First I want to send out a huge "Thank You" to our new supporters!
Now on to our weekly update:
This week I'm focusing on wrapping up a lot of loose ends so I can get back in the Studio and begin filming new content again.
Due to the state of the economy, I've been working extra hard to try to secure advertising revenue and come up with new products to keep the sites online and new content coming.
We have a long way to go, but I'm happy to announce we are expecting our first advertising buy for 2021!
The good folks over at Siemens have really stepped it up to support us and our mission to to bring industrial automation news and how-to's to the English speaking world, and I can't tell you how much that means in the current economic downturn!
So if you talk to anyone at Siemens in the coming weeks, please thank them for their support of The Automation Blog!
In case you're wondering, I did reach out to all the major automation players, and some you'd naturally expect to support us just aren't interested at this time :-(
So next time you see your favorite automation vendor, please ask them to support independent journalism by advertising with us at TheAutomationBlog.com/advertise!
One other vendor who did respond was MOXA, and I'm happy to announce they have become our the first Automation Tech Tips and Minute sponsor! It's not a large ad buy, but every little order counts!
I'll be recording the live shots for both MOXA videos next week, and expect them to release in early March.
If you talk talk to anyone at MOXA please thank them for their support!!!
Now a question for you - do you think their is a market for a compilation of our blog into an eBook?
I was thinking of taking all our articles from 2013-2020 (about 1200) and turning them into an "Automation eBook of Knowledge" which folks could pickup/download a copy for $14.99 to support the site.
The question is, do you think anyone would buy it?
I'm probably looking at 60 to 80 hours to create and format it, so if you guys don't think anyone would buy it I'll focus my after hours work somewhere else... please let me know your thoughts!
On the TAB server, I did recently find some issues with our move - while the new server is great, some of the article images are missing.
So I've begun the slow process of going through all 1200+ articles again after hours looking for the ones that need fixing - tedious but has to be done.
You may have also noticed I've been writing new PLC Training articles - I'm doing this (and some other things) in hopes of finding new students for The Automation School, and any ideas you have on this would be greatly appreciated!
I want to also mention I still have half the spots open in my new seven week live online course at TheAutomationSchool.com/LogixLive. If you know anyone who needs to learn ControlLogix, please send them my way!
Well, I think I covered everything going on here. Thank you again for all your support, and until next time
We take a first look at the Moxa EDS-2005-EL Ethernet Switch in this episode of The Automation Minute. To learn more about it, check out the below links:
Moxa Switch Product Page: https://www.moxa.com/en/products/industrial-network-infrastructure/ethernet-switches/unmanaged-switches/eds-2005-el-series?utm_source=automationblog&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=EDS-2000-EL
PS - I included some bloopers at the end ;-)
Please post any technical questions right here in our community - if it's a product I know I'll definitely help out! - Shawn
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I have a question that a more seasoned programmer probably doesn't have any trouble with but, I am having issues uploading a program from a 1769-L33ER PLC that is using Studio5000 Logix Designer V23. I can see the PLC on WhoActive and the RS Linx Classic and even am able to see the Driver Diagnostics for the PLC, however, the program never uploads. I am at a loss and am hoping you can help me. Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have attached a screen shot from RSLinx Classic; let me know if you would like anything else.
Good morning everyone!
Hope your week is off to a great start :-) I wanted to kick the week off by asking everyone who their favorite automation vendors are?
I ask because I want to be sure I reach out to all of them about having them on my show.
For reference, this a list of vendors who've come on this year:
See anyone you use that's missing?
Would you like to see any of these folks come back on?
Thanks in advance!