What I'm Working On Next

After two years self-employed at Insights In Automation, it's obvious where you, my customers, want me focusing my time: Training. While you have hired me to write PLC programs and convert HMI files, and even have gifted me a dozen "coffees" in...

What I learned at Automation Fair's Automation Perspectives

This morning I was very fortunate to join members of the mainstream industrial automation media at Rockwell Automation's Automation Perspectives session. Never having attended one of these events before, I didn't quite know what to expect, and I have to...

Happy New Year from Insights In Automation and The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2015! - Insights in Automation and The Automation Blog

Who is "The Automation Guy"

Hello and welcome to the TheAutomationGuy.com, a blog of somewhat random musings from the author of The Automation Blog, Podcast, Minute and School (that's me.) Let me start my first post by addressing the elephant in the room: Why did...

Happy Thanksgiving From The Automation Blog!

Wishing all our readers and viewers a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a day filled with happiness, and we're very thankful that you choose to make TheAutomationBlog.com one of the sites you choose to visit each week! Sincerely, Shawn Tierney,...

My Automation Fair 2016 Session Picks

Now that session registration for Automation Fair 2016 is open, I wanted to share my session picks as well as sessions I'd recommend to those new to Rockwell products. My Picks for "New to Rockwell" attendees: Below are the hands-on courses...

Happy New Year from The Automation Blog!

Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy and Healthy 2020!

My Rockwell Automation TechED 2015 Session Picks

This will be the first year in a decade that I won't be attending RSTechED, now formally renamed Rockwell Automation TechED. However, if I were to attend these are the courses I would choose: CL01 - What's New in Integrated Architecture? My favorite...
Automation Fair Show Floor Entrance

Automation Fair 2015 Sessions: My Picks

Automation Fair, Rockwell's annual trade show and training event, is now just a few days away. And although it's one event I would like to attend every year, the fact that I recently transition into self employment as a full time automation consultant...

What's New at The Automation Blog for May, 2019 (video)

In today's video I update our visitors on what's new here at Insights in Automation and The Automation Blog for May, 2019: [vimeo 366845140 w=750 h=420]