Daily Industrial Automation News and Tips:

Today we’re covering news about Cobots, Haptics, IPC, APC, MQTT, UPC UA, DIO, Free TIA Portal and more in our Automation This Morning blog for Friday, February 17, 2023.

First up is a press release here from the IEEE celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the IEEE Foundation which does many good things like providing free STEM lesson plans here.

Next we have an interesting article (and video) here from Fanuc about using Cobots with AMRs or AGVs to operate other machines.

In related news, we also have an announcement here that Wittenstein is starting a new joint venture to bring haptic feedback (touch sensors) to robots.

And Global American has a new article here detailing what makes Industrial PCs different from their commercial counterparts.

PiControl Solutions also has a new article out here discussing how their APC software can help companies reduce waste and increase efficiency.

On the Opto22 website this morning we found a new blog here detailing all the resources they have available to help users of their groov products implement MQTT communications.

And today on the Software Toolbox website here there’s a new article detailing OPC UA Directory Servers, and how to add their OPC UA servers to them.

In our product spotlight today is The Automation School’s CompactLogix Online Course, Compact Basics. Designed for those with some existing PLC experience who’d like to get up to speed on the CompactLogix, it comes with lifetime access and support.

Today’s “video file” is a new episode of Automation Tech Tips here in which we show viewers how to use the RSLinx Classic’s Ethernet Devices Driver.

In our “what’s coming up” segment, today we’re featuring a new episode of Automation Q & A releasing at 3:30pm ET here and covers our response to a question about a users PVPlus error, “Unable to load ActiveX.”

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