Daily Industrial Automation News and Tips:

Today we’re covering news about Banner, Pepperl-Fuchs, Acromag, SMC, Copia, Software Toolbox, Rockwell and more in our Automation This Morning blog for Friday, February 10, 2023.

First up in our daily product roundup is a new multicolor indicator with optical sensing for touchless activation product from Banner here. And for our podcast with Banner about their entire line of buttons and indicators, click here.

Banner also has a new IP69K waterproof LED array which you can learn about here.

Over on the ISA website here we find a new product announcement from Pepperl-Fuchs about its new KFU8-SR-EX universal powered switch amplifier for intrinsically safe and SIL2 applications.

A new vendor to the Automation Morning Show, Acromag, has new Ethernet Remote I/O Modules here that allow mixing of Analog and Digital I/O.

Acromag also has new Modular Ethernet I/O Modules here for up to 32 analog outputs on a single Ethernet drop.

SMC has several new products out today, including new models of their Compact Guide Cylinder here.

They also have an update on their Long Life Cylinders here.

You can learn about SMC’s new Vacuum Bellows here.

And SMC’s new Blow Gun here.

From new products to new articles, first up we have a new article from Copia here about three benefits of using Git based source control in industrial automation. To listen or view our past in-deapth podcasts with Copia, click here.

Back over on the ISA website we have a new article on CC-LinkIE TSN here titled, “Why CC-Link IE TSN Compatible Solutions Are Growing.”

And over on the Software Toolbox here we have a good article explaining the REST API to new users.

In today’s product spotlight we’re highlighting The Automation School’s Using CCW with A-B VFDs Online Course. Details on the course can be found here, and like all The Automation School’s online courses, this course comes with lifetime access and instructor support.

Today in our pub crawl we came across one document of interest here, which is a brochure about using PowerFlex TotalForce in Pulp and Paper applications. For more on this subject see our podcast here where Rockwell explains their TotalForce technology.

In our Q & A section today we discuss a question a community member had about disabling Boot-P DHCP in a MicroLogix 1400 and PanelView 800 using Rockwell’s Boot-P DHCP tool. Click on the following links to learn more about Rockwell’s BootP DHCP Tool, MicroLogix 1400 and the PanelView 800.


And finally, in our “what’s coming up” segment, we’re highlighting a new Automation Tech Tip about importing content from ViewME to ViewSE which we will be releasing at 3:30pm ET here.

And that wraps up today’s edition of Automation This Morning! If you’d like to watch or listen to the companion edition of the Automation Morning Show, you can do so using one of the links at the bottom of this post (the audio and video editions are typically released an hour after this article is published.)

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