course on the web gets even better with additional lessons on integrating PowerFlex drives! In fact, over at The Automation School the first PAC Basics VFD bonus lesson on controlling a PowerFlex 525 drive...

View Studio - Start-up Splash Screen, PLC Controlled (Video, TAM S4 E06)

Learn how to create a PLC controlled Start-Up Splash Screen in View Studio & RSLogix in Episode 6 of The Automation Minute Season 4: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition...
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Rockwell's CompactLogix 5380 Press Release

This past Thursday Rockwell issued a formal press release regarding their new CompactLogix 5380 controller. In it, they focused on the new controller's enhanced capacity, claiming an increase in capacity of up to twenty percent over previous models. They also positioned the 5380 as an...

How to setup and use RS Emulate (Video, TAM S2 E40)

Learn how to setup and use RS Emulate in The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 40: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute for just...

Mitsubishi iQ-R PLC Overview (Video, TAP 48B)

In part two of this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the iQ-R line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:...

Use MicroLogix 1400's LCD to Change Mode (Video, TAM S1 E52)

In The Automation Minute: Episode 52, Shawn Tierney shows you how to use MicroLogix 1400’s LCD to change its mode. Note: To find out how you can get a copy of Shawn's low cost PLC training video visit http://www.TheAutomationSchool.com   If you've...
MicroLogix 1000 to 1200 or Micro830

MicroLogix 1000 Migration Options

With the recent announcement from Rockwell Automation that the MicroLogix 1000's status has been changed to "End of Life," many users are asking, "What's the best Micro to migrate too?" Since there are many Micros to choose from, to answer this question we...

Learn about the programming software used with CompactLogix and ControlLogix (Video, TAM S2 E27)

Learn what versions of RSLogix and Studio 5000 support the CompactLogix and ControlLogix in episode 27 of The Automation Minute Season 2. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads...
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Is the SLC-500 still viable?

I recently received a message from someone who had just purchased a used machine with a SLC-500 based control system on it. Because most of his existing systems use simple relay controls, the new owner of the machine was reaching...

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