Replace a Fixed SLC-500 (1747-Lxxx) with a MicroLogix

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Recently a client called asking what I thought would be the best PLC to replace a Fixed SLC-500. Specifically he was looking to replace a 1747-L40A. To pick a replacement we first needed to understand what this part number represents, and we covered...
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The Fixed Style SLC-500

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Recently, a client called asking what I thought would be the best replacement for a 1747-L40. But to understand how to size a replacement for this PLC, we'll first need to understand what that part number represents. And in this article I'll review the models...
PanelView Plus 700-1500 with Remote I/O

Panelview Plus with Remote I/O support

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With the release of the PanelView Plus 6 700-1500, Rockwell chose to no longer support the legacy Remote I/O (RIO) network. However, for users who still need to replace old RIO PanelViews, Rockwell has made several new catalog numbers for the original Panelview Plus with...
Remote Access Options

Remote Access options for Control Systems

A common client question these days is, "what is the best remote access option to connect to my control system?" There's no single answer to this question as different sites often had unique infrastructure and connectivity challenges. With that in mind, in this article...

Downloading the updated View Machine Edition / PanelView Plus Transfer Utility from Rockwell Allen-Bradley...

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I've been getting a lot of calls from clients who have FactoryTalk ViewStudio 5.0, but need to download their Machine Edition runtime application (.mer) to a PanelView Plus 6.0. I've previously wrote about how to use a USB flash drive...