The RSLogix™ family of IEC-1131-compliant ladder logic programming packages helps you maximize performance, save project development time, and improve productivity. This family of products has been developed to operate on Microsoft Windows® operating systems. Supporting the Allen-Bradley SLC™ 500 and MicroLogix™ families of processors, RSLogix™ 500 was the first PLC® programming software to offer unbeatable productivity with an industry-leading user interface.
RSLogix 500 programming package is compatible with programs created with Rockwell Software DOS-based programming packages for the SLC 500 and MicroLogix families of processors, making program maintenance across hardware platforms convenient and easy.
RSLogix programming packages are compatible with programs created with Rockwell Software DOS-based programming packages for the SLC 500 and MicroLogix families of processors, making program maintenance across hardware platforms convenient and easy. In addition, RSLogix 500 benefits include:
- Cross-reference information
- Drag-and-drop editing
- Dependable communications
- Database editing
- FactoryTalk Activation is now used as the activation method for your software. Refer to the document titled “Activate Your Rockwell Software Products” that came in the box with your software and is also available during installation.
- Added support for the 1756-DH485 one-slot ControlLogix module.
- Added support for the MicroLogix 1100 processor.
- Added support for the LCD instruction (ML1100 processor).
- Updated MSG instruction for ML1100 functionality.
- Added Download Utility for ML1100
- Added support for the 1769-ASCII I/O module.
- Added support for Windows 2003 SP1.
- Added new and additional information to various online Help topics.
RSLOGIX 500 vs 5000
It will be easier to share with you what they share practically speaking of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000. There are a few similitudes and a ton of contrasts. RSLogix500 is the programming of Ladder logic for the group of SLC-500 and Micrologix of PLCs. RSLogix5000 is the programming for the latest PLCs Logix family. Subject to the form it could contain function block diagrams, organized text, and ladder logic languages.
RSLogix 500 is really just ladder only and uses register as per memory addressing. RSLogix 5000 is having ladder logistic in addition to STL and so forth and uses tag as per memory addressing. RSLogix 5000 maybe closer to Siemens, however they are extremely divergent in operator interface and approach. In Siemens is the most fragile.
Rslogix is certainly more remarkable and flexible however at that point again and is much newer to and used for much newer family of PLCs. Except if you work some spot that ONLY does gigantic troublesome positions – 75% of the work you do in AB in all likelihood drops in the RSlogix 500 scope of items from the micros up albeit the group of SLC.
That is correct, yet in common the CompactLogix PLC charges less cost than the SLC500 PLC. On the off chance that there isn’t as of now an incredible introduced base of SLCs then RSLogix5000 and ControlLogix or CompactLogix is as yet the best approach.
They don’t explore new territory in that frame of mind from supporting their current SLCs. They perform utilize the Micrologix 1400 and 1100 for the rare brick work, however there is presently a RSLogix500 rendition of which does just the result of ML line for client who perform just small block material. However, at present even the line of CompactLogix is having bricks.