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MDT AutoSave: Automatic Backup, Compare, Archive (P81)

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Matthew Lawson of MDT Software is my guest this week, and he shows me how MDT AutoSave is used to backup and compare programs of automation devices like PLCs and HMIs in episode 81...

Mitsubishi Basic HMI Project Setup

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In today's article I walk through the initial steps of setting up a new Mitsubishi HMI project, including creating a project, importing the PLC symbol database, and more. Focusing on the same principle that you...

Top Ten Podcast Episodes

Over the last couple of years we've had a great response to our invitation to Vendors and Automation Experts to come on The Automation Podcast and educate myself and the audience about products and...

Siemens S7-1500 Advanced PLCs Overview (P80)

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Jim Wilmot of Siemens is my guest this week, and he covers the Siemens S7-1500 line of Advanced Programmable Controllers on episode 80 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes"...

Timers and Counters Used In Mitsubishi PLCs

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Like most programmable logic controllers on the market, Mitsubishi has its versions of both timers and counters. These are similar but not necessarily set up the same as the other manufacturers. There are two critical pieces...

First Look: Retroreflective Sensor with IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs OBR7500-R100-2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the OBR7500-R100-2EP-IO Retroreflective Photoelectric Sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 25 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us...

First Look: SCALANCE XC206-2SFP Managed Switch from Siemens

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We take a first look at the SCALANCE XC206-2SFP Managed Switch from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 24 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for sending us...

Common Data Types Used In Mitsubishi PLCs

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As a PLC programmer or troubleshooter, you're already be aware of certain things such as data types. Sometimes they may be referred to differently depending on the platform, such as in one platform a floating...

Cybersecurity: IT and OT Working Together (P79)

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I sit down with Mariam Coladonato of Phoenix Contact to talk about how IT and OT can come together to implement Cybersecurity in episode 79 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the...

Tech Tip: Learn to Program Logix with Affordable All-In-One PLC, IO, RSLogix and Application...

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Learn how to program ControlLogix and CompactLogix applications without having to buy thousands of dollars of hardware and software in today's episode of Automation Tech Tips. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

First Look: Inductive Positioning System with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs PMI80-F90-IU2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the PMI80-F90-IU2EP-IO Inductive Positioning System from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 23 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us...

Industrial Computers from Global American (P78)

I sit down with Leah Walsh of Global American Inc. to learn about their unique line of Industrial PCs in episode 78 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

First Look: SCALANCE XC124 Unmanaged Switch from Siemens

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We take a first look at the SCALANCE XC124 Unmanaged Switch from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 22 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for sending us...

First Look: Ultrasonic Sensor with IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs UC250-F77-EP-IO

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We take a first look at the UC250-F77-EP-IO Ultrasonic sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 21 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

Solve Difficult Detection, Tracking, and Lighting Vision Applications with Next Gen Smart Cameras (P77)

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I sit down with Yassir Rizwan, CEO of Labforge, to learn how their Smart Cameras use cutting edge features like Neural Network based object detection to solve difficult detection, tracking, and lighting applications in...

First Look: Productivity 2000 PLC Starter Kit

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We take a first look at the Productivity 2000 PLC Starter Kit from Automation Direct in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 20 Show Notes: Special thanks to Automation Direct...

Tech Tip: Quickly Find Siemens Documents and Downloads

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Learn how to quickly find Siemens Documents and Downloads in this episode of Automation Tech Tips. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  Automation Tech Tips Episode 4 Show Notes: Special thanks...

First Look: MOXA SDS-3000 Smart Industrial Ethernet Switches

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We take a first look at the SDS-3000 line of Industrial Ethernet Smart Switches from MOXA in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 19 Show Notes: Special thanks to MOXA...

What's New With PI (Profinet, Profibus, IOLink, …) (P76)

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I sit down with Michael Bowne of PI North America to learn about what's new and happening with Profinet Profibus International, including updates on PI working with OPC UA, IOLink, and Omlox in episode...

Specifying Robotics: Simple Guidelines and Pitfalls to Avoid

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I have several hundred hours in setup and training behind Fanuc, Kuka, Motoman, ABB, and UR.  With that said, there is, without a doubt, a push for automating processes and doing everything possible to...