Category Archives: Controllers and Accessories

The Micro 800 is Coming (Late April or May)

The new Micro 800 PLC from Rockwell Automation won’t be for everybody. But it has a lot of power for small stand alone systems where one of the more powerful Rockwell Automation controllers is overkill. The Micro 810 and the … Continue reading

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Add-On Instructions (AOI) in Logix – More Tips

A customer asked me a question this week about Add-On Instructions that I had not considered before. I’m still struggling to see how you might deploy it and would love your input. Add-On Instructions can call other Add-On Instructions in … Continue reading

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One More Stuxnet Post – Espionage Too Good to Pass Up

A number of the readers here are somewhat engrossed with the Stuxnet virus and the possibility that it is a US/Israeli joint weapon. I hoped in the past that somehow Anna Chapman was involved, but it appears not. If you … Continue reading

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More processors added to L7X ControlLogix Series

Rockwell Automation added two processors to fill out the L7X series of ControlLogix processors. A part number 1756-L72 processor with 4MB of memory and a 1756-L74 with 16 MB of memory are now available. The L72 processor will make it … Continue reading

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The Ten Essential Rockwell Automation Manuals for Logix Users

  Here is the latest, greatest list of ten manuals you need to download if you are a Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and CompactLogix user. The list is in no particular order. Go to the Literature Library and copy and paste … Continue reading

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AOI tags can be directly aliased to local tags in Version 18

My customers are constantly teaching me new things. Through a conversation today with one of my customers I learned that Version 18 of RSLogix 5000 software added the capability to directly alias Add-On Instruction tags to Local tags. Prior versions … Continue reading

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New Extensions to the CompactLogix Line

One of the new CompactLogix processors was on display at Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair last week in Orlando, Florida. The L36 processor will have about 30% improved performance over the L4X processors. The processor will have coordinated motion capabilites for … Continue reading

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Bulletin 1715 Redundant I/O for Rockwell Automation ControlLogix

Rockwell Automation is releasing redundant I/O for the ControlLogix and PlantPax Process Automation System at Automation Fair. The Bulletin 1715 I/O is one of the products being released as a result of the ICS Triplex purchase by Rockwell Automation a … Continue reading

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Spectrum Controls Universal I/O for Allen-Bradley PLCs

Spectrum Controls offers universal analog input modules for a number of Rockwell Automation I/O platforms. The Universal I/O modules are selectable by channel for Voltage, Current, Thermocouple, RTD, or Resistance inputs. The modules plug right in the chassis and are … Continue reading

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Migration Strategy for ABB Bailey DCS

Migration Strategy for ABB Bailey DCS Continue reading

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