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How to install EDS files and eliminate yellow question marks in RSLinx

It's not uncommon for new products to show up in RSLinx's RSWho as "yellow question marks." And in most cases to connect to the device in question you'll need to install the appropriate EDS file. With that in mind, in today's article...

Math with Mixed Data Types in the Micro800

While Rockwell's Micro800 line of programmable controllers does include support for instructions you won't find in RSLogix, it's lacking one big feature that many RSLogix users have come to rely on. Specifically I'm referring to the ability to use math...

The Siemens S7-1200

The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...
RSLinx Classic Setup

How to speed up RSLinx Classic installs

A need for speed... Here in the Northeast, in the current climate of running lean and mean, time is a precious commodity. So when setting up a new computer with Rockwell Software, anything that can help save time, no matter how...

RSLogix Halloween Animation! Also, anyone automating a holiday display?

Let me wish all of you a very Happy Halloween! And if any of you are automating a Holiday Display (Haunted House, Holiday Lights, etc) I'd love to hear about the products you're using, and how you're automating your display. But...

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