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Thursday, November 23, 2017

New affordable Micro800 training from The Automation Blog!

For many of us who've spent years (or decades) programming Allen-Bradley PLCs, the thought of learning a new PLC line or brand can bring on a...

I want to learn A-B PLC's, which model should I get?

This is a common question I get here on the blog and from my students at TheAutomationSchool.com. And while Rockwell has released many different platforms since...

What are "Temporary Activations" (and how do I get one?)

Rockwell's Temporary Activations are designed to give prospective customers the ability to "try out" or "demo" Rockwell software products for a limited time. And the way...

How to Download Automation Fair 2016 Presentations

If you didn't get to attend Rockwell's Automation Fair this year you can still download most of the session presentations free of charge. To do...

Pictures from Automation Fair 2016

Today I'm sharing pictures from in and around the show floor at Automation Fair 2016 (click on any picture for a full size image) The Georgia...

What's New in View, AF 2016

Last week I attended the Automation Fair session, "What's New in Visualization," and below I'll recap the features and products I found most interesting: First...

What's New in Studio 5000, AF 2016

Another Automation Fair Technical Session I attended yesterday was, "What's New in Studio 5000," and below I'll recap what I found most interesting about that...

What's New in Logix, AF 2016

One of the Automation Fair Technical Sessions I attended this morning was "What's New in Logix," and below I'll recap what I found most interesting...

What I learned at Automation Fair's Automation Perspectives

This morning I was very fortunate to join members of the mainstream industrial automation media at Rockwell Automation's Automation Perspectives session. Never having attended one...

Hardware I want to learn more about at Automation Fair 2016

It's been a couple of years since my last trip to Automation Fair, but in that short time Rockwell has released and announced dozens of...
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Will you be attending Automation Fair 2016?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair 2016 in Atlanta? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on labs...

Automation Fair 2016 Registration Now Open

Rockwell Automation has announced that registration is now open for Automation Fair 2016. This year's event marks the show's 25th anniversary, and it's being held...

Get TechED 2016 Lab Manuals and Presentations for FREE!

Update: Check out our updated article HERE. If like me you didn't get to attend Rockwell Automation's TechED this year, you'll be happy to know that once...

Pictures from TechEd 2016

In today's article I'm sharing pictures from a friend who attended Rockwell's TechEd 2016: TechEd 2016 Venue: TechEd 2016 General Sessions: TechEd 2016 Hands-on Labs: A huge "Thank You"...
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Send us your TechED 2016 Pictures!

If you're attending Rockwell Automation's TechED event this week I'd love to see your pictures of the general session, individual sessions, the welcome reception...

What do you think of Rockwell's new website?

Question of the Week: What do you think of Rockwell's new website? Over the weekend I went up to AB.com to grab some manuals and low...

Are you planning on attending Rockwell's TechED this June?

Question of the Week: Are you planning on attending Rockwell Automation's TechED in June? Last week I received the annual email inviting me to sign-up for Rockwell Automation's TechED event. This...

TechED Registration Open

Sign-up here by May 9th to save $300. With over 150 technical sessions and presentations by industry experts, Rockwell Automation's TechEd has always been one...
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Rockwell moves to Electronic Software Delivery

For the last few years when you ordered software from Rockwell Automation, in addition to being shipped the physical media you also received a confirmation email with...

Pictures from Automation Fair 2015 Part 3

In today's article I'm sharing the last batch of pictures I've received from attendees of Automation Fair 2015: Automation Fair 2015 Products: A huge "Thank You" to...

Pictures from Automation Fair 2015 Part 2

In today's article I'm sharing new pictures I've received from attendees of Automation Fair 2015: To see more pictures from Automation Fair 2015, check out part one HERE,...

Pictures from Automation Fair 2015

In today's article I'm sharing all the pictures I've received to date from attendees of Automation Fair 2015: To see more pictures from Automation Fair 2015, check...

Send us your Automation Fair 2015 Pictures!

If you're attending Rockwell Automation's Automation Fair today or tomorrow, we'd love to see your pictures of the event and share them with our audience! To...
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Top New Products Revealed At Automation Fair 2015

Question of the Week: What do you think will be the most popular new product(s) revealed at Automation Fair this week? Automation Fair 2015 is now underway and in this...
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Automation Fair 2015 Sessions: My Picks

Automation Fair, Rockwell's annual trade show and training event, is now just a few days away. And although it's one event I would like to attend every...

Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair next month?

Question of the Week: Will you be attending Rockwell's Automation Fair in Chicago next month? Automation Fair is Rockwell's annual event which includes a trade show, industry forums, hands-on...
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"Help Rockwell Automation improve the Literature Library" - Source: Twitter

Found this on Twitter today. Help Rockwell Automation improve Literature Library by completing a brief research activity! https://t.co/ySEBvml5mn— Chirayu Shah (@Ch1rau) August 7, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The...
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How to get TechED 2015 Presentations and Lab Manuals

If you missed Rockwell Automation's TechED this year like I did, you'll be happy to know Rockwell has made the majority of the presentations...
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The PanelView 5500, as seen at TechED 2015

This year some very lucky attendees of Rockwell's TechEd had the opportunity to test drive Rockwell's next generation of HMI's, the PanelView 5500. It's been literally years since...
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What’s New in Integrated Architecture, as seen at TechED 2015

My all time favorite sessions at Rockwell Automation's TechED are the "What's New" sessions. This year these sessions didn't disappoint, with several new products revealed in "What’s New in...