Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

DF1 to Ethernet (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, I setup a 515RTAENI DF1 to Ethernet bridge from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 3 Show Notes: NOTE: Would you like your product...

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...

CompactLogix 5380 Experience Kit (video)

I take a look at what comes inside of Rockwell's CompactLogix 5380 Experience Kit in today's episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the Show Notes located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 1 Show Notes: If you're...

The First Generation of CompactLogix Controllers

The CompactLogix family of Programmable Automation Controllers has been popular with Small Machine Builders and System Integrators for many years. The most obvious reason for its popularity is that it's smaller and less expensive then Rockwell's ControlLogix line, while still...

Pre-order my CompactLogix Training Course to save over 70%!

Since I released my comprehensive ControlLogix Training Course (PAC Basics) last year, I've been receiving a lot of requests for a course covering the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix line of small Programmable Automation Controllers. With that in mind, over the past month...

The SLC-500: Resetting to Factory Defaults

How to clear a SLC-500 controller's memory and reset it to factory defaults. In the SLC-500 family of controllers there are three different ways memory is backed up, and therefore three different ways to clear memory and reset the controller...

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using BOOTP

How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using the free BOOTP-DHCP utility. If you have a new SLC-5/05, or one that has been reset to Factory Defaults, one option to set it's IP Address is to use...

The SLC-5/05: How to set the Ethernet IP Address using RSLogix 500

How to set the Ethernet IP Address of a SLC-5/05 Controller using RSLogix. Setting a SLC-5/05's IP Address Offline: If you have a project file for your SLC-5/05 controller that your want to edit and download, follow these steps: 1) Open your...

The SLC-5/05: Setup Comms and Download over Ethernet using RSLinx and RSLogix 500

So you need to know how to setup RSLinx Classic to communicate to an Allen-Bradley SLC-5/05 using Ethernet in order to download (or go online) using RSLogix 500? Well you're in luck as in today's article I'll walk you step-by-step through how...

The SLC-500: Controller Image Gallery

Here's an image gallery of all five models of SLC-500 Modular Controllers. Have a question or comment? If you do, you can post it by clicking on the comment link below my signature.

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