Daily Industrial Automation News and Tips:

Today we’re covering news about Softing, Mitsubishi, B&R, Balluff, Idec, Anybus, Denso, AS-i and more in our Automation This Morning blog for Friday, February 3, 2023.

First is a press release from Antaira here about how they just obtained a patent on their iPoE Budget Control feature, which helps to avert damage to Antaira industrial PoE switches by preventing the switch from overrunning its set PoE budget.

Next we have several new and updated product announcements to cover. First is a press release here from Softing about their dataFEED OPC Suite Extended which they describe as an all-in-one solution for OPC communication and cloud connectivity.

Next we have Mitsubishi who announced the release of their MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software here, which is software designed to allow simulating of manufacturing processes.

This week B&R announced its new X2X+ backplane bus here as a new option for those using its X20 I/O and want to take advantage of the 4x speed of the new X2X+ bus.

Balluff announced its new line of Compact BML magnetic encoder systems here, which are targeted at applications that need precise positioning and speed detection in dynamic applications.

And IDEC announced their new BTBH-H easy-stack Surface Mount Terminal blocks here.

With new products covered, we now turn to newly published articles. First up is an article from Anybus here covering the basics of what OPC UA is, and why it’s used in industrial automation applications.​

Next we have a new article here from Denso about the technology involved in manufacturing inverters.

Copia also has a new article here discussing how Git based source control solutions like theirs can help when it comes to IT/OT Convergence.

And Digi-Key has a new article here introducing readers to the technology behind Signal Relays.

In today’s product spotlight we’re highlighting The Automation School’s ControlLogix course, PAC Basics. Details on the course can be found here, and like all The Automation School’s online courses, PAC Basics comes with lifetime access and instructor support.

In today’s Pub Crawl we found three new documents of interest. The first is a sample of the ASi-5 compendium here.

And the next two are new Quick Starts for Siemens Soft Starters which you can find here and here.

In today’s featured Audio/Video file, we have the latest episode of Automation Tech Tips here which is both a video and article walking users through how to get Rockwell’s Connected Components Workbench for free in 2023.

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