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 post any technical questions right here in our community - if it's a product I know I'll definitely help out! - Shawn
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I have a question that a more seasoned programmer probably doesn't have any trouble with but, I am having issues uploading a program from a 1769-L33ER PLC that is using Studio5000 Logix Designer V23. I can see the PLC on WhoActive and the RS Linx Classic and even am able to see the Driver Diagnostics for the PLC, however, the program never uploads. I am at a loss and am hoping you can help me. Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have attached a screen shot from RSLinx Classic; let me know if you would like anything else.
Good morning everyone!
Hope your week is off to a great start :-) I wanted to kick the week off by asking everyone who their favorite automation vendors are?
I ask because I want to be sure I reach out to all of them about having them on my show.
For reference, this a list of vendors who've come on this year:
See anyone you use that's missing?
Would you like to see any of these folks come back on?
Thanks in advance!