Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using BOOTP

How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using the free BOOTP-DHCP utility. If you have a new SLC-5/05, or one that has been reset to Factory Defaults, one option to set it's IP Address is to use...
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Using the MicroLogix 1100's LCD To Change Modes

The MicroLogix 1100's LCD display allows access to many of it's features and functions. In today's article we show you how to use it to change this PLC's mode: Changing the MicroLogix 1100's mode 1) When the MicroLogix 1100 is powered...

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

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...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder (Video, TAM S4 E51)

In this episode I show you how you can use legacy PLCs like the PLC-5, L6x, L23, and more in the latest version of Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB) (Episode 51 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this...

A-B SLC-500 DH-485 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E17)

Learn how to setup DH-485 communications to an A-B SLC-500 and then download to it in Episode 17 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my PLC Basics Training Course HERE. You can also now buy...

Eliminating The Need For Comments In PLC Programs

There are a couple of different ways of thinking when it comes to in-program documentation, particularly the use of comments. One main methodology I see is to use documentation liberally (since it’s free), placing comments on as many rungs as...

Upgrading Legacy Winder and Slitter Positioning Control Systems

In today's article, Jeff Turcotte of PLC Concepts discusses winder and slitter positioning control system upgrades, and how his company's upgrades increase throughput and reduce downtime. Written by Jeff Turcotte, PLC Concepts Inc: Over the Holidays I had the pleasure of...

MicroLogix 1500 Expansion I/O (Video M1E35)

In The Automation Minute: Episode 35, I show you how to add expansion I/O to an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500 Programmable Controller. Note: To find out how you can get a copy of the complete Micro Programmable Controller Training video visit http://www.TheAutomationSchool.com If...

Pre-order my CompactLogix Training Course to save over 70%!

Since I released my comprehensive ControlLogix Training Course (PAC Basics) last year, I've been receiving a lot of requests for a course covering the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix line of small Programmable Automation Controllers. With that in mind, over the past month...

Get FREE A-B Programs and AOIs (Video, TAM S3 E07)

Learn how to download free A-B sample programs and AOIs in Episode 7 of The Automation Minute, Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my complete ControlLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high definition digital downloads of...

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