SLC-500 and MicroLogix blog index (26)

 The Automation Blog's SLC-500 and MicroLogix blog index (26) Updated on 06/25/14 NOTE: You can view the new version of this article HERE. Today we update our index of SLC-500...
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Merry Christmas from Insights in Automation and The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a Peaceful and Merry Christmas from Insights in Automation and The Automation Blog
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Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and merry Christmas! from The Automation Blog
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The Automation Blog’s most popular PanelView blogs of 2015

Welcome to the second article in our round-up of the most popular blogs of the first half of 2015. Today we'll list the seven most popular PanelView...
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Which automation websites do you visit regularly?

Today we're debuting a new series of weekly articles called, "The Automation Blog's Question of the Week." In the first article of the series we're asking you, our readers,...

UCI Hyperloop Team "HyperXite" Compete for Clean Transportation of the Future

Editor's Note: I've had the distinct pleasure of consulting for the UCI HyperXite team, and in appreciation they have provided this "guest post" for readers of...

The Automation Blog Celebrates Its Four Year Anniversary!

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Which automation shows do you attend?

"Question of the Week" What automation shows, conferences, or annual events do you plan to attend each year? We'd love to hear from you! Just select one...
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Micro800 Training Course

If you've visited TheAutomationMinute.com lately, you've seen that I've started publishing a series of videos on the Micro800. Part of the reason for this is, while I...
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Insight's Inbox: I can't connect to my SLC-500

Today we dig into our mailbag for another edition of "Insight's Inbox." Reader Question: I've run into an issue for which I would like to ask your opinion. Here...

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Automation Professionals, Integrators, and Vendors: You're invited to share your knowledge and expertise on TheAutomationBlog.com! Over the last five years, The Automation Blog has become...
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Submit Your Automation Research for the 2014 Human Factors Prize and Win $10,000!

Today The Automation Blog brings you a guest post from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Guest post written by Cara Quinlan of HFES: The Human...

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Mega Savings on our Mega Bundle!

The Automation School is now offering a "Mega Digital Bundle" with mega savings.  When you purchase this bundle you will have digital access to...

Upgrading Legacy Winder and Slitter Positioning Control Systems

In today's article, Jeff Turcotte of PLC Concepts discusses winder and slitter positioning control system upgrades, and how his company's upgrades increase throughput and...
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Happy New Year from The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2014! from The Automation Blog
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PLC video course now available for on-demand streaming!

I'm very please to announce that my Micro Programmable Controller Basics training video, previously only available on DVD, has just been released for "Video On-Demand"...
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The Automation Blog's "Best Of 2013" Miscellaneous blogs

Welcome to the third and final article in our “Best of 2013″ series. Today we focus on our seven most popular miscellaneous blogs which don't directly...
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Welcome to "Insights in Automation"

Welcome to “Insights in Automation.” Here you'll find thoughtful insight into the world of industrial automation, including solutions to common (and not so common) problems, "how to" information, and first...

Are you planning on attending Rockwell's TechED this June?

Question of the Week: Are you planning on attending Rockwell Automation's TechED in June? Last week I received the annual email inviting me to sign-up for Rockwell Automation's TechED event. This...
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We've Moved!

This weekend our "The Automation Blog" website moved here to it's very own domain, www.TheAutomationBlog.com. This move was done to correspond with two upcoming sister sites, "The Automation Podcast"...

Connecting ControlLogix to Simatic S7-300 via Ethernet

In this article I'll walk you through how to setup a connection between an Allen Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L36ERM controller, and a Siemens Simatic S7-300...

Exchange Data Between Simatic S7 PLCs on Different Subnets

Easy data exchange between two Siemens Simatic S7 PLCs on different Ethernet subnets using a PN/PN Coupler Suppose you have two Simatic S7 PLCs, like...
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The Engineers Are Leaving – what to do before they do

The day has finally arrived.  FAT and SAT tests are complete.  All punch list items are closed. The commissioning engineers are about to leave your...

Question of the Week Index: Vote in any of our previous polls!

