The simplest method of getting into PLC Programming is to use an emulator. However, locating the proper files may be troublesome as Rockwell Automation has created a very intricate process to access them. Furthermore, downloading from third-party sites may be unsafe due to viruses and corrupted versions of the required software.
Our walk through starts at the Rockwell Compatibility tool.This website allows one to download all the available software built by Rockwell Automation. However, most of this software will require a license. There is an exception however for legacy software as well as firmware revisions.
On the next screen, you will find the software with two buttons: "Download" and "Add to Download Cart". Selecting the "Add to Download Cart" will not download the tools we're looking for. Instead, this will download the v16 of the firmware for the MicroLogix1100 PLC. Therefore, it's important to select "Download" as shown below.
Well, there has been an update on the Rockwell Knowledgebase so as I normally do, keep you in the know so we can all keep up to date. There were some broken links in the old KB article so as soon as they knew about it then the fix was released today so this is what I will talk about within these videos along with how to find the download and how to install the software.
After you download the files then it is time to install them. Well, when it comes to installing the files it is just like every other software but in my opinion, I would install them in order from Micro_Lite_830 then 6.00.00-RSLogixEmulate500 then the last one should be the 2.57.00 RSlinx lite because RSLinx has the biggest database and takes the longest to install. 2b1af7f3a8