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...
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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...

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...

Which automation products would you like to see more blogs on?

Question of the Week: Which automation products would you like to see more blogs on?   In this week's question we're asking you which products you would like to...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...

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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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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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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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 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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We're now on Patreon!

Today I'm proud to announce that Insights in Automation is now on Patreon.com! Not familiar with Patreon? It's a website that helps content creators make a living from their passion,...
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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,...
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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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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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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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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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Insight's Inbox: I have a ControlLogix, how do I access the controller's clock?

Today we're kicking off a new series entitled, "Insight's Inbox," which are articles based on the reader email questions we receive. Reader Question: I would like to enable some ControlLogix code when it's between...
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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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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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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

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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The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ PanelView blogs

Welcome to the second article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular PanelView blogs of 2014. As we mentioned yesterday, older...
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The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ Logix blogs

Welcome to the first article in our "Best of 2014" series. Today we'll list the seven most popular CompactLogix and ControlLogix blogs of 2014. As we mentioned in...
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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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Happy Independence Day from The Automation Blog!

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

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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PanelView Plus Blog Index (29)

 The Automation Blog's PanelView Plus Blog Index (29) Updated on 06/18/14 NOTE: You can view the new version of this article HERE. Today we update our index of PanelView...
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CompactLogix and ControlLogix Blog Index (24)

The Automation Blog's CompactLogix and ControlLogix blog index (24) Updated on 06/11/14 NOTE: You can view the new version of this article HERE. Today we update our index of...
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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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Off today following another passion...

Today The Automation Blog won't have it's usual Friday post as I'm off following another passion this weekend... Not that I've really had any time...
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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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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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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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Happy New Year from The Automation Blog!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2014! from 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 "Best Of 2013" Programmable Controller blogs

Welcome to the first article in our "Best of 2013" series. Today we focus on our seven most popular Programmable Controller blogs. However, we should...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...

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