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

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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 dollars, Rockwell now makes it available as a free download from their website.

To get it, start at the MicroLogix downloads page (TheAutomationBlog.com/mld) and click on the RSLogix Emulate link as shown below:

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Then on the next page change the filter to “All Families” and click on the red search button to the right:

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Next, select RSLogix Emulate 500 again:

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Then choose version 6.00.00:

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Then on the bottom right click on the downloads button :

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On the next page click on the small image of a hard drive as pictured below:

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Now select RSLogix Emulate (again,) this time from the popup window:

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And now if you don't have a free login to Rockwell Automation's website, you'll need to create one. To do so, just click on the “Sign up now” link:

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Fill in your email address and the other required information, and then click on continue:

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The next screen asks you to fill out your preferences, and I immediately scrolled to the bottom and “opted out” of all emails as I'm already signed up to receive them with a different email address:

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When you're done, the final step of creating an account is to click on the “return” button to return to the next step of the download process…

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…which is to accept the license agreement:

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And then I usually opt for the direct download option:

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And now one last time you need to click on “RSLogix Emulate” after which your software should start downloading:

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If you'd like to learn how to setup and use RSLogix, RSLinx, and Emulate, as well as program the MicroLogix 1000 and 1100, check out my affordable MicroLogix training course at PLC-Basics.com.

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And to see a video of the above procedure, check out the below episode of The Automation Minute:

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
Automation Blogger and Trainer

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