New ControlLogix Lessons!

The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller platform is a powerful and versatile programmable controller line. However, it can also be quite intimidating for those new to the platform. With that in mind, I’ve continued to expand my ControlLogix course in order to give students as much help as I can in becoming proficient using the product.…

The Automation Forums opens!

Today I’m happy to announce the opening of TheAutomationForums.com, a new automation discussion forum and companion site to The Automation Blog, Minute and Podcast websites. Since the launch of TheAutomationBlog.com, hundreds of visitors have used the comment section of the blog to ask questions and continue the discussion. But while WordPress is a great platform…

New PLC Basics, Second Edition!

Expanded with new lessons on Ethernet drivers, BOOTP, OSRs, Photo Eyes, Floating Point, and much more! I’m very happy to announce that after several long weeks in the studio, my updated PLC Basics course is now available! In this new “Second Edition,” I have re-recorded every single lesson, allowing me to expand many of the lessons, add additional hands-on…

PanelView Plus Training Course Coming

Over the last few years, some of the most popular articles here on The Automation Blog have been those about Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus HMIs. Not only are the articles popular, but the most asked question in article comments also seem to be about the PanelView Plus. Which brings me to the purpose of this article, and the…