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New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation Built for Demanding Applications

High-performance sensor offers long-distance detection and increased environmental tolerance for industries such as food and beverage, material handling and packaging The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a […]

Sending an Email from a Logix Controller

Occasionally we’ll get asked how to send an email from a Logix controller. An email can be useful to send to a specific person when a controller application generates an alarm or reaches a certain condition, or to send current controller or application status information. This is especially […]

Logging Data from Logix Controllers

Logging data from a controller is a useful feature to see trends in a machine, or process, or for monitoring remote skids. Having historical data available can help you troubleshoot problems, or optimize your process. Logix controllers don’t log data natively, so to speak (meaning simple check a […]

2019 User Group Schedule

Houston and New Orleans Planned schedule for our 2019 User Group seminars. Our User Group seminars are held monthly over the lunch hour, and provide updates on new products and solutions from Rockwell Automation and their Encompass Partners. Seminars are free, and all are welcome to attend. We […]

Cold Junction Compensation for Rockwell IO Modules

Baby it’s cold outside… Cold Junction Compensation sensors, that is. In this installment of the Tech Files, we’ll look at the various CJC’s for Rockwell Automation thermocouple I/O modules. This includes the I/O modules from Encompass Partner, Spectrum Controls. Typically the CJC sensor comes with the thermocouple input module, […]

Best of 2018

As 2018 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, […]