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A Quick Tutorial on RSLogix Emulator 5000


RSLogix Emulator 5000 is a software simulator for the Allen Bradley line of Logix 5000 controllers (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, SoftLogix5800 and DriveLogix). The goal is to mimic the function of a PLC without the actual hardware and thus do advanced debugging. More information can be found in the AB publication LGEM5K-GR015A-EN-P. As a quick introduction well go through a simple example of setting up a simulation. This involves three major steps. 1. Setting up the chassis monitor. 2. Creating a connection in RSLinx.

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3. Creating a project with associated emulation hardware.

Setting up the Chassis Monitor


To start the Chassis Monitor, click Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSLogixEmulate 5000 > RSLogix Emulate 5000 Chassis Monitor.

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When the emulator opens up youre confronted with what looks like an empty chassis. In slot 0 is an RSLinx module which has to be there for the emulator communications to work. Your slot 1 might have another irremovable RSLinx module depending if you are running RSLogix Enterprise.

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From here we set up our hardware configuration for simulation. Our first step will be to add the CPU. In this case it is a special one called an Emulation Controller. 1. Click Slot > Create Module. 2. Choose the Emulator RSLogix Emulate 5000 Controller. 3. Chose slot 2 for the controller 4. Click OK to add it to the chassis monitor.

5. At this point you may be accosted with a message about previous configurations. Just select Reset the Configuration to Default Values and click NEXT. 6. The next two dialog screens are for setting up the controller details. Click NEXT and FINISH to accept all the defaults.

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Next well add some input/output simulation. 1. Click Slot > Create Module. 2. Choose the 1789-SIM 32 Point Input/Output Simulator. 3. Chose slot 3 for the simulator and click OK.

4. Accept the defaults for the setup by clicking NEXT and FINISH.

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The chassis monitor will now have two emulation modules in it ready to go.

Creating a connection in RSLinx


1. Start RSLinx under Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSLinx > RSLinx Classic 2. Click Communications > Configure Drivers. 3. Select the Virtual Backplane (SoftLogix 58xx) driver from the Available Driver Types list. 4. Click Add New. The Add New RSLinx Driver dialog box appears. Click OK. 5. The new driver appears in the Configured Drivers list. Click Close.

Using RSLogix Emulator in a Project


To use the emulator in a project you must setup the hardware correctly. 1. Start the RSLogix 5000 software and create a new project. 2. Under the New Controller window type select an Emulator RSLogix Emulator 5000 Controller. Give it a name and assign it to the same slot as the one you put in the Chassis Monitor which in our example is slot 2. Click OK.

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3. In RSLogix 5000's Controller Organizer, right click on the I/O Configuration folder, and then click New Module. The software displays the Select Module window. 4. Open the Other folder. Select the 1756-MODULE from the modules list and then click OK.

5. The software displays the New Module window. a. Add a Name for the card. b. In the Slot field put the number that corresponds with the Chassis Monitor. c. For the Connection Parameters put in the following and click OK Assembly Size Instance Input Output Configuration 1 2 16 2 1 0

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6. On the next Module Properties screen make sure to change the Requested Packet Interval to 50.0 ms.

Ready, Set, Go
You are now ready to use the emulator just like you would any other PLC. Active and set the path to the RSLogix 5000 Emulator. Open Who

The inputs can be simulated in the emulators Chassis Monitor by right clicking on the module and selecting Properties. Under the I/O Data tab is the ability to toggle each of the inputs on or off.

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Note: RSLogix Emulator is sometimes erroneously called RSEmulator.

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Submitted by dheerajska on Thu, 2007-10-18 08:30. What is Ladder Logic? reply

Confused
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2008-08-26 19:45. I know this is going to sound stupid, but I am so very used to the old addressing system in the SLC 500 and older Siemens PLC's that I cannot get the newer stuff down. I would like to know, if I am troublshooting and think I have a bad outout on Control Logix using RSLogix 5000 hw do I know or fond out what input or output the tag name database is attached to? The older stuff I knew where the physical address was but with this I am lost. Any help would be great. reply

The tags for I/O is in this

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Submitted by Tim Young on Wed, 2008-08-27 07:47. The tags for I/O is in this format: [Chasis Name].[Slot Number].[Input or Output].[Type of Data].[Terminal #] reply

Error in Connection Parameters screenshot


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2008-09-24 10:45. In the table listed for Connection Parameters you have the correct info, However in your screen shot, you show the Size of Input as 1 instead of 2. reply

Chassis Monitor
Submitted by Stewart (not verified) on Mon, 2008-11-03 21:17. Under the chassis monitor i can't seem to pull throught the I/O controls. I can open the I/O controls under the emulator, but this tab is not pulled through to RSLogix 5000. Everything else here works perfectly - any thoughts. Cheers Stew reply

chassis monitor
Submitted by HURIS (not verified) on Tue, 2009-06-23 09:22. Tenho um program do RSLOGIX emulaTE 5000 CHASSIS E TBM TENHO O CONTROL LOGIX 5000 MAS NO CONSIGO ABRIE O EMUTATE, ENTRA UM TELA DIZENDO, (UNABLE TO READ VIRTUAL BACKPLANE STATUS.PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT RSLINX CLASSIC IS INTALALLED AND VIRTUAL BACKPLANE DRIVE IS RUNNING.)ALGUEM PODE ME AJUDAR COMO RESOLVO ESSE PROBLEMA. OBRIGADO. reply

Thanks..It worked really


Submitted by lovehurts (not verified) on Wed, 2009-12-16 05:56. Thanks..It worked really well...But whenever I try to increase the no. of inputs more than 2 and go online , the no. of inputs set to 2 only instead of my specified number. Hows it possible to emulate more than one inputs. This is because when you see the I/O data tab in the 1789-Simulator module , we can change only one input. Any suggestions? reply

I/O configuration
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2010-03-05 21:48. Hello All, I am trying to understand a little more about the Emulator. Let's say I have RSLogix5000 program with all the I/O cards already configured (Not the simulated but actual I/O card). So when I am ready to download the program I know I have match the processor slot # to match with the Emulator processor slot #. But do I have to delete the actual I/O tree configuration inside the program since the Emulator does not have the I/O cards configured?

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or it does not matter, it will simply ignore the I/O configuration? Thanks! reply

Tks
Submitted by XCludioXAmsterdaM (not verified) on Sun, 2010-12-05 10:34. Muito obrigado pelo tutorial muito bom timo, deu certo aqui para cofigurar. com este eu configurei e agora estou simulando minha I/O.. agradeo reply

HAHAHAHAHHA SPANISH !
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2011-01-31 20:21. HAHAHAHAHHA SPANISH ! reply

for full help of RSLogix


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2011-02-10 04:11. for full help of RSLogix Emulator 500 visit www.RSLogixEmulator500.blogspot.com reply

First, thanks for this


Submitted by Bill M (not verified) on Wed, 2011-02-23 11:57. First, thanks for this tutorial, it really helped me figure out how to us the RSLogix Emulate program. I was having problems getting the I/O modules working, your info on how to configure them really helped.

Second, I think the right URL for the blog referenced above is http://rslogixemulate500.blogspot.com reply

Oh Yes....!! Thanks My Dear


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2011-06-13 06:33. Oh Yes....!! Thanks My Dear Friend The Right URL Is: http://rslogixemulate500.blogspot.com reply

Its Portuguese...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2011-04-29 10:46. Its Portuguese... reply

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