How to add Ethernet Flex I/O to ControlLogix

In today's article (and video) I walk through how to add Ethernet Flex I/O to a ControlLogix System: Step 1) To start, open your RSLogix 5000 or Studio 5000 project and find your Ethernet communications module under I/O Configuration. Once...

What's New At The Automation Blog And School, Summer 2019

It's been a busy summer here at Insights In Automation, and I thought I'd take a moment to review what's new at The Automation Blog and School! You can either watch the video version here, or scroll down for the...

Troubleshooting A Tension Application: Knowing Your Components

I was recently involved in troubleshooting a machine that I'd originally built and programmed for some prototype work, and which was later moved into production. Unfortunately, it had developed an issue that caused it to run unsteadily, and of course...

How IOT works

How IOT works, from an ERP perspective. Definition: Simply put, IOT (Internet Of Things) is a system where machines talk to each other without the need for users to get involved. It's used to provide next-generation automation by identifying the state...

Tips to Optimize Your Smart Factory for Maximum Efficiency

Whether you already have a smart factory or are creating one, you undoubtedly want to operate it at peak efficiency. Doing so helps you increase worker productivity while keeping clients happy. Here are some tips for success. 1. Use Data...