How To Convert SLC-500 Programs to MicroLogix

In this article we'll look at converting SLC-500 programs to MicroLogix, including how to address two common errors. Step 1) Start by opening RSLogix 500. In...

View Studio - Using RSLinx Classic and RSEmulate

In today's article I review how to use RSLinx Classic Lite and RSEmulate 500 with FactoryTalk View Studio. Not many users know that FactoryTalk View...

RSLogix Micro: Selecting the Controller Type

Recently a reader posted on The Automation Forums asking how he could set or change the I/O base selected in his RSLogix Micro program. Since...
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What's new in RSLogix 500, Micro v11

RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro version 11 is out, and in today's article we'll take a look at what's new in this release: UPDATE: My MicroLogix "Five...

How to setup RSLinx for PLC-5 and SLC-500 on Data Highway Plus

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate via USB over Data Highway Plus to an Allen-Bradley PLC-5 or SLC-5/04? Well you're in...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a SLC-500 via DH-485

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over DH-485 to an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a SLC-500 via Serial

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate over serial with an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 so you can download or go online with...

How to setup RSLinx and download to a MicroLogix 1400

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400 using Ethernet in order to download or go...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1100

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 using Ethernet in order to download or go...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1200

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 in order to download or go online with...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1500

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500 in order to download or go online with...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1000

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000 in order to download or go online with...

Do you really need RSLogix 500 to program a MicroLogix?

Over the last few months I've received several messages asking what the correct software is to program the MicroLogix line of programmable controllers. This confusion surprises...

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...

How to setup and use RS Emulate

Last week I walked through how to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500, and in today's article I'll show you how to...

Top Two RSLogix 5, 500, Micro Tips

When you've been using a software package since version 1.0, you're likely to pick up some tips along the way. And when you've spent twenty...

How to get free A-B PLC Sample Programs

I get asked a lot by my students where they can get sample programs for MicroLogix PLCs. I tell them that, in addition to the...

How to download RS Emulate (A-B PLC Emulator) for free

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 for FREE. RSLogix Emulate 500 is an excellent little...

Get RSLogix ready for Halloween!

In today's article I'll show you a little known trick to give RSLogix 5, 500 & Micro some Halloween spirit! First, you know that online animation in RSLogix? You know,...
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Flashback Friday! MicroLogix to PowerFlex 4

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting a couple of eleven year old MicroLogix programs showing how to communicate to a PowerFlex 4. Back in 2004...
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Flashback Friday - Panelbuilder32 Demo Compilation

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my eleven year old PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation Project. Back in 2004 I set out to combine the best PanelView demos I...
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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...
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RSLogix 500 and Micro Get Windows 8 Release

Just this last week I found out that Rockwell Automation had released version 9.05 of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro. These new versions add support for Windows 8 and...
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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...

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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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" Demo

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" demo. The year was 1996 and I was tasked with designing a "hands-on"...
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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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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 which we cover in our new article HERE. To get the latest version, search...
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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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Why the Allen-Bradley (A-B) 1747-PIC always had trouble working in Microsoft Windows

Over the years I’ve heard more than my fair share of complaints about Allen-Bradley’s 1747-PIC’s lack of Microsoft Windows support. In fact, every time...
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Which Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC models support Modbus

It's a common question that clients ask, “Which MicroLogix's support Modbus?” In this article I'll detail the answer. MicroLogix 1000 Today’s MicroLogix 1000 still has just...
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Arranging Windows in RSLogix 5 and 500

When I visit clients I often see them struggle to arrange windows inside RSLogix 5 and 500, resulting in a working environment like the one below: Maybe it's...
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How to find the MAC and IP address on the MicroLogix 1400

Update: To see the latest article on this topic click HERE. The MicroLogix 1400 is one of the few Allen-Bradley PLC's with a small LCD...
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How to change the RSLogix online animation

In today's article we'll take a walk on the lighter side and discuss the merely cosmetic ability to change the online animation in RSLogix 5 and 500. What...

Replace a Fixed SLC-500 (1747-Lxxx) with a MicroLogix

Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best PLC to replace a Fixed SLC-500. Specifically he was looking to replace a 1747-L40A. To pick...
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The Fixed Style SLC-500

Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best replacement for a 1747-L40A. But to understand how to size a replacement for this PLC, we'll first...
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RSLogix 500 Program for PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation

This SLC-500 project was compiled from four separate ladder programs, each independently developed for four PanelView projects. Requirements: RSLogix 500 Version: 6.0 Additional Requirements: None ...
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MicroLogix 1200 to PowerFlex 4 using Modbus

This second program is based on the first, but uses the Modbus Master protocol available in the latest release of the MicroLogix 1200, as...
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MicroLogix 1200 to PowerFlex 4 from 22-SCM-232 Manual

This first program is based on the example in the appendix of the 22-SCM-232 Manual. After unsuccessfully attempting to get an electronic copy from Rockwell Drives...
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RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo

Let's make some virtual beer! This RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo Ladder Logic program was designed to support a PanelView class I was holding back in 1996....
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RSLogix 500 Top Ten Sort

This RSLogix 500 ladder program was design for a friends trade show at Disney World. They had set up a slot car track and were...

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