How to Download RSLogix 500 for Free
If you are interested in learning PLC programming, you might want to try RSLogix 500, a software that supports the Allen-Bradley SLCâ¢ 500 and MicroLogixâ¢ families of processors. RSLogix 500 is an IEC-1131-compliant ladder logic programming package that helps you maximize performance, save project development time, and improve productivity. However, finding a free download of this software can be tricky, as Rockwell Automation has created a very intricate process to access them.
In this article, we will show you how to download RSLogix 500 for free, as well as RSLogix 500 Emulate and RSLinx, which are essential tools for PLC simulation and communication. You will need a Windows 7 64-bit operating system and an internet connection to follow the steps below.
Step 1: Register an Account on Rockwell Automation Website
After you submit your registration form, you will receive an email from Rockwell Automation with a link to activate your account. Click on the link and follow the instructions to complete your account activation.
Step 2: Download RSLogix 500 from Compatibility / Download Center
The next step is to download RSLogix 500 from the Compatibility / Download Center on the Rockwell Automation website. You can access this page by going to https://compatibility.rockwellautomation.com/Pages/MultiProductFindDownloads.aspx?crumb=112&toggleState=!O0!,!O5!&versions=50218,50219,50295,50220,50221,50222,50223,50025 [^1^]. You will need to sign in with your account credentials to access this page.
On this page, you will see a list of RSLogix 500 versions available for download. The latest version is 8.40.00 [^1^], which supports Windows 7 64-bit operating system. To download this version, click on the “Download” button next to it and accept the license agreement. You will then be redirected to a page where you can choose a download method. You can either use the Download Manager or the Direct Download option. The Download Manager is recommended as it allows you to pause and resume your download if needed.
Once you choose your download method, you will see a file name and size for RSLogix 500. The file name is “9324-RL0x_84000.zip” [^1^] and the file size is about 1.3 GB [^1^]. Click on the “Download Now” button and save the file to your desired location on your computer.
Step 3: Install RSLogix 500 on Your Computer
The final step is to install RSLogix 500 on your computer. To do this, you will need to unzip the downloaded file using a program like WinZip or WinRAR. You will then see a folder named “9324-RL0x_84000” [^1^] with several files inside it. Double-click on the file named “setup.exe” [^1^] and follow the installation wizard instructions.
You will need to accept the license agreement again and choose a destination folder for RSLogix 500. The default folder is “C:\