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Deal of the Week: ControlLogix L61B Processor

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix 5561 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this is one of the best prices I've seen on an L61 Series B! ControlLogix 1756-L61 Series B currently at $450 Free Shipping, Seller with positive rating,...
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Rockwell's Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit

Like the Connected Components Building Blocks (CCBB,) Rockwell's Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit (CCAT for short) is designed around "component" level devices. However, this "Accelerator Toolkit" is designed for the Micro800 and Connected Components Workbench, where as the "Building Blocks" are designed around the MicroLogix and...
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The Automation Blog's "Best Of 2013" Programmable Controller blogs

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...

New ControlLogix Lessons Added!

The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is a powerful and versatile programmable controller line. However, it can also be quite intimidating for those new to the platform. With that in mind, I've continued to expand my ControlLogix course in order to...

What is a Programmable Automation Controller? (PAC)

Most major automation vendors have a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) line, and today I'll attempt to add some clarity as to what a PAC is, and how it differs from the classic PLC. What is a "Programmable Automation Controller?" Most people you...

Setup RSLinx Ethernet Comms to the Micro800

To program Rockwell's Micro820 and Micro850 over Ethernet you first need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic's Ethernet drivers, and in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to do just that. Preface: Before proceeding it's a good idea to...

What software do I need to program CompactLogix or ControlLogix?

To program a CompactLogix or ControlLogix processor you're going to need a copy of Studio 5000 or RSLogix 5000. If you don't have a copy, you can purchase it from your local Rockwell representative, and in most cases you'll received a...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 28 Released, 1756-L83E Shipping, 5580 Firmware Online

Last week at Automation Fair a lot of attention was given to Rockwell's new ControlLogix 5580 line. Now it appears everything needed to build a system utilizing these new controllers is available. First up, version 28 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer software used to program the...
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Why won't RSLogix 5000 v16 find my activation?

Last week a client sent me his RSLogix 5000 v16 file to review. It was a slow week, and I honestly didn't expect looking over his files would take more than an hour or so. Boy was I wrong! Because the client sent me...
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Flashback Friday - Panelbuilder32 Demo Compilation

Welcome to The Automation Blog's "Flashback Friday!" Today I'm highlighting my eleven year old PanelBuilder32 Demo Compilation Project. Back in 2004 I set out to combine the best PanelView demos I could find into a single PanelBuilder32 project. The result was this four project compilation featuring Rockwell's...

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