ControlFlash Plus

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I ran across a software with a new look from Rockwell this past week. If you have worked with Rockwell products, you are well aware that flashing module firmware is a necessity for new systems as well as upgrading and...

IFM Encoder to CompactLogix HSC (S49B)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with a CompactLogix and High Speed Counter module in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 49B Show...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 33

On September 30, 2020, Rockwell Automation released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version thirty-three. As I tend to do with each incoming version, I downloaded the “Release Notes” and Software to check it out. Image by: Brandon Cooper This always brings back memories...

ControlLogix Diagnostic IO

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I believe that in the world of control systems, the little things can make a huge impact. The little things we do ahead of problems will determine how well we diagnose and repair issues when they arise. It can mean...

What's New With Logix and View? (S42)

In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from Rockwell's ROKLive Logix and View Presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 42 Show Notes: Quick Link to Rockwell's...

What's New with Logix, ROKLive 2020

One of my favorite Rockwell Automation trade show sessions has always been "What's New in Logix." This year, the ROKLive presentation that came closet to that classic presentation was CL03, "What's New and Notable in the Integrated Architecture System," and...

ControlLogix Function Block Totalizer

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In this article I'll introduce you to the basics of a ControlLogix Function Block Routine Totalizer Instruction. If you have ever used any Allen-Bradley software, you are familiar with their ladder logic programming. In many of the earlier systems such as...

Capture and Average a Value with FFL, FFU, and AVE Instructions

In a previous article regarding ControlLogix processor faults, I mentioned one of the ways a processor can be faulted was by causing an array to go out of bounds when using an FFL and FFU instruction. These instructions are commonly...

ControlLogix Processor Faults

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Years ago, I was in the middle of a normal day of work when I got a call on the radio that a conveyor had stopped, and then I was informed that the entire process around that conveyor had...

How to control an Altivar ATV320 VFD over Modbus with a Modicon M340 PLC

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In this article I would like to show you how to control an ATV320 variable frequency drive using Modbus serial port on M340 PLC. Before we begin, following is the list of items you need PC with EcoStruxure Control Expert...