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New Micro800 Lessons on Plug-in Analog Inputs, Scaling, and more

Our Five Star rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, receives new lessons on using Plug-In I/O, Scaling, and more! In the first new lesson, students learn how to export the version 10 Micro850 project they'll been working on throughout the course. Students...

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...

Setup Micro800 USB Comms

Rockwell's Micro830 and 850 have convenient USB programming ports built in, and an optional USB programming port can be added to Micro810 and 820. In today's article I'll show you how to setup communications to those USB programming ports, as...

New affordable Micro800 training from The Automation Blog!

For many of us who've spent years (or decades) programming Allen-Bradley PLCs, the thought of learning a new PLC line or brand can bring on a headache! One example of when this happened to me is when I learned that Rockwell's Micro800...
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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...
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A-B Micro PLC support for HSC and PTO Functions

Recently, a client asked me which A-B Micro PLC's supported HSC and PTO functions, as well as how fast each is. Below is the results of my research: Note: The below are best case based on choosing the DC I/O model...

First Look: Connected Components Workbench 12 (video)

We take a first look at the new features of Connected Components Workbench version 12 in this week's episode of The Automation Show : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 12...

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...
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An A-B Ethernet PLC for $250?

Ears perk up when I mention Rockwell released an Ethernet PLC with a list price of $249. And surprisingly, there is a much interest in using it for home projects as there is for using it to automate small machines. There's no...

Deal of the Week: Micro PLC's and Cables

The Automation Blog's Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and the ones below caught my eye this week: Note: Below I point out some great prices I've found, but with the ebay items please read all of...

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