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A few weeks ago in the "Question of the Week," I asked which product or topic our readers would like to see more articles on. The...
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Insights Inbox: RSLogix 5000 won't install, can't find MSXML

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question on how to work around the RSLogix 5000 MSXML install issue. Reader Question: I’m trying...

Insights Inbox: Best PLC to use in a College Course?

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question about what we think would be the best PLC to use in a...
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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,...
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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...
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We've launched our very own Kickstarter!

I’m very pleased to announce that Insights in Automation has launched it's very own Kickstarter campaign to produce an affordable Automation Training DVD! Note: You can find out more...
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The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ Miscellaneous blogs

Welcome to the fourth and last article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular blogs that didn't fit into any...
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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...
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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...
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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"...

A New Look & What's Coming for 2018!

We are pleased to announce that our newly updated business site, Insights In Automation, now provides you with all of our automation resources in one...

The Automation Podcast Returns!

After a year's absence The Automation Podcast returns with it's most jam packed episode to date! And you'll not only find this new episode on iTunes and TheAutomationPodcast.com, but you can...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training? In this week's question we're asking you if you know someone who...
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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...

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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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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Deal of the Week: Four Channel Universal Analog In

Deal of the Week: 2080sc-IF4U Four Channel Universal Analog In I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this one seemed too good to pass...

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...
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Top New Products Revealed At Automation Fair 2015

Question of the Week: What do you think will be the most popular new product(s) revealed at Automation Fair this week? Automation Fair 2015 is now underway and in this...
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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...

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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Just a quick announcement than after Friday's outage we have decided to move to a new webhost. During the move which will take place over...
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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...

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

It's been a great year for The Automation Blog! We've had a record number of visitors to our site this year, and we continue to...
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Insights Inbox: I can't display a popup twice in FactoryTalk View ME

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question on how to display the same FactoryTalk View ME popup graphic display multiple times. Reader Question: I’m using FactoryTalk...
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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...

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Are you going to decorate for Christmas? Never! I moved into our house in June 2015 with my wife and baby twin girls. My agent mentioned...
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Will you be attending Automation Fair 2016?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair 2016 in Atlanta? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs...

Deal of the Week: CompactLogix L18 Processor

Deal of the Week: CompactLogix 5370 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this is one of the best prices I've seen...

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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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"...
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What types of Automation Training and Services would you likely buy?

Question of the Week: What types of Automation Training and Services would you likely buy? In this week's question we're asking you which type(s) of automation...

Early Access - View SE Basics Course

The Automation School is now offering an "Early Access" sale for the new View SE Basics course.  http://theautomationschool.com. In this course students will learn how...

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...
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PanelView Plus Blog Index (29)

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Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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Which PLC Manufacturer do you prefer?

Question of the Week: Which Programmable Controller manufacturer do you prefer?   In this week's question we're asking you when you have the discretion to choose any programmable controller brand to use...

Serial Communications – If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

I’ll be the first to admit it, serial communications (RS-232) is so 1980’s.  However, it is also relatively easy to install and support and...
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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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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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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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The Automation Blog's "Best Of 2013" Human Machine Interface blogs

Welcome to the second article in our “Best of 2013″ series. Today we focus on our seven most popular Human Machine Interface (HMI) blogs. As we...
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The Automation Blog's 100th Post!

This week The Automation Blog reached it's one hundredth blog post! For the last six months we've been bringing you new automation blogs each week, and in response...

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...

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...

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...

Merry Christmas from Insights In Automation!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

The Automation Blog Celebrates Its Four Year Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary TAB! Did you know The Automation Blog turned four years old last month? And that during that time we've had over half a million unique...

Enrollment now open at The Automation School

Today I'm happy to announce that enrollment in online courses at TheAutomationSchool.com is now open! While The Automation School website had previously hosted a couple...

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...

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