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The New Features Of Studio 5000 Logix Designer v31 (P42)

Today we discuss the new features that come with Studio 5000 Logix Designer version 31, in Episode 42 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365833199 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast:

Connecting ControlLogix to Simatic S7-300 via Ethernet

In this article I'll walk you through how to setup a connection between an Allen Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L36ERM controller, and a Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU 315-2PN/DP via Ethernet using the Prosoft PLX31-EIP-SIE Gateway. There is a really big problem...
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Which RSLogix 5000 / Studio 5000 package is right for you?

Client's often call asking which package of RSLogix 5000 they should buy, and in the article I'll attempt to help prospective customers answer that question. Programming Packages: RSLogix / Studio 5000 Mini, PN#9324-RLD200ENE, $805.00 (as of 10/16/2013) The "Mini" edition of RSLogix 5000...
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How to set the Ethernet/IP address of your new CompactLogix using the USB port

If you're still using BOOT-P to set the IP address of your USB equipped 5370 CompactLogix, today I'll show you a much easier way. First, you'll need a standard USB cable. This is the same type you would use with...

What you need to know about CompactLogix and ControlLogix firmware, and how to get...

In today's article we'll discuss what you need to know about CompactLogix and ControlLogix firmware, as well as how to get it. Each Allen-Bradley Logix processor supports many different firmware revisions. And it's often the case that you'll load the newest firmware supported...

What's New in Studio 5000 Logix Designer v30

Version 30 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer programming software has been release for Rockwell's 5370 and 5380 CompactLogix controllers, as well as their 5570 and 5580 ControlLogix controllers. So, what's new in Studio 5000 version 30? UPDATE: My new ControlLogix training course...

How to flash a CompactLogix's firmware over Ethernet (Video, TAM S2 E17)

In The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 17, Shawn Tierney shows you how to flash a CompactLogix's firmware over Ethernet. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The...

What's New In Logix And View Hardware from TechED 2018 (P45)

I review the "What's New in Logix and View" hardware presentation in Episode 45 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365835287 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast:

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...

How To Use Rockwell's New Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool

In today's article I'll show you how to use Rockwell's new Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool. The replacement for Rockwell's discontinued Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool can now be found inside of Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB.) Note: To learn how you can get a free...

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