Home Industrial Automation Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

CompactLogix Training Course Now On Sale, Just $99

Do you know someone who needs to learn how to use the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Programmable Controller? If you do, please share with them that our new Compact Basics online training course is on sale for just $99! This course includes eight...

Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

Some will argue that there's no reason to remove part of a control system that today is running as good as it has for the last twenty years (or longer.) Especially when that legacy hardware has been as durable as...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...

Documenting PLC Code Using UDDTs And AOIs

In yesterday's article I covered the advantage of using verbose tag names in place of pages of comments to document programmable controller programs. Beyond that, there are some other tools available that can help you with organization. Focusing on Rockwell Automation...

Eliminating The Need For Comments In PLC Programs

There are a couple of different ways of thinking when it comes to in-program documentation, particularly the use of comments. One main methodology I see is to use documentation liberally (since it’s free), placing comments on as many rungs as...

Common Causes of PLC Failures, and the Solutions

In today's article, I cover some of the most common causes of PLC failures, as well as solutions to avoid them. Input/Output Modules and Field Devices I/O failures can be caused by: Error in the PLC configuration Slacked (loose) terminal blocks ...

Mitsubishi GX Works Communications Setup

In today's article I'll explain how you setup communications in the Mitsubishi Programming Software, GX Works. For those coming to GX Works 3 from GX Works 2 (or earlier,) finding the right area to modify the parameters is the first...

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

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" located below the video. [vimeo 366833029...

Mitsubishi iQ-R PLC Overview (Video, TAP 48B)

In part two of this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the iQ-R line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:...

Mitsubishi iQ-F FX-5 PLC Overview (Video, TAP 48A)

In part one of this week's episode of The Automation Podcast, Jeff Brown from Mitsubishi provides us with an overview of the iQ-F line of small PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the...

Connect With Us!

697FollowersFollow
8,490SubscribersSubscribe