Question of the Week

Community Q & A: ControlLogix Comms Issue

In this edition of "Community Q & A," one of our locals community members needs help connecting to his ControlLogix Controller. Note: To see a list of all our ControlLogix videos and articles, click HERE. Community...

Community Q & A: Data Highway Plus Timeouts

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at automation.locals.com what might be causing one of his Data Highway Plus devices to keep...
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Where Do You Get Your Automation News Online?

Many of us can't afford the time or expense required to travel to industry trade shows to learn what's new and coming in industrial automation. And even those of us located near major metropolitan areas,...
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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 and technical sessions. And this year I'm very happy to announce...

What do you think of Rockwell's new website?

Question of the Week: What do you think of Rockwell's new website? Over the weekend I went up to AB.com to grab some manuals and low and behold their homepage was completely different. My first reaction wasn't...

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 year it's being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in...

Which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on?

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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 and creating videos on using Logix with Ethernet, this week...
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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 week's "Question of the Week" I'm asking what you think will be...

Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair next month?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair in Chicago next month? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs, tech sessions, and demonstrations. And while I thoroughly enjoyed attending the...

What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about

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Question of the Week: What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about? I'm taking this week's question in a different direction by asking for specific CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics you would like to...

Do you know someone who needs PanelView Plus training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs PanelView Plus training? In this week's question, we're asking if you or someone you know needs PanelView Plus training? If you answer yes, we'd also like to know if you...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

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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 needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training, and if you think they...

Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs?

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Question of the Week: Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs? In this week's question we're asking you if you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs? We've listed a few choices, but please feel free...

Question of the Week Index: Vote in any of our previous polls!

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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 to vote in and view the results of any of...

When do you typically visit websites like The Automation Blog?

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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 a few choices, but please feel free to add any additional options...

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 see more blogs articles about here on TheAutomationBlog.com? While we've listed many of...
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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 training and services you would be most likely to buy. Why are...
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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 on a project, which manufacturer is your first choice? While we've...
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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 FTView are tied for first place. For this week's question, we're...

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 their preferences for PC based HMI and SCADA software and I thought...