Industrial Automation Training Videos



ProSoft Technology has a number of educational and tutorial videos to help our customers in the setup and configuration of our products. These are all available free of charge on our website and on YouTube, so that you can watch them at your convenience. We are always making more tutorial videos so if you do not see the one you are looking for, give us a call.

Educational Videos

Featured Videos

ControlLogix Videos

CompactLogix Videos

Point I/O Videos

Gateway Videos

Wireless I/O Videos

Cellular Videos

802.11 Wifi Videos

Tech-Tips

Quantum

 

 

Educational Videos

 

Designing and Installing an RS485 Serial Network

 Due to the wide range of an RS485 serial network, it has become the basis of frequently used industrial automation protocols such as Modbus® RTU, DH-485, and Optomux. This educational video gives you tips on designing, installing, and troubleshooting an RS485 serial network so you can get your operation up and running quickly.

Understanding Modbus Serial and TCP/IP

 This tutorial teaches you about Modbus Serial and Modbus TCP/IP communications as well as Modbus addressing, data structures, function codes and physical network considerations. RS232, RS485, RS422 and Ethernet topologies are discussed.

Understanding Client, Server & I/O Messaging for Ethernet Networks

 ProSoft’s Industrial Ethernet video will help you understand how to select the best method for your application no matter which protocol you choose.

A Guide to Wi-Fi and Frequency Hopping Antenna Selection

 If you need to know what antenna to use for your 802.11abgn or Frequency Hopping wireless application, this is the video to watch. ProSoft’s “Guide to Antenna Selection” video will answer your questions on what type of antenna to use, where to mount it and why. This is the wireless 101 video you have been looking for.

 

Featured Videos

 

Setup Tutorial for EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device Gateway - PLX31-EIP-PND

 This video teaches you how to set up our EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device Gateway (PLX31-EIP-PND) to connect EtherNet/IP-based Rockwell Automation controllers to PROFINET-based Siemens controllers. You will learn how to assign the gateway an IP address; configure the gateway using ProSoft Configuration Builder; connect a PROFINET controller to the gateway using Siemens configuration software and how to add the gateway as an I/O connection in RS Logix 5000 or Studio 5000.

Setup Tutorial for ControlLogix Modbus Master/Slave Module using the MVI56E-MCM module

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the MVI56E-MCM module as a Modbus Master communicating with a slave device. You will be using an Add-On Instruction and an Add-On Profile to simplify your configuration.

 

ControlLogix Videos

 

Setup Tutorial: Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500 to ControlLogix via Ethernet

 This tutorial will take you through the steps of configuring the MVI56E-SIE module and setting up a project in RSLogix 5000 that will allow a ControlLogix processor to read and write data to Siemens S7 CPU's.

Setup Tutorial: Modbus TCP/IP Multi Client/Server Enhanced Network Interface Module for ControlLogix

 This tutorial will help you setup an MVI56E-MNETC as a client and a server on a ModBus TCP I/P Network. This video will teach you how to import and modify the Add-On-Instructions, setup and configure in PCB and create client commands.

Setup Tutorial for DNP3 over Ethernet ControlLogix® module as a Server

 This video teaches you how to communicate to DNP3 over Ethernet devices with a ControlLogix® system using ProSoft Technology's MVI56E-DNPNET module. You will learn how to create a project in RSLogix™ 5000 or Studio 5000™, import an Add-On Instruction, configure the module as a server and access the modules diagnostics using ProSoft Configuration Builder

Setup Tutorial for DNP3 over Ethernet ControlLogix® module as a Client

 This video teaches you how to communicate to DNP3 devices with a ControlLogix® system using ProSoft Technology's MVI56E-DNPNET module. You will learn how to create a project in RSLogix™ 5000 or Studio 5000™, import an Add-On Instruction, configure the module as a client, create client commands and access the modules diagnostics using ProSoft Configuration Builder.

Setup Tutorial for the PROFIBUS DP-V1 Master Communication Module for ControlLogix - MVI56-PDPMV1

 Learn how to set up the MVI56-PDPMV1 PROFIBUS module in your ControlLogix processor. This video covers setup in RSLogix 5000 as well as Ladder Logix.

MVI56E-MNET Modbus TCP/IP Communications Interface Module

 The ProSoft Technology MVI56E Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module is designed to allow ControlLogix processors to interface easily with other Modbus TCP/IP protocol-compatible devices.

Setup Tutorial for ControlLogix Modbus Master/Slave Module using the MVI56E-MCM module

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the MVI56E-MCM module as a Modbus Master communicating with a slave device. You will be using an Add-On Instruction and an Add-On Profile to simplify your configuration.

