Industrial Automation

New SIEMENS Products From This Week's Virtual Tour

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In today's video I share my top picks from this week's Factory Automation Virtual Tour presented by Siemens (TAS2 E3) For more information check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Season...

Sharing Data Between A-B Programmable Controllers

Recently, one of our community members asked how he could go about sharing data between various Allen-Bradley PLCs. First he needed to share Tag Values between two ControlLogix controllers, after which he needed to read...

Stepless Multi-Variable Closed Loop PID Tuning from PiControl (P102)

Ivan Mohler introduces us to Pi Control's Stepless Multivariable Closed Loop Tuning in Episode 102 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple,...

What's New In FactoryTalk View Machine Edition v13

Rockwell recently released version 13.00 of FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, and below I'll summarize the new and enhanced features, as well as corrected anomalies: New Features and Enhancements: Cross Reference The Cross Reference form now includes...

SIMUMATIK Simulation Software (P101)

Mikel Ayani introduces us to Simumatik Simulation Software in Episode 101 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, iHeartRadio,...

What's New In FactoryTalk View Site Edition v13

Rockwell recently released version 13.00 of FactoryTalk View Site Edition, and below I'll summarize the new and enhanced features, as well as any corrected anomalies: New Features: A new XY Plot Object has been added...

What's New in Studio 5000 Logix Designer v34

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In March of 2022, Rockwell Automation released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version Thirty-Four. As I tend to do with each release, I recently downloaded the software, read the release notes, and set out to install...

The Future Of Automation: Special Extended Episode of The Automation Podcast (P100)

Welcome to a very special edition of The Automation Podcast! To celebrate our 100th Episode, I reached out to five of our previous guests from Siemens, Rockwell, Mitsubishi, Phoenix Contact and the ISA to interview...

How To Program A-B's First PLC

In our previous article we discussed the hardware details of Allen-Bradley’s first programmable controller, the PDQ-II. Now in today’s article we’ll take a detailed look at the program side, including programming options and procedures,...

SNAP Industrial Ethernet Fault Identification by PROCENTEC (P99)

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Matthew Dulcey of PROCENTEC introduces us to SNAP Industrial Ethernet Fault Identification Episode 99 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google,...

The PDQ-II: Allen-Bradley's First PLC

It was the summer of 1969, and Information Instruments, Inc (3I) became the second company (after DEC) to supply a “Standard Machine Controller” to the GM’s Hydra-Matic division, several weeks ahead of Bedford Associates...

Data Logger Plus from Prosoft Technology (P98)

Victor Parangelo introduces us to Data Logger Plus from Prosoft Technologies in Episode 98 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google,...

Inside The Book Of CODESYS with author Gary Pratt

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Gary Pratt gives us a detailed look at his new book, The Book Of Codesys, in Episode 97 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the...

Next Generation Automation with Schneider Electric (P96)

Louis Arone introduces us to the Next Generation of Automation Systems from Schneider Electric in Episode 96 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen...

Siemens Motion Control (P95)

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Kevin Wu introduces us to the Motion Control Capabilities of Siemens PLCs in Episode 95 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple,...

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...

Snap Signal from Banner – A Comprehensive IIoT Productivity Solution (P94)

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Sean Foley introduces us to Snap Signal from Banner in Episode 94 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,...

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...

Essential Siemens S7-1500 Manuals

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To setup the S7-1500 PLCs used in my new online course,  there was a lot of information I needed in order to install, wire, and test the CPUs and Modules. After spending hours sifting through...