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,
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!