Modbus Master/Slave Tutorial for Diagnostics on MVI56E-MCM, MVI56E-MCMXT

 The MVI56E Modbus Master/Slave Enhanced Communication Modules (MVI56E-MCM, MVI56E-MCMXT) allow Rockwell Automation ControlLogix processors to easily interface with devices using the Modbus RTU/ASCII serial communication protocol.

Setting up your ProSoft Flow Computer for ControlLogix

 This video takes you step by step through the configuration of ProSoft Technology’s Enhanced Flow Computer for ControlLogix® systems. The single flow computer setup can help you simplify your operation, reduce your capital spend and maintenance costs, and optimize your oil production.

 

 

CompactLogix Videos

 

Modbus Serial Setup Tutorial for CompactLogix MVI69E-MBS

 Learn how to set up the MVI69E-MCM module using RSLogix and Add-On Instructions.

Modbus TCP/IP Setup Tutorial for CompactLogix MVI69E & L-MBTCP

 This tutorial will show you how to set up an MVI69E-MBTCP to read and write to a Quantum PLC. This will include things such as adding the module profile to RSLogix 5000, Adding the MVI69E-MBTCP to the 1769 backplane, creating commands to exchange data to a Quantum PLC, Installing an Add-On-Instruction and some trouble shooting techniques.

Setup Tutorial for a PROFIBUS Master for CompactLogix Using the ILX69-PBM

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the ILX69-PBM PROFIBUS Master. Installing an Add-On Instruction, an Add-On Profile, using the FDT Configuration software, installing GSD files allowing you to send and receive PROFIBUS data between Rockwell’s CompactLogix and Profibus Slaves.

Setup Tutorial for a PROFIBUS Slave for CompactLogix Using the ILX69-PBS

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the ILX69-PBS PROFIBUS slave allowing you to send and receive PROFIBUS data between Rockwell’s CompactLogix and a Profibus master.

MVI69-DNP 3.0 Master/Slave Communications Module

 The MVI69 DNP 3.0 module is a single slot, backplane compatible DNP 3.0 interface solution for the Rockwell Automation CompactLogix platform. This module provides highly configurable support of both DNP 3.0 Master and Slave implementations (level 2 minimum), allowing the many SCADA and field devices supporting the DNP protocol to be integrated into the powerful CompactLogix platform.

PROFIBUS DP Master Configuration Software - PS69-DPM

 PROSOFT.fdt is an FDT (Field Device Tool) compatible frame application that allows you to easily create, configure and monitor PROFIBUS networks using the PS69-DPM Master and any compatible PROFIBUS DP Slave device.

 

Point I/O Videos

 

Modbus Communications Tutorial for the Point I/O Platform

 Learn how the ILX34-MBS module will allow you to integrate serial Modbus into your new or existing Point I/O network.

 

 

Gateway Videos

 

Setup Tutorial for AB Remote I/O™ to EtherNet/IP™ drive migration gateway

 This video teaches you how to setup ProSoft's AN-X2-AB-DHRIO gateway to migrate up to four legacy drives to PowerFlex™ drives without modifying PLC code. You will learn how to use the gateway's onboard web interface to configure IP settings, download CSV files with the Remote I/O network configuration settings and data mapping.

Setup Tutorial for AB Remote I/O™ to EtherNet/IP™ PanelView migration gateway for PLC5s

 This video teaches you how to setup ProSoft's AN-X2-AB-DHRIO gateway to migrate legacy Panelviews™ to PanelView Plus 6 terminals without modifying PLC code. You will learn how to use the gateway's onboard web interface to configure IP settings, download and create a .csv file to configure the Remote I/O settings and use FactoryTalk View Studio to configure the PanelView Plus 6.

Firmware Selection Guide for AN-X2-AB-DHRIO Gateway

Firmware Selection Guide for AN-X2-AB-DHRIO Gateway

 ProSoft’s AN-X2-AB-DHRIO gateway can be used to initiate a phased migration approach when replacing or upgrading legacy Allen-Bradley® equipment. At the beginning of that process, you select the correct firmware for your application. This supplement to our training video offers explanations of each of the types of firmware so you can select the appropriate one.

Setup Tutorial for the Modbus TCP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet Gateway

 This short training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the Modbus TCP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet Gateway.

Setup Tutorial for the Modbus TCP to Modbus Serial Gateway

 This 5 minute training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the Modbus TCP to Modbus Gateway.

Setup Tutorial for the EtherNet/IP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet Gateway

 This short training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the EtherNet/IP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet Gateway.

