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Connect to CompactLogix using Serial (Video, TAM S2 E11)

In The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 11, Shawn Tierney walks you step-by-step through how to configure RSLinx to communicate to a CompactLogix using a serial cable and USB to Serial converter. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my...
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Small Allen-Bradley (A-B) Ethernet Programmable Controllers

Today, Ethernet is the network of choice for automation systems. In years past, Ethernet was an expensive and costly add-on. However, more and more small programmable controllers are now coming with Ethernet as standard. Below we’ll cover what is available today for small...

Duplicating Routines in RSLogix & Studio 5000 (Video, TAM S3 E04)

Learn the best way to duplicate Routines in Episode 4 of The Automation Minute, Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my complete ControlLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation...

Learn about CompactLogix and ControlLogix hardware (Video, TAM S2 E26)

Learn about the CompactLogix and ControlLogix hardware in episode 26 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 of The Automation Minute for just $1...

CompactLogix 1769-L16ER (Video, TAM S2 E23)

The Allen-Bradley 1769-L16ER CompactLogix unboxed in episode 23 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 of The Automation Minute for just $1 each...
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Rockwell's CompactLogix 5380 Press Release

This past Thursday Rockwell issued a formal press release regarding their new CompactLogix 5380 controller. In it, they focused on the new controller's enhanced capacity, claiming an increase in capacity of up to twenty percent over previous models. They also positioned the 5380 as an...

Logix Non-Volatile Memory Load Modes (TAP 8)

In The Automation Podcast, Episode 8, we discuss the different non-volatile memory load modes used in the CompactLogix and ControlLogix. Note: You can read more about ControlLogix and CompactLogix non-volatile memory in our companion blog article HERE. Listen to the Podcast:
CompactLogix L3

Seven things you need to know about current gen CompactLogix

I've been teaching Logix and View introductory classes the last few days, and have to say I've been a little surprised how many people are not familiar with Rockwell's current generation of CompactLogix. With that in mind, in today's article I'll...

Can multiple Logix PLC's control the same Ethernet I/O?

A client recently asked me if multiple CompactLogix (or ControlLogix) processors could control the same Ethernet I/O. Since RSLogix5000 has supported Ethernet I/O, its been possible to setup two processors to control, or "own," the same remote rack of Ethernet I/O....

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...

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