Connected Components Workbench

Micro800 IO Tags and Aliasing

Rockwell's Micro800 family of low cost programmable controllers have very appealing price points. But when it comes to usability, many of us have been reluctant to trade our familiarity and efficiency with RSLogix / Studio 5000 for a few hundred dollars...

Setup RSLinx Ethernet Comms to the Micro800

To program Rockwell's Micro820 and Micro850 over Ethernet you first need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic's Ethernet drivers, and in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to do just that. Preface: Before proceeding it's a good idea to...

Assign a Micro800 an Ethernet Address

Rockwell's Micro820 and Micro850 both have built-on Ethernet communication ports, and in today's article I'll show you two ways to assign these ports an Ethernet Address. Preface: The first procedure below requires RSLinx Classic, and the second also requires Connected Components...

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...

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...

Where can you download a free copy of Connected Components Workbench?

So you've heard about Rockwell's new line of low cost Micro PLCs, and now want to get your hands on the free software to check it out? Well it's as simple as following these steps: Step 1) Navigate your web browser...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 10?

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 10 is out and in today's article we'll take a look at what's new and different in this release: UPDATE: My Micro800 training course is now available to order! Learn to setup and program the Allen-Braldey Micro800 family...

How to migrate from the PanelView Component to PanelView 800

As we discussed earlier today, Rockwell has announced the "end of life" dates for the PanelView Component 4", 6" and 10" models. With that in mind, in this article we'll look at what you need to do to migrate from...

How to import and export variables and comments in Connected Components Workbench (CCW)

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 7.0 added some much needed usability features when it released back in September of 2014. One of those welcome features was a context-sensitive right click menu for accessing common tasks. In today's article, I show you how...
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How to change the Micro800 controller type in Connected Components Workbench (CCW)

Connected Components Workbench (CCW) version 7.0 added some much needed features when it released back in September of 2014. One of those welcome features was a context-sensitive device menu for accessing common tasks. In today's article, I show you how to use that menu...

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