The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ SLC & MicroLogix blogs

Welcome to the third article in our “Best of 2014” series. Today we'll list the seven most popular SLC & MicroLogix blogs of 2014.

As we mentioned yesterday, older blogs have a distinct advantage as they've been around longer than newer ones. With that in mind, it doesn't surprise me to see a couple of our Best of 2013 PLC Blogs  return again on this year's list.

Without further adieu, here are The Automation Blog's most popular SLC & MicroLogix articles of 2014!

Free-Emualte-500-fiHow to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500

One of the best kept Rockwell secretes is for the last few years they have offered RSLogix Emulate 500 for free. With this software, you can test your SLC-500 or MicroLogix programs right on your PC, without the need to connect to a physical unit… [Read More]

MicroLogix Family Featured ImageWhich Allen-Bradley MicroLogix models support Modbus

It’s a common question that clients ask, “Which MicroLogix’s support Modbus?” In this article I’ll detail the answer… [Read More]

Download free programming software for MicroLogix 4Free MicroLogix 1000 (and 1100) Programming Software

How to get free programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and MicroLogix 1100… [Read More]

MicroLogix1400 Find MAC and IPHow to find the MAC and IP address on the MicroLogix 1400 

The MicroLogix 1400 is one of the few Allen-Bradley PLC’s with a small LCD display and navigation keys on the front of the unit, and these can be used to find the PLC’s MAC and IP address… [Read More]

Micro 810 and MicroLogix 1000Beginner’s PLC 

So you’re new to the world of PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers) and are looking to buy a beginner’s PLC to work with at home… [Read More]

MicroLogix and DH485Adding a MicroLogix to a DH-485 network

Yesterday we discussed replacing a Fixed SLC-500 with a MicroLogix. However, if the replaced SLC was on a DH-485 network, most ikely the replacement will also need to be… [Read More]

Ml1500-frontThe Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500

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… [Read More]

I hope you’ve found this “Best of 2014” article helpful. If you have your own favorite “SLC” or “MicroLogix” post, or have a question about one of the above articles, please let us know by using the “post a comment or question” link below.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve today!


Shawn Tierney
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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching, which he later renamed In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website,, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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