When FactoryTalk View Displays Are Slow To Update

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I run into this more often than you would think. I’ll be working with a controls engineer, or in a manufacturing facility in front of a PanelView Plus or FactoryTalk View SE SCADA system, when I notice the system seems to be running slow. This sluggishness often has nothing to do with ... Read More »

RSLogix Micro Starter Goes Download Only

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I recently was informed that RSLogix Micro Starter is now available for purchase as an electronic download. For those who don’t know, RSLogix Micro Starter is a roughly $140 Rockwell Software package which programs all of Rockwell Automation’s MicroLogix PLC’s. Note: The programming software for the MicroLogix 1000 and 1100 is available from Rockwell as a free download – more ... Read More »

RSLogix 500 and Micro Get Windows 8 Release

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Just this last week I found out that Rockwell Automation had released version 9.05 of RSLogix 500 and RSLogix Micro. These new versions add support for Windows 8 and 8.1 while also removing support for Windows XP. Aside from the expanded OS support, you won’t find any new features or functions in 9.05, except for ... Read More »

PLC video course now available for on-demand streaming!

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I’m very please to announce that my Micro Programmable Controller Basics training video, previously only available on DVD, has just been released for “Video On-Demand” streaming! Now anyone who wants to learn PLCs can watch my PLC video course in FULL 1080P HD, on-demand from any internet connected video device (including smart phones and tablets!) And because it’s “video on-demand,” viewers no longer have ... Read More »

Preview my PLC training video

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You can now preview my PLC training course, Micro Programmable Controller Basics, in the new video below: Preview video of Micro Programmable Controller Basics from Shawn Tierney on Vimeo. If you know someone who would like to learn to use PLC’s please share this video with them, and for detailed information about ... Read More »