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 feel free to post any Questions, Tips, Ideas, or just what's going on in your "Automation Life" right here in our community! And if you post a question on a product I know, I'll definitely try to help!
Note: On Locals, everyone is invited to read posts and follow along. Members also get access to "members only" posts, as well as the ability to create & reply to posts.
Earlier this week I announced I would be releasing my first Siemens course on December 15th, and I'm offering a 50% off coupon to anyone who wants it - you just have to submit your coupon request using the below link, and on the week of December 15th I'll send a coupon to save 50%!
S7 Course Coupon Request Link -> https://theautomationschool.com/courses/101-s7c/
I've been getting a lot of vendor requests to come on my shows, so yesterday I buckled down and put 12 hours into overhauling my Media Guide so it was up to date and contained all the info that has changed over the last several months, and I released the updated version this morning here:
If you know any vendors you'd like to see come on, please share this link with them!