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Monitor ControlLogix Tags with your iPhone

It seems everyone today has a smart phone, and many of those phones (mine included) are Apple iOS based iPhones. So when Peter Henderson of Control Plus reached out to me to tell me about his CLTagViewer app for the...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since 1970, there's one current gen and one last gen I usually recommend. Budget Minded First let's assume...

Duplicating Routines in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import routines while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Open your project in RSLogix or Studio 5000, then right click on the routine you wish to...

This Week On The Automation Minute

This week on The Automation Minute Last Friday I discussed what I think is the best PLC to learn on: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBuBk85Osu4?rel=0] This Thursday I released a three part series on using the PanelView Plus Serial DH-485 driver: Note: These videos were going to...
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How to get Rockwell's PlantPAx Library of Process Objects

One of the new lessons I've recorded for my ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is how to download and use some of the AOIs included with Rockwell's PlantPAx Library of Process Objects. And since Rockwell made major changes to their website recently,...

New ControlLogix Lesson Added!

One of the most requested topics for my ControlLogix course has been the creating and using of Add-on Instructions (AOIs) And today I'm happy to announce the addition of a new lesson to PAC Basics which teaches students how to create and...

ControlLogix Training Video and Detailed Lessons

What should you learn if you're going to start programming or maintaining Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers? Well, in the below video I cover all the different subjects I believe are important and can be found in my new eight...
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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features which we cover in our new article HERE. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and...

More ControlLogix Lessons Added!

The number of free Add-on Instructions available for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is quite impressive. Just between the AOIs available from Rockwell's Sample Code Website and their PlantPAx Library of Process Objects, there are over a hundred...

UCI Hyperloop Team "HyperXite" Compete for Clean Transportation of the Future

Editor's Note: I've had the distinct pleasure of consulting for the UCI HyperXite team, and in appreciation they have provided this "guest post" for readers of The Automation Blog. IRVINE, Ca. - May 24, 2016 - HyperXite, UCI’s very own competitive Hyperloop...

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