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

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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...

Compact GuardLogix 5380 with Safety I/O

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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...

Get A-B Programmable Controller data into Microsoft Excel using RSLinx

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In Today's article I'll walk you through how you can bring Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller Data into Microsoft Excel 2016 using RSLinx Classic. NOTE: The below procedure works with any licensed copy of RSLinx Classic, including Single Node, OEM, and Gateway shown...

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

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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:
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What are PlantPAx Process Objects?

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about PlantPAx lately. Specifically about PlantPAx as it pertains to HMI and SCADA systems. While PlantPAx is a very wide and broad topic, when I get the above question it typically relates to Rockwell’s highly...
Log to CSV file on CompactFlash or SecureDigital

ControlLogix and CompactLogix Datalogging to CSV File

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A couple of years ago, prior to the release of Studio 5000 v21, Rockwell demonstrated a future feature for it's new "multi-core" programmable automation controllers. This new feature was a very robust, controller based data logging system. Unfortunately, since that demo a couple...

New GuardLogix 5580 (Video, TAM S4 E14)

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In part seven of my nine part series covering new PLC and HMI products shown at Automation Fair 2017, I discuss the newly announced GuardLogix 5580 (Episode 14 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful,...

Find out which firmware versions your CompactLogix and ControlLogix support (Video, TAM S2 E28)

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Learn how to find out which firmware versions your CompactLogix and ControlLogix support in episode 28 of The Automation Minute Season 2. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads...

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...

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix Processors, Racks, Comm Modules

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Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this week I've come across three on ControlLogix: 1756-L55, Ethernet, I/O Modules, PS & Chassis: $1,250 ControlLogix 1756-L55 with Ethernet, Eight I/O modules, Chassis, and Power Supply listed...