Tag: UDT

I just got back from teaching a class in California using the conveyor and training demo mentioned in my previous post on Automation NTH. I have discussed training quite a bit on this blog before, but I feel like this …

Advanced PLC Training using Industrial Equipment Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Recently I’ve seen some good discussions on PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) vs. PACs (Programmable Automation Controllers), and it got me thinking about what really differentiates the two. Some have said that it is having a more powerful processor, or more …

Advantages of Re-Usable Code Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Today’s post is in response to an e-mail I received asking for my thoughts on Tag Structure. In part, George Steel wrote: Great site, thanks for all your efforts. I am working on positioning my org to move from RS500 …

Tag Structures and Dotfields Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Today’s topic derives from a project I have become involved in in my “spare” time. Lately I have been spending a lot more time teaching classes. My project in Miami is mostly complete, so I have been able to get …

Fieldservers and Protocol Converters Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Most readers of this blog know that I go out of my way to be non-brand-specific and unbiased in my presentation of automation topics. So far I have refused to place advertisements for any manufacturer’s on this site, though I …

Allen-Bradley PLCs Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s post is the second “advanced” topic I have covered on PLC ladder logic, The first being toggle circuits. It is often necessary to track data on individual parts through a machine or production line. If using devices like barcode/datamatrix …

Ladder Logic 302: Data Tracking and Structure Data Type Read More »

Share
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,