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What's New in Studio 5000 v35

Kristen Kosatka of Rockwell Automation comes on the show this week to shares what's new with Studio 5000 v35 in Episode 122 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

Soft PLCs: Common Myths and Reasons To Use

This week Steve Mustard and Pascal Girerd come on the show to talk about Soft PLC Myths and Reasons To Use Them Today in Episode 121 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out...

Elite Automation and AMR Applications (P120)

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This week Malachi Greb comes on the show to talk about Elite Automation and AMR applications on Episode 120 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

FactoryTalk ViewSE Parameter Passing

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In this article we'll learn about Parameter Passing in the Factory Talk View SE application. Why do we Use Parameter Passing? Parameter Passing is used to reduce the number of screens we use repetitively in our...

Siemens VFDs and Servo Drives (P119)

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This week Jackie, Craig, and Rafael of Siemens update us on VFD and Servo Drives on Episode 119 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the...

Interviewing Jeremy Pollard, Electrical Engineer (P118)

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My guest this week is Jeremy Pollard, Senior Electrical & Automation Engineer, on Episode 118 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple,...

OT Security with Enrique Martinez of WWT (P117)

This week Enrique Martinez of WWT discusses OT Security with us on Episode 117 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google,...

Manufacture Local (P116)

John Gardner of CNC Broach Tools comes on the show to talk about Manufacture Local and The Voice Of Hope show this week on Episode 116 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out...

Siemens S7 PLC Program To Read Logix Tag Values Over Ethernet

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Today I create a Siemens S7 PLC Program using TIA Portal Step 7 to read tag values from a ControlLogix over Ethernet (TAS2 E5.) For more information including product links, check out the "Show Notes"...

Three Questions Answered: Studio 5000, PanelView 800, CompactLogix

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I answer three reader's questions on Studio 5000, the PanelView 800, and CompactLogix in Episode 37 of The Automation Minute, Season 5.     The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 37 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Pickup our TAB1...

Smarter Machine Lighting and Indication

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This week Robb Weidemann from Banner Engineering introduces us to their Smart Lighting and Indication Products on Episode 115 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch...

Using the MicroLogix 1400's Real Time Clock

I discuss a reader's question about using the MicroLogix 1400's Real Time Clock in Episode 36 of The Automation Minute, Season 5.     The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 36 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Discussion: https://automation.locals.com/post/2555141/using-the-micrologix-1400-real-time-clock Join our...

ControlLogix and Studio 5000 Update from Rockwell Automation (P114)

This week Dennis Wylie and Justin Wengatz from Rockwell Automation bring us up to speed on What's New and Coming for ControlLogix and Studio 5000 on Episode 114 of The Automation Podcast. For more information,...

Export, Edit, and Import FactoryTalk ViewSE Alarms and Events

In this new article, we will continue learning about FactoryTalk View Alarm and Event server. This time we will learn to import and export the Alarm and Event server. Like our previous article, we will...

Get Data From MicroLogix via Modbus and NET-AIC?

I discuss a reader's question about if you can collect data from a MicroLogix which is already communicating with an HMI using Modbus RTU by using a 1761-NET-AIC in this episode of The Automation...

Can You Manually Reset A PLC Timer?

I discuss a reader's question about if you can manually reset a Timer in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 34 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion: https://theautomationblog.com/mitsubishi-plc-timers-and-counters/ Join our new...

How To Download and Install the Latest Rockwell Patch Rollup (2022)

Generally, when I am loading software on a computer, that computer is not used for a single purpose and I download many types of programming software, third party programs like Sublime Text or Putty,...

Interviewing Dan Winchester, Controls Engineer (P113)

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My guest this week is Daniel Winchester, Controls Engineer, on Episode 113 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify,...

Mitsubishi PLCs: Brief History and Hardware Overview

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If you are looking at a PAC or a PLC, chances are you already have a good idea of what features you are looking for and what hardware and programming you hope to use. As...

Where's My PVPlus Trend's Data?

I discuss a reader's question about why his historical data may be missing from his Trend in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 33 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion:...