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Using Batch Files to change your PC's IP address

It's Friday and in this TGIF edition of "The Automation Blog" I want to share a little trick I learned from Darrell Clark while visiting his site last week. Most of us in the industrial automation world connect to our company (or...
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How to backup your RSLinx Classic configuration

Over the years many people have related a story to me which goes something like, "I spent hours getting RSLinx setup just right, and then someone on another shift messed up my settings." Or, "I haven't had to connect to that...
Rockwell Automation's Retro Encabulator

Retro Encabulator (retroencabulator)

It's mid-week and we're taking a walk on the lighter side with a not-so-serious promotional video for Rockwell Automation's Retro Encabulator (retroencabulator) I came across this video back in the nineties and became an instant fan. Since then I've used it as an "ice breaker" to...

PanelView Plus 6 Compact requires ME Transfer Utility version 7.0

A client recently called me about issues he was having downloading to his new PanelView Plus 6 Compact. He was using FactoryTalk ViewStudio version 6.1 which was the same version as the firmware on the unit. But, when he browsed for...

Replacing a PanelView 550 with a PanelView Plus

Recently, a client called asking if it would be possible to replace a PanelView 550 with a new PanelView Plus. The answer is yes, but the ease of doing so will depend greatly on the model. Note: In this article...