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Insight's Inbox: I have a ControlLogix, how do I access the controller's clock?

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Today we're kicking off a new series entitled, "Insight's Inbox," which are articles based on the reader email questions we receive. Reader Question: I would like to enable some ControlLogix code when it's between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. How do I do this? Insight's Answer: You're in luck, this is...

ControlLogix Reading Data From CompactLogix, SLC-500, MicroLogix over Ethernet (Video S29)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use the MSG (Message) Instruction in the ControlLogix to read data from CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over Ethernet: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

Micro800: Using the Reverse Coil Instruction (Video, TAM S3 48)

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Learn how to use the Micro800's Reverse Coil in Episode 48 of The Automation Minute Season 3: 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...
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How to get Rockwell's EtherNet IP Capacity Tool

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In Monday's article we compared the Ethernet I/O capacities of two Allen-Bradley CompactLogix processors. To accomplish that comparison, we used Rockwell's EtherNet IP Capacity Tool. In today's article we'll show you where you can find and download the latest version of this...

Rockwell Announces New ControlLogix 5580 Controller

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Rockwell Automation just announced its new line of ControlLogix 5580 Controllers. Timed to coincide with Automation Fair next week, Rockwell states its new controllers provide faster performance, reduced complexity, and enhanced security. Rockwell states this new line of controllers provides up to 45...

Coming: Connected Components Workbench R11

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Welcome to part four of the nine part series covering my picks for the top new PLC and HMI products shown at Rockwell's Automation Fair 2017. Note: While this series covers the products in which I'm most interested, you'll find...

The SLC-500: Communicate and Download over DH-485 using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

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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 with RSLogix? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step to setup...

New CompactLogix 5480 (Video, TAM S4 E15)

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In part eight of my nine part series covering new PLC and HMI products shown at Automation Fair 2017, I discuss the CompactLogix 5480 (Episode 15 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my...
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How to get Rockwell's MicroLogix to Micro800 conversion tool

In today's article I'll walk you through how to get Rockwell's "MicroLogix Library Converter" MicroLogix 1000 to Micro800 conversion tool. NOTE: For a step by step procedure on how to use this tool, see our article HERE. Step 1) Navigate your web...
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The 1769-AENTR as seen at Automation Fair 2013

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Mid-morning of the first day of Automation Fair 2013, I had the fortune of participating in a show floor meeting with Dexter Long, the CompactLogix product manager for Rockwell Automation. The meeting was to discuss the newly announced (and long desired)...