Category: Thoughts

Today’s post is a response to frustration. Some times when dealing with potential customers you waste a lot of time trying to save them money. They may want you to cut corners, spend a lot of your time (for free) …

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This week’s post is not really on automation, or anything technical. A couple of days ago I visited a local plant at the invitation of a consultant who is working with their management team to improve their processes. While this …

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Well, its that time again where people around the world review the last year and make plans for the new one to come. While this can be done at any time of year, people often choose this particular day to …

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Today’s post is inspired by some of the comments I have received on a previous post from a couple of years ago on the advantages and disadvantages of automation. In that post (and in my book), I listed some of …

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Today’s post is written entirely out of guilt. I have been in Minnesota teaching a Siemens PLC class for the past week, but before that I was actually home in Nashville for two weeks straight. So there’s really no excuse …

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Hello again from Miami. This time I drove down here since I needed to spend a couple of weeks on my current project, upgrading a juice and beverage compounding system. When I’m out of town for a long time its …

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Whew, finally back from a grueling two-week trip to New Hampshire. In addition to the politics and frustrations that go with working with multiple companies and egos, I also ended up in the hospital for a day with both a …

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Last week I had a bit of fun telling you about my travels to New England. I try and post something every week, but sometimes when I’m traveling it is difficult to make the necessary time to craft a well …

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Before I get into today’s topic I thought I’d mention why I haven’t posted as often lately. Since last September I have been spending a lot of time on the road; Denver, Chicago, St. Louis, Oklahoma, Philadelphia and Raleigh are …

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I has now been about 14 months since I started this blog and I’ve covered a lot of different subjects. I try to make the content as automation-related as possible but it is getting more and more difficult to cover …

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