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AB and siemens PLCs compare

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7rots51

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Hi

I worked with siemens plc but not with ABs,Can someone compare them,which is better is instructions,hardware,networking,HMI?
 

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Hello 7rots51,
I have worked a lot with AB PLC's (MicroLogix, SLC500, PLC5 and ControlLogix) and just a few times with S7200 and S7300. I think there is no great diference in instruction sets, being the AB easier to master. The real diference is in the programing software. I think that the AB software is much better in terms of simplicity of use, monitoring and diagnostics.
Hope this helps
Best regards.
 

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I think RSLogix from Allen-Bradley is the better PLC programming software. Very easy to use for both online and offline programming.
 

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yes ab software is easier one
 

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ya AB is easier RSlogix is much user friendly
 

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AB is easier and user friendly. Very powerful as well especially the CLX series
 

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What is so HOT with Allen bradly ?
Everybody keep saying that.
I'm asking cause I didn't see Allen bradly Software.
 

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allen bradly software & configration tools are more far simple than siemens instead of that siemens software features is much more than ab so you can learn ab easily but to master siemens u will need to spend some time
 

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I started with S7 Siemense and after 6 month I designed a 5 node profibus network with 6*64 I/O for a automatic refrig. production line.
So, Start with something that has configuration and base. I recomend you to work with siemense s300 or s400.
 

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