Which RSLogix 5000 package is right for you?

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Client's often call asking which package of RSLogix 5000 they should buy, and in the article I'll attempt to help prospective customers answer that question.

Programming Packages:

RSLogix 5000 Mini, PN#9324-RLD200ENE, $805.00

The “Mini” edition of RSLogix 5000 only programs the “CompactLogix” family of controllers, and only in the “Ladder Logic” programming language. While you can purchase the other languages (FBD, SFC, ST) separately as add-ons, its often cheaper to buy the next package, RSLogix 5000 Lite.

RSLogix 5000 FBD
Function Block Diagram language example

RSLogix 5000 Lite, PN#9324-RLD250ENE, $2,000.00

The “Lite” edition of RSLogix 5000 is identical to the “Mini” edition in the fact that it can only program the “CompactLogix” family of programmable controllers, but also includes the Multi-Language Pack (PN# 9324-RLDMLPE) adding Function Block Diagram (FBD,) Structured Text (ST,) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC) programming languages.

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RSLogix 5000 Structured Text
Structured Text language example

 RSLogix 5000 Standard, PN#9324-RLD300ENE, $3,360.00

The original version of RSLogix 5000, the “Standard” edition supports “Ladder Logic” programming of all Logix based processors, including ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, DriveLogix, and SoftLogix. Recently, it has been enhanced to also include a copy of RSLogix Architect (PN# 9326-LGXARCHENE.) While you can purchase the other languages (FBD, SFC, ST) separately as add-ons, I recommend looking at the next package, RSLogix 5000 Full, before making a decision.

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RSLogix 5000 SFC
Sequential Function Chart language example

RSLogix 5000 Full, PN#9324-RLD600ENE, $6,050.00

The “Full” version of RSLogix 5000 has all the features of the “Standard” edition, but also includes the Multi-Language Pack (PN# 9324-RLDMLPE) adding Function Block Diagram (FBD,) Structured Text (ST,) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC) programming languages, as well as Phase Manager (PN# 9324-RLDPME) and PIDE Autotuner (PN# 9323-ATUNEENE, works with v16 or higher.)

RSLogix 5000 Professional, PN#9324-RLD700NXENE, $7,600.00

The “Pro” version of RSLogix 5000 has all the features of the “Full” edition, but adds the RSLogix 5000 Emulator as well as RSNetworx for DeviceNet, ControlNet, and EtherNet/IP.

Service Package:

RSLogix 5000 Service Edition for v12 and up, PN#9324-RLD000NXENE, $677.00

[artadrr-smallpac-e]Need to go online with a “Logix” based PAC (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, DriveLogix, and SoftLogix.) but don't need to modify the code? If that's the case you should consider the “Service Edition” of RSLogix 5000. It allows you to monitor RSLogix 5000 ACD files offline or online, permitted they are v12 or later. It also allows for uploading and downloading programs, but this feature can be disabled if need be.

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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