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      What is PRP?

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      Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) is a standard defined in IEC 62439-3 and is adopted in the ODVA, Inc. EtherNet /IP specification, and is used to create network redundancy by allowing PRP enabled devices to...

      First Look: Wago Pro 2 Power Supply

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      We take a first look at the Pro 2 Power Supply from Wago in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 6 Show Notes: Special thanks to Wago for sending us...

      Logix Bit Field Distribute and Message Instructions

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      Logix Programming Instructions Every Tech Needs to Know Part II Image by Brandon Cooper In part one of this series, we looked at an introduction to learning Studio 5000 programming instructions for ControlLogix processors as well...

      Real-Time Maintenance in Industrial Automation (P67)

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      Learn about Real-Time Maintenance applications and IFM's products for those applications in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google,...

      Looking Ahead To 2021

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      We all have a choice when faced with difficult circumstance(s). The experience of life in general is a series of lessons that make us who we are today. While 2020 was certainly a year of...

      Merry Christmas from The Automation Blog!

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      Wishing You and Yours a very Merry Christmas!

      FactoryTalk AssetCentre Basic Operation

      In a previous article here, we discussed the latest release of Factory Talk AssetCentre version 10.00.00. In case you are unfamiliar with an AssetCentre project and the looks of it, I want to take an...

      First Look: MTP1500 Unified Comfort Panel HMI from Siemens

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      We take a first look at the MTP1500 Unified Comfort Panel from Siemens, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 5 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for sending us...

      What's New In AssetCentre v10

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      In September 2020 Rockwell released the latest version of FactoryTalk AssetCentre, version 10.00.00, along side Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 33. One reason for the timing of this joint release was for compatibility reasons. If...

      IFM Encoder to S7-1500 HSC (S50B)

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      Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with an S7-1500 High Speed Counter Input and Technology Object in TIA Portal in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show...

      Logix Compute and Absolute Instructions

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      Logix Programming Instructions Every Tech Needs to Know, Part I Image by Brandon Cooper Learning to program anything takes time and effort. The more investment that you make, the greater the return. When I have set out...

      ControlLogix Programming: Different Ways of Accomplishing Your Goals

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      Programmers can accomplish a task in many ways. They have many options available, and it is almost to the point that you can use whatever coding style your preference is for a task at...

      SMC EX600 Industrial Wireless (P66)

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      Learn about SMC's EX600 Industrial Wireless Communications and IO system in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen to Podcast: The Automation...

      A Day in the Life: Dead Pico? Migrate to a Micro810

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      A Day in the Life of a Controls Engineer: Migrating a dead Pico to a Micro810 Once upon a time, there was a control systems engineer that was able to leave work at a predictable...

      First Look: Distance Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L

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      We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Laser Distance Sensor, OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 4 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

      Switch Settings for Remote Connections and Maintenance using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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      In this continuation of getting familiar with the CLI (Command Line Interface) of your Cisco or Stratix switch, we will go beyond getting connected and look at some important features for remote connection and...

      Automation Fair Virtual Networking Tour

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      Take a tour of the Automation Fair At Home 2020's Virtual Networking Space in Microsoft's AltspaceVR. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 51 Show Notes: Microsoft's AltspaceVR...

      First Look: Ultrasonic Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31

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      We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Ultrasonic Sensor, UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 3 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a sample...

      How To Setup an IFM IOLink Master with Logix

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      In this article I'll walk you through how to set up the communications of an IO-Link master with an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC. The first thing that needs to be done is to setup up...

      Cisco & Stratix Switch Configuration using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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      In this continuation of getting familiar with the CLI (Command Line Interface) of your Cisco or Stratix switch, we will go beyond getting connected and look at additional features that will need to be...