Q & A

Community Q & A: S7-1200 to Third Party Device over Profinet

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In this edition of "Community Q & A," one of our readers sent in a question about how to go about using a third party product on Profinet with an S7-1200. Note: To see a...

Community Q & A: Questions of the Week

This week a lot of readers made use of our "submit a question" link to send us topics they'd like to see us cover, and today I'll share a few of them along with...

Community Q & A: Questions of the Week

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This week a lot of readers made use of our updated "submit a question" link to send us topics they'd like to see us cover, and today I'll share a few of them along...

Community Q & A: ControlLogix Comms Issue

In this edition of "Community Q & A," one of our locals community members needs help connecting to his ControlLogix Controller. Note: To see a list of all our ControlLogix videos and articles, click HERE. Community...

Community Q & A: Data Highway Plus Timeouts

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at automation.locals.com what might be causing one of his Data Highway Plus devices to keep...

Community Q & A: Issue Replacing a PanelView Plus

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at https://automation.locals.com what might be causing the issue he is having with his replacement PanelView...

Automation Q & A for February 25, 2020 (Video QA4)

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In this episode of our Automation Q & A Show, I review twelve of the questions which came into The Automation Blog and Forums over the last several weeks: For more information, check out the...

Automation Q & A for April, 2019 (Video, TAS 13)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we review viewer questions on a wide range of topics: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366846567 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

Automation Q & A for March, 2019 (Video, TAS 10)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we answer viewer questions on a wide range of automation topics: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368566024 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

Automation Q & A Show for May 18th, 2018 (QA1)

[vimeo 365847944 w=750 h=420]NOTE: You can now sponsor our show and site! Contact Us for more information! Welcome to the The Automation Q & A Podcast from The Automation Blog, My name is Shawn Tierney, and...
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Where Do You Get Your Automation News Online?

Many of us can't afford the time or expense required to travel to industry trade shows to learn what's new and coming in industrial automation. And even those of us located near major metropolitan areas,...
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Will you be attending Automation Fair 2016?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair 2016 in Atlanta? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions. And this year I'm very happy to announce...

What do you think of Rockwell's new website?

Question of the Week: What do you think of Rockwell's new website? Over the weekend I went up to AB.com to grab some manuals and low and behold their homepage was completely different. My first reaction wasn't...

Are you planning on attending Rockwell's TechED this June?

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Question of the Week: Are you planning on attending Rockwell Automation's TechED in June? Last week I received the annual email inviting me to sign-up for Rockwell Automation's TechED event. This year it's being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in...

I can't download to my PanelView Plus 7?

Reader Question: I have a PanelView Plus 7 400 and FactoryTalk View Studio 8.0, but cannot download my project to the PanelView Plus? I've also tried using a USB Flash Drive to transfer the program...

Insights Inbox: Best PLC to use in a College Course?

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In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question about what we think would be the best PLC to use in a college course. Reader Question: My professor reached out to me to ask which...

Which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on?

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Question of the Week: In your facility today, which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on? After spending a couple of weeks blogging and creating videos on using Logix with Ethernet, this week...
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Top New Products Revealed At Automation Fair 2015

Question of the Week: What do you think will be the most popular new product(s) revealed at Automation Fair this week? Automation Fair 2015 is now underway and in this week's "Question of the Week" I'm asking what you think will be...

Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair next month?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair in Chicago next month? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs, tech sessions, and demonstrations. And while I thoroughly enjoyed attending the...

What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about

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Question of the Week: What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about? I'm taking this week's question in a different direction by asking for specific CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics you would like to...