Allen Bradley is the largest US PLC automation manufacturer.

As such, they have a large selection of proprietary items at a proprietary price.

For a complete manufacturing facility solution, it is hard to compete with for all but the other large PLC manufacturers.

However, there is a whole lot of periphery data and simplified automation solutions that do not require a big buck solution.

Allen Bradley PLC

Allen Bradley is one of the large PLC providers for North America, and as such is considered one of the default standardizations.

Most everything with AB is proprietary, but their MicroLogix software solution is free from their website if you are already registered.

This is their most basic of simple PLC offerings, with many limitations compared to their others.

Even so, if all you need is a simple solution for a simple problem and insist on staying with the AB solutions offered, this may fit your needs.

Develop ladder logic for the Micrologix family using three software tools. These are:

RSLinx handles communications between RSLogixMicro and the PLC.

RSlogixMicro is a development environment for the MicroLogix 1000 and MicroLogix 1100 processors.

RSEmulate emulates PLCs MicroLogix and SLC families.
 

To download the software:
1.  Register on Rockwell automation

    Must be registered, registration can do so at this link and is free to download, but must access your account.
2. Download

Rslinx http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/63740
Micro_Lite_830 https://download.rockwellautomation.com/esd/ocx.aspx?sdrsid=S8698
RSEmulate500 https://download.rockwellautomation.com/esd/ocx.aspx?sdrsid=S8701

Tutorials

Here are some helpful tutorials on some the systems available with Scada123 to try on your own.

You can view videos at:     Youtube Channel Scada LLC

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Click on one the Topic Tags that interest you.

License : All programs in the tutorial section are free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.