RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000’s Logix Designer are user-friendly interfaces used for programming the current generation of Rockwell Automation Controllers including ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and SoftLogix. When engineering automation solutions using Logix, it is important to study the changes to the platform introduced with Studio 5000 and the various controllers, modules, and form factors available today. RSLogix 5000 programming packages help you maximize performance, save project development time, and improve productivity.
This book provides a detailed overview of the Logix platform including ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and SoftLogix and explains the significant changes introduced in Studio 5000. A clear understanding of the recent Logix platform changes is critical for anyone developing a Rockwell Automation solution. It provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to learning the essential Logix hardware and software components and provides beginners with a solid foundation in the Logix platform features and terminology. By the end of this book, you will have a clear understanding of the capabilities of the Logix platform and the ability to navigate the Rockwell Automation Literature Library Resources.
Austin Scott founded Synergist SCADA in 2006, a successful company that provides vendor-neutral SCADA architecture and development. Synergist has also developed a suite of engineering tools, including Citect Power Tools and Active Network Security. In July 2013, Synergist was acquired by Cimation as the catalyst for its growing Canadian operations and ongoing product development. With more than a decade of industrial automation and software development experience, Austin has worked on large-scale, high-profile projects across North America and around the globe, incorporating most major SCADA platforms. His professional focus includes developing and refining custom software solutions to enhance the productivity of SCADA developers and improve the integration between the SCADA data and corporate applications. He is also skilled in cyber security, especially the detection of unauthorized access to SCADA networks and the forensic analysis of SCADA breaches. In 2013, he wrote Instant PLC Programming with RSLogix 5000 by Packt Publishing.