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Siemens S7-1500: First Time Wiring and Programming (S45)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I wire and program my first Siemens S7-1500 PLC. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 45 Show Notes: A huge thank you to Siemens for...

Control System Changes Over The Last Five Decades

In part four of this series we will look at modern control systems from both their beginnings, as well as, the progress to what they are capable of at present day. Today’s engineer can typically work on multiple systems on...

The Move from Analog to Digital Control Systems

As we entered the twentieth century, the invention of electricity created previously unknown possibilities to modern technology. Generators and the utility industries began to light city streets as well as homes. On/Off controls were installed in manufacturing facilities and production...

SITOP Power Supplies and Selectivity Modules (P57)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, we take a look at the new SITOP Power Supplies and Selectivity Modules from Siemens: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 440771289 w=750 h=420] Listen to...

The Industrial Revolution and Control Systems

Moving on from "Ancient Times" (covered in my previous article here) we enter what is known as the "Common Era" (CE.) In the intervening years, humanity made slow progress for what most refer to as “The Dark Ages,” during which...