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This Week On The Automation Minute

The Automation Minute

This week on The Automation Minute Last Tuesday I unboxed a brand new CompactLogix L16: Monday I announced Thursday I walked through how to use a Sequencer to drive outputs: And Friday (Today) I walked through how to message Data from one CompactLogix to another over Ethernet: I hope you found this ... Read More »

Pictures from Automation Fair 2015


In today’s article I’m sharing all the pictures I’ve received to date from attendees of Automation Fair 2015: Automation Fair 2015 Show Floor: Automation Fair 2015 Products: Automation Fair 2015 – Prosoft Booth: That’s all the pictures I’ve received from folks at Automation Fair 2015. A huge “Thank You” to everyone who sent ... Read More »

Send us your Automation Fair 2015 Pictures!


If you’re attending Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair today or tomorrow, we’d love to see your pictures of the event and share them with our audience! To send them to us, use any of the below methods: Facebook: Share them on our wall at Twitter: Tweet them to us @InsightInAutom Google Plus: ... Read More »

1756-ENBT no longer silver? (EOL)


Back in April we reported that Rockwell had updated the “life cycle” listing of its 1756-ENBT module to “End Of Life.” At the time they even listed a discontinuation date of December 31st, 2016, as seen in the below screenshot and discussed in our article here. Fast forward to yesterday when one of our readers ... Read More »

Top New Products Revealed At Automation Fair 2015

Automation Fair 2014 7 entrance

Question of the Week: What do you think will be the most popular new product(s) revealed at Automation Fair this week? Automation Fair 2015 is now underway and in this week’s “Question of the Week” I’m asking what you think will be the most popular new product(s) shown at the show? In the poll below I’ve ... Read More »

Rockwell Announces New ControlLogix 5580 Controller


Rockwell Automation just announced its new line of ControlLogix 5580 Controllers. Timed to coincide with Automation Fair next week, Rockwell states its new controllers provide faster performance, reduced complexity, and enhanced security. Rockwell states this new line of controllers provides up to 45 percent more capacity, including a 1-gigabyte Ethernet port supporting ... Read More »

Automation Fair 2015 Sessions: My Picks

Automation Fair Show Floor Entrance

Automation Fair, Rockwell’s annual trade show and training event, is now just a few days away. And although it’s one event I would like to attend every year, the fact that I recently transition into self employment as a full time automation consultant meant attending this year’s show wasn’t very practical. However, while ... Read More »

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