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Do you know someone who would like to learn PLCs?

If you know someone who would like to learn PLCs, I may have exactly what they've been looking for.   Not everyone is fortunate enough to...
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SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index (78) Updated on April 1st, 2015 Today we're featuring all the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the topic of the Allen-Bradley SLC-500...
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Micro Programmable Controller Basics

"Everything you need to know to get started using PLCs!"   Today I'm proud to announce the release of my very first DVD training video, "Micro...

Low Cost Operators For Home Based PLC Learning

When I began my quest last May to create an affordable PLC training video, I knew the cost of the video itself wasn't the...
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Low Cost MicroLogix Programming Cable

As I began production of my Micro Programmable Controller Basics DVD last May, I realized that people who wanted to learn PLC's on their own...
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Getting Started With Programmable Controllers (PLC)

I often get asked what is the best way to learn how to program PLC's? In my opinion, there's nothing like first hand experience. Therefore, I...
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RSLogix Micro Starter Unboxing

Last year I purchased a copy of Rockwell's RSLogix Micro Starter programming software (~$150) which programs all of Rockwell's MicroLogix programmable controllers. Note: Rockwell recently changed RSLogix Micro...

The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ SLC & MicroLogix blogs

Welcome to the third article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular SLC & MicroLogix blogs of 2014. As we mentioned yesterday,...
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How to add Ethernet to a MicroLogix

The MicroLogix is a very popular Micro Programmable Controller, and I often get calls asking how they can be added to an Ethernet network While we've previously discussed options...
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MicroLogix Protocol Support

In today's article we'll review the communication protocols supported by all the models and series of Allen-Bradley MicroLogix programmable controllers. MicroLogix 1000 Protocol Support: Channel 0: Series A: DF1 Respond...
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MicroLogix Communication Ports

In today's article we'll review the communication ports found on the Allen-Bradley series of MicroLogix programmable controllers. MicroLogix 1000 Communication Port: Channel 0: 8 Pin Mini-Din The MicroLogix 1000...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Set Its IP Address

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD, unlike the MicroLogix 1100's, can be used to set the unit's IP Address. In today's article we'll show you the steps to do...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To View and Edit Data File Values

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Enable Default Comms

divider] The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Modes

The MicroLogix 1400's LCD display allows access to many of its features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it to...
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Finding a MicroLogix 1400′s IP and MAC Address

The MicroLogix 1400 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today's article we'll...
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MicroLogix 1400 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1400's base I/O can be expanded using 1762  I/O modules. In this article we'll describe the details of how this is accomplished. The right front...
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MicroLogix 1400 Installation and Mounting

The MicroLogix 1400 has an extensive installation document referred to as "installation instructions" which you can obtain electronically from Rockwell's website HERE. While these "installation instructions" cover...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400

In 2008, forteen years after the original MicroLogix 1000 was released, and three years after the MicroLogix 1100, Rockwell introduced the MicroLogix 1400. This new micro PLC built on the success of the MicroLogix...
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Finding a MicroLogix 1100's IP and MAC Address

The MicroLogix 1100 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today's article we'll...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Change Trim Pot Values

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Enable Default Comms

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article, we show you how to use it to...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Change Modes

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it...
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MicroLogix 1100 Expansion I/O

The MicroLogix 1100's base I/O can be expanded using 1762 I/O modules. In this article we'll describe the details of how this is accomplished. On the right...
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MicroLogix 1100 Installation and Mounting

The MicroLogix 1100 use to come with an extensive installation document referred to as, "installation instructions." However, these days it seems the best way to get...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100

In 2005, eleven years after the original MicroLogix was released, and five years after the previous model launched, Rockwell introduced the MicroLogix 1100. This new MicroLogix represented many firsts for the MicroLogix line, including...
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How to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 Free is good One of the best kept Rockwell secretes...
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Connecting a PanelView Plus to a SLC-500 Channel 0 Serial Port

When looking to upgrade older PanelView 550 or 600 models, it's common to consider the PanelView Plus 600 as a suitable replacement. For starters, most...
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Small Allen-Bradley (A-B) Ethernet Programmable Controllers

Today, Ethernet is the network of choice for automation systems. In years past, Ethernet was an expensive and costly add-on. However, more and more small programmable controllers...