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Programmable Controller Course Starter Packs Now Available

If you (or someone you know would) like to learn how to setup and program Programmable Controllers, you can now save up to 20% with our new "multi-course" starter packs starting at just $99.99. Our Standard Starter Pack includes both...

The Siemens S7-1200

The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...
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First Look: Connected Components Workbench 12 (video)

We take a first look at the new features of Connected Components Workbench version 12 in this week's episode of The Automation Show : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 12...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs, Spectrum Controls MicroSD plug-in module...
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Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show we open a brand new Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 11 Show Notes: Siemens PLC and HMI...
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Field Report: Memory Module Issues with new MicroLogix 1400s

Today I'd like to share a helpful "field report" that was posted in our forums recently. The report came in from Bill Hosay of DataVisual Controls, LLC, and if you'd like to see his original post you can read it here. Bill's story...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers here would also enjoy hearing...
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Does the Feature Pack make CCW look more like Logix? (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at the Automation Fair 2018 presentation on what's new in CCW v11, and then take a first hand look to see if the Feature Pack makes CCW look...
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Message Data Between DF1 And Ethernet Devices (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, we walk through how to message between DF1 and Ethernet devices using the 515RTAENI from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 4 Show...
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DF1 to Ethernet (video)

In today's episode of The Automation Show, I setup a 515RTAENI DF1 to Ethernet bridge from Real Time Automation. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 3 Show Notes: NOTE: Would you like your product...

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