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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you add Ethernet Point I/O to a ControlLogix system: For more information, check out the “Show Notes” located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 17 Show Notes: Related Articles: Point I/O vs Flex I/O (article) Point I/O and Flex I/O […]

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As I was filming new lessons for my CompactLogix course yesterday, I ran into an issue with version 15.01 of ControlFlash that I'm sure many other programmers have or will run into as well. Note: If you've never used ControlFlash but need to, I've previously published step-by-step guides to flashing A-B Programmable Controllers over Ethernet […]

The post Why Doesn't ControlFlash Find My Firmware Files? appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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[spacbasics-ad01] In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you set the IP Address of a new Siemens S7-1200: For more information, check out the “Show Notes” located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 16 Show Notes: Related Articles: How To Activate TIA Portal Step 7 Using A […]

The post How To Set The IP Address Of A New Siemens S7-1200 PLC appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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If your copy of TIA Portal Step 7 came with USB Memory Stick Floating License, you'll need to move that license to your hard drive before you'll be able to use Step 7. If you don't, even with the USB stick installed you'll get the following error when trying to open an existing project, or […]

The post How To Activate TIA Portal Step 7 Using A USB License appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you can use the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FactoryTalk View & Linx: For more information, check out the “Show Notes” located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 15 Show Notes: Related Articles: How to use CCW's Micro800 Simulator Connect […]

The post Using the Micro800 Simulator with CCW and FTView (video) appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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If you're trying to install TIA Portal Step 7 and you're seeing a “.Net 3.5 SP1” required error, today I'll walk you through how to install .Net 3.5, as well as what to do if the .Net installation hangs. Step 01) The easiest way to install .Net is through the “Programs and Features” applet in […]

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One of my connections recently shared how he was able to connect FactoryTalk View Studio to the new Micro800 Simulator (thanks Floyd!) After reviewing his email, I thought it would be a great opportunity share with everyone how you setup communications between FactoryTalk View, Linx, and any Micro800 that supports communications, including the new Simulator […]

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In today's article we'll cover how to use the new Micro800 Simulator that comes with CCW 12, including how to work around a few common issues you may run into: First, what is the Micro800 Sim? Below is the official description of the Micro800 Simulator from the CCW release notes : Step 1) To get […]

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we compare and contrast Point I/O with Flex I/O: For more information, check out the “Show Notes” located below the video. The Automation Show, Episode 14 Show Notes: Previous article mentioned in video: Point I/O vs Flex I/O Rockwell Tech Note mentioned in video (currently requires paid […]

The post Point I/O and Flex I/O Compared (video) appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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Over the last few weeks I've received many helpful messages recommending webpages and videos to help me get started using the S7-1200, and in today's article I'll share those I found to be the most helpful. Note: If you'd like to suggest additional links be added to the list, please use the links at end […]

The post Siemens S7-1200: Most Helpful Links and Videos appeared first on The Automation Blog.

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