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  • Gain insights into Rockwell Automation and the evolution of the Logix platform
  • Find out the key platform changes in Studio 5000 and Logix Designer
  • Explore a variety of ControlLogix and CompactLogix controllers
  • Understand the Rockwell Automation industrial networking fundamentals
  • Implement cybersecurity best practices using Rockwell Automation technologies
  • Discover the key considerations for engineering a Rockwell Automation solution

Understanding programmable logic controller (PLC) programming with Rockwell Software’s Logix Designer and the Studio 5000 platform, which includes ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and SoftLogix, is key to building robust PLC solutions. RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000’s Logix Designer are user-friendly IEC 61131-3-compliant interfaces for programming the current generation of Rockwell Automation Controllers using Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), and Sequential Function Chart (SFC).

This second edition of Learning RSLogix 5000 Programming guides you through the technicalities and comes packed with the latest features of Studio 5000, industrial networking fundamentals, and industrial cybersecurity best practices. You’ll go through the essential hardware and software components of Logix, before learning all about the new L8 processor model and the latest Studio 5000 architecture to build effective integrated solutions. Entirely new for this edition, you’ll discover a chapter on cybersecurity concepts with RSLogix 5000. The book even gets you hands-on with building a robot bartender control system from start to finish.

By the end of this Logix 5000 book, you’ll have a clear understanding of the capabilities of the Logix platform and be able to confidently navigate Rockwell Automation Literature Library resources.

  • Build real-world solutions using ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000
  • Understand the different controllers and form factors offered by the ControlLogix and CompactLogix platforms
  • Explore the latest changes in the Studio 5000 Automation Engineering and Design software suite
Page Count 384
Course Length 11 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781789532463
Date Of Publication 6 Jul 2020


Austin Scott

Austin Scott, in 2006, founded Synergist SCADA, a successful company that provided vendor-neutral SCADA architecture and development. Synergist has also developed a suite of engineering tools, including Citect Power Tools and Active Network Security. In July 2013, Synergist was acquired by Cimation LLC as the catalyst for its growing Canadian operations and ongoing product development. With more than a decade of industrial automation and software development experience, Austin has worked on large-scale, high-profile projects across North America and globally, incorporating most major SCADA platforms. Austin's professional focus includes developing and refining custom software solutions to enhance the productivity of SCADA developers, improve integration between SCADA data and corporate applications, and cyber security, especially the detection of unauthorized access to SCADA networks and forensic analysis of SCADA breaches. Cimation and its 250 talented employees serve North America's energy industry with automation and controls, industrial IT, and enterprise data solutions (inc. SCADA). Forbes recently ranked Cimation number 22 on its second annual America's Most Promising Companies list. Cimation was the only energy consulting firm ranked in the list's top 25. The Forbes America's Most Promising Companies list is comprised of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Most of the companies ranked on this year's list, Cimation included, fall into the technology category. Since its inception in 2009, Cimation has grown 1,397 percent in revenue. Cimation is headquartered in Houston with regional offices in Calgary, Denver, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Lafayette.