ES&E Webinars
ES&E Webinars

ES&E is currently offering a new webinar series presented by our Automation Specialists to help keep you informed, productive and efficient. We have a wide variety of classes available and continue to add new ones weekly so check back often and let us know if there are particular subjects you’d like covered.

Studio 5000 View Designer

April 23  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This webinar will cover the PanelView 5500 hardware and demonstrate Studio 5000 View Designer configuration software. Demonstration hardware will include a PanelView 5310 HMI and a CompactLogix PAC. A View Designer project will be configured from scratch to:

  • Communicate with a Logix 5000 PLC
  • Emulate the PanelView 5500 hardware from the development PC
  • Create and bind graphic objects to Logix 5000 tags
  • Create Alarms using alarm-based instructions
  • Configuring the navigation menu, runtime diagnostics, and security and navigate using the System Banner
  • We will finish with links of Rockwell’s YouTube channel for “how-to videos” on the PanelView 5000 and Studio 5000 View Designer.

Proposal Works and Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB)

April 28  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

Proposal Works is a free download that will allow you select all potential options for any Allen-Bradley hardware. It will also give you the product lifecycle and upgrade options for end of life products. It also contains utilities for:

  • Quickly generating bill of materials in an excel sheet to include list price using the export functionality
  • Find documentation and specifications for each part using the documents tab

Integrated Architecture Builder is a free download that will assist you in selecting the correct components for your control system and network architecture. IAB will allow you to select and configure the smallest Micro800 PLC system to the largest PlantPAx systems. It is used to validate controller and networks configuration and will let you know if you have exceeded capacity or capability. Finally, it will produce full bill for material for quoting purposes as well as layouts in Visio and PowerPoint. It also contains utilities for:

  • Quickly generating multiple controller configurations/bill of materials based on your own I/O list
  • Platform migration from MicroLogix/SLC/PLC to Mico800/CompactLogix/ControlLogix
  • Generating export files to Studio 5000 Architect to then automatically generate Logix Designer applications.

Stratix Industrial Switch Setup and Tricks

April 30  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This webinar begins by explaining why managed Ethernet Switches are suggested on the plant floor.

  • From loop detection to plant security to integration onto the corporate network we will cover the advantages of using managed Stratix Ethernet switches. We will also discuss the advantages of using Device Level Ring (DLR) topology in your local control system network.
  • Finally, we will jump into basic configuration of a Stratix switch including express setup, assigning smart ports and setting up DHCP persistence for the automatic assignment of IP addresses to your devices.

Motion Basics - Zero to Motion

May 4  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

Get an axis of motion going from scratch using Studio 5000. During this seminar we will walk through setting up an axis from a new project to the point where we can run our servo motor using Motion Direct Commands.

Connected Component Workbench (CCW) with Panelview 800

May 5  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This webinar is for people who express interest in learning to program Panelview 800 HMI using CCW.

  • CCW Navigation and layout
  • Creating and configuring a new Panelview 800 project
  • Exploration of typical toolbox objects
  • Linking objects to PLC tags
  • Out of box setup for the Panelview 800
  • Validating, connecting to and downloading project to the Panelview 800
  • Project development shortcuts and youtube video links

Getting to know the PowerFlex 523/525 Drives

May 6  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

An in depth look at the 523 and 525 drive

  • Product overview detailing features
  • Using the keypad
  • Thorough parameter review
  • Overlooked capabilities
  • CCW Programming

Managing your assets to decrease costs and improve uptime

May 6  |  1:00PM - 2:30PM

Looking for ways to account for all of your automation assets and make plans for modernization or downtime reduction? Looking to plan for the future, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, we will walk through a process of understanding the current automation assets in your plant, prioritizing needs, as well as increasing alignment between the storeroom and the floor to increase uptime and reduce cost. We will also discuss methods for handling failed assets quickly and efficiently.

New and Less Known Features in FTView ME

May 7  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This webinar features the latest design time and run-time enhancements to the PanelView Plus HMI and FactoryTalk View Studio for Machine Edition configuration software. These enhancements include:

  • Direct import of 32-bit legacy project without having to convert the tag database to 64-bit format
  • Dockable Object Explorer and Property Panel
  • Onboard Audit Trail stores up to 10,000 operator actions and supports CFR 21 Part 11 without the need for asset Centre
  • Export of Alarm and Audit History to CSV
  • PanelView Plus 7 Standard increased display limits to 100 in version 11

Motion Basics - Integrated Motion Instruction Set Basics

May 11  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This class is a basic overview of Allen Bradley’s Integrated Motion instruction set that is included in Logix 5000. In this class we will teach you how to properly use the following integrated motion instructions: Motion Servo On (MSO), Motion Servo Off (MSF), Motion Axis Stop (MAS), Motion Axis Move (MAM), Motion Axis Jog (MAJ), Motion Axis Home (MAH), Motion Axis Fault Reset (MAFR), Motion Axis Shutdown Reset (MASR)Motion Instruction Set Advanced

Rockwell New Product and Features Update

May 12  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

These presentations are a high-level introductory overview of one or two of the following topics.

