We’ve been busy creating new videos here at PLCGurus.NET! We decided to do a piece for those of you who may be new to the Allen-Bradley family of PLC’s and Rockwell Software in general. In the following set of videos I will show you how to install FREE Rockwell software. That’s right, Rockwell does provide a FREE set of tools to get you up and running in their RSLogix 500 programming environment and MicroLogix 1100 platform of controllers without the need to spend any $$$ at all!
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We are excited to announce a new video series we are working on right here at PLCGurus.NET on our Learn PLCs page and on our YouTube Channel. In this video series we are going to walk you through, in explicit detail, how to create your own Custom HMI-SCADA application using C#, Visual Studio and the .NET programming tools. Through the use of INGEAR NET.LOGIX API’s and drivers we can empower our C# applications to connect directly to any Allen-Bradley Logix based Controller.
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The Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing
Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing can be defined as a way to forward traffic between different VLANs by implementing a router in the network. VLANs logically segment the switch into different subnets, and the routing capabilities of the Stratix 5700 can be configured to route or forward the traffic between the various VLANs configured.
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System Overhead Time Slice (SOTS)
I thought I would do a piece on the System Overhead Time Slice setting you will find in pre- L8 (5580) Allen Bradely ControlLogix and CompactLogix platform of controllers. As the complexity and connectivity of modern automation systems get more complex requiring high-performance communications, I/O, and motion control , careful consideration must be taken to ensure that both user-defined and back-end system tasks are optimized to mitigate the likelihood of CPU starvation.
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As per usual, Rockwell software decides it does not want to create a backup file for FactoryTalk (RS View). Simply saying that the application is open somewhere else, which of course , is not the case. Rockwell Software was designed to confuse any and everyone. Siemens anyone?