What's New With Siemens PLCs and HMIs (S43)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from the Siemens Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event's PLC and HMI presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode...

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 from the presentation titled, "FA1:...

Getting Started with an A-B E300 Overload Module

When I was hired at my first professional job in September of 2000, I would soon learn that the facility I was being hired at would undergo a very large expansion in the next nine months. One aspect of that...

Setting the Password in Your Stratix Switch

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One of the things I love the most about working with industrial control systems in the OT (Operational Technology) environment is that you never do the same thing every day. One day you may be troubleshooting operational issues, and the...

PROFINET Technical Overview (P53)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Thomas Haneder from Siemens provides us with a technical overview of PROFINET: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 400009585 w=750 h=420] Listen to Podcast:  The Automation Podcast,...

ViewSE to MicroLogix on DH485 and PLC5 via DF1 (S39)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to setup FactoryTalk ViewSE to communicate via DF1 using RSLinx Enterprise, and to DH-485 using RSLinx Classic: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The...

ViewSE on Ethernet to PLCs on Data Highway Plus via Logix Gateway (S38)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to setup FactoryTalk ViewSE and RSLinx Classic Lite on Ethernet to communicate to PLCs on Data Highway Plus through a Logix Gateway: For more information, check out the "Show...

RSView32 Direct Drivers to MicroLogix on DH485, PLC5 via DF1 (S37)

In this episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to setup RSView32 Direct Drivers to MicroLogix on DH485, and PLC5 via DF1 : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 37...

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 as well as a myriad...

Getting CIP Data from your Stratix Switch

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Have you ever used or thought of using your HMI as a network monitoring tool? What if your HMI system was used for more than just an operational tool? What if it can also help you, as a control system...