The Automation Blog has moved

We've Moved!

  This weekend our "The Automation Blog" website moved here to it's very own domain, This move was done to correspond with two upcoming sister sites, "The Automation Podcast" and "The Automation Minute." While all new blog posts will now be posted here, past posts will also be available on...

The original "Turbo Encabulator"

It's mid-week and we're taking a walk on the lighter side with a look at what appears to be the "original" Turbo Encabulator (turboencabulator,) a not-so-serious promotional video. This version has nothing to do with Rockwell or Allen-Bradley, but does...
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Estimating your Allen-Bradley (A-B) Logix controller's Ethernet/IP bandwidth using Rockwell's free Ethernet/IP capacity tool

When designing or upgrading a system which relies on a network, bandwidth is always a concern. But for Rockwell's CompactLogix and ControlLogix on an Ethernet/IP network there is a free, easy to use utility to help you size your system. Rockwell's Ethernet/IP Capacity Tool: UPDATE 06/01/2018:...
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Getting Allen-Bradley (A-B) Programmable Controller data into Excel using RSLinx Classic

If you would like to display data from your Allen-Bradley PLC or PAC in Microsoft Excel, and have a licensed copy RSLinx Classic (aka RSLinx,) it can be accomplished using a few simple steps we'll cover in this article. But first,... Product Catalog homepage search result featured image

Rockwell Automation and Allen-Bradley (A-B) Online Product Catalog with pricing

It's Friday and in this TGIF edition of "The Automation Blog" we're going to share a simple tip on how to find budgetary prices and AutoCAD drawing for Rockwell Allen-Bradley products. The Rockwell Automation and Allen-Bradley (A-B) Online Product Catalog is a...