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

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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 www.ab.com:

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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.

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Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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