Converting ControlNet I/O to EtherNet I/O

If you have had ControlLogix systems running in your facility for any amount of time, chances are they contain ControlNet communication modules for the communication between processor chassis and their controlled remote I/O chassis as well as a myriad...

Getting CIP Data from your Stratix Switch

Have you ever used or thought of using your HMI as a network monitoring tool? What if your HMI system was used for more than just an operational tool? What if it can also help you, as a control system...

Setting up a 1783-ETAP

If you are contemplating using a Device Level Ring (DLR) topology in your control system networks, an important device in that network is the EtherNet Tap (ETAP). If the remote devices in your DLR network will require fiber, the ETAP...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more...

ControlLogix Redundancy System Alarm

How many times do you walk around your facility and visually look upon every control system that is currently in operation? If you are anything like me, it may be months in between the times I see some control panels. Along...

PanelView Standard to CompactLogix or ControlLogix over DH Plus or DH-485 (Video S33)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a CompactLogix or ControlLogix over Data Highway Plus or Data Highway 485: For...

Updating a ControlLogix Redundancy System

When I think about controller redundancy, the first thought that crosses my mind is “I better do my research, because the components have to be exact.” If you are familiar with the redundancy setup, you know what I am referring to....

Device Level Ring: Adding a Remote I/O Chassis

I first began using ControlLogix in 2001, back when the software and firmware were both at version 7. In those early days it wasn't so easy to add a new remote I/O Chassis to an existing ControlLogix system as most...

Writing ControlLogix Controller Logs To Removable Media

In modern industry, when it comes to production downtime, very few events are overlooked without an explanation. “Failure analysis” on failed components, and “root cause analysis” for downtime events, are common terminology you will hear if you are involved in...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, SLC-500, MicroLogix over Ethernet (Video S29)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over Ethernet: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...