Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

It’s been a great year for The Automation Blog!  We’ve had a record number of visitors to our site this year, and we continue to see these numbers trending upwards as we head into 2018.  As we look back, here is a list of the top ten blog posts that were most read for 2017. …

New Micro800 Lessons!

Our five-star rated Micro800 course, Nano Basics, receives new lessons on using Analog Outputs and Universal Analog Inputs! In the first of two new new lessons, students learn how to add an Analog Output plug-in module, the 2080-OF2, to their Micro850 project. After configuring the module, students are shown how to scale analog outputs using function…

ControlLogix Course Adds PowerFlex lessons!

This week the highest rated ControlLogix course on the web gets even better with additional lessons on integrating PowerFlex drives! In fact, over at The Automation School the first PAC Basics VFD bonus lesson on controlling a PowerFlex 525 drive via hardwired I/O AND over Ethernet has already been published. Additional lessons coming this week include…

ControlLogix Course Details

What should you learn if you’re going to start programming or maintaining Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers? Well, in the below article I cover all the different subjects I believe are important and can be found in my new eight hour ControlLogix training course, PAC Basics. After reading the below, if you’re interested in learning…

More ControlLogix Lessons Added!

The number of free Add-on Instructions available for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is quite impressive. Just between the AOIs available from Rockwell’s Sample Code Website and their PlantPAx Library of Process Objects, there are over a hundred to choose from. With that in mind, I’ve continued to expand my ControlLogix course’s coverage of…