Online vs Classroom Training: Pros and Cons

If you've been installing or maintaining industrial automation products going back to the twentieth century, then there's a good chance that you attended one or more in-person classroom training courses. Yes, it's true there were other options available back then,...

Converting ControlNet I/O to EtherNet I/O

If you have had ControlLogix systems running in your facility for any amount of time, chances are they contain ControlNet communication modules for the communication between processor chassis and their controlled remote I/O chassis as well as a myriad...

Automate In Binary Style with "The Power Of Two"

A deep understanding numeral systems like binary, octal, and hex is something that most of us who program industrial automation products have in common. And for the first T-Shirt in our "Data" series, I started with one focused on Binary. While...

Getting CIP Data from your Stratix Switch

Have you ever used or thought of using your HMI as a network monitoring tool? What if your HMI system was used for more than just an operational tool? What if it can also help you, as a control system...

Automation Q & A for February 25, 2020 (Video QA4)

In this episode of our Automation Q & A Show, I review twelve of the questions which came into The Automation Blog and Forums over the last several weeks: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the...