It’s that time of year again! At the end of each year I like to take a moment to look back to see how our blogs, podcasts, and shows are doing with our audience, as well as highlight the content that was the most popular.

As far as The Automation Podcast is concerned, this past year our viewers and listeners again made it rank #1 for industrial automation podcasts, and it surpassed all previous records gaining over 158K downloads and over 2 million impressions!

As far of which episodes were the most popular this year, it was a mix of highly technical industrial networking episodes, and what’s new with hardware and software, as you can see in our top ten list below:


The Automation Podcast:
Top Ten Episodes of 2023


#10: FLEXHA 5000 I/O from Rockwell Automation (P167)

Today my guests are Armand Prezioso and Chris Stearns of Rockwell Automation, and they bring us up to speed on their new High Availability Distributed I/O, FLEXHA 5000, in this episode of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 08-16-23


#9: OpenPLC (P139)

Today my guest is Thiago Alves and he brings us up to speed on OpenPLC in Episode 139 of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 02-01-23


#8: Modicon Machine Level PLC Product Line Update (P161)

Today my guests include Mohua Ghosh, Joel Zupancic, and Jay Cortel of Schneider Electric who introduce us to the current line of Machine Level Modicon PLCs in this episode of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 07-05-23


#7: PROFINET Technical Overview (P53)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Thomas Haneder from Siemens provides us with a technical overview of PROFINET.

Released on 04-23-20


#6: Inside The Book Of CODESYS with author Gary Pratt (P97)

Gary Pratt gives us a detailed look at his new book, The Book Of Codesys, in Episode 97 of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 04-13-22


#5: What’s New in Studio 5000 v35 (P122)

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to share what’s new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 10-06-22


#4: Introduction to EtherCAT (P72)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Nathan Eisel of SMC to get a detailed introduction to EtherCAT.

Released on 06-30-21


#3: Industrial PLCs based on Arduino and Raspberry PI (P143)

Today my guest is David Peterson from Control.com who comes on the show to share his experience with PLCs based on Arduino and Raspberry Pi in Episode 143 of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 03-01-23


#2: What’s New In TIA Portal v18 (P132)

This week our guest is John DeTellem from Siemens, and he covers What’s New in TIA Portal V18 in Episode 132 of The Automation Podcast.

Released on 12-14-22


#1: What is IOLink, and Why Use It? by IFM with Yuen Li (P58)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast I sit down with Yuen Li from IFM Effector to learn what IOLink is, and why you should consider using it on your next project.

Released on 08-19-20


And those were the most watched/listened to episodes of The Automation Podcast for 2023!

If you have your own favorite episode you’d like to mention, or if you’d like to suggest we contact someone about coming on the show, please leave your comment below or use our contact form to get in touch!

Until next time, Peace ✌️ 

Shawn M Tierney
Technology Enthusiast & Content Creator

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