Getting Started with Point IO

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There are many options for field I/O on the market, between vendors and sometimes even many different I/O options within a single vendor as is the case with Allen Bradley. With the ControlLogix platform, you can use remote 1756 I/O...

What Is IOLink, and Why Use It? (P58)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with Yuen Li from IFM Efector to learn what IOLink is, and why you should consider using it on your next project: For more information, check out the "Show Notes"...

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...

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:...

What's New with Logix, ROKLive 2020

One of my favorite Rockwell Automation trade show sessions has always been "What's New in Logix." This year, the ROKLive presentation that came closet to that classic presentation was CL03, "What's New and Notable in the Integrated Architecture System," and...

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...

Converting Equipment from PC-Based to PLC-Based Control

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My company was provided an OEM label printer and applicator machine that was being controlled by five Arduino PC boards. They were asked to provide a PLC control system, however, they insisted that they needed to use this controls architecture...

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

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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...

How to add ControlNet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 22)

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In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add ControlNet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix system: NOTE: This article is not a comprehensive ControlNet tutorial, so if you're not already familiar with ControlNet you'll likely want to learn...

How to add Ethernet Flex I/O to ControlLogix (Article & Video, TAS 21)

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In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add Ethernet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix System: Step 1) To start, open your RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 project and find your Ethernet communications module under I/O Configuration. Once...