Distributed I/O

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Why Are My 5069-IF8 Analog Inputs Updating Slowly?

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One of our community members recently asked what would cause his 5380 analog inputs updating so slow? His application required that each 5380 analog inputs updated every 10ms, but what he was seeing in the...

First Look: Distance Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Laser Distance Sensor, OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 4 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

First Look: Ultrasonic Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Ultrasonic Sensor, UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 3 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a sample...

First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 2 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye, OBD800-R103-2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye, OBD800-R103-2EP-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 1 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

Getting Started with Point IO

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There are many options for field I/O on the market, between vendors and sometimes even many different I/O options within a single vendor as is the case with Allen Bradley. With the ControlLogix platform, you...

What Is IOLink, and Why Use It? (P58)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Yuen Li from IFM Efector to learn what IOLink is, and why you should consider using it on your next project: For more information,...

What's New With Logix and View? (S42)

In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from Rockwell's ROKLive Logix and View Presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 42...

What's New with Siemens PLCs, MIA 2020

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I recently had a chance to sit down and check out some of the Siemens presentations from their Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event. In today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention...

What's New with Logix, ROKLive 2020

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One of my favorite Rockwell Automation trade show sessions has always been "What's New in Logix." This year, the ROKLive presentation that came closet to that classic presentation was CL03, "What's New and Notable in...

Converting ControlNet I/O to EtherNet I/O

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If you have had ControlLogix systems running in your facility for any amount of time, chances are they contain ControlNet communication modules for the communication between processor chassis and their controlled remote I/O chassis...

Converting Equipment from PC-Based to PLC-Based Control

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My company was provided an OEM label printer and applicator machine that was being controlled by five Arduino PC boards. They were asked to provide a PLC control system, however, they insisted that they needed...

How To Add Profinet I/O & Drives To S7-1500 (Video, TAS 24)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem walks us through how to add PROFINET (Ethernet) I/O and Drives to an S7-1500 using TIA Portal: For more information, check out the "Show Notes"...

How to add ControlNet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 22)

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In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add ControlNet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix system: NOTE: This article is not a comprehensive ControlNet tutorial, so if you're not already familiar with ControlNet...

How to add Ethernet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 21)

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In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add Ethernet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix System: Step 1) To start, open your RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 project and find your Ethernet communications...

How To Add ControlNet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 18)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add ControlNet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo...

How To Add Ethernet Point I/O To ControlLogix (Video, TAS 17)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add Ethernet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo...

Point I/O and Flex I/O Compared (Video, TAS 14)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we compare and contrast Point I/O with Flex I/O: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366841556 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

Point I/O vs Flex I/O

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A reader recently asked what the difference was between Point I/O and Flex I/O, and in today's article I'll share my thoughts on the subject. Note: Those not familiar with Rockwell's I/O products may also...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers...