This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 3: High School and STEM/STEAM Read more »

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Today’s post is a continuation on Jason Lafever’s questions on PLC to PLC communications. PLCs often have a need to send messages to each other, and all have some method of directly sending a message to read or write tags …

Ladder Logic 309: Allen-Bradley Produced-Consumed Tags (Video) Read more »

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Today’s video is in response to a post I put on my Facebook automation forum, Automation Training. Jason Lafever asked if I would cover a bit on Allen-Bradley’s MSG (Message) Instruction, and cover Produced-Consumed Tags. I decided to split these …

Ladder Logic 308: Allen-Bradley’s MSG (Message) Instruction – Video Read more »

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As part of an effort to bring more students to my training facility in Lebanon, Tennessee (near Nashville), I have started a new training course that I believe is one of a kind. I have been teaching PLC and HMI/SCADA …

The Automation Academy Read more »

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