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Converting Equipment from PC-Based to PLC-Based Control

My company was provided an OEM label printer and applicator machine that was being controlled by five Arduino PC boards. They were asked to provide a PLC control system, however, they insisted that they needed to use this controls architecture...

Insider News for December

Note: Insider News articles cover behind the scenes topics at The Automation Blog and Show exclusively for our supporters at http://patreon.com/automation. Let me start by wishing you all a very Happy December, and thank you all for your continued support...

Mitsubishi HMI Overview: GOT2000 (Video, TAP 49)

In this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the GOT2000 line of HMIs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 377502347 w=750 h=420] Listen...

The Realities of Project Management: The Project Czar

In 1975, computer architect Fred Brooks published a series of essays on software engineering and project management called “The Mythical Man-Month”.  These cautionary tales and inevitable realities not only stand the test of time, but also can crossover to...

Keeping Check On Control System Health

As you and I travel the roadways each day, we cross paths with many other people traveling to their destinations in automobiles of all kinds. We notice some vehicles are well taken care, while others are not so well taken...