MicroLogix 1200 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E13)

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Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1200 and then download to it in Episode 13 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...

A-B MicroLogix 1400 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E15)

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Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1400 and then download to it in Episode 15 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...

Get RSLogix ready for Halloween!

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In today's article I'll show you a little known trick to give RSLogix 5, 500 & Micro some Halloween spirit! First, you know that online animation in RSLogix? You know, the rotating "Ladder" animation near the top of the screen: Well we're going to change that...

How to Message (MSG) data from a SLC-5/05 to a MicroLogix 1400 over Ethernet

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In Today's article I walk you through how to Message data from a SLC-5/05 to a MicroLogix 1400 over Ethernet using the MSG instruction. Note: In this example I have a SLC-5/05 at IP Address 192.168.1.47, and a MicroLogix 1400 at IP...
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Which Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC models support Modbus

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It's a common question that clients ask, “Which MicroLogix's support Modbus?” In this article I'll detail the answer. MicroLogix 1000 Today’s MicroLogix 1000 still has just one Mini-Din RS-232 "Channel 0" communication port limited to DF1 and DH-485. So for applications...

How to get free A-B PLC Sample Programs

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I get asked a lot by my students where they can get sample programs for MicroLogix PLCs. I tell them that, in addition to the sample programs found in the product's user manual, Rockwell also make over twenty fully documented...
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What's new in RSLogix 500, Micro v11

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RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro version 11 is out, and in today's article we'll take a look at what's new in this release: UPDATE: My MicroLogix "Five Star" training course is now available digitally or on DVD! Learn to setup and program the...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1500

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So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500 in order to download or go online with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step by step through...
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PLC video course now available for on-demand streaming!

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Update: I've re-released my original course as PLC Core Basics which is available as both a Online course and on DVD here. I'm very please to announce that my Micro Programmable Controller Basics training video, previously only available on DVD, has...

RSLogix Micro - Selecting the Controller Type (Video, TAM S4 E02)

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Learn how to select the correct MicroLogix controller in RSLogix Micro or RSLogix 500 in Episode 2 of The Automation Minute Season 4: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses HERE. You can now buy high definition digital...