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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pledge Drive And Goal

Managing the advertising on a network websites is time consuming. And honestly, it's time taken away from what I enjoy doing most: Sharing how-to knowledge about...

Serial Communications – If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

I’ll be the first to admit it, serial communications (RS-232) is so 1980’s.  However, it is also relatively easy to install and support and...
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New Comment System Testing Underway...

Good morning to all our visitors and regular readers! First let me take a moment to thank you for our biggest month yet! This August we had...
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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...

UCI Hyperloop Team "HyperXite" Compete for Clean Transportation of the Future

Editor's Note: I've had the distinct pleasure of consulting for the UCI HyperXite team, and in appreciation they have provided this "guest post" for readers of...

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...

I can't download to my PanelView Plus 7?

Reader Question: I have a PanelView Plus 7 400 and FactoryTalk View Studio 8.0, but cannot download my project to the PanelView Plus? I've also...

Insights Inbox: Best PLC to use in a College Course?

In today's edition of "Insight's Inbox" we answer a reader's question about what we think would be the best PLC to use in a...

Happy New Year from Insights In Automation!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2016! - Insights in Automation

Merry Christmas from Insights In Automation!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

The Future of The Automation Blog

Good morning readers! As we approach the end of 2015, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts with you on the future of The...

Which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on?

Question of the Week: In your facility today, which industrial network do you have the most devices installed on? After spending a couple of weeks blogging...

You can now get "ad free" copies of our articles at AutomationTutorials.com!

Since launching The Automation Blog, many readers have contacted us to say some of our articles have been so helpful they've gone as far as printing them out...
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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...

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix Processors, Racks, Comm Modules

Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this week I've come across three on ControlLogix:   1756-L55, Ethernet, I/O Modules, PS...

This Week's Insights, our new automation email newsletter

This Week's Insights Keep up to date with all the articles, videos, and podcasts we publish each week by subscribing to our new automation email newsletter! Along with...

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix L61B Processor

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix 5561 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this is one of the best prices I've seen...

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...

Deal of the Week: CompactLogix L18 Processor

Deal of the Week: CompactLogix 5370 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this is one of the best prices I've seen...

What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about

Question of the Week: What CompactLogix or ControlLogix topics would you like to see articles and videos about? I'm taking this week's question in a different direction...

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix L55 Processors

Deal of the Week: ControlLogix L5555 Processor I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and it's hard to pass up this price, especially from...

Insights In Automation now offering PLC, HMI, and SCADA services

I'm proud to announce that Insights In Automation is now offering consulting, programming, and training services! Over the years many of our readers and viewers have...

Do you know someone who needs PanelView Plus training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs PanelView Plus training? In this week's question, we're asking if you or someone you know needs PanelView Plus...

Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training?

Question of the Week: Do you know someone who needs CompactLogix or ControlLogix training? In this week's question we're asking you if you know someone who...

Deal of the Week: Micro PLC's and Cables

The Automation Blog's Deals of the Week: I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and the ones below caught my eye this week: Note: Below...

Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs?

Question of the Week: Do you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line of PLCs? In this week's question we're asking you if you use the Allen-Bradley Micro800 line...
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How you can support The Automation Blog

If you've found some of The Automation Blog's hundreds of articles helpful, you should know there are several free and low cost ways you...
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The Engineers Are Leaving – what to do before they do

The day has finally arrived.  FAT and SAT tests are complete.  All punch list items are closed. The commissioning engineers are about to leave your...
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Deal of the Week: Four Channel Universal Analog In

Deal of the Week: 2080sc-IF4U Four Channel Universal Analog In I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, and this one seemed too good to pass...