Question of the Week Index: Vote in, and view the results of, any our previous Question of the Week polls Click on any of the below links...

Merry Christmas from Insights In Automation!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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The Automation Blog’s most popular "other" blogs of 2015

Welcome to the third and final article in our round-up of the most popular blogs of the first half of 2015. Today we'll list the seven most...
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How you can support The Automation Blog

If you've found some of The Automation Blog's hundreds of articles helpful, you should know there are several free and low cost ways you...

Robots Defeat Humans on Foosball Playing Field

Robotics is a field of study which is experiencing constant progress. People are wondering how they can improve or make a groundbreaking discovery in...

Ask Me Anything about the PanelView Standard

In the coming weeks I'll be filming a new "PanelView Standard" quick start course, and in the below video I ask for your PanelView Standard questions: https://youtu.be/tF4QjyIC53g So please Ask Me Anything...
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Changes planned for Insights in Automation in 2014

Just a quick post to announce some planned changes coming to the network of "Insights in Automation" websites in 2014. Update: You can listen to our plans...

This Week's Insights, our new automation email newsletter

This Week's Insights Keep up to date with all the articles, videos, and podcasts we publish each week by subscribing to our new automation email newsletter! Along with...

Pledge Drive And Goal

Managing the advertising on a network websites is time consuming. And honestly, it's time taken away from what I enjoy doing most: Sharing how-to knowledge about...
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Which Operator Interface HMI do you prefer?

Question of the Week: Which Operator Interface HMI do you prefer? In last week's question of the week we asked you which HMI SCADA package you preferred, and thirty votes later InTouch and...

PVP Basics now on sale on DVD and Digital!

I'm happy to announce my PVP Basics course is now available in two versions, and on sale from $30 to $38. Both editions contain over...
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The Automation Blog’s most popular Logix blogs of 2015

Welcome to the first article in our round-up of the most popular blogs of the first half of 2015. Today we'll list the seven most popular...

Which PC based HMI SCADA software do you prefer?

Question of the Week: Which PC based HMI SCADA software do you prefer? Last week in the comments section of our site we heard from some of our reader about...
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Insights Inbox: How do I make a PanelView Plus trend historical

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox," we answer a reader's question on how to make a PanelView Plus or View Machine Edition trend contain historical data. Reader's Question: I’m...
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The Financial Implications of the Manufacturing Re-Shoring Trend

It is apparent from recent news that the financial picture of global manufacturing is in flux. It’s quickly becoming apparent, as many analysts have...
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Micro800 blog index (12)

 The Automation Blog's Micro800 blog index (12) Updated on 07/02/14 NOTE: You can view the new version of this article HERE. Today we update our index of Micro800 Blog articles,...

Which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on?

Question of the Week: In your facility today, which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on? After spending a couple of weeks blogging...
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Happy Independence Day from The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day 2014! - The Automation Blog -

When do you typically visit websites like The Automation Blog?

Question of the Week: When do you typically browse automation websites? In this week's question we're asking you when do you typically browse automation websites? We've listed...

I can't download to my PanelView Plus 7?

Reader Question: I have a PanelView Plus 7 400 and FactoryTalk View Studio 8.0, but cannot download my project to the PanelView Plus? I've also...

Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair next month?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair in Chicago next month? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on...
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The Automation Blog’s "Best Of 2014"

Most of the automation world was happily on vacation last week, so today we'll recap last week's "Best of 2014" series. “Best Of 2014″ Logix...

The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ SLC & MicroLogix blogs

Welcome to the third article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular SLC & MicroLogix blogs of 2014. As we mentioned yesterday,...
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Where Do You Get Your Automation News Online?

Many of us can't afford the time or expense required to travel to industry trade shows to learn what's new and coming in industrial...

Deal of the Week: Micro PLC's and Cables

The Automation Blog's Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and the ones below caught my eye this week: Note: Below...
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Do you know someone who would like to learn PLCs?

If you know someone who would like to learn PLCs, I may have exactly what they've been looking for.   Not everyone is fortunate enough to...

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