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The CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs

Today most major automation vendors have a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) line, and Rockwell Automation is no exception with its CompactLogix and ControlLogix products. In fact, Rockwell's "Logix" line of Programmable Automation Controllers are the most popular line of PACs...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training? In this week's question we're asking you if you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training, and if you think they would prefer it as a...

What’s New in Integrated Architecture, as seen at TechED 2015

My all time favorite sessions at Rockwell Automation's TechED are the "What's New" sessions. This year these sessions didn't disappoint, with several new products revealed in "What’s New in Integrated Architecture." Below I share my "top five" picks from this session, and I'll also include...
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How to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware

In today's article we walk you through the updated steps you take to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware. Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com Step 2) On the left, click on the "Product Compatibility and Download Center" link: Step 3) Now select "Firmware Updates" Step 4)...

What's New In Studio 5000 from TechED 2018 (Video, TAP 46)

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:

ControlLogix Training Now Available At The Automation School

Today I'm happy to announce that my new ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is now available to take online at TheAutomationSchool.com. This new edition of the course is much enhanced over the previously available "on-demand" Vimeo version in several ways. The...
Logix 5000 RME RAOTM Lab

What is the Logix 5000 Removable Media Explorer?

While looking into the ability to log from a ControlLogix or CompactLogix directly to a CSV file, I came across the most curios note. In the documentation for the sample code I reviewed last week HERE, I found a reference to...

Rockwell Announces New ControlLogix 5580 Controller

Rockwell Automation just announced its new line of ControlLogix 5580 Controllers. Timed to coincide with Automation Fair next week, Rockwell states its new controllers provide faster performance, reduced complexity, and enhanced security. Rockwell states this new line of controllers provides up to 45...

Five Questions To Ask Before Migrating To The ControlLogix L7x

In a recent article we looked at migrating from the CompactLogix L3xE to the L3xER, by reviewing five things you should consider. As a follow-up to that post, in today's article we'll take a look at five things you should consider before migrating from the 1756-L6x...
RSLogix 5000 20.04 Release Notes

RSLogix 5000 Version 20.04 Released!

Late last week I was very happy to find that Rockwell had released RSLogix 5000 version 20.04. Ok, so now you may be asking why this is such a big deal, right? Well, as anyone who's run into the 20.01 and...

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