Setup Tutorial for the EtherNet/IP to Modbus TCP Gateway

 This 5 minute training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the EtherNet/IP to Modbus TCP Gateway.

Setup Tutorial for the EtherNet/IP to Modbus Serial Gateway

 This short training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the EtherNet/IP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet Gateway.

Quick Configuration of ProSoft's ASCII to EtherNet/IP Gateway Tutorial

 This video will show you, in just 6 minutes, how easy is it to configure ProSoft's ASCII to EtherNet/IP Gateway.

EtherNet/IP and OPC Connection to PLX30 Gateways

 Learn how to configure Rockwell Automation's RSLinx software to easily pass data via an OPC connection to ProSoft Technology's PLX30 Gateways.

Setup for transferring data between a PROFINET controller and a Modbus TCP device PLX32-MBTCP-PND

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the PLX32-MBTCP-PND. We’ll set-up and configure the gateway to allow an S7 PROFINET Controller to read and write a 32 bit floating point value to a device on a Modbus TCP/IP network.

Setup Tutorial for EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device PLX32-EIP-PND Gateway

 This video teaches you how to set up our EtherNet/IP™ to PROFINET IO Device Gateway to connect EtherNet/IP-based Rockwell Automation® controllers to PROFINET-based Siemens® controllers. You will learn how to assign the gateway an IP address on different subnets; configure the gateway using ProSoft Configuration Builder; connect a PROFINET controller to the gateway using Siemens Step 7™ configuration software and how to add the gateway as an I/O connection in Logix Designer, RS Logix 5000 or Studio 5000.

Setup for transferring data between a PROFINET controller and a Modbus Serial device PLX31-PND-MBS4

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the PLX31-PND-MBS4. We’ll set-up and configure the gateway to allow an S7 PROFINET Controller to read and write a 32 bit floating point value to a slave device on a Modbus Serial network.

Setup Tutorial for EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device Gateway

 This video teaches you how to set up our EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device Gateway to connect EtherNet/IP-based Rockwell Automation controllers to PROFINET-based Siemens controllers. You will learn how to assign the gateway an IP address; configure the gateway using ProSoft Configuration Builder; connect a PROFINET controller to the gateway using Siemens configuration software and how to add the gateway as an I/O connection in RS Logix 5000 or Studio 5000.

Setup Tutorial for the EtherNet/IP to BacNet IP Gateway

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots for the setup and configuration of the EtherNet/IP to BacNet IP Gateway allowing you to send and receive analog and digital data between BacNet IP compatible devices and a Rockwell PLC.

PROFIBUS DP Slave (PDPS) driver

 The ProLinx family EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS DP Slave communications module (5205-DFNT-PDPS) creates a powerful connection between devices on an EtherNet/IP network and a PROFIBUS master device. The module is a stand-alone DIN rail-mounted protocol gateway that provides one Ethernet port and one PROFIBUS DP Slave configurable DB9F port.

Modbus TCP/IP to PROFIBUS DPV1 Master Gateway

 The ProLinx Modbus TCP/IP to PROFIBUS DP Master Gateway creates a powerful connection between devices on a Modbus TCP/IP network and a PROFIBUS slave device. This stand-alone DIN-rail mounted protocol gateway provides one Ethernet port and PROFIBUS DP Master configurable DB-9F port.
The Modbus TCP/IP protocol driver can interface many different protocols into Schneider Electric Quantum processors as well other solutions supporting the protocol. The MNET driver supports Client and Server connections, and when coupled with the Web option provides a web/ftp interface as well.
The PROFIBUS DP Master protocol driver supports complete Master specifications according to IEC 61158 on either a Mono-Master or Multi- Master network. The module supports the DPV1 specification.

 

 

Wireless I/O Videos

 

Multi-Point Wireless I/O System: Inputs to Outputs

 Our Multi-Point Wireless I/O system lets you connect I/O to I/O, Modbus® serial to I/O, or Modbus serial to Modbus serial. This training video shows you how to configure the system to connect two remote I/O devices to a control center, step by step. The systems deploy quickly, and let users avoid pulling wires, conduit, trenching, and permits.

Multi-Point Wireless I/O System: Modbus to I/O

 Our Multi-Point Wireless I/O system lets you connect I/O to I/O, Modbus® serial to I/O, or Modbus serial to Modbus serial. This training video shows you how to configure the system to connect a Remote I/O device and a Modbus device to a control center, step by step. The systems can be deployed quickly, and let users avoid pulling wires, conduit, trenching, and permits.

