This "Quick Start" course is designed for those who need to quickly learn how to backup and restore A-B PowerFlex Drives parameters using Connected Components Workbench (for a list of A-B VFDs supported by CCW, see the CCW release notes.)
The course includes how to download and install a free copy of CCW, how to setup RSLinx Classic drivers, and how to upload, edit, and download parameters to and from PowerFlex drives over Ethernet, USB, and using the 1203-USB cable.
Note: This short "Quick Start" course is less than one hour in length, and is made up of several short modular lessons. Students looking for a long multi-hour course with long lessons should not purchase this Quick Start course.
In this lesson you'll learn how to download a free copy of Connected Components Workbench (CCW)
In this lesson you'll learn how to setup RSLinx Classic's Ethernet/IP and Ethernet Devices drivers.
In this lesson you'll learn how to setup Windows 7 and 10 to connect to a PowerFlex 520 series drive via USB.
In this lesson you'll learn how to configure RSLinx Classic to work with the 1203-USB, including where to download the 1203-USB drivers and how to install them.
In this lesson you'll learn how to use CCW to upload and download drive parameters over Ethernet
In this lesson you'll learn how to use CCW to upload and download drive parameters over USB, as well as how to import and export USB utility files with CCW.
In this lesson you'll learn how to use CCW to upload and download drive parameters using the A-B 1203-USB cable.
This is the final lesson of the course reviewing what has been covered.
UPDATE: Due to how the Udemy website works, my courses are divided between two different users, ShawnTierney, and Shawn-Tierney-2, and between the two I have the following courses available:
- PLC "Core" Basics: Getting started with A-B PLCs!
- PVP Basics: Learn to setup, use, and program the PanelView Plus!
- PLC Basics, Second Edition: Learn to setup, use, and program A-B PLCs!
- PAC Basics: Learn to setup, use, and program the A-B ControlLogix!
- Nano Basics: Learn to setup, use, and program the A-B Micro800 using CCW!
- CCW VFD Quickstart: Learn to use CCW to backup, edit,& restore A-B VFD parameters!
My name is Shawn Tierney from The Automation Blog, and I love sharing what I've learned about automation products with others.
I spent my first twenty five years in the automation business working as an Automation Specialist helping electricians, technicians, and controls engineers implement automation solutions using Allen-Bradley PLCs, PACs, and HMIs, as well as Rockwell Software SCADA and MES products.
Over the course of my career I attended over fifty weeks of Rockwell factory training, and attained several certifications including Rockwell's Certified Automation and Information Specialist, as well as Microsoft's Certified Professional status.
I've also maintained an online presence since 1996 to share automation tips and code, and launched my first website in 1999 featuring my own sample code for PLC-5, SLC-500, MicroLogix, ControlLogix, PanelView and RSView products.
And for over a decade Rockwell Automation even featured my HMI graphics in their own demos, presentations, and sales brochures, as well as on the Automation Fair show floor, and in RSTechED sessions.
These days I'm self-employed as an online automation trainer and author of the internet's most popular independent automation blog, The Automation Blog dot com, which includes a forum where I enjoy discussing automation products and challenges with people from around the world.