Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (Video, TAS 15)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366840394...

How to install .Net 3.5 required for TIA Portal Step 7

If you're trying to install TIA Portal Step 7 and you're seeing a ".Net 3.5 SP1" required error, today I'll walk you through how to install .Net 3.5, as well as what to do if the .Net installation hangs. Step...

Connect FactoryTalk View and Linx to the Micro800

One of my connections recently shared how he was able to connect FactoryTalk View Studio to the new Micro800 Simulator (thanks Floyd!) After reviewing his email, I thought it would be a great opportunity share with everyone how you setup...

How to use CCW's Micro800 Simulator

In today's article we'll cover how to use the new Micro800 Simulator that comes with CCW 12, including how to work around a few common issues you may run into: First, what is the Micro800 Sim? Below is the official description...

Point I/O and Flex I/O Compared (Video, TAS 14)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show we compare and contrast Point I/O with Flex I/O: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366841556 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 14 Show Notes: Previous article mentioned...

Siemens S7-1200: Most Helpful Links and Videos

Over the last few weeks I've received many helpful messages recommending webpages and videos to help me get started using the S7-1200, and in today's article I'll share those I found to be the most helpful. Note: If you'd like...

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...

Point I/O vs Flex I/O

A reader recently asked what the difference was between Point I/O and Flex I/O, and in today's article I'll share my thoughts on the subject. Note: Those not familiar with Rockwell's I/O products may also want to consider 1756 I/O,...

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...

Fatal Application Error Encountered in Studio 5000 Logix Designer

As I was prepping to film additional lessons for my CompactLogix course yesterday, I ran into a completely new Studio 5000 Logix Designer "Fatal Error" that I hadn't run into before. After I duplicated the issue on two different PCs,...

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