Thursday, October 22, 2009
What is the LogixPro 500 PLC Simulator?
Combine our ProSim-II programmable process simulations with a PLC Editor/Emulator which mimics Allen-Bradley's (Rockwell) RSLogix 500, and you have LogixPro 500; a complete stand-alone PLC training system without the expense of a PLC.
LogixPro 500 is the ideal tool for learning the fundamentals of RSLogix ladder logic programming. The look, feel and operation of our ladder rung editor so closely mimics Allen-Bradley's world renown software offering, that many need a second look to be sure who's editor they're using. Of course the give-away is the window containing one of our ProSim-II Simulations. This is where LogixPro really out-shines typical PLC training setups employing a PLC connected to a handful of switches and lights. By graphically simulating process equipment such as conveyors etc. in software, the synchronous and interactive nature of real industrial processes, presents the student with a far more realistic and challenging programming experience.
Obtaining LogixPro 500
The full version of our LogixPro 500 Simulator is available for download and free evaluation. What that means is that you can download and try out LogixPro 500 in a 15 day Trial Evaluation mode, and make up your own mind as to whether it's the most advanced PLC Simulator and best training value on the market today. While in the Trial mode of operation, LogixPro print and file save capability are disabled, and your are limited to the use of the I/O, Door, and Silo simulations. Even with these limitations you'll still find there's no lack of fun or challenge when creating your own programming solutions for LogixPro's life like process simulations.
LogixPro now in it's sixth year of availability, during which time it has continued to be enhanced and expanded. LogixPro has become the best value in RSLogix training, only because of the great feedback and support we have received from our users. We intend to continue this process, and we'd really like to hear from you. We want you to tell us not just what you like about LogixPro, but what you would like us to add to LogixPro in order to make it even better. Whether you're an instructor assigned to teach RSLogix, a Student studying PLCs, or you're just plain interested in learning what Allen-Bradley's RSLogix is all about, then you owe it to yourself to give LogixPro 500 a try! ...
Take a look at the growing list of LogixPro Users and see what they have to say.
What does LogixPro 500 cost?
Many of today's computer-literate students are far more comfortable and likely to hone their skills at home rather than just in the classroom. In PLC training, the problem has always been, the prohibitive cost of the manufacturer's equipment and software. A simulator program as sophisticated as LogixPro may be the solution for working at home, but typically would be priced well beyond the means of the average student. As programmers, we are tempted ($$) to sell to educators or companies. As educators we prefer to see students afforded the opportunity to learn where and when they please. With this in mind, we offer LogixPro 500 configured for single computer operation, at the affordable price of $30 (US funds) per copy, or for those seeking the portability of a CD, the new LogixPro 500 CD/Key Edition is available for only $40 (US funds) in single quantities delivered to your door.
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We're convinced that you're going to find LogixPro to be one of today's great training values; but that's not all! LogixPro is going to get even better as time goes on. We will be adding additional simulations and functionality to LogixPro, and as a registered owner you'll also benefit from 12 months of free software updates, and technical support.
Schools and Training Centers
Educational and company training facilities are also welcome to download and install LogixPro onto individual computers using the above pricing. Affordable site licensing is also available which permits the unlimited use of LogixPro. You can have LogixPro installed and running on every available computer at your location for considerably less then the cost of a single hardware trainer. For networked sites, LogixPro is easily configurable for client/server operation using our free server based license administrative software. Once installed, system maintenance could not be easier, and all this using the same low pricing.
We welcome requests from identifiable instructors and training administrators for desk copies of LogixPro, and offer attractive discounts on the LogixPro CD/Key Edition when destined for in-class or bookstore distribution.If you have already adopted LogixPro for use in your courses, then please look into giving your students the convenience, and savings this option affords. Please email admin@TheLearningPit.com for current pricing and packaging details.
DownLoading the LogixPro 500 Simulator ...... (Download Now!)
LogixPro 500 makes significant use of graphics and sound, but typically clicks along at a good rate on any reasonably modern Win95/98/NT/ME/2K/XP/Vista system. A minimum display setting of 800x600 is best, and Windows' default small font setting is required. If you don't have sound, LogixPro will still operate, but you will miss out on some of the fun.
The Trial Evaluation Mode of operation is primarily intended for testing and evaluation. Keep in mind, that LogixPro has been designed to augment and enhance PLC training programs, not replace them. What LogixPro does do however; is it eliminates the dependency on having a PLC, RSLogix, and a host of electrical components in order to conduct State of the Art PLC training.
For those unfamiliar with RSLogix, we've included a sample program file for the Silo Simulation to get you started. When you have LogixPro running select the Silo Simulation, then click Load in the File Menu and select the file "silo.rsl" which is in the LogixPro directory. Once it is loaded and you can see the ladder rung program, you can then "GoOnline" and "DownLoad" the program to the PLC (emulator). At this point you can place the PLC into the "RUN" mode. If all goes well, just clicking on the silo simulations START push-button should get the whole process going. To make changes to your program, just place the PLC into the "PGM" mode to enable editing, and once complete, just "Download" again to the PLC before attempting to "RUN" again.
For additional help with RSLogix addressing or instructions, go to the LogixPro .... Student Exercises and Documentation page located on this site. Also remember to try clicking on rungs, instructions etc with your right mouse button, to find those popup editing menus etc. that have made RSLogix so popular.
Please let us know if you encounter any problems, and we'd certainly appreciate getting your impression of LogixPro as a training tool. With your help, we may just set the Standard for Affordable PLC Training.