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beerpoppa 12-25-2012 05:02 PM

allen bradley 1000
anyone ever :ban:think of using onof these? have expeirience with them?

nickster51 12-25-2012 08:08 PM

I'm guessing you have the micrologix1000. Do you have access to rslogix500 to setup your project? I don't know if you can download it for free online or not.

I think it'd be fun to do. What are the I/O specs on yours? If I remember right, there are various options for the amount of I/O and the I/O rating (24v vs 120v).

bink00 12-26-2012 12:06 AM

What model is it? I'd sell it on eBay and put that money toward buy a rack from automation direct. Last time I used it on a project their software was free. Don't get me wrong, AB is my favorite plc...When someone else is paying for it.

beerpoppa 12-26-2012 04:38 PM

yeah I am learning that it is a 1761-32awa I bought it the power supplu communication interface and cord but getting scared of the software, going to need alot of help on this, Im not scared lol

tob77 12-26-2012 05:38 PM

I have a good amount of Rockwell Automation experience. I believe that the MicroLogix 1000 series is fairly limited in that it doesn't have PID or Calculation instructions available in the RSLogix 500 programming software.

beerpoppa 12-26-2012 06:01 PM

is that good or bad? and why thanks for the input i need all i can get, this is an indoor exeriment for the brewery in the pics on my profile thanks again!!!

tob77 12-26-2012 09:05 PM

Wow!!! That is a very impressive brewery!
It depends on what you are planing on using the PLC for. The lack of a calculation instruction isn't a big problem because you can still use add, subtract, multiply, and divide instructions to perform calculations. The lack of a PID instruction might be an issue if you were planning on implementing temperature control. Does your MicroLogix have any analog inputs? What type of monitoring and control were you planning on doing with the PLC?

bink00 12-26-2012 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by beerpoppa (Post 4716947)
is that good or bad? and why thanks for the input i need all i can get, this is an indoor exeriment for the brewery in the pics on my profile thanks again!!!

RsLogix500 is one of the most straight forward plc dev environment there is. Do you have the programming cable? As I mentioned before...sell it and buy a click series from AutomationDirect. The software is free and very easy to use. I worked as a controls engineer for 8 years for a huge plastic container company. I have used everything under the sun. My last few years I just always spec'd out automation direct. I was tired of the Rockwell yearly support crap and the outrageous prices. I also sold AB plcs ad hmi's for several years before that. The click software is easy if your trying to learn.

beerpoppa 12-27-2012 02:50 PM

Thanks for the input everyone, as you can tell I really spared no expend in the brewery build, I am a welder/pipefitter in the food industry, I have been around the allen bradley controls forever but will be the first to admit dont know a damn thing abput the programing, thus the interest. I hnow the piping, where the rtds go the level sensors flow meters etc, I am looking at this as another learning adventure, I worked on hot tubs 20 plus years ago when it was all mechanical relays hi limit switches etc i am going to make the process this way first (since I know how) and when thats done look at automation with the plc, what are the real software costs of the allen bradley? and thae anual costs? And a model number for the baddest ass automation direct plc thanks again so much!!

beerpoppa 12-27-2012 04:17 PM

oh and my interestin spin on this is a have built a bank of ten deep cycle batteries with three cobra inverters, an iota dls-90iq4 charger a solar charge controler and a bogart 2025 rv monitor to keep this as self sufficient as possible, plan to run controls, pumps, etc as much as possibe running dc to keep from burning energy through the inverters have an edgestar 80 qt freezer 110/12v for chilling which i cant even say enough good things about, power comsumption is about nothing

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