Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

The CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs

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...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...
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Logix Application Code Manager, as seen at TechED 2015

At this year's Rockwell Automation TechED, a new library management tool for Studio 5000 Logix designer was debuted. Named the "Studio 5000 Logix Designer Application Code Manager," or ACM for short, it was the subject of a presentation session (SY04,) a demonstration...

Set CompactLogix Ethernet Address through USB or Serial (Video, TAM S2 E13)

In The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 13, Shawn Tierney walks you step-by-step through how to set a CompactLogix's Ethernet Address using either a Serial or USB cable. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high...
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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 to CompactLogix. When I received his files, the first thing I did was power on my primary...
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Why the option to "hold last state" is important in control systems

There are some control system applications where system outputs must hold last state in the event they become physically disconnected from the controller, or if the controller stops controlling those outputs for any reason. These applications include some heating, cooling, and pumping applications where the...

ControlLogix 1756-DNB (Video, TAM S2 E49)

Learn about the ControlLogix 1756-DNB in The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 49: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute for just $1 each here.

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 be asking yourself why the folks over at Automation Networks would release a USB to...
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What is the Logix 5000 Removable Media Explorer?

While looking into the ability to log from a ControlLogix or CompactLogix directly to a CSV file, I came across the most curios note. In the documentation for the sample code I reviewed last week HERE, I found a reference to...

ControlLogix 1756-L55 5555 (Video, TAM S2 E44)

Learn about the ControlLogix 1756-L55 5555 in The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 44: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute for just $1 each...

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