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Simulation Test PLC
Looking for advice to select a PLC with free full feature software to closely mimic RS Logic 500.

Hi friends,

I want to do some practice ladder logic programming/testing in my spare time at home and need some help selecting a PLC and I/O with free full featured software. I'm looking to use AI, AO, DI, DO to start with.

On the job SLC 500's are being used but I cannot afford the software and no spares available to practice with. Looking for something to mimic RS500 software if possible. Any recommendations?

Thanks you in advance.

By geniusintraining on 26 July, 2017 - 11:23 am

They (Rockwell) have a free version of RSLogix, just use that... the only limitations are you can only program a 1100 or 1400 PLC but its the same as the full version and will work fine for you.

By Bob Peterson on 26 July, 2017 - 10:28 pm

I forget which one it is but one of the micrologix units Allen Bradley
sells comes with free rslogix 500 software. Call your distributor and ask.

While it is nowhere near like rslogix 500 the software for the AB
micrologix 800 is also free.

>I forget which one it is but one of the micrologix units Allen Bradley
>sells comes with free rslogix 500 software. Call your distributor and ask.

> While it is nowhere near like rslogix 500 the software for the AB
> micrologix 800 is also free.
It is called the micro 800; Rockwell dropped the 'logix' suffix.

Use SLC500 simulator. you can practice upload/download, even simulate the logic with the simulator.

>Use SLC500 simulator. you can practice upload/download,
>even simulate the logic with the simulator.

It is called the emulator 500, that way it will be easier to find, and it is free.

By geniusintraining on 30 July, 2017 - 8:39 am

>> Rockwell dropped the 'logix' suffix.

NO they did not... they have retired the 1000 and 1500. the 1200, 1400, 1100 and 500 are still being manufactured and selling.

You can download the software from the link below ((For the 1000 and 1100))

http://www.rockwellautomation.com/global/support/plc/micrologix.page

I didn't mean that for the rest of micrologix family... The Micro 800 (the one my reply is referring to) is not a Micrologix, any way you look at it, different hardware and software, another breed entirely.

>> Rockwell dropped the 'logix' suffix.
>
>NO they did not... they have retired the 1000 and 1500. the
>1200, 1400, 1100 and 500 are still being manufactured and
>selling.