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Sunday, November 19, 2017

USB to Data Highway Plus using the ANC-120e, a lower cost alternative to the...

In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks. Now you may...
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RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last Wednesday in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows...
RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

Flashback Friday! RSLogix 5 Sum Integer File using FAL

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting PLC-5 code I wrote and published twelve years ago using RSLogix 5. The year was 2002, and my client needed...
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Changes I would like to see made to Rockwell's Translate PLC-5 SLC utility

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...
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Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0...

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...
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Working around the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility's syntax error

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...
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The Automation Blog's "Best Of 2013" Programmable Controller blogs

Welcome to the first article in our "Best of 2013" series. Today we focus on our seven most popular Programmable Controller blogs. However, we should...
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How to add Ethernet communications to a non-Ethernet PLC-5

Today you'll find Ethernet in almost every manufacturing facility, and on most all modern automation systems. But many facilities also have an installed base of...
RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

RSLogix 5 Ladder Logic Sum a Integer File using a FAL

This is a simple RSLogix 5 program designed to show how the FAL Instruction can be used to sum and entire integer file for use...