Automation & Control

Discussion group for all topics related to automation, control, data acquisition, and remote monitoring. Includes technologies like PLCs, PACs, HMI software, control software, I/O systems, and networking.

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Does your company do electrical PMs? How often?

Started by Donald Fitchett. Last reply by Donald Fitchett Jan 13, 2011. 4 Replies

PLC to read data file from PC

Started by Michael Galenkamp. Last reply by Donald Fitchett Jan 12, 2011. 1 Reply

Opto 22 Blog

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Comment by Donald Fitchett on December 21, 2017 at 6:57am

Hey guys and girls, if you are a Ladder Logic baby boomer or new student, wanting to (or having to whether you want to or not) to cross over to the world of PAC/PLC Structured Text (ST) programming, we have a new online course for the basics of Structured Text using a free HMI/PAC/PLC simulator. The online course never expires and is always there for your future reference.

Here is an intro video ...

Comment by Donald Fitchett on May 10, 2016 at 9:02pm

Are we ready for Industry 4.0? IIoT?

After reading it makes you wonder. :)

Comment by David Danon on November 5, 2015 at 12:31pm

so I just soldered my own RGB Arduino board but having troubles to sequence red green and blue, the message says it's an inappropriate device. Although it does work it just doesn't seem to sequence. I have the ground but can anyone tell me which part is the hot supposed to be in?

Comment by Maria Chipman on August 5, 2011 at 8:30am
Belden Inc is a manufacturer of universal joints and drive shaft assemblies. In general, does anyone come across these in their line of work?
Comment by Donald Fitchett on July 6, 2011 at 8:15pm
That Opto 22 Blog is great. Glad I found it.

Peer-to-Peer - how do YOU do it? post cool too. I wonder if termonolgy changed with the PAC, or remote I/O was just overlooked as a possible solution?

Comment by ahmad reza atef on June 28, 2011 at 1:51pm
i am Msc Mechatronic student with mechanical engineer background anyone could suggest me a MSC project .
Comment by Melinda Monaco on September 20, 2010 at 6:12am
PTC's Jim Heppelmann in the Boston Globe's Hot Seat >>
Comment by Steven Fage on September 15, 2010 at 6:13am
Does anyone know of an automation/controls engineering position open in the Tampa Bay area? Please msg me. I have just relocated to the area to attend USF for graduate studies. Looking for full time work. Thank you.
Comment by Kevin D. Dawson on September 14, 2010 at 5:43am
I've been using different types of sensors and systems for system integration and safety systems such as prox sensors and light curtains, Sink/Source, Ladder Logic and Fuzzy Logic for almost 20 years. I feel that there is still a lot that I have missed in other applications by sticking with a known/familiar few. But, unfortunately, that is the human nature.
Comment by Donald Fitchett on March 3, 2010 at 2:02pm
Great, thanks again.

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