What's New in Logix, AF2018

One of my favorite Automation Fair Technical Sessions is "What's New in Logix," and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention as I reviewed this year's presentation. First up was a slide promoting the coming release...

CompactLogix 5380 Experience Kit (Video, TAS 1)

I take a look at what comes inside of Rockwell's CompactLogix 5380 Experience Kit in today's episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the Show Notes located below the video. [vimeo 368595529 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 1...

The First Generation of CompactLogix Controllers

The CompactLogix family of Programmable Automation Controllers has been popular with Small Machine Builders and System Integrators for many years. The most obvious reason for its popularity is that it's smaller and less expensive then Rockwell's ControlLogix line, while still...

Pre-order my CompactLogix Training Course to save over 70%!

Since I released my comprehensive ControlLogix Training Course (PAC Basics) last year, I've been receiving a lot of requests for a course covering the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix line of small Programmable Automation Controllers. With that in mind, over the past month...

How To Use Rockwell's New Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool

In today's article I'll show you how to use Rockwell's new Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool. The replacement for Rockwell's discontinued Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool can now be found inside of Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB.) Note: To learn how you can get a free...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder

So you've updated Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder to gain access to new devices like the 5580 and 5380 Controllers. Then later you realize you can no longer create projects with older controllers like the ControlLogix 5560, CompactLogix L23 and L3x,...

How To Download, Use, and Update Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder

In today's article I walk you through how to find, download, install, use, and update Rockwell's free Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) software. 1) Start by navigating your web browser to www.ab.com: 2) Once there, search on "Product Selection Toolbox": 3) From the...

What's New In Studio 5000 from TechED 2018 (P46)

I review the "What's New in Studio 5000" software presentation in Episode 46 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365840154 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast:

What's New In Logix And View Hardware from TechED 2018 (P45)

I review the "What's New in Logix and View" hardware presentation in Episode 45 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365835287 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast:

How to Find and Download A-B PLC and HMI Firmware in 2018

In today's article I walk you through how to find and download Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller and HMI Firmware. Step 1) Open you web browser and go to www.ab.com: Step 2) Then click on "Compatibility and Downloads": Step 3) Now you can perform...