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Posted: Jun 15, 2017
Categories: Software
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How to share a Rockwell Automation software license between two or more computers with a USB Software Dongle

Working with our industrial automation customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, at times we see customers struggling with managing their software licenses between users. Most Rockwell Automation software licenses are single seat, which means they can only be used by one person at a time. Occasionally, however, there are times when you might not have access to the computer with the activated license or need to share the license with a colleague.

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Posted: Jun 9, 2017
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Author: Dan Rodgers

Decrease downtime and increase safety with electronic weigh scale calibration

The advantages of electronic weigh scale calibration include decreasing downtime and increasing safety, while maintaining necessary compliance standards. Here is a comparison of traditional versus Hardy C2 electronic weigh scale calibration:

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Posted: Jun 9, 2017
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Author: Dan Rodgers

Calibrate your weigh scale in three steps

Problem: Calibrating weigh scales can be time consuming and costly, with downtime and personnel safety being the main concerns.

Solution: Electronic Weigh Scale Calibration by Hardy Process Solutions C2 Calibration decreases time and resources spent on calibration

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting a CodeMeter-based Rockwell Automation Software Activation

If you are moving or transferring, also known as rehosting, a CodeMeter-based activation/license, there is one extra step to complete the process. Follow all steps on Part II How to Rehost without Internet Access on the Current Host Device. Once completing the steps outlined in Part II, you will have transferred the activations to the pool of activations for rehosting. You will need to return to the initial host device to remove the activation binding to the CodeMeter container.

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with no Internet Access on either of your Devices

Moving or Transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we review how to rehost software when you have no internet access on either of your devices. If you have internet access on one device or just on the device to which you are transferring the software, go to these posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with no Internet Access on the Current Host Device

Moving or Transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we provide step by step instructions on how to move an activation/license from a host device with no internet access, to a new device with an internet connection. If you have internet access on both devices or on neither of the devices, check out our other blog posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with Internet Access

Moving or transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation Software License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we provide step by step instructions on how to move an activation/license when you have internet access on both devices. If you do not have internet access, check out our other blog posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with & without Internet Access

How to move or transfer, a Rockwell Automation Software Activation/License from one computer to another (aka rehosting) is a frequent question we receive from our customers. While the rehosting steps are easy, the process differs depending on whether or not you have internet access. To ensure the rehost is successful you must follow the steps carefully.

In the following series, we have outlined step by step how to rehost a Rockwell Software Activation from one computer to another depending on your internet access:

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Posted: May 18, 2017
Categories: Supply Chain
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Author: Bob Schmidt

Minimize your costs with Buckles-Smith’s VMI

Buckles-Smith Vendor-Managed Inventory Service (VMI) is a customized and "living" business model in which our customers provide electrical purchasing history information and Buckles-Smith takes full responsibility for maintaining an agreed upon inventory level, ready for consumption, usually at our customer's storeroom and/or at remote workstations. We can do this for machine building and/or maintenance applications.

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Posted: May 4, 2017
Categories: Automation Systems
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Your guide to backing-up your Logix Controller Program

Welcome to Part II of our “How to Backup an Allen-Bradley Logix Controller Program”. In Part II, we will go over backing up your Logix Controller Program for your Ethernet/USB Controllers. If you are connecting to your device via a serial connection, go ahead and read Part I for detailed instructions on how to backup your program when connecting to a serial controller.

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