The MicroLogix processors are programmed using a software package called RSLogix 500.
The version of RSLogix 500 used for this course is an older version that supports the MicroLogix 1000, which has been discontinued, and the MicroLogix 1100.
We are using a specific “Micro Lite” version because it is being offered by Rockwell for no charge, including the RSEmulate simulation software and RSLinx support software.
The mid-range CompactLogix controllers and high-end ControlLogix controllers are programmed using Studio 5000, each of which also can be programmed in function block, structured text, or sequential function chart. Add-on software packages available for Studio 5000 include auto-tuning software for PID loops, emulation software, and RSNetworx support for Foundation Fieldbus and DeviceNet, among others.
All Rockwell Software packages are sold in various configurations so that you pay only for the features you need.