Data Logging options for Compact and ControlLogix (P27)

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In The Automation Podcast: Episode 27, we discuss data logging options for Compact and ControlLogix Note - You'll find more information about data logging options for Compact and ControlLogix in our companion article below: Blog: Data Logging Options for Compact and...
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What's new with Logix, as seen at RSTechED 2014

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What's new? One of my all time favorite sessions at RSTechED are the "What's New" series. This year's RSTechED was a little light on these sessions, but they did still have "What's new with Logix," and I'll share my highlights in today's...

ControlLogix - Adding I/O at Runtime (P23)

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In The Automation Podcast: Episode 23, we discuss which Allen-Bradley PLC's support adding I/O at runtime. Note: You can read our companion blog article here: ControlLogix support for adding I/O online Listen to the Podcast:
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What is the Logix 5000 Removable Media Explorer?

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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...
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ControlLogix and CompactLogix Datalogging to CSV File

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A couple of years ago, prior to the release of Studio 5000 v21, Rockwell demonstrated a future feature for it's new "multi-core" programmable automation controllers. This new feature was a very robust, controller based data logging system. Unfortunately, since that demo a couple...
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What are PlantPAx Process Objects?

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about PlantPAx lately. Specifically about PlantPAx as it pertains to HMI and SCADA systems. While PlantPAx is a very wide and broad topic, when I get the above question it typically relates to Rockwell’s highly...
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Changes I would like to see made to Rockwell's Translate PLC-5 SLC utility

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UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and up)” http://compatibility.rockwellautomation.com/Pages/MultiProductDownload.aspx Having used Rockwell's Translate PLC-5 SLC...
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What you need to know about ControlLogix redundancy

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Over the years I've received many request for information about ControlLogix redundancy. During that time I've developed the following ten tips for new redundancy users: At a minimum you will need two processors, two communication modules, two redundancy modules, a redundancy module interconnect cable, two...
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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

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UPDATE: Rockwell has release a new version of this tool with additional features which we cover in our new article HERE. To get the latest version, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and...
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Working around the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility's syntax error

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A few weeks ago, a client asked me to review his SLC-500 program files. He wanted my advice on how difficult it would be to convert them to CompactLogix. When I received his files, the first thing I did was power on my primary...