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HMI and SCADA Performance and Optimization

“These displays take forever to load!” It's a common and very audible frustration I've heard in many control rooms over the course of my career. And I have to admit, these complaints are often quite valid. I've personally observed it taking...

First Time Using A Siemens Basic Panel (Video, TAS 23)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I connect a Siemens KTP-700 Basic Panel to a S7-1200 for the first time: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366830832 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (Video, TAS 15)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366840394...

Connect FactoryTalk View and Linx to the Micro800

One of my connections recently shared how he was able to connect FactoryTalk View Studio to the new Micro800 Simulator (thanks Floyd!) After reviewing his email, I thought it would be a great opportunity share with everyone how you setup...

Metal Stamping and Can Making

In today's article I'll share the best video tutorials I've found covering how metal stamp presses work, what common functions are automated, and the processes used to make aluminum beverage cans. The Why: New Lessons So you may be asking why...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs, Spectrum Controls MicroSD plug-in module...
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Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit (Video, TAS 11)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show we open a brand new Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 11 Show Notes: Siemens PLC and HMI...
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What's New with Logix and View? (Video, TAS 6)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at What's New in Logix and View based on the Automation Fair 2018 presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show,...

What's New in View, AF2018

One of my favorite Automation Fair Technical Sessions is "What's New in View," and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention as I reviewed this year's presentation. First up was several slides about the PanelView 5000...

Seven things you need to know about the PanelView Plus

I still run into new users who need to support and program the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus HMI, even though it was released over a decade ago. So for everyone out there who's in the same position, today I'll share with...

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