Benefit of converting to RSLOGIX 5000 from RSLOGIX 500

Richard P. Crum, Jayme L. Davis, Peter J. Shull

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In conjunction with Creative Pultrusions, Inc., a fiberglass reinforced polymer composites manufacturer in Alum Bank, PA, a senior project was designed to convert the machine operation code for their pultruders from the Rockwell Automation's RSLogix500 software to the RSLogix5000 software. This project was a capstone design for the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Penn State Altoona. The specific aim was to show the benefits of RSLogix5000 while improving the pultruding system at Creative Pultrusions, Inc. By streamlining the existing code, troubleshooting could become more efficient. In order to convert the code, a complete understanding of the pultrusion process was necessary along with that of both the RSLogix500 software and RSLogix5000 software. This document will discuss background information pertaining to Creative Pultrusions, Inc., RSLogix500 software and RSLogix5000 software in addition to the machine code conversion and testing processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2006
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Number of pages9
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661074
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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