PLC Hardware Tutorials

Beginner

How to Build an Allen Bradley PLC Trainer Kit for PLC Training at Home

The best way to learn PLC programming is to get hands-on experience. However, as many are trying to learn how to program these devices before landing a job, it becomes crucial to invest in your own hardware in order to accelerate the learning process. That being said, a PLC programmer will face three challenges when it comes to building an effective PLC trainer.

April 10, 2020
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Vladimir Romanov
Beginner

PLC ControlLogix Hardware | Allen Bradley ControlLogix Hardware Training | Chassis, Power Supply

Understanding the Hardware is the first step of working with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). This is a complete introduction to the entire ControlLogix platform which is the flagship product from Rockwell Automation.

April 8, 2019
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Intermediate

PLC Programming | CompactLogix 1769-IF8 Analog Input Module RSLogix 5000 Configuration tutorial

A step-by-step guide to assembling the hardware and adding the 1769-IF8 module into a program that is downloaded to a CompactLogix 1769-L24ER-QB1B processor.

March 26, 2019
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Beginner

Which PLC Hardware to Buy, When to Invest & What You Should Know before Purchasing PLCs

A complete guide to picking the perfect PLCs / HMIs system for your needs.

March 20, 2019
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Advanced

PLC Programming MSG Instruction - Send Data Between MicroLogix & CompactLogix PLCs Studio 5000 Tutorial

Sending data between two Programmable Logic Controllers can pose a challenge. However, in the current manufacturing environments, it’s an absolute must. Learn one of the simplest ways to pass data between a MicroLogix 1100 PLC and a CompactLogix L24ER PLC.

February 24, 2019
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Advanced

Cognex In-Sight Vision System - Job Change EtherNet IP CompactLogix Rockwell PLC RSLogix Studio 5000

A complete step-by-step guide to the job change process in Cognex In-Sight. Learn how to go from one job to another where a unique job is created for each product type.

January 25, 2019
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Beginner

PLC Programming Fundamentals - How To Use BOOTP / DHCP Tool Set An IP Address Of a New Rockwell PLC

A complete guide to the BOOTP / DHCP tool from Rockwell which is a necessity when it comes to working with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Learn about the proper use of this tool as well as some of the common pitfalls for those who need to set an IP address of their PLC.

September 24, 2018
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By
Vladimir Romanov
Intermediate

Flashing PLC Firmware - Complete Guide for an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC

A step-by-step guide to flashing a 1756-L24ER-QB1B Allen Bradley processor. The procedure to flash most of the similar Allen Bradley PLCs is the same and should reapply completely.

August 30, 2018
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By
Vladimir Romanov