The L23 CompactLogix Controller

The first all-in-one CompactLogix controller, the 1769-L23, released back in 2008. While the new, lower cost packaging was appreciated by those with smaller applications, the fact that L23 had no removable, non-volatile memory meant it wasn't suited for many OEM...

The Second Generation of CompactLogix Controllers (L3x)

The second generation of CompactLogix controllers began with the release of the 1769-L35E back in 2003. It was the first CompactLogix to be released with Ethernet communications, and came out nearly two years before the first MicroLogix with Ethernet, the...

Christmas Light Show Automation

Are you going to decorate for Christmas? Never! I moved into our house in June 2015 with my wife and baby twin girls. My agent mentioned during closing that, "the selling agent said this is a crazy Christmas light street or something..." I...
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Using PlantPAx Process Library AOIs in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to download and use PlantPAx Process Library AOI's in RSLogix/Studio 5000: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 8 Show...

Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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Using The Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through what it takes to use the Sequencer Output Instruction in RSLogix/Studio 5000: (starts at 3:00) For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show,...
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What's New with Logix and View? (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at What's New in Logix and View based on the Automation Fair 2018 presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show,...

What's New in View, AF2018

One of my favorite Automation Fair Technical Sessions is "What's New in View," and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention as I reviewed this year's presentation. First up was several slides about the PanelView 5000...
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Does the Feature Pack make CCW look more like Logix? (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at the Automation Fair 2018 presentation on what's new in CCW v11, and then take a first hand look to see if the Feature Pack makes CCW look...
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Message Data Between DF1 And Ethernet Devices (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to message between DF1 and Ethernet devices using the 515RTAENI from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 4 Show...