First Look: USB To Data Highway Plus Using The ANC-120e (EP35)

Learn how to connect your PC to Data Highway Plus using USB and a much lower cost alternative to the 1784-U2DHP, the ANC-120e from Automation Networks, in Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: Listen to the Podcast:

How to setup and use RS Emulate

Last week I walked through how to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500, and in today's article I'll show you how to set it up. The first step is to launch RSLogix Emulate 500 and open an RSLogix...

How to download RS Emulate (A-B PLC Emulator) for free

Update: Click HERE for the latest procedure to download RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Classic, and Emulate 500 for FREE. RSLogix Emulate 500 is an excellent little application used to "emulate" SLC-500 and MicroLogix PLCs. And while it use to cost hundreds of...

Flashback Friday! The SLC-500 Blue Demo Case

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today's Flashback Friday article is a little different than previous editions. Today I'm highlighting a piece of legacy hardware, the SLC-500 blue demo case. When I got my first job in the automation industry back in 1990, the SLC-500 was the...

Flashback Friday! MicroLogix to PowerFlex 4

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting a couple of eleven year old MicroLogix programs showing how to communicate to a PowerFlex 4. Back in 2004 many small OEM's were approaching me about using the MicroLogix to control the small PowerFlex...

Flashback Friday - Panelbuilder32 Demo Compilation

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my eleven year old PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation Project. Back in 2004 I set out to combine the best PanelView demos I could find into a single PanelBuilder32 project. The result was this four project compilation featuring Rockwell's...

RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last Wednesday in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell's PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows operating systems. In today’s article we’ll take a look at the results for RSLogix 5, 500,...

RSLogix 500 and Micro Get Windows 8 Release

Just this last week I found out that Rockwell Automation had released version 9.05 of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro. These new versions add support for Windows 8 and 8.1 while also removing support for Windows XP. Aside from the expanded OS support, you won't find...

SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index: Links to all our articles, podcasts, and videos

Insights In Automation's SLC-500 and MicroLogix Index (78) Updated on April 1st, 2015 Today we're featuring all the articles, podcasts, and videos we've done on the topic of the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 and Micrologix. If there’s a new SLC-500 or MicroLogix topic you’d like to see covered, let us know by...
SLC-500 Rack On Set

Insight's Inbox: I can't connect to my SLC-500

Today we dig into our mailbag for another edition of "Insight's Inbox." Reader Question: I've run into an issue for which I would like to ask your opinion. Here in our plant we have SLC-500, specifically a SLC-5/03, which controls our material handling system. Whenever I connect to...

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