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 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 Show Notes: Quick Link to Rockwell's...

Adding Serial Ports to Windows 10 and VMware (S41)

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In this episode of The Automation Show we unbox a new two port PCIe Serial Port card, install it, and then configure it in Windows 10, VMware Waorkstation, and RSLinx Classic: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

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:...

ControlLogix Function Block Totalizer

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In this article I'll introduce you to the basics of a ControlLogix Function Block Routine Totalizer Instruction. If you have ever used any Allen-Bradley software, you are familiar with their ladder logic programming. In many of the earlier systems such as...

Capture and Average a Value with FFL, FFU, and AVE Instructions

In a previous article regarding ControlLogix processor faults, I mentioned one of the ways a processor can be faulted was by causing an array to go out of bounds when using an FFL and FFU instruction. These instructions are commonly...

Get A TIA Portal License For $35! (Limited Time Offer)

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In yesterday's article we discussed how you can get a free, twenty-one day trail license of TIA Portal directly from Siemens' Website. Today we'll take a look at a special "2020" promotion Siemens is running to help those working from...

How To Get A Free Copy Of TIA Portal

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Have you ever wanted to check out TIA Portal from Siemens to see how their PLCs and HMIs program? Well the good news is anyone can get a free, twenty-one day trial of TIA Portal by creating a free account...

RSLogix Install Error 1723

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Recently, I was working on updates for my PLC courses at TheAutomationSchool.com when I ran into an issue downloading the free versions of RSLogix Micro Lite, RSLinx Classic, and RSEmulate 500. After blogging about the latest procedure to download the...

Using the Controller’s Time in Studio 5000

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If the need arises to use specific time in your ladder logic program, this guide will give you a reference to go by. Possibly you have a cleaning device that only needs to operate once an hour or once a...