Try as I might, I've not been able to find anyone at Rockwell who would offer this self-employed blogger and instructor a special price on either a Software Toolkit or samples for the blog and school.
In a perfect would they would allow me to buy the Education Toolkit ($250) and resell Student Toolkits ($149,) but today only large expensive colleges get access to those low cost options :-(
Fortunately, other vendors like Siemens and Mitsubishi have been great to work with, which is why I'm writing about them more on the blog.
And both provide demo downloads on their website, as well as supported me as an instructor.
But back to Rockwell, it has been frustrating for my students to have to rely on 30 Temp Activations from distributors - with busy schedules it's hard to commit to completing something in 30 days.
That said, I recently came across a couple of software companies that offer sub $300 products which eliminate the need to purchase Programming Software or a PLC, ideal for those learning at home, especially when it comes to Logix as the software and hardware is quite expensive!
That said, I hope to share more about these new partnerships in the next few days, and would ask anyone who knows of any other options to please let me know!
Thanks in advance,
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.