GaurdLogix 5580

Welcome to part seven 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...
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How to get Allen-Bradley (A-B) and Rockwell Software (RS) Manuals and Documentation: Part 1

When using new products from Allen-Bradley or Rockwell Software, you’ll likely need to refer to the product documentation and manuals for product details. And if you still have the box the product came in, you’ll often find an installation...

Windows Meltdown and Spectre Patches Impact Rockwell Software Users

Earlier this week, Bob (a fellow automation instructor and a LinkedIn connection), sent me a message about a serious Windows update issue he encountered after returning from winter break. Apparently, Microsoft released several security updates for Windows 7, 8.1, 10,...

Rockwell Announces New ControlLogix 5580 Controller

Rockwell Automation just announced its new line of ControlLogix 5580 Controllers. Timed to coincide with Automation Fair next week, Rockwell states its new controllers provide faster performance, reduced complexity, and enhanced security. Rockwell states this new line of controllers provides up to 45...
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How to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware

In today's article we walk you through the updated steps you take to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware. Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com Step 2) On the left, click on the "Product Compatibility and Download Center" link: Step 3) Now select "Firmware Updates" Step 4)...

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