Automax Programming Executive to Studio 5000

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This utility converts (migrates, translates) Reliance Electric Automax programs that were created with the Automax Programming Executive (AMX) programming software to Studio 5000, in other words Automax to ControlLogix (CLx).


COMMON variables are made CONTROLLER scope tags and are all upper case.
LOCAL variables are PROGRAM scope tags and are all lower case.


The logic will be converted to equivalent CLX code.
If equivalent conversion is not possible an error message will be generated in the converted logc and an alternative method will be suggested (move blocks are the prime example).
No log file will be created.


All documentation will convert.


I/O remapping will be done on a quote basis.

Conversion samples

Automax_program Automax_CLx (a picture's worth a thousand words)


Studio 5000 version 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

BC comic, time capsule


Three options are available:

This is an automated conversion. Your program is converted and sent to you. This option is not available with all services.
1 - This option is not available
Typical turn around time: 24 hours or less
Starting at: Not available

Your program is converted then we review it to make sure it will work the way you want it. This option is not available with all services.
2 - This option is not available
Typical turn around time: 1 business day or less
Starting at: Not available

We convert your program, review it, and manually edit the logic so that you can download it and start testing. This includes remapping the I/O if possible.
3 - Program conversion plus initial cleanup by our engineer.
Typical turn around time: 5 business days or less
Starting at: Not available

Please note:
Due to the complex conversion of the Automax we can only provide Option 3 (conversion and cleanup).

What do I need to do

Upload the program from the PLC!
Save the program (<project name>.*) as a zip or7-zip file. Do not include the path. (One PLC program per zip file.)
Your program will include file extensions such as: PC, BLK (Save the entire SalesOrder directory as a single zip file)

What to expect

You will be asked to fill out your contact information and upload your program through our secure website.
You will select specific options for this conversion, such as processor type, redundancy, and I/O remapping.
You will receive a Ticket Number.
Your program will be queued for automated processing.
Your program will be converted and a log file generated to show trouble spots.
When your program is ready to be picked up you will receive a notice via email.
Return to and login.
Click on the Will Call link.
Enter your Ticket Number.
Pay for your converted program with any major credit card, PayPal account or company purchase order.
If you enter a company PO, you will be asked to enter your billing information and an invoice will be emailed to you.
Please note that if you are paying with a company PO your converted program will not be released until payment is received or you have made prior arrangements.
Download the zip file containing your converted program and conversion log.
Take the rest of the day off.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We guarantee that your program will be converted correctly. (no fine print)

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