How to Find and Download A-B PLC and HMI Firmware in 2018

In today's article I walk you through how to find and download Allen-Bradley Programmable Controller and HMI Firmware.

Step 1) Open you web browser and go to

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Step 2) Then click on “Compatibility and Downloads”:

Step 3) Now you can perform a text search for your product as I do below for the “PanelView Plus”:

Or you can type in a catalog number like I do below for the “1756-L61”:

Step 4) From the search results, choose the download link for the product you are looking for.

Below I choose downloads for the PanelView Plus 7 Standard:

And here I choose the downloads for the 1756-L61:Step 5) Now from the list if versions, select the “down arrow” on the side of the firmware you want to download.

Below I select version 9.00 for the PanelView Plus 7 Standard:

And here I choose version 20.019 for the L61:Step 6) Then in the popup window, click on the firmware link:

Step 7) At this point, if you have not logged into Rockwell's website you'll be prompted to:

8-Login-with-free-accountNote: If you don't have a free login, you can create one quickly if you provide a valid email address.

Step 8) Now click on the “Accept” button to agree to the license:

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Step 9) At this point I typically choose “Direct Download”:

Step 10) And then I select the link to download the firmware file(s):

Step 11) When prompted, I save the file(s) to my PC:

If you need help flashing your PanelView HMI or Logix Controller, check out one of my previous articles below:

To watch a video demonstration of the above, check out Episode 48 of The Automation Minute Season 4 below:

I hope you've found this article on how to download firmware for Allen-Bradley PLCs and HMIs helpful.

If you have any comments, questions, corrections, or suggestions please don't hesitate to leave them with us by filling out the “post a comment or question” link below.


Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and later earned a degree in Electronics. He worked for 25 years as Automation Specialist, passionately sharing tech tips via his newsletter, then his BBS, before launching his first website in 1999. In 2013 he relaunched his website as, and now teaches full time at

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