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First Look: USB To Data Highway Plus Using The ANC-120e (Video, TAP 35)

Learn how to connect your PC to Data Highway Plus using USB and a much lower cost alternative to the 1784-U2DHP, the ANC-120e from Automation Networks, in Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 365837699 w=750 h=420] Listen to the...

Careers in Industrial Automation

When you think "industrial automation" you may visualize robotic arms putting cars together on an assembly line. The field is about so much more than that. Industrial automation covers everything from robotics to the tiny devices that run them. A more...

PanelView Plus Serial DH485, Part 1 (Video, TAM S2 E31)

Learn how to add a PanelView Plus to a Data Highway 485 network using its serial port in part one of our three part series: Below are the links related to this three part series: PM02 Cable: http://www.TheAutomationBlog.com/pm02 Serial Cable: http://www.TheAutomationBlog.com/serial Null Modem: http://www.TheAutomationBlog.com/null DH485...

Micro 810 USB Adapter (Video, TAM S2 E06)

In The Automation Minute, Season 2 Episode 6, Shawn Tierney unboxes and installs an Allen-Bradley Micro 810 USB Adapter. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation...

A-B MicroLogix 1400 Comm Setup & Download (Video, TAM S3 E15)

Learn how to setup communications to an A-B MicroLogix 1400 and then download to it in Episode 15 of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my MicroLogix Training Course HERE. You can also now buy high...

Getting Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software Updates (Video, TAM S1 E18)

In The Automation Minute: Episode 18, I walk you through how to find and download Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation software updates. Note: You can read more about finding Rockwell software updates in our companion blog article HERE. If you've found this...

Flashback Video 3: RSLinx Enterprise Target Tab Setup

In The Automation Minute, Flashback Episode 3, Shawn Tierney walks you through Rockwell's RSLinx Enterprise Target Tab Setup. Note: To find out how you can get a copy of our complete PanelView Plus and View Studio Training video visit http://www.TheAutomationSchool.com If...

Automation In Agriculture Increases Efficiency

The agriculture industry has come a long way in the last hundred years. Gone are the days of working from sunup to sundown, planting, weeding and harvesting all your crops by hand. The advent of machinery made it possible for...

Poka Yoke in Manufacturing

Humans make mistakes, and these mistakes can cause defective products. Poka Yoke, also known as mistake-proofing, is a technique for avoiding simple human errors at work. The idea was originally developed in the 1960s by Shigeo Shingo who was one...

Mitsubishi HMI Overview: GOT2000 (Video, TAP 49)

In this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the GOT2000 line of HMIs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 377502347 w=750 h=420] Listen...

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