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:
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:
Note: 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:
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:
Flashing your PanelView Plus 6 firmware using a memory card step-by-step
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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Until next time, Peace ✌️
Shawn M Tierney
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