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The Best PLC To Learn With (Video, TAM S2 E30)

What is the best PLC to learn with? I tell you my opinion in episode 30 of The Automation Minute, Season 2. If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now buy high definition digital downloads of The Automation Minute...

How to use Symbol Factory Images in FactoryTalk View ME Buttons

One of my students recently asked how he could use Symbol Factory images as actual push buttons in his FactoryTalk ViewStudio Machine Edition project destined to run on his PanelView Plus. That question in mind, in today's article I'll run through...

Troubleshooting A Tension Application: Knowing Your Components

I was recently involved in troubleshooting a machine that I'd originally built and programmed for some prototype work, and which was later moved into production. Unfortunately, it had developed an issue that caused it to run unsteadily, and of course...
Panduit Control Panel Demo 7

Control Panel Hardware Demo

In today's article I share pictures of a well done Control Panel demo from Panduit. One of the things I admire about this Panduit demo is that they not only created a control panel with as many of their products as...

Setup and Use the PanelView Plus 7 FTP Server

So you have a PanelView Plus 7 and want to ? Well in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to use the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu to do just that. Step 1) Power on your PanelView Plus and return to...

Common Causes of PLC Failures, and the Solutions

In today's article, I cover some of the most common causes of PLC failures, as well as solutions to avoid them. Input/Output Modules and Field Devices I/O failures can be caused by: Error in the PLC configuration Slacked (loose) terminal blocks ...

What you need to know about CompactLogix and ControlLogix firmware, and how to get...

In today's article we'll discuss what you need to know about CompactLogix and ControlLogix firmware, as well as how to get it. Each Allen-Bradley Logix processor supports many different firmware revisions. And it's often the case that you'll load the newest firmware supported...

Set Daylight Savings Time and Time Zone on the PanelView Plus 7 (Video, TAM...

Learn how to setup Daylight Savings Time and the Time Zone on the PanelView Plus 7 in Episode 32B of The Automation Minute Season 3: If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses HERE. You can also now buy...

Import Any MicroLogix Program Using CCW 11 (Video, TAM S4 E35)

In this episode I demonstrate how CCW 11 allows you to import any MicroLogix program (but not SLC-500 programs) (Episode 35 of The Automation Minute Season 4:) If you've found this video helpful, checkout my training courses here. You can now...

The MicroLogix 1500's Terminal Blocks (Video M1E32)

In The Automation Minute: Episode 32, I walk you through the input and output terminals on the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1500 Micro Programmable Controller. Note: To find out how you can get a copy of the complete Micro Programmable Controller Training...

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