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Are the inputs on the Allen-Bradley (A-B) 1769-L1xER high speed?

Last week a colleague asked me if the inputs on the Allen-Bradley (A-B) 1769-L1xER were high speed inputs, like found on some MicroLogix. I honestly had no idea, but I was on my way back to my home office so I told him...

Compact GuardLogix 5380 with Safety I/O

Welcome to part six of the nine part series covering my choices for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which I'm most interested, you'll find...

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...
1769-L3, L2, L1 CompactLogix

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...

How to set a CompactLogix Ethernet address using BOOTP

In today's article I walk you through how to use the BOOTP DHCP Utility to set a CompactLogix processor's Ethernet address. NOTE: You can also set a CompactLogix processor's IP address through either Serial or USB. To learn how to,...

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