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March 2020 User Group

Join HMS Networks to learn how the evolving 5G standard addresses many of the challenges in network performance, scalability and reliability; and how these improvements can lead to better outcomes in terms of worker safety, legal compliance and reduced product loss.

February 2020 User Group

Dialight’s IntelliLED™ lighting controls can be tightly integrated with other systems within a facility, allowing site managers to consolidate control systems and simplify maintenance procedures. By integrating with Rockwell Automation Logix controllers, users have access to the advanced features of Dialight’s lighting network controls and can create their own logic and control systems to manage Dialight’s advanced controls, using Dialight sensors and system status messages as input.

New How-to Videos on CompactLogix 5380 from Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation recently published three “how-to” videos for the 5380 CompactLogix family of controllers and 5069 Compact I/O. Compact 5000 I/O Field Potential Distributor (5069-FPD) use cases This video introduces the advantages of using a Compact 5000™ I/O Field Potential Distributor (5069-FPD) module. Learn how this power distribution […]

New Motor Protection Circuit Breakers Offer Space, Time and Cost Savings

Engineers can use the new Allen-Bradley 140MP Motor Protection Circuit Breakers from Rockwell Automation to simplify motor protection. The circuit breakers, also known as motor-protective switching devices, can be mounted on Allen-Bradley 100-C or 100-K contactors to create a two-component motor starter. The devices provide magnetic short-circuit protection and thermal-overload […]

FactoryTalk Updater Tool

Have you ever wondered exactly what Rockwell Automation software is installed on your PC? And then what versions are installed and what the latest version actually is? If so, the new FactoryTalk Updater Tool is made for you. FactoryTalk Updater is a new tool that is installed with […]

January 2020 User Group

Design Considerations for Reliable EtherNet/IP NetworkingSouth Louisiana User Group Video and Audio Recording Index 05:22 – Industrial Networking Design Introduction 09:50 – Managed Infrastructure (Managed Switches) 21:22 – Segmentation (VLAN) 28:49 – Topology Design Considerations (Star, Ring, Linear) 44:20 – Device Level Ring (DLR) 53:36 – Parallel Redundancy […]

December 2019 User Group

Couldn’t attend Automation Fair this year? Join us for our annual Best in Show from Automation Fair User Group. We’ll walk the show floor, and highlight the best new products and solutions we saw.

Top Posts of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we want to take a moment to thank all who visited our automation solutions blog.  Our blog saw tremendous growth in daily visitors this year from all across the globe.  We’re pleased to be able to share information about new products, solutions, […]