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    Is the SLC-500 still viable?


    I recently received a message from someone who had just purchased a used machine with a SLC-500 based control system...

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    I haven't built a SLC500 project lately (9/2018) but I have two or three customers that still have the SLC500 robot cells still running with SLC5/05 processors. Just looked and one of those I did 10 years ago. It took me a long time to get them to change to a CompactLogix a few years back for newer projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tspisak View Post
    I haven't built a SLC500 project lately (9/2018) but I have two or three customers that still have the SLC500 robot cells still running with SLC5/05 processors. Just looked and one of those I did 10 years ago. It took me a long time to get them to change to a CompactLogix a few years back for newer projects.
    Thanks for your post tspisak!

    I think a lot of people did their final SLC-500 projects around 10 years ago - sometimes people stay with what they know until the price starts climbing.

    That said, I'm impressed Rockwell can still make so many of these 28 year old parts!
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