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SLC-500 and MicroLogix blog index (26)
Updated on 06/25/14
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Today we update our index of SLC-500 and MicroLogix Blog articles, currently numbering 26.
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May 23, 2014
Welcome to The Automation Blog’s “Flashback Friday!” This blog series highlights automation articles and content that I originally posted on my previous website(s) between 1999 to 2013. Today I’m highlighting an RSLogix 500 program I wrote for the SLC-500. In the early spring of 2000, a good friend of mine asked for help creating a program that would sort racers based … Read More »
Today, Ethernet is the network of choice for automation systems. In years past, Ethernet was an expensive and costly add-on. However, more and more small programmable controllers are now coming with Ethernet as standard. Below we’ll cover what is available today for small Ethernet Programmable Controllers from Allen-Bradley. Micro820 and 850 If … Read More »
The MicroLogix 1500′s base I/O can be expanded using the popular line of 1769 expansion I/O, also known as Compact I/O. In this article we’ll describe the details of how this is accomplished. The right side of the MicroLogix 1500 I/O base is equipped with a 1769 expansion I/O port. Out of the box … Read More »
As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1500 comes with an extensive installation document. That document is also available electronically on the manufacturer’s website HERE. While these “installation instructions” cover many different topics, in this blog article I’ll be focusing on the installation and mounting of the controller. To … Read More »
In 1999, five years after the launch of the MicroLogix 1000, the first entry in Rockwell’s second generation of MicroLogix family was released. The MicroLogix 1500 was substantially different from the MicroLogix 1000 in many ways, the most obvious being the fact that it’s Processor was removable from the I/O base. Also unlike … Read More »
The MicroLogix 1200′s base I/O can be expanded using 1762 I/O modules. In this article we’ll describe the details of how this is accomplished. The right front of the MicroLogix 1200 has a small cover over top of a 1762 I/0 expansion port, and the first step in adding 1762 I/O to a MicroLogix 1200 is to power … Read More »
As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1200 comes with an extensive installation document. That document is also available electronically on the manufacturer’s website HERE. While these “installation instructions” cover many different topics, in this blog article I’ll be focusing on the installation and mounting of the controller. To … Read More »
In the year 2000, six years after the MicroLogix 1000 launch and one year after the launch of the MicroLogix 1500, the MicroLogix 1200 was released into the market. This new MicroLogix represented the lower end of Allen-Bradley’s second generation of Micro hardware, with the MicroLogix 1500 representing the higher end. The 1200 was released in two … Read More »
How to get free programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and MicroLogix 1100: Step 1: Visit www.AB.com Step 2: Search for MicroLogix Downloads Step 3: Choose the second link in the return results Step 4: Click on RSLogix Micro Starter Lite Step 5: Choose your save location and download Optional … Read More »
As seen on The Automation Minute earlier this week, the MicroLogix 1000 comes with an extensive installation document. This document is also available on the manufacturer’s website HERE. While these “installation instructions” cover many different topics, in this blog article I’ll be focusing on the mounting of the controller. To allow for installation … Read More »
Launched in 1994, the MicroLogix 1000 was the first Micro PLC released from Allen-Bradley. Seen as a replacement for the bulky SLC-500 Fixed unit, the MicroLogix 1000 was substantially smaller and less expensive. However, the MicroLogix 1000 initially only came in two versions: 16 I/O and 32 I/O. And, unlike … Read More »
Recently, a client asked me which A-B Micro PLC’s supported HSC and PTO functions, as well as how fast each is. Below is the results of my research: Note: The below are best case based on choosing the DC I/O model of the Micro with the most high speed digital inputs … Read More »
Having used Rockwell’s Translate PLC-5 SLC utility on multiple occasions, and having discussed it’s practical use with other programmers time and again, I recently sent the following recommendations to Rockwell: INTs vs. DINTs One of easier things I would like to see changed in the “Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility” is the automatic … Read More »
Converting your RSLogix 500 program to RSLogix 5000 using the Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility step-by-step
If you have a PLC-5 or SLC-500 program you would like to import into RSLogix 5000, look no further than Rockwell’s free “Translate PLC-5 SLC 2.0 utility.” This utility can save you hundreds of hours of manually re-entering code, and is available free of charge from the public Rockwell Tech … Read More »
A few weeks ago, a client asked me to review his SLC-500 program files. He wanted my advice on how difficult it would be to convert them to CompactLogix. When I received his files, the first thing I did was power on my primary Windows 7 64bit virtual machine. Then I opened each of … Read More »
Welcome to the first article in our “Best of 2013″ series. Today we focus on our seven most popular Programmable Controller blogs. However, we should keep in mind that older blogs have a distinct advantage as they have been around much longer. And it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few … Read More »
Updated 01/24/14 (10)
Over the years I’ve heard more than my fair share of complaints about Allen-Bradley’s 1747-PIC’s lack of Microsoft Windows support. In fact, every time I now hear someone complain I can’t help but say, “It’s a DOS product! From 1990! What other ‘90 products do you have that support Windows … Read More »
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