Home Industrial Automation Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controller Course Starter Packs Now Available

If you (or someone you know would) like to learn how to setup and program Programmable Controllers, you can now save up to 20% with our new "multi-course" starter packs starting at just $99.99. Our Standard Starter Pack includes both...

Point I/O vs Flex I/O

A reader recently asked what the difference was between Point I/O and Flex I/O, and in today's article I'll share my thoughts on the subject. Note: Those not familiar with Rockwell's I/O products may also want to consider 1756 I/O,...

The Siemens S7-1200

The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...

Fatal Application Error Encountered in Studio 5000 Logix Designer

As I was prepping to film additional lessons for my CompactLogix course yesterday, I ran into a completely new Studio 5000 Logix Designer "Fatal Error" that I hadn't run into before. After I duplicated the issue on two different PCs,...
video

First Look: Connected Components Workbench 12 (video)

We take a first look at the new features of Connected Components Workbench version 12 in this week's episode of The Automation Show : For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 12...

What's New in Connected Components Workbench 12

Earlier this week Rockwell released version 12 of Connected Components Workbench. Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes: New CCW Features: Support for new products including the Micro870 with AC Inputs, Spectrum Controls MicroSD plug-in module...
video

Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit (video)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show we open a brand new Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 11 Show Notes: Siemens PLC and HMI...

Do you use Alias Tags? Automation Talk for March 22, 2019

One limitation of legacy programmable controllers like the PLC-5, SLC-500, and MicroLogix, was the inability to save "address names," known as "symbols" in the aforementioned products, directly to the controller. And since these "symbols" could only be saved with the...
MicroLogix-1400-Expansion-IO-with-Expansion-IO

Field Report: Memory Module Issues with new MicroLogix 1400s

Today I'd like to share a helpful "field report" that was posted in our forums recently. The report came in from Bill Hosay of DataVisual Controls, LLC, and if you'd like to see his original post you can read it here. Bill's story...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers here would also enjoy hearing...

Connect With Us!

274FansLike
672FollowersFollow
6,703SubscribersSubscribe