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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 to create, deploy, modify, and backup View Site Edition applications using FactoryTalk View Studio Enterprise. NOTE:...

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 reduce downtime. Written by Jeff Turcotte, PLC Concepts Inc: Over the Holidays I had the pleasure of...

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 PLC CPU 315-2PN/DP via Ethernet using the Prosoft PLX31-EIP-SIE Gateway. There is a really big problem...

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 robotics. That is why they are developing absolutely everything they can, with robots involved. With...

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 see these numbers trending upwards as we head into 2018. As we look back, here is...

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 place.  You will find helpful links to The Automation School, The Automation Blog, The Automation...

Happy Holidays!

Good morning, Just a quick post to wish you all a very Happy Holiday week! Sincerely, Shawn Tierney Automation Instructor and Blogger

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 about the PanelView Standard, and thank you in advance for your question!

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 visitors stop by, generating well over one million page views? The reason all those people visited...
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Update: We've Moved

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 the next 24 to 48 hours the site may not load completely, or worse case...

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