Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

Some will argue that there's no reason to remove part of a control system that today is running as good as it has for the last twenty years (or longer.) Especially when that legacy hardware has been as durable as...

DH-485 Comms Hardware and RSLinx Setup (Video, TAS 25)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover the different hardware used to connect a PC to a DH-485 network, as well as how to configure RSLinx Classic Drivers for each: For more information, check out the "Show...
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For those of you who enjoy our weekly articles and videos on industrial automation, today I'm announcing new "instant rewards" are now available to all those who support our site at Patreon.com/automation. Instant Rewards for all Patrons: You can now login...

Building and Maintaining a Sustainable Team

Having worked in multiple facilities, I've seen first hand how different automation teams operate under different philosophies and working conditions. In evaluation of the control and automation groups I have worked in or around, I've found there have been two...

Getting A-B PLC Data Into A Raspberry Pi

In my last article I discussed why you might want connect your PLC to a IoT device like a Raspberry Pi, as well as the software we use to accomplish this connection with A-B PLCs (Node-Red with the free...