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Unified Basic & Unified Comfort Panel First Look (S2E06)

Today I take a first look at the Unified Basic and Unified Comfort Panel HMI's from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Show on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBKTGSCPYMw?rel=0] The Automation Show, Episode S2E06 Show Notes: Special thanks...

What’s New In School: PLC Basics™ First Edition Remastered Released!

As part of Insights In Automation's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of offering affordable quality online courses at The Automation School, this week we released the complete remaster of our very first course, PLC Basics™ at it's original 2014 price of just $35! So if you know anyone who would like...

New Unified Basic Panel HMIs (P198)

This week I meet up with Ramey Miller of Siemens to learn all about their new Unified Basic Panel HMIs in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqBg85vfv3s?rel=0] Listen to the Podcast...

What’s New In School: Unified HMI Pre-order Sale!

As part of Insights In Automation's March Mega Sale, this week we released our upcoming Unified Basic and Unified Comfort Panel Course into pre-order status at 70% off the final price! And for a limited time you can also get an additional 24% off by using our March Mega Sale...

What’s New In School: New PLC Application Simulator!

As part of Insights In Automation's March Mega Sale, this week The Automation School released version 1.0 of their very own PLC Application Simulator! This new Windows PC application is being released at no charge to all students who enroll in any version of our PLC or PAC courses at...

Siemens Industrial Computers (P196)

This week I meet up with Kristen Quasey of Siemens to learn what's new with their line of Industrial Computer products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZA16VDTo5w?rel=0] Listen to the...

Pro-face HMIs & IPCs by Schneider Electric (P195)

This week I meet back up with Jay Cortel and Tom Reiter of Schneider Electric to learn all about the Pro-face line of HMIs and IPCs in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The...

Radar Level Measurement: Is 80GHz Right For Your Application? (P194)

This week I meet up with Ashley David of Endress+Hauser to learn all about Radar Level Measurement, and what applications work best with the new 80gHz band in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on...

Logging OPC Data with Custom Time Formats by Sofware Toolbox

Logging OPC Data with Custom Time Formats: A recent article from Software Toolbox underscores the crucial role of timestamp configuration in data logging, emphasizing its impact on interpretation and sorting accuracy. The latest release of OPC Data Logger, V4.0.0.2, introduces customizable time formats directly through the user interface, addressing user...

Siemens Scalable Machine-mount I/O (P193)

This week I meet up with Garett Williams and Raj Rajendra of Siemens to learn all about their machine mount I/O products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q73IBoGhy8] Listen to...

New Generation of HVAC Programmable Controllers by Danfoss

Danfoss Introduces New Generation HVAC Programmable Controller Portfolio: Danfoss announces the Alsmart Universal Controller platform which is a new-generation programmable controller portfolio for the HVAC market. The platform has been designed to meet today’s advanced needs as well as tomorrow’s combining flexible and advanced control features, multiple communication options, the...

Banner AC Voltage Sensor

AC Voltage Sensor, Continuously Monitor Voltage to Gain Insights on Plant and Equipment Performance: Banner's new AC Voltage Sensor which you can get a more comprehensive view of equipment and overall plant health while improving the accuracy of power calculations. Sensor data is easily accessed via the Modbus RTU interface...

Three PROFINET Application Profiles Gaining Momentum – Part 3 by Pi Profinews

Three Profinet Application Profiles Gaining Momentum: PROFINET is experiencing a resurgence in the use of Application Profiles, with three profiles leading the way: PROFIsafe, PROFIenergy, and PROFIdrive. In previous issues, we explored PROFIsafe and PROFIenergy, and in this edition, we delve into PROFIdrive. To recap, Application Profiles enhance device compatibility within...

PLC-Next Makes OPC-UA Easy

New PLCNext Article Details How They Make OPC-UA Easy: OPC UA is a crucial standard for representing and accessing complex data in Industry 4.0. It offers data modeling, security features, and various communication paradigms. However, OPC UA's complexity can be challenging for new users. To address this, Phoenix Contact provides...

Banner’s Remote I/O (P192)

This week I meet up with Sean Foley of Banner Engineering to learn all about their Distributed Remote I/O Products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast on...

How Universal Automation Helps Manufacturers Bridge Ai And Edge Computing

New Schneider Electric Article on Universal Automation: Ongoing disruption is the “new normal” of today’s global manufacturing environment. Just two years ago, manufacturers found themselves in the vortex of a pandemic, requiring massive process and infrastructure changes to remain competitive and overcome unprecedented workforce and supply chain challenges. Technological innovations, including...

What’s New With Rockwell’s Logix and View (P191)

This week I take a look at what's new with Rockwell's Logix and View products as seen at Automation Fair 2023 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5e-OwgpQYM?si=cIwH_l0qjTupvUyC] Listen to the...

What’s New In TIA Portal v19 (P190)

This week I meet up with John DeTellem of Siemens to learn what's new in TIA Portal v19 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast on The Automation...

Year In Review: Our Top Ten Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs for 2023 (P189)

This week is our annual Year In Review Podcast in which we cover our Top Ten Blogs, Podcasts and Videos for 2023 (with commentary) in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube...

Aveva on Essential Features for Rapid HMI/SCADA Development

Essential Features for Rapid HMI/SCADA Development: In a recent article published by Aveva, it has been highlighted that one of the advanced symbols available is the polar star. This symbol effectively visualizes a set of interconnected process values through spokes, forming a visually appealing polygon. Each spoke encompasses a range...