Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

Learn how to use CCW to backup, edit, and restore A-B VFD parameters

Do you or someone on your staff need to backup, edit, or restore A-B VFD parameters? If so, you may be interested in my new quick start course, "Using CCW with A-B VFDs" In this forty five minute quick start course...
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Field Report: Memory Module Issues with new MicroLogix 1400s

Today I'd like to share a helpful "field report" that was posted in our forums recently. The report came in from Bill Hosay of DataVisual Controls, LLC, and if you'd like to see his original post you can read it here. Bill's story...

MicroLogix 1400 Memory Module (Video, TAM S1 E48)

In The Automation Minute: Episode 48, Shawn Tierney shows you where the MicroLogix 1400's memory module is installed. Note: To find out how you can get a copy of Shawn's low cost PLC training video visit http://www.TheAutomationSchool.com   If you've found this...

How To Convert SLC-500 Programs to MicroLogix

In this article we'll look at converting SLC-500 programs to MicroLogix, including how to address two common errors. Step 1) Start by opening RSLogix 500. In this example we open the SLC-500 sample program, IC500DMO.RSS: NOTE: You can't open and convert SLC-500...

ControlLogix Redundancy 24.052 Available

Early last week while consulting for a client over WebEx, I came across the fact that last month Rockwell had released redundancy firmware version 24.052 for the ControlLogix L74. If you're familiar with Rockwell and ControlLogix, then you probably know...

A-B MicroLogix 1400 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E15)

Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1400 and then download to it in Episode 15 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...
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RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo

Let's make some virtual beer! This RSLogix 500 Providence Beer Demo Ladder Logic program was designed to support a PanelView class I was holding back in 1996. The basic ladder logic includes some simple recipe code used in conjunction with a PanelView HMI to modify, store, and run recipes....
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Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To View and Edit Data File Values

The MicroLogix 1400'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 view and change Data File values. Enabling Default Comms on the MicroLogix 1400 1) When the MicroLogix 1400 is...
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MicroLogix Protocol Support

In today's article we'll review the communication protocols supported by all the models and series of Allen-Bradley MicroLogix programmable controllers. MicroLogix 1000 Protocol Support: Channel 0: Series A: DF1 Respond Only Series B: Same as series A Series C & Analog: DF1 Full...

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix L61B Processor

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix 5561 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this is one of the best prices I've seen on an L61 Series B! ControlLogix 1756-L61 Series B currently at $450 Free Shipping, Seller with...

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