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What is a Programmable Automation Controller? (PAC)

Most major automation vendors have a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) line, and today I'll attempt to add some clarity as to what a PAC is, and how it differs from the classic PLC. What is a "Programmable Automation Controller?" Most people you...

Seven Things Studio 5000 Users Need To Know About CCW

If you're familiar with Studio 5000 (or RSLogix 5000) and find yourself in the position of having to write a program for a Micro800, below are seven CCW tips to help you get started: 1) Controller Organizer: In Studio 5000 Logix...

What's New in Logix, AF 2016

One of the Automation Fair Technical Sessions I attended this morning was "What's New in Logix," and below I'll recap what I found most interesting about this session First up was a slide reminding us that in the past year Rockwell...

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,...

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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