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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...

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...

First Time Using A Siemens Basic Panel (Video, TAS 23)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I connect a Siemens KTP-700 Basic Panel to a S7-1200 for the first time: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366830832 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

Creating your first Siemens S7-1500 Program (Video, TAS 20)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem of Siemens walks us through how to create a new program for a Siemens S7-1500: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366826557 w=750 h=420] The...

Creating your first Siemens S7-1200 Program (Video, TAS 19)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I walk new users through how to create their first Siemens S7-1200 Ladder Logic Program: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366825230 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

How To Set The IP Address Of A New Siemens S7-1200 PLC (Video, TAS...

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you set the IP Address of a new Siemens S7-1200: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366837103 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

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