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February 22 News on Sensors, 5G Routers, Profinet Gateways, Edge IPCs, Robots and Ai in 2024 & more (N169)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Banner's New Measuring Sensors, Siemens' New 5G Routers, Softing's New Profinet Gateways, Emerson's New Edge IPC, Mitsubishi's New R86TB Teach Pendant, Rockwell's New Embedded Edge Compute Module, Yaskawa's Thoughts on Zero Maintenance, ABB on Robots and Ai in 2024 and more in this episode...

Siemens Scalable Machine-mount I/O (P193)

This week I meet up with Garett Williams and Raj Rajendra of Siemens to learn all about their machine mount I/O products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q73IBoGhy8] Listen to...

Tech Talk: Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity (TT002)

This week I meet up with Luis Narvaez to discuss Industrial Control System Cybersecurity in this episode of Automation Tech Talk. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Show on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpWjIm65Vuc?si=nHrsjdP5jvvc3zhF&w=720&h=587] Automation Tech Talk is also available on most Video, Podcasting...

February 20 News on RFID Readers, Free PLCs, ASi-5, WinCC, MicroLogix, Energy Hub, Slice IO & more (N168)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Balluff Celebrates 40 Years Making RFID Readers, Maple Systems' New PLC Try Before You Buy, Bihl+Wiedemann Connects Danfoss Drives via ASi-5, Mitsubishi Automates Machine Tending, Balluff's Rapid Inductive Position Measuring System, Software Toolbox On Logging OPC Data, Siemens Updates WinCC, Rockwell Releases New...

Arduinos and You: Picking the Right Hardware

Arduino boards offer a versatile platform for programming enthusiasts, electronic hobbyists, and IT professionals to experiment with different software and hardware, all driven by small but powerful controller boards. With a wide range of models available, each board can address specific needs and applications depending on the use case...

February 15 News about HVAC PLCs, Voltage Monitors, Ai, AMRs, DevOps, Passkey, 3D Printing & more (N167)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens' TM NPU v2 Ai Module, SINAMICS Startdrive V17 SP2, Danfoss Introduces New HVAC Programmable Controller, Pepperl+Fuchs Covers Smart-Ex 03 Features, Banner's Continuous Voltage Monitor, Omron launches MD Series of AMRs, Auvesy-MDT Details New Features, Copia on Industrial DevOps, Omlox update, rf Ideas on...

Banner’s Remote I/O (P192)

This week I meet up with Sean Foley of Banner Engineering to learn all about their Distributed Remote I/O Products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast on...

February 13 News about Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Prosoft, RedLion, IDEC, Turck, Sick, SMC & more (N166)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens SIMATIC ET 200iSP Now Talks PROFINET, Red Lion's FlexEdge Gains Strain Gauge, J1939, and CAN, IDEC Launches 7” PLC+HMI, Phoenix Contact Launches IP67 Class 2 PS, Turck Release New M12 HF RFID Read/Write Head, Sick Releases New Safety Distance Sensor, SMC Launches Motorless...

February 8 News about Omron, Banner, Turck, SMC, Sick, Danfoss, Leuze, Kuka, AnyBus, Exida & more (N165)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens releases Process Function Library V3.0 SP1, Sysmac All-In-One Automation, Banner Condition Monitoring Wireless Gateway, Turck's New Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor, SMC's New Analog Auto Switch, Sick's Motor Feedback System, Danfoss’ New iC2 Micro Drives, Leuze's New Laser Distance Sensor, Kuka's Augmented...

What’s New With Rockwell’s Logix and View (P191)

This week I take a look at what's new with Rockwell's Logix and View products as seen at Automation Fair 2023 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5e-OwgpQYM?si=cIwH_l0qjTupvUyC] Listen to the...

February 6 News about Banner, Keyence, Beckhoff, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell, Schneider, Siemens & more (N164)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: ABB Robotics Partners With Mettler-Toledo, Moxa's New IPCs, Ignition 8.1.37, Banner's M12 M8 Adapter, Keyence 2D/3D Laser Profiler, Hilscher Edge-IO-Link-Master, Beckhoff's New C6675 IPC, Pepperl+Fuchs's 48V Motor Control Module, PTC Launches Onshape Vision for Apple Vision, ESD's CAN to CAN FD Bridge, Sick's...

What’s New In TIA Portal v19 (P190)

This week I meet up with John DeTellem of Siemens to learn what's new in TIA Portal v19 in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: Listen to the Podcast on The Automation...

January 25 News about FTOptix, LDPS, Autosorter, Pro2 PS, Codesys, Ai, Robots, 802.11R, EIP & more (N163)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Rockwell on FactoryTalk Optix 1.3, Siemens on Analyze MyDrives Edge v1.5, Balluff Long Distance Positioning System, Yaskawa AutoSorter 1200, WAGO Pro2 Communication Modules, ProductivityCODESYS PLC Series, Schneider on Universal Automation, B&R on Generative AI, Yaskawa on Top Robot Industries, Banner on PVC and...

Year In Review: Our Top Ten Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs for 2023 (P189)

This week is our annual Year In Review Podcast in which we cover our Top Ten Blogs, Podcasts and Videos for 2023 (with commentary) in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube...

Mitsubishi Launches Tool to Streamline the Quoting Process of New Machines

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Launches Tool to Match System Requirements and Streamline the Quoting Process of New Machines: According to a recent announcement by Mitsubishi Electric Automation, the company has introduced its FA Integrated Selection tool as a valuable resource for customers to configure their systems. Instead of manually searching...

January 24 News about ABB, Mitsubishi, Beckhoff, Idec, Siemens, Banner, Rockwell, Schneider & more (N162)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: ABB Buys Meshmind, Phoenix Contact joins vPAC, Yokogawa Partners with TIM, Mitsubishi Releases Integrated Selection Tool, Linmot's R&D Center, Beckhoff Introduces CX5600, Thomson's New Compact Linear Motion System, Idec Launches XA/XW E-Stops, Cincoze's Slim IPCs, Advantech's MIC-715-OX Rugged IPC, Siemens' SINAMICS Smart Adapter, SINAMICS...

Top Ten Automation Videos for 2023

Today we're taking a look at our Top Ten Videos for 2023. These include episodes of The Automation Show, Minute, Demo, Q&A and Tech Tips, but does not include episodes of The Automation Podcast which we covered in a previous article. Top Ten Videos Of 2023 #10: S7 PLCSim, TIA Portal...

Top Ten Podcast Episodes for 2023

It's that time of year again! At the end of each year I like to take a moment to look back to see how our blogs, podcasts, and shows are doing with our audience, as well as highlight the content that was the most popular. As far as The...

Top Ten Blog Articles for 2023

Thanks to you, our readers, this year The Automation Blog surpassed its previous records with over 380K unique visitors and 680K page views. And now that I've updated our Media Guide with our latest stats, I wanted to share with you our Top Ten most popular articles for 2023: The...

Aveva on Essential Features for Rapid HMI/SCADA Development

Essential Features for Rapid HMI/SCADA Development: In a recent article published by Aveva, it has been highlighted that one of the advanced symbols available is the polar star. This symbol effectively visualizes a set of interconnected process values through spokes, forming a visually appealing polygon. Each spoke encompasses a range...