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!

How to get a free copy of RSLogix Emulate 500

Free-Emualte-500-fiOne 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]

Which Allen-Bradley MicroLogix models support Modbus

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

Free MicroLogix 1000 (and 1100) Programming Software

Download free programming software for MicroLogix 4How to get free programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and MicroLogix 1100… [Read More]

How to find the MAC and IP address on the MicroLogix 1400 

MicroLogix1400 Find MAC and IPThe 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]


Beginner’s PLC 

SMicro 810 and MicroLogix 1000o 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]

Adding a MicroLogix to a DH-485 network

YMicroLogix and DH485esterday 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]

The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500

Ml1500-frontIn 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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