PROFINET Technical Overview (P53)

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

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

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...

Setting up a 1783-ETAP

If you are contemplating using a Device Level Ring (DLR) topology in your control system networks, an important device in that network is the EtherNet Tap (ETAP). If the remote devices in your DLR network will require fiber, the ETAP...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more...

PanelView 800 to MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & SLC-5/03 over DH-485 (Video S34)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use CCW to create and download a PanelView 800 program to read data from a CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC-5/03 over a Data Highway 485 network: For more information,...

PanelView Standard to CompactLogix or ControlLogix over DH Plus or DH-485 (Video S33)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use PanelBuilder 32 to create and download a PanelView Standard program to read data from a CompactLogix or ControlLogix over Data Highway Plus or Data Highway 485: For...