ViewSE on Ethernet to PLCs on Data Highway Plus via Logix Gateway (Early Access)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to setup FactoryTalk ViewSE and RSLinx Classic Lite on Ethernet to communicate to PLCs on Data Highway Plus through a Logix Gateway: For more information, check out the "Show...

RSView32 Direct Drivers to MicroLogix on DH485, PLC5 via DF1 (S37)

In this episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to setup RSView32 Direct Drivers to MicroLogix on DH485, and PLC5 via DF1 : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 37...

RSView32 to SLC-5/04 & PLC-5 over DH Plus via Ethernet and 1756 Gateway (S36)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use RSView32 Works to read and display data from a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 on Data Highway Plus over Ethernet through a Logix Gateway: For more information, check out...

Mitsubishi VFD Product Overview (P51)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi returns to give us an overview of the Mitsubishi line of Variable Frequency Drives: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 399972076...

Updating Redundant PLC-5 Programs

With so many generations of control equipment on the plant floor, a control engineer can be called to look at many different models of control equipment in the same day. Each piece of control equipment, even by the same manufacturer,...

Insider News for February 2020 (Patron Only)

Note: Insider News articles and videos cover behind the scenes topics at The Automation Blog, Podcast and Show exclusively for our supporters at http://patreon.com/automation. Insider News for 02/29/20 Thank you all for your continued support! I hope everyone is staying safe and...

Tips for Working Efficiently from Home

This week millions of Americans will begin working from home for an extended period of time. For most, it will be the first time they've worked from home for such an extended period of time. For others, the challenge will...

Online vs Classroom Training: Pros and Cons

If you've been installing or maintaining industrial automation products going back to the twentieth century, then there's a good chance that you attended one or more in-person classroom training courses. Yes, it's true there were other options available back then,...

Converting ControlNet I/O to EtherNet I/O

If you have had ControlLogix systems running in your facility for any amount of time, chances are they contain ControlNet communication modules for the communication between processor chassis and their controlled remote I/O chassis as well as a myriad...

Automate In Binary Style with "The Power Of Two"

A deep understanding numeral systems like binary, octal, and hex is something that most of us who program industrial automation products have in common. And for the first T-Shirt in our "Data" series, I started with one focused on Binary. While...