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Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

Some will argue that there's no reason to remove part of a control system that today is running as good as it has for the last twenty years (or longer.) Especially when that legacy hardware has been as durable as...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...

How to add ControlNet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 22)

In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add ControlNet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix system: NOTE: This article is not a comprehensive ControlNet tutorial, so if you're not already familiar with ControlNet you'll likely want to learn...

How to add Ethernet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 21)

In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add Ethernet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix System: Step 1) To start, open your RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 project and find your Ethernet communications module under I/O Configuration. Once...

How To Add ControlNet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 18)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add ControlNet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366837698 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

How To Add Ethernet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 17)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add Ethernet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366838759 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

Why Doesn't ControlFlash Find My Firmware Files?

As I was filming new lessons for my CompactLogix course yesterday, I ran into an issue with version 15.01 of ControlFlash that I'm sure many other programmers have or will run into as well. Note: If you've never used ControlFlash...

Do you use Alias Tags? Automation Talk for March 22, 2019

One limitation of legacy programmable controllers like the PLC-5, SLC-500, and MicroLogix, was the inability to save "address names," known as "symbols" in the aforementioned products, directly to the controller. And since these "symbols" could only be saved with the...

Using PlantPAx Process Library AOIs in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (Video, TAS 8)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to download and use PlantPAx Process Library AOI's in RSLogix/Studio 5000: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368573921 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

Using The Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (Video, TAS 7)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through what it takes to use the Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000: (starts at 3:00) For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368573594 w=750...

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