Switch Settings for Remote Connections and Maintenance using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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In this continuation of getting familiar with the CLI (Command Line Interface) of your Cisco or Stratix switch, we will go beyond getting connected and look at some important features for remote connection and maintenance that will need to...

How To Setup an IFM IOLink Master with Logix

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In this article I'll walk you through how to set up the communications of an IO-Link master with an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC. The first thing that needs to be done is to setup up a free account at IFM.com....

Cisco & Stratix Switch Configuration using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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In this continuation of getting familiar with the CLI (Command Line Interface) of your Cisco or Stratix switch, we will go beyond getting connected and look at additional features that will need to be utilized in setting up your...

Cisco & Stratix Switch Setup using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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In this continuation of getting familiar with the CLI (Command Line Interface) of your Cisco or Stratix switch, we will go beyond getting connected and look at basic setup features that will need to be utilized in setting up...

Cisco & Stratix Command Line Interface Basics

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“Everything must be connected”. That is pretty much the philosophy in the manufacturing environment because every sensor, every data point needs to be captured, monitored and utilized for decision making. There is no such excuse that “we can’t bring that...

Setting Up Fanuc Ethernet I/O with Studio 5000

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In today’s manufacturing environment, Ethernet is being is being used in place of discrete I/O. Fanuc has made this easier by having the ability to set up I/O via Ethernet that can be easily integrated with Rockwell’s RS Logix platform. This...

ASCII To EtherNet/IP Gateway, RTA 435NBX (P63)

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Drew from Real Time Automation comes on The Automation Podcast to show us how to connect ASCII devices to Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers via Ethernet. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen to Podcast:  The...

Choosing The Right Ethernet Switch

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Like many other people that work in controls and automation, I came from an electrical and instrumentation background and did not have any experience with network design, configuration or maintenance. Thankfully, my first job was a mill startup and I...

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...