First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 2 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a sample of their NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO Inductive...

Setting Up Fanuc Ethernet I/O with Studio 5000

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In today’s manufacturing environment, Ethernet is being is being used in place of discrete I/O. Fanuc has made this easier by having the ability to set up I/O via Ethernet that can be easily integrated with Rockwell’s RS Logix platform. This...

First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye OBD800-R103-2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye, OBD800-R103-2EP-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 1 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a sample of their OBD800-R103-2EP-IO Diffuse...

ASCII To EtherNet/IP Gateway, RTA 435NBX (P63)

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Drew from Real Time Automation comes on The Automation Podcast to show us how to connect ASCII devices to Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers via Ethernet. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen to Podcast:  The...

A Different Kind Of Skillset

I never owned a cellphone or even booted a computer until I went to work in a composite panel manufacturing facility over twenty years ago, when I was enrolled in an "instrumentation course" to learn about things that I...

ControlFlash Plus

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I ran across a software with a new look from Rockwell this past week. If you have worked with Rockwell products, you are well aware that flashing module firmware is a necessity for new systems as well as upgrading and...

IFM Encoder to S7-1200 HSC (S50A)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with an S7-1200 High Speed Counter Input in TIA Portal in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode...

IFM Encoder to CompactLogix HSC (S49B)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with a CompactLogix and High Speed Counter module in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 49B Show...

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 33

On September 30, 2020, Rockwell Automation released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version thirty-three. As I tend to do with each incoming version, I downloaded the “Release Notes” and Software to check it out. Image by: Brandon Cooper This always brings back memories...

Automation Fair At Home: Rockwell's plans for this year's show (P62)

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Learn about the changes coming to Rockwell's big annual event this year, and how you'll be able to attend remotely in our interview with Tina Dear, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Rockwell Automation. For more information, check out the...