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New Partnership Coming!

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,


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Locals Update and Q&A for November 2022

Hey Everyone,

Today I'm sharing an update and some Q&A in this "Locals only" video.


What's New At School?

Hey all,

Here's an update I just did for my training website, #TheAutomationSchool:

1 hour ago

Hey Shawn, I'm not sure what happened but I can't reach my direct message with you anymore. Do you have any idea what may have happened? The only thing I can think to do is cancel and restart my subscription.

Today I cover news about PLCnext, NIS 2, and EU Cybersecurity, Rockwell’s Embedded Edge Compute Module, Phoenix Contact’s MINI Analog Pro Ex Signal Conditioners and Surge Protectors, Pilz Radar Sensor for Safe Zone Monitoring, Galil’s UL-CSA Certification, OnLogic on the History of Wireless Tech, Global American on PCIe 6.0, SME on AI-based Solutions for Manufacturing, Parker on Ball Valves and more in the #AutomationMorningShow for October 2, 2023:

#Automation #Manufacturing #News

In case you miss it: This morning I covered new about Rockwell Automation's AI Powered Predictive Maintenance Software, Siemens adds New Features to its Senseye PM App, Aveva partners with Aras to provide PLM, Inductive adds Multi-Tenant Licensing and Simplifies Edge Offering, Banner Makes Condition Monitoring Easy, Sick Releases picoScan100, Electromate covers Motion Basics, OnLogic talks Peak Shaving, DigiKey updates us on USB Type-C Standardization, Maple showcases its HMIs at PackExpo, Posital has new Products and Tips, Software Toolbox’s new video on DataHub WebView and more in the #AutomationMorningShow for September 29, 2023:

#Automation #Manufacturing #News

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