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How to test the loading of Non-Volatile memory in your CompactLogix or ControlLogix

Similar to other Allen-Bradley PLC's, the CompactLogix and ControlLogix Controllers give you three options for loading the Controller's memory "image" from non-volatile memory (CompactFlash, SD, etc.) These "load modes" are "User Initiated," "On Power Up," and "On Corrupt Memory." Below I'll walk...

Duplicating Rungs in RSLogix and Studio 5000

In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import multiple rungs while at the same time replacing tag addresses using RSLogix or Studio 5000. Step 1) Start by selecting the range of rungs you would like to duplicate. Do this...

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...

Windows Meltdown and Spectre Patches Impact Rockwell Software Users

Earlier this week, Bob (a fellow automation instructor and a LinkedIn connection), sent me a message about a serious Windows update issue he encountered after returning from winter break. Apparently, Microsoft released several security updates for Windows 7, 8.1, 10,...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 28 Released, 1756-L83E Shipping, 5580 Firmware Online

Last week at Automation Fair a lot of attention was given to Rockwell's new ControlLogix 5580 line. Now it appears everything needed to build a system utilizing these new controllers is available. First up, version 28 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer software used to program the...

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