Flashback Friday! The SLC-500 Blue Demo Case


Welcome to The Automation Blog‘s “Flashback Friday!” Today's Flashback Friday article is a little different than previous editions. Today I'm highlighting a piece of legacy hardware, the SLC-500 blue demo case. When I got my first job in the automation industry back in 1990, the …

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How to add Ethernet to a SLC-500


The SLC-500 is a very popular PLC with over a million installed processors in facilities around the world. Over the years many of those facilities have modernized their sites by adding plantwide ethernet networks, and I often get calls asking how they can add their legacy …

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Flashback Friday! RSLogix 500 "Providence Beer" Demo

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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” seminar for the new PanelView 550. The hands-on labs I needed to create would include setting up communications, as well …

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