Well last week one of our readers (thanks Pascal!) commented that Rockwell had also released a MicroLogix 1000 to Micro 800 conversion guide available free to the public using the below link:
This new manual appears to include everything you'll need to know to migrate you application from a MicroLogix 1000 to either a Micro820 or Micro830.
It starts in Chapter 1 by listing all of the dimensions for the MicroLogix 1000, Micro820 and Micro830.
It then provides a handy “feature and specifications” comparison table, part of which can be seen below:
Chapter 2 covers the selection of a Micro800 to replace a MicroLogix 1000, with helpful tables like the one below for the Micro820:
Chapter 3 walks the user through migrating a sample program from RSLogix 500/Micro to CCW (aka Connected Components Workbench) version 8, using the Pick and Place Machine sample program found in the MicroLogix 1000 documentation as the project being converted.[artadrr-micro-e]The final chapter, Chapter 4, covers the functional differences between relay ladder instructions in RSLogix 500/Micro and CCW.
If you get a chance to use this document to aid in converting a program I'd like to here what you think!
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Note: This coming Wednesday I plan to cover the release of a free CCW import utility which is suppose to aid in the converting of MicroLogix 1000 programs to a Micro800, so if you have any questions about how that works please also feel free to leave those below as well.
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