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Insight's Inbox: I can't connect to my SLC-500

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Today we dig into our mailbag for another edition of "Insight's Inbox." Reader Question: I've run into an issue for which I would like to ask your opinion. Here in our plant we have SLC-500, specifically a SLC-5/03, which controls our material handling system. Whenever I connect to...

The Second Generation of CompactLogix Controllers (L3x)

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The second generation of CompactLogix controllers began with the release of the 1769-L35E back in 2003. It was the first CompactLogix to be released with Ethernet communications, and came out nearly two years before the first MicroLogix with Ethernet, the...

MicroLogix 1500 Installation and Mounting

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As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1500 comes with an extensive installation document. That document is also available electronically on the manufacturer's website HERE. While these "installation instructions" cover many different topics, in this blog article I'll be...

Using The Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (Video, TAS 7)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through what it takes to use the Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000: (starts at 3:00) For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368573594 w=750...

Bridging Networks Using RSLinx

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If you are using Rockwell control systems as a platform across your facility or if you have integrated systems between other vendors along with any Rockwell products, you may have found the need to cross multiple networks to gain...

How to setup RSLinx comms and connect to a MicroLogix 1200

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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 RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step by step through...

Duplicating Programs in RSLogix and Studio 5000

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In today's article I cover how to quickly and easily export and import programs in RSLogix and Studio 5000. Step 1) Start by opening your project in RSLogix or Studio 5000. Then right click on the program you would like to export and...

USB to DH Plus Comm Setup to SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 (Video, TAM S3 E19)

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Learn how to setup USB to Data Highway Plus (DH+) communications to an A-B SLC-5/04 or PLC-5 in Episode 19 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You can also now...

The CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs

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Today most major automation vendors have a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) line, and Rockwell Automation is no exception with its CompactLogix and ControlLogix products. In fact, Rockwell's "Logix" line of Programmable Automation Controllers are the most popular line of PACs...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200

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In the year 2000, six years after the MicroLogix 1000 launch and one year after the launch of the MicroLogix 1500, the MicroLogix 1200 was released into the market. This new MicroLogix represented the lower end of Allen-Bradley's second generation of Micro hardware, with the...