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
Here's an update I just did for my training website, #TheAutomationSchool:
Oliver Haya presents Remote Access Solutions from Rockwell Automation on Episode 107 of The Automation Podcast.
THANK YOU to all the Electricians, Engineers, Technicians, & Programmers who keep the Energy Flowing & Production Rolling! You're our unsung heroes who insure the future is bright!
I meet with Dennis Wylie and Justin Wengatz of Rockwell Automation to find out, today on #TheAutomationPodcast!
In this new article, we will continue learning about FactoryTalk View Alarm and Event server. This time we will learn to import and export the Alarm and Event server.
Like our previous article, we will use the same project file for this article. First, open your project and right-click on Alarm and Event Server as shown in the below window...
I discuss a reader's question about if you can collect data from a MicroLogix which is already communicating with an HMI using Modbus RTU by using a 1761-NET-AIC in this episode of The Automation Minute.