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
– I’ll show you just how easy it is to convert a RSLogix 500 project into a Studio 5000 Logix Designer project using Rockwell Automation’s migration software. This will then allow you to use a Logix processor to control existing 1746 I/O by simply adding a 1747-AENTR ethernet module.
This path eliminates the need to rewire all of the I/O, but gets you into a modern CompactLogix/ ControlLogix controller. Once complete, you will also have the benefits of a new controller program. For example, the program can then be tailored to modernized tag naming for ease of maintenance and troubleshooting.