How to Download and Install RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 for PLC Simulation
RS Emulate 5000 is a software that allows you to simulate the behavior of Logix 5000 controllers on your PC. It is part of the Studio 5000 design environment from Rockwell Automation. With RS Emulate 5000, you can validate, test, and optimize your control logic without the need for physical hardware. You can also connect it to other simulation and operator training systems to create a virtual process environment.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 for PLC simulation. You will need a valid license from Rockwell Automation to use this software.
Step 1: Download RS Emulate 5000 V19.1
To download RS Emulate 5000 V19.1, you need to visit the Rockwell Automation website[^1^] and log in with your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
Once you are logged in, go to the Downloads page and search for RS Emulate 5000. You will see a list of available versions. Select V19.01.00 (CPR 9 SR 5) and click on the Download button.
You will be prompted to select a download method. You can choose either Direct Download or Download Manager. The Direct Download option will download the file as a single zip file, while the Download Manager option will download the file as multiple parts that can be resumed if interrupted.
Choose the option that suits you best and click on Accept Agreement. The download will start automatically.
Step 2: Install RS Emulate 5000 V19.1
After the download is complete, locate the zip file or the parts files on your PC and extract them to a folder of your choice. You will see a setup.exe file inside the folder.
Double-click on the setup.exe file to launch the installation wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen to install RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 on your PC.
You will need to enter your license number or activate it online during the installation process. You can also activate it later using the FactoryTalk Activation Manager tool.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
Step 3: Use RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 for PLC Simulation
To use RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 for PLC simulation, you need to create an emulated controller on your PC that matches the type and version of your Logix 5000 controller.
To do this, open RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 and click on File > New Controller. You will see a dialog box where you can enter the name, type, revision, slot number, and chassis size of your emulated controller.
Enter the details according to your project requirements and click on OK. The emulated controller will appear in the left pane of RS Emulate 5000 V19.1.
To download your control logic to the emulated controller, you need to open RS Logix 5000 and connect it to RS Emulate 5000 V19.1 using RSLinx Classic or RSLinx Enterprise.
To do this, open RS Logix 5000 and go to Communications > Who Active. You will see a list of available communication paths. Select RSLinx Enterprise or RSLinx Classic as your driver and expand it until you see your emulated controller under Virtual Backplane.
Select your emulated controller and click on OK. You will see a dialog box where you can choose to go online or download your program to the emulated controller.
Choose Download and click on OK. The program will be downloaded to the emulated controller and you can go online to monitor and modify it as needed.
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