Programmable Controller Non-Volatile and Volatile Memory (P7)

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In The Automation Podcast, Episode 7, we discuss PLC and PAC non-volatile and volatile memory as used in the PLC-5, SLC-500, CompactLogix and ControlLogix. Note: You can read more about ControlLogix and CompactLogix non-volatile memory in our companion blog article HERE. Listen to...

Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC Unboxing, GX Works 3 Download, Installation (Video S28A)

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In part 1 of this episode of The Automation Show, I unbox a Mitsubishi FX-5 PLC, then register, download, and install the programming software, GX Works 3: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation...
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The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100

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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 Online Editing, Ethernet communications, and an LCD display built into the front of the unit. The...
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MicroLogix 1400 Installation and Mounting

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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 many different topics, in this blog article I'll be focusing on the installation and mounting...
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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 keep in mind that older blogs have a distinct advantage as they have been around much longer....

ControlLogix Processor Faults

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Years ago, I was in the middle of a normal day of work when I got a call on the radio that a conveyor had stopped, and then I was informed that the entire process around that conveyor had...

How to connect to a CompactLogix using USB

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In today's article I walk you through how to configure RSLinx to communicate to a CompactLogix processor using USB. Step 1) Locate your CompactLogix's USB port If you have one of Rockwell's 5370 CompactLogix processors, you find an orange USB port on...

How to get A-B PLC data values into MS Excel using RSLinx Classic (Video,...

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In this episode I demonstrate how to use RSLinx Classic to get data from Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers into Microsoft Excel (Episode 41 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can...

Converting ControlNet I/O to EtherNet I/O

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If you have had ControlLogix systems running in your facility for any amount of time, chances are they contain ControlNet communication modules for the communication between processor chassis and their controlled remote I/O chassis as well as a myriad...

What's New In Logix And View Hardware from TechED 2018 (P45)

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I review the "What's New in Logix and View" hardware presentation in Episode 45 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365835287 w=750 h=420] Listen to the Podcast: