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Getting Started With Programmable Controllers (PLC)

PLCs on workbench

I often get asked what is the best way to learn how to program PLC’s? In my opinion, there’s nothing like first hand experience. Therefore, I always recommend buying a small Micro PLC to use at home as the best way to learn. But then comes the obvious next questions: Which Micro? What ... Read More »

Seven things you need to know about current gen CompactLogix

CompactLogix L3

I’ve been teaching Logix and View introductory classes the last few days, and have to say I’ve been a little surprised how many people are not familiar with Rockwell’s current generation of CompactLogix. With that in mind, in today’s article I’ll cover the seven things you need to know about this ... Read More »

Low cost USB to Serial Cable that works with RSLinx

Tripp Lite Keyspan USB to Serial 1

As you may know, last year I began a Kickstarter project to create a low cost Micro PLC Training DVD. As part of that effort, I was searching for a low cost USB to Serial Adaptor that individuals could buy which would also work with RSLinx’s “Auto-Configure” feature. Keyspan USA-19HS: The World’s Best USB to ... Read More »

The 9300-USBS: What comes in the box?

9300-USBS Box

If you’re responsible for keeping Rockwell Automation devices up and running, and some of them require a serial connection, you can’t go wrong with the 9300-USBS. While it’s a little pricey for a USB to Serial converter, it is guaranteed to work with all your Rockwell serial cables, and supports ... Read More »

How to quickly get newly ordered Rockwell Software

Rockwell Software Order Email 1-fi

Don’t have time to wait for the physical media to arrive? In this article we’ll discuss how you can get access to most Rockwell Software within a few hours of ordering it. When I started in this business nearly twenty five years ago, software ordered from Allen-Bradley came in a large ... Read More »

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