TechTalk - RSLogix 5 : Starting New Project

TechTalk - RSLogix 5 : Starting New Project

This article illustrates how to start a new project in RSLogix 5. Very useful for beginners to RSLogix 5 and a refresher for experience PLC-5 programmer who have been away for multiple years from Allen-Bradley.

Launch RSLinx.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Click on Communications->Configure Drivers…

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

We will be using KF2 to connect to the PLC5 via RSLinx5.
Add new driver as shown below and click on the “Add New…” button.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Give the Driver a name.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Setup the configuration for serial port. My USB to serial port is assigned to COM6 in my Windows Device manager. Since we are using KF2, change the “Device” as shown below.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Click on “Auto Configure” to automatically setup the comms.
And click Ok once you are done.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Not the driver is completed configured and running

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Click on “Close” button. and you will see the driver communication to the PLC5 via KF2.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Start your RSLogix5 (Start->Rockwell Software-> RSLogix5 English-> RSLogix 5 English). Once RSLogix5 is started, click on File-> New

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Give the process a name and select your appropriate PLC type. Select the driver that you just created. Then click OK button.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Now the PLC5 logic is created.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Assign the driver by clicking on the Comms->System Comms…

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Expand your driver tree to reveal the PLC and select your PLC. Put a check on “Apply to Project”. Then click on OK button

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Click on the “OFFLINE” pulldown menu and select Download to download program to PLC.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

If you have an old setting on the PLC, you will get the following error message. See screenshot below. Click Ok on both windows.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project
Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Make sure your PLC5 key is in REM mode (Remote Run). Click Yes on this popup window. See screenshot below.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

The RSLogix5 program will start download the PLC logic to the PLC

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

After a while it will offer you to put the PLC in RUN Mode. Just say Yes. so that the PLC logic will get executed.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

If you had said Not in the previous popup Window this is what you will get for run status. See screenshot below. This denotes that the PLC logic is currently not being executed. It is stopped. If you get to this just

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

If you have a none running PLC logic, click on the pulldown menu and click on “Run”

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

If you had answered Yes to running the program, you will get this in your PLC run status.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

The last popup would be as shown below. Asking if you would like to go online with the PLC.

Xybernetics Rockwell RSLogix 5 - Starting New Project

Congratulations, you new PLC5 program is just created with connection to the physical PLC5 via RSLinx through KF2.