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...

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...

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...

ControlLogix Training Now Available At The Automation School

Today I'm happy to announce that my new ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics, is now available to take online at TheAutomationSchool.com. This new edition of...

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...
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New Comment System Testing Underway...

Good morning to all our visitors and regular readers! First let me take a moment to thank you for our biggest month yet! This August we had...

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...

Happy New Year from Insights In Automation!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2016! - Insights in Automation

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...

Logix Training Course

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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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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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...
7 Things about ControlLogix

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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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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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,...
7 Things about PanelView Plus

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...
7 Things about ControlLogix

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
Happy Independence Day

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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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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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...
Happy New Year!

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...
Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog

Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and merry Christmas! from The Automation Blog
The Automation Blog has moved

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"

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...