SLC 500 Controllers

Our Bulletin 1747 SLC™ 500 control platform is used for a wide variety of applications. Rockwell Automation has announced that some SLC 500 Bulletin numbers are discontinued and no longer available for sale. Customers are encouraged to migrate to our newer CompactLogix™ 5370 or 5380 control platforms.

Popular Resources/Quicklinks
SLC 500 to CompactLogix 5380 Controller Migration Profile SLC 500 to Compact 5000 I/O Conversion System Selection Guide SLC 500 Systems Selection Guide


  • Ladder-logic and structured-text programming
  • Advanced instruction set including file handling, sequencer, diagnostic, shift register, immediate I/O, and program control instructions
  • Built-in RS-232/422/423 communication port
  • DeviceNet and ControlNet I/O on selected processors
  • One or more on-board ports that can be configured for either Data Highway Plus™ (DH+) or Universal Remote I/O
  • Universal Remote I/O ports can be configured as an I/O scanner port or an I/O adapter port
  • Ethernet PLC-5® controllers and the Ethernet interface module (1785-ENET) provide built-in web services
  • Backup options for increased fault tolerance through the ControlNet™ Hot Backup module or the PLC-5 Backup Communication module


Additional Information

It’s time to step forward to newer technology. The SLC™ 500 control system migration is part of the proactive modernization plan we have for you. As our SLC™ 5/01, 5/02 and 5/03 8K series controllers are discontinued and no longer available for sale, to support your transition, we recommend that you migrate to our CompactLogix 5380 control platform.

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  • UL
  • C-UL
  • CE
  • C-Tick
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Resource Publication Number Language
SLC 500 to CompactLogix 5380 Controller Migration Profile
SLC 500 to Compact 5000 I/O Conversion System Selection Guide 1492-SG010
SLC 500 Systems Selection Guide 1747-SG001
SLC 5/03, 5/04, 5/05 Processors Installation Instructions 1747-IN009
SLC 500 Modular Hardware Style User Manual 1747-UM011
SLC 500 Fixed Hardware Style User Manual 1747-UM009
SLC 500 Instruction Set Reference Manual 1747-RM001
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