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How To Connect IoT Devices To PLCs With No Programming Knowledge

Connecting PLCs to IoT devices like the Raspberry Pi in order to read and write data to a PLC generally requires the programming knowledge needed to develop communication drivers. But in today's article I'll show you how you can connect...

How to add ControlNet Flex I/O to ControlLogix

In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add ControlNet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix system: NOTE: This article is not a comprehensive ControlNet tutorial, so if you're not already familiar with ControlNet you'll likely want to learn...

Maintenance Management Of Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers are the brains behind high industrial performance today. And because they are so critical to the operation of so many facilities, it's very important to do what you can to avoid unplanned failures of your Programmable Controllers. Maintenance Management...

Regaining Control Of Your Control Systems: Begin With Housekeeping

Have you ever ventured into a server room or opened a control panel which contained mission critical equipment, and just looked right past legacy equipment that hasn’t been used in years? Like old parts propped up in a corner, and...

Things To Consider When Planning An IIoT Implementation

One topic that is taking over many conversations, and decisions involving control integration, is that of the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT). This has been expanded to IIoT (Industrial IoT) which some celebrate as a major part of the...