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Deal of the Week: ControlLogix Processors, Racks, Comm Modules

Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this week I've come across three on ControlLogix:   1756-L55, Ethernet, I/O Modules, PS & Chassis: $1,250 ControlLogix 1756-L55 with Ethernet, Eight I/O modules, Chassis, and Power Supply listed as...

Do you use Alias Tags? Automation Talk for March 22, 2019

One limitation of legacy programmable controllers like the PLC-5, SLC-500, and MicroLogix, was the inability to save "address names," known as "symbols" in the aforementioned products, directly to the controller. And since these "symbols" could only be saved with the...

How To Convert SLC-500 Programs to ControlLogix

In this article we will convert SLC-500 programs to ControlLogix using the RSLogix Project Migrator version 3.0. Note: To get RSLogix Project Migrator version 3.0, search the below website for “RSLogix Project Migrator (it also comes with RSLogix/Studio 5000 v19 and...

How To Enable Legacy PLCs In Integrated Architecture Builder

So you've updated Rockwell's Integrated Architecture Builder to gain access to new devices like the 5580 and 5380 Controllers. Then later you realize you can no longer create projects with older controllers like the ControlLogix 5560, CompactLogix L23 and L3x,...

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...

ControlLogix Training Now Available At The Automation School

Today I'm happy to announce that my new ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is now available to take online at TheAutomationSchool.com. This new edition of the course is much enhanced over the previously available "on-demand" Vimeo version in several ways. The...
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New 1756-L85E ControlLogix With 1GB Ethernet Port Leaked

Last week, as I was looking through the public documents available from Rockwell Automation's TechED, I came across something very unexpected. UPDATE: The 1756-L85E is now officially announced - find out more details HERE. On slide four of the "SY15 - Application...

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...

1756-ENBT no longer silver? (EOL)

Back in April we reported that Rockwell had updated the "life cycle" listing of its 1756-ENBT module to "End Of Life." At the time they even listed a discontinuation date of December 31st, 2016, as seen in the below screenshot and discussed in...
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How to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware

In today's article we walk you through the updated steps you take to download CompactLogix and ControlLogix Firmware. Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com Step 2) On the left, click on the "Product Compatibility and Download Center" link: Step 3) Now select "Firmware Updates" Step 4)...

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