Setup Tutorial for the Wireless I/O System

 This training video takes you step-by-step through actual screen shots and live action shots for the setup and configuration of the complete Wireless I/O system. Explanation and wiring of the radio module, digital modules, 4-20 mA analog modules, 0-10 V analog modules, best RF practices, and going over the advanced user interface software.

Wireless I/O Radio Kit BM-xx00-RM1K, Wireless I/O Analog 0-10 V Module BM-A010-122x, Wireless I/O Analog 4-20 mA Module BM-A420-122x, Wireless I/O Digital/Discrete Module BM-D100-144x

 

 

Cellular

 

Cellular ICX30-HWC setup tutorial (Open VPN)

 Learn how to configure our cellular gateway when using an open VPN server. See how easily our Add-On Instruction used in RSLogix™ 5000 or Studio 5000™ can give a Rockwell Automation® controller the ability to read data such as GPS position, data usage and temperature from our industrial cellular gateway. Learn how your EtherNet/IP based controller can send and receive SMS Text messages.

Setup Tutorial for the 4G-Enabled Industrial Cellular Gateway

 This video shows you how to configure our ICX35 Industrial Cellular Gateway, which offers secure wireless Ethernet and serial connectivity to remote devices over 4G LTE cellular service with fallback to 3G. The gateway is ideal for programming and maintenance of remote equipment, remote data collection, SCADA, and machine-to-machine applications.

ICX35 Tutorial: Connecting Your Gateway and PLC

 In this follow-up training video about ProSoft Technology’s ICX35-HWC Industrial Cellular Gateway, you’ll see how you can use an Add-On Instruction to communicate with your gateway via SMS text messages. You’ll also find out how your PLC can be used to access your gateway’s status data, including signal strength and data usage.

 

 

802.11 Industrial Wifi

 

ProSoft Technology's RLX2 802.11 Industrial Wifi Hotspot Radios Quick set up Guide

 Learn how to quickly set up ProSoft Technology's line of 802.11 Industrial Wifi Hotspot radios.

Tutorial for ProSoft Wireless Designer PSW-PWD

 ProSoft Wireless Designer simplifies the task of planning and specifying your ProSoft Wireless network. The easy to use, wizard-based interface creates a visual layout of your radios and sites, and generates a complete Bill of Materials including radios and accessories.

 

Tech Tips

 

Guide to 32-bit data types in ProSoft Modbus modules

Tech Support: Guide to 32-bit data types in ProSoft Modbus modules

Wondering how to handle 32-bit data types in your ProSoft Technology Modbus® communication module? In this supplement to our training videos, you’ll find out! Since the modules' internal memory consists of 16-bit words, you have to break the 32-bit register into two separate registers. This video takes you through that process!

Guide to bit-level data addressing in ProSoft Modbus modules

Guide to bit-level data addressing in ProSoft Modbus modules

Wondering how to handle binary data in your ProSoft Technology Modbus® communication module? This video explores how bit-level information is stored in the modules' internal database. Find out how bit-level addressing differs from regular word addressing, and how you can convert one to the other.

Data Organization in ProSoft Modules and Gateways

Data Organization in ProSoft Modules and Gateways

Wondering how data is organized in ProSoft Technology modules and gateways? This video explores how information is stored in the modules' internal database. Find out the difference between the ReadData and WriteData sections, and how you can control them.

 

 

Quantum

 

PROFIBUS DPV1 Master Module for Unity/Quantum CPUs - PTQ-PDPMV1

The PROFIBUS DP Master Network Interface Module for Quantum is a powerful communication interface for Quantum platform processors. Developed under license from Schneider Electric, the module incorporates proprietary backplane technology that enables powerful data exchange with Quantum processors.

The PROFIBUS DP Master Network Interface Module for Quantum is designed according to IEC 61158 specifications and has been tested and certified according to PTO guidelines to guarantee proper interoperability on a PROFIBUS network. Acyclic parameter data can be transferred with Class 1 or Class 2 DP-V1 services, allowing processors to easily communicate with slave devices supporting PROFIBUS DP-V0 or DP-V1 protocol.
Features and Benefits

The module has two serial ports supporting the DF1 protocol, with each port user configurable to act as a Master or as a Slave. Data transfer between the module and the Quantum processor is asynchronous to the DF1 network, with the module's internal database being used to exchange data between the Quantum processor and the DF1 network.

The PTQ-DFCM module is a powerful communication interface for Quantum platform processors. Developed under license from Schneider Electric, the module incorporates proprietary backplane technology that enables powerful data access to the Quantum processor.