When you're a blogger, support from both followers and vendors is crucial to success.
And over the last year great vendors like Siemens, Mitsubishi, Wago, IFM, SMC and PF has sent me enough samples to keep me busy for several weeks.
That type of support is crucial to allowing me to cover new products because as we all know, Industrial Automation products are some of the most expensive products on the market (for obvious reasons.)
Beyond products, swag is also nice to get, and the great folks over at Siemens just sent in the swag in the attached picture which I look forward to wearing on an upcoming show.
That said, I'd love to broaden our reach to include other vendors big and small, like Rockwell and eWon/HMS.
So if you have any contacts with automation companies you'd like to see me cover, please reach out to them and ask them to consider sponsoring my free blog and video series so I can continue to bring you new content throughout the year.
Shawn Tierney of The Automation Blog, Show, & Podcast
Mid-week musings: What's on the calendar for the next few weeks
Last night I taught my final session of Logix Live, and while I enjoyed teaching it, it will be nice to have my Tuesday nights back!
That said, next on my list is editing the replay from last nights class, and then publishing it along with the RSLogix/Studio 5000 files from the session. Then I need to create a completion certificate and the course will be complete.
I also recently decided to give my Logix Live students a free copy of my PAC Basics Extended course, and vice versa - I cover pretty much the same topics in each and I thought it would be a cool "thank you" to all my students of my most expensive course :-)
Along with that, I'm also I'm working on creating the secure USBs for my first two Mega Bundle orders with USBs and I'm very glad to have completed the long process of creating all of the HTML files needed for each of my 8 courses PLUS three of my bundles.
Currently, my Mega Bundle takes up three 64GB USBs, and encrypting each takes a good bit of time. If my ...
Something I'm been working on for the last couple of weeks that I can't wait to share on the Blog and School is the affordable ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 simulator we're going to start selling next week.
While it's been for sale by the developer for a few years, new customers who purchase it from my site will also be getting my brand new course, "Mastering Logix Applications" using this simulator included free of charge.
And for those who purchased the PLCLogix simulator already, I'm going to offer my new course as a standalone option for just $29.99 for a limited time :-)