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FactoryTalk View Site Edition Version 8 Released!

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Rockwell Automation just released the latest version of its FactoryTalk View product. Without any fanfare FactoryTalk View Site Edition Version 8 became available for download last week. This was a pleasant surprise to many of Rockwell’s own employees and distributors who had expected the product to come out much later in the year. But even better than an early release ... Read More »

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition Version 8 Released!

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Rockwell Automation just released the latest version of its FactoryTalk View product. Without any fanfare, FactoryTalk View Machine Edition version 8 became available for download earlier this week. This was a pleasant surprise to many of Rockwell’s own employees and distributors who had expected it to come out much later in the year. But even better ... Read More »

Using the MicroLogix 1400′s LCD To Change Modes

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The MicroLogix 1400′s LCD display allows access to many of its features and functions. In today’s article we show you how to use it to change this Micro’s Run mode: Changing the MicroLogix 1400′s mode 1) When the MicroLogix 1400 is powered on, it powers up displaying I/O Status seen below: In the ... Read More »

Finding a MicroLogix 1400′s IP and MAC Address

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The MicroLogix 1400 includes an Ethernet port with a fixed MAC address, as well as a settable Ethernet IP address. In today’s article we’ll show you how to find both. Finding the MAC address on a MicroLogix 1400: 1) Thankfully, each MicroLogix 1400 comes with its unique MAC address stenciled on it. ... Read More »

The PanelView Plus 7: What We Know So Far

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Frustratingly, I can not find ANYTHING about a possible “PanelView Plus 7″ published publically by Rockwell Automation. I’m frustrated not only because I’m a big PanelView Plus fan, but also because the rumors state it’s suppose to be releasing around the first of the year. Yeah, I know: Once bitten twice shy, ... Read More »

The PanelView 5000: What We Know So Far

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The PanelView 5000 was first previewed at Rockwell’s Automation Fair 2011, but not much was being said about it at the time. In fact so little was being said, they wouldn’t even tell us the name of the software package which programmed it. From Automation Fair 2011 to RSTechED 2012 Fast forward several ... Read More »

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