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Common Causes of PLC Failures, and the Solutions

In today's article, I cover some of the most common causes of PLC failures, as well as solutions to avoid them. Input/Output Modules and Field Devices I/O failures can be caused by: Error in the PLC configuration Slacked (loose) terminal blocks ...

Mitsubishi GX Works Communications Setup

In today's article I'll explain how you setup communications in the Mitsubishi Programming Software, GX Works. For those coming to GX Works 3 from GX Works 2 (or earlier,) finding the right area to modify the parameters is the first...

How To Add Profinet I/O & Drives To S7-1500 (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem walks us through how to add PROFINET (Ethernet) I/O and Drives to an S7-1500 using TIA Portal: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation...

Automation In Agriculture Increases Efficiency

The agriculture industry has come a long way in the last hundred years. Gone are the days of working from sunup to sundown, planting, weeding and harvesting all your crops by hand. The advent of machinery made it possible for...

Mitsubishi iQ-R PLC Overview

In part two of this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the iQ-R line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:...