Migrating from a SLC to a Logix Controller – Easy or Hard?
As technology changes, many of you have asked us about migrating from your current SLC processors into a new CompactLogix or ControlLogix solution. While this may seem daunting, it really is pretty simple. This 11-minute video tutorial will demonstrate how you can preserve your SLC-500 I/O while “stepping forward” into a Logix processor.
Specifically, instead of writing about it, I’ll show you by doing – just how easy it is to convert a RSLogix 500 project into a RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000, Logix Designer project using Rockwell Automation’s migration software. Then you can see how this allows you to control existing 1746 I/O by using the Ethernet module 1747-AENTR.
This path eliminates the need to rewire all of the I/O and control the I/O with any CompactLogix/ ControlLogix controller. Once complete, you now have a new program set that can be tailored to modernized tag naming as with any current and future 5000 Logix programs.