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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...

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:...

PanelView Plus: Multiple DataLogs?

I discuss a reader's question about if you can have multiple DataLogs running at the same time in a PanelView Plus in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 32 Show...

Multiple ControlLogix Controllers?

I discuss a reader's question about having Multiple ControlLogix Controllers in a chassis in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 31 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion: https://theautomationblog.com/can-multiple-logix-plcs-control-ethernet-io/ Join our new...

SLC-100 Programming Software?

I discuss a reader's question about where you can find the programming software for a SLC-100 (and 150) in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 30 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Download...

Video: Siemens S7-1500 Must Have Manuals

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I cover the "essential" S7-1500 manuals that new users will want to have quick access to in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 28 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Siemens Support...

Video: Siemens S7-1200 Must Have Manuals

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I cover the "essential" S7-1200 manuals that new users will want to have quick access to in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 27 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Siemens Support...

First Look: MOXA NAT-102

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I take a first look at the NAT-102 Industrial Network Address Translation Device from MOXA today on The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 29 Show Notes: Special thanks to MOXA for sending in...

Video: Top S7 PLC Manuals

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I cover the "must have" manuals that new users of Siemens S7 PLCs will want to have easy access to in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 26 Show...

The Automation Minute: Top Ten Episodes Of 2021

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This year video content from The Automation Blog saw a doubling of views and subscribers! Today we'll take a look back at what episodes of The Automation Minute were the most popular for 2021: The...

The Automation Minute and Show Collection 1: 2013-2020 Now Available!

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The Automation Minute and Show Collection 1: 2013-2020 includes all 287 episodes across five seasons for more than 29 hours of automation tips and tutorials for just $35 on a USB 3.0 Flash Drive,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

First Look: SEL1400 Selectivity Module from Siemens

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We take a first look at the SEL1400 Selectivity Module from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 18 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for sending us a...