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Micro Programmable Controller Basics

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“Everything you need to know to get started using PLCs!”   Today I’m proud to announce the release of my very first DVD training video, “Micro Programmable Controller Basics.” This release is the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of weekends and vacation time, all for the sole purpose of producing ... Read More »

Flashback Friday! RSView32 Juice Bottling Demo

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Welcome to The Automation Blog’s “Flashback Friday!” Today I’m highlighting my somewhat famous twelve year old RSView32 Juice Bottling Demo. The year was 2002, and a prospective client was interested in exploring the use of Metrics (formerly Plant Metrics) to monitor scrap and breakdowns on his juice bottling line. At the time the only bottling ... Read More »

Which CompactLogix Models Support Modbus?

CompactLogix Modbus Fi

While Ethernet/IP leads the way for new industrial network installations in North America, there’s no denying the massive number of products that still ship with some sort of Modbus protocol support. In fact, Rockwell’s own “DSI” protocol used in the PowerFlex family of drives is Modbus RTU compatible. And as we’ve ... Read More »