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...

My Manufacturing In America 2020 Session Picks

UPDATE 03/13/20: Sadly, due to the Corona Covid-19 Virus Siemens had to cancel the show (most USA trade shows and sporting events scheduled for Mid-March to Mid-April have also been canceled.) Here's looking forward to next year... This year will...

Setting up a 1783-ETAP

If you are contemplating using a Device Level Ring (DLR) topology in your control system networks, an important device in that network is the EtherNet Tap (ETAP). If the remote devices in your DLR network will require fiber, the ETAP...

Automate In Sci-Fi Style With These New T-Shirts!

I've been a huge Sci-Fi fan since at least 1977 when one of the most iconic Sci-Fi films of all time was released. In the spirit of that movie (and automation geek-dom,) today I'm announcing the addition of a new...

PanelView Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 over DH Plus (Video S35)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more...