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Automation Morning Show for April 16, 2024 (N174)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Kollmorgen introduces NDC Flex, Siemens talks PROFINET in Ex zone, Schneider on DaaS, Balluff enhances IDENT Code Reader, Banner's SI-GL42 Guard Locking Safety Switch, SMC's Stainless Steel Speed Controller, Endress Hauser on Flowmeters for Life Sciences, Schneider's Altivar Soft Starters, Siemens ET 200SP...

Automation Morning Show for April 12, 2024 (N173)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens releases WiFi 6 Starter Pack, Inductive releases Ignition 8.1.39, CODESYS releases V3.5 SP20, Maple Systems Free PLC Giveaway, SMC releases new Manifold Controller, Festo’s New Smart Proximity switch, Sick's New W10 PhotoEye, Next-Gen Anybus products, Global American on DDR5 vs DDR4, OnLogic on...

Powerful Measuring Sensor with Two New Modes by Banner

New Q2X Miniature Photoelectric Sensors: In a recent development, Banner has expanded its Q2X series of miniature photoelectric sensors with the introduction of two innovative modes: the Laser Measurement mode and the Fixed-Field mode. These additions mark a significant enhancement in Banner's product lineup, offering advanced sensing solutions tailored to...

Automation Morning Show for April 11, 2024 (N172)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Siemens SITOP PS with IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs New Industrial Tablet, Turck's next-gen Flow Sensor, Sick's Miniature Photoeyes, SMC's New Electric Actuators, Schneider on Next-Gen PACs, Banner on Safety Interlock Switches, OnLogic's New Panel PCs, PLCnext's new SmartHMI, Rockwell's 1734 Safety Point I/O and more...

Automation Morning Show for April 10, 2024 (N171)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Banner's New IO-Link Hub, Pepperl+Fuchs New Analog Isolated Barrier, Turck Shock Proof Inductive Couplers, Balluff's New Fork Sensors, Rockwell on Ai, Siemens' New Releases, Schneider's New Sample Code, Emerson's New Lit and more in this episode of the Automation Morning Show. Note: We hope...

Automation Morning Show for April 9, 2024 (N170)

Daily Industrial Automation News Roundup: Today's News: Opto 22 Celebrates 50 Years, Emerson's DeltaV Automation Platform, Mitsubishi launches Zero Trust Remote Access Solution, ABB's new SDe Controller, Banner's New IO-Link Hub, Idec's new PLCHMI, Pepperl+Fuchs R200 Distance Sensor, Banner on Sinking versus Sourcing, Omron on Scan Tunnels, Rockwell's Guide to...

New Media Guide Available! (April 2024 Edition)

New media guide now available here. (April 2024 Edition)

What’s New In School: Offices Now Open For In-Person Training!

Our offices are now open for in-person training! Our new Insights In Automation offices are now open for business! Specifically, we're looking for customers who'd like to come in for 1 on 2 or 3 person training, or would like to buy a block of time to come in for...

Unified Basic & Unified Comfort Panel First Look (S2E06)

Today I take a first look at the Unified Basic and Unified Comfort Panel HMI's from Siemens in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Show on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBKTGSCPYMw?rel=0] The Automation Show, Episode S2E06 Show Notes: Special thanks...

What’s New In School: PLC Basics™ First Edition Remastered Released!

As part of Insights In Automation's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of offering affordable quality online courses at The Automation School, this week we released the complete remaster of our very first course, PLC Basics™ at it's original 2014 price of just $35! So if you know anyone who would like...

New Unified Basic Panel HMIs (P198)

This week I meet up with Ramey Miller of Siemens to learn all about their new Unified Basic Panel HMIs in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqBg85vfv3s?rel=0] Listen to the Podcast...

Arduino Starter Kit Roundup: Four 2024 Kits Compared (Article & TMS06)

In this day and age, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices we are confronted with. Search up anything online, and you'll find hundreds of different products, all slightly different from the next, with a whole range of reviews and prices. It can...

Elegoo “Most Complete” Arduino Starter Kit: The Customer’s Choice (Article & TMS05)

In today's article we're going to talk about the most popular Arduino Starter kit on Amazon, Elegoo's "Most Complete" Uno R3 Kit, cover the projects we tested, and share our overall experience and key takeaways. Note: You can support our work by purchasing your own Elegoo starter kit using our...

Unitronics PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, and Servos (P197)

This week I meet up with Kelby Seyl of Unitronics to learn all about their PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, and Servos in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-azGqLqvOlQ?rel=0] Listen to the Podcast...

Sunfounder’s Arduino Uno R4 Elite Explorer Kit: Playing With The Next Generation (Article & TMS04)

In today's article we're going over the most expensive Arduino starter kit of the three we picked up, the Sunfounder Elite Explorer kit which sets itself apart from the others by including the new and improved Uno R4. Let's see if it can take advantage of the updated architecture...

Smraza Arduino Starter Kit First Look: $20 and a Dream (Article & TMS03)

Today we're taking a look at a budget friendly starter kit, the Smraza Arduino Uno R3 kit, a $20 bundle that's a surprising value as it comes with an Arduino Uno R3 and a kit full of components. Note: You can support our work by purchasing your own Smraza starter...

What’s New In School: Unified HMI Pre-order Sale!

As part of Insights In Automation's March Mega Sale, this week we released our upcoming Unified Basic and Unified Comfort Panel Course into pre-order status at 70% off the final price! And for a limited time you can also get an additional 24% off by using our March Mega Sale...

What’s New In School: New PLC Application Simulator!

As part of Insights In Automation's March Mega Sale, this week The Automation School released version 1.0 of their very own PLC Application Simulator! This new Windows PC application is being released at no charge to all students who enroll in any version of our PLC or PAC courses at...

Siemens Industrial Computers (P196)

This week I meet up with Kristen Quasey of Siemens to learn what's new with their line of Industrial Computer products in this episode of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch to the Podcast on The Automation Blog: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZA16VDTo5w?rel=0] Listen to the...

Our 24 Day “March Mega Sale” Is LIVE!

Sale: Get 24% Off eBooks, Digital Videos, and Online Courses with coupon code March24! March is here, and Insights In Automation's 24 Days of Savings is now LIVE with the launch of our March Mega Sale™! Using the coupon code March24 to save 24% on eBooks and Digital Video Collections here...