Update – Excuses…

So I guess its pretty obvious I haven’t posted for a while… and I really don’t have any good excuses. Of course I still travel a lot, and I am still working on a lot of projects when I’m in town, but you would think I could make time to post something here.

Part of it I guess is that I haven’t had a lot of feedback lately. I honestly can’t think of any unique topics that I haven’t written about already, or that aren’t thoroughly covered somewhere else. So if you have something you’d like me to discuss, send me a line and I’ll try to write about it.

I’m still teaching lots of classes, both at my facility and on the road for Automation Training. I’ve still been doing work in Miami at the bottling company, upgrading some of the equipment and working in their Ignition SCADA system.

I’ve done a little more work on my PLC book, added some Siemens material to it. I still use the original PLC Hardware and Programming manual when teaching my own material, but I have several platform based printouts that I use when teaching custom stuff. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish the book next year.

I finished my first trainer for my hands on classes and will be using it next week for a custom student. Still working on the HMI, a Samkoon SK-070HS. There is a serious lack of documentation for the software, but I think I’ve got it worked out. It also integrates with the Fischertechnik demos, but I haven’t had time to work on that part much. I’ll post some pictures when I get a chance to upload them.

So yes, I’m still alive, even though the site doesn’t seem to be. Let me know if there is something specific you’d like me to cover.


Electrical Engineer and business owner from the Nashville, Tennessee area. I also play music, Chess and Go.