  • 5380 High Speed CompactLogix/5580 ControlLogix processors
  • New 5000 series IO and Safety IO
  • In chassis Computing and imbedded computing
  • Dynamix 1444 Condition Monitoring
  • FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices (Shelby)
  • Studio 5000 Architect
  • Factory Talk Licensing Changes
  • Platform and Application migration from SLC/PLC5 to CompactLogix/ControlLogix
  • Platform and Application migration from PanelView to PanelView Plus
  • Platform and Application migration from MicroLogix to Micro800 PLC
  • Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switch
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) using the 9500-ENA or 1783-NATR

Securing your automation assets, where to begin and what’s coming?

May 12  |  1:00PM - 2:30PM

Cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially for industrial control systems. Attacks are not only more prevalent, but are also increasingly targeted towards exposed legacy control systems. In this webinar we will discuss initial steps and planning for securing your automation systems based on industrial standards. We will also discuss a few current and upcoming offerings from Rockwell and its partners built to assist in this journey.

Drive Basics & Programming

May 13  |  9:00AM - 11:00AM

  • VFD Basics
  • Installation Considerations
  • Review of the Wiring and Grounding Guidelines AC Drive Installation Manual

Vision Basics

May 13  |  1:00PM - 2:30PM

This class is a basic introduction and overview of Machine Vision. The topics we will be going over are as followed. Why Machine vision, Camera fundamentals, Optics and Lighting, Image processing, What machine vision cameras can detect, and Camera selections based on your application.

Studio 5000 Logix V32 update

May 14  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

This webinar will illustrate the changes that occurred in version 31 and version 32 of the Studio 5000 Logix software. The basics of the software will also be covered with the following topics:

  • Hardware overview
  • Firmware Upgrade
  • Project Navigation
  • Task Programs & Routines
  • Tag vs Data Tables

FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition Basic Lab

May 15  |  9:00AM - 4:00PM  |  Limited to 15 seats

This session provides you with an opportunity to explore FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition.

  • Section 1: Introduction to FactoryTalk Historian SE
  • Section 2: Configuration and Setup
  • Section 3: Trending with FactoryTalk View SE
  • Section 4: Introduction to FactoryTalk Historian SE Asset Framework
  • Section 5: Reporting with FactoryTalk VantagePoint
  • Section 6: FactoryTalk Historian SE Archive Backup
  • Section 7: Optional - FactoryTalk Historian DataLink

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Basic

May 18  |  9:00AM - 4:00PM  |  Limited to 15 seats

This lab has two main sections: Operate and Design. The Operate section provides you with an opportunity to explore pre-configured FactoryTalk AssetCentre core and extended features. Core features include version control for factory floor assets like ControlLogix®, PLC5®, and SLC™ 500 controllers, as well as PanelView™ Plus terminals, drives, etc. Extended features include Disaster Recovery for these devices. The Design section walks through the configuration of scheduled reports, as well as the configuration of a brand-new asset and its Disaster Recovery properties.

Premier Integration with PowerFlex Drives

May 19  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

Demonstration of Premier Integration of PowerFlex drives with Logix. We’ll examine the drive configuration capability and the ease of use of the integrated drive profiles in Studio 5000.

Motion Basics - Tuning

May 20  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

A walk through of best practices and techniques for tuning an axis of motion. We will explore the many tools at our disposal in Studio 5000 for successfully tuning an axis efficiently and properly.

Photoelectric Sensor Basics

May 20  |  1:00PM - 2:30PM

Basics Componets of Photoelectric Sensor and how the technology works, Making the proper choice for most success when using photoelectric sensors and application tips


May 22  |  9:00AM - 10:30AM

Technology and Product Overview, Discuss the advanced Diagnositc capablities and how that can be useful in the Connected Enterprise, and discussion how it can reduce safety wiring and troubleshooting time with in safety circuits

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