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Writing ControlLogix Controller Logs To Removable Media

In modern industry, when it comes to production downtime, very few events are overlooked without an explanation. “Failure analysis” on failed components, and “root cause analysis” for downtime events, are common terminology you will hear if you are involved in...

PanelView Plus to CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix over DH-485 (Early Access)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I'll walk through how to use View Studio Machine Edition to create a PanelView Plus project to communicate with PLCs over DH-485: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

How to Implement Lean Manufacturing Processes

Lean manufacturing is the go-to model in a variety of industries for managing teams and ensuring a high-quality end-product. Construction, software development, traditional manufacturing and other processes are complex, time-consuming, and have multiple parties and steps involved. Incorporating lean principles...

Are Your Allen-Bradley Products Obsolete? Here's How To Find Out

The Allen-Bradley brand has been around for over a hundred years, and in the last fifty years they've released thousands of different electronic products, including PLCs, VFDs, and HMIs. So it's no surprise today that Rockwell Automation customers may be...

Using The 1783-NATR To Bridge Networks

With small control teams managing already large and increasingly growing control systems, an opportunity that I have encountered is the need to remotely access programmable logic controllers for various reasons, including troubleshooting as well as performing administration tasks. Often, the...