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Posted: Sep 4, 2020
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Three (3) Steps to Ensure Your PLC Program is Safe Against Power Loss

Unlike older programmable logic controllers, Logix PLC's contain non-volatile memory and no longer require the use of a battery. Follow these simple steps to save a copy of your PLC program to the included SD card and save yourself from days of downtime.

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Multiple Devices, Tags and Tag Maps

Using devices, tags and a tag map, the Universal Industrial Gateway facilitates new machine integration, network modernization and legacy device connections on the plant floor.
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Spectrum Controls' Universal Industrial Gateway

Integrating devices with multiple protocols is quick and easy with Spectrum Controls' Universal Industrial Gateway. In just minutes users have access to nine different protocols across five different ports.
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9 Protocols + 5 Ports

With nine protocols and five ports Spectrum Controls Universal Industrial Gateway is the swiss army knife of gateways.
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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 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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Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Categories: Automation Systems
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Your guide to backup your Logix Controller Program

Today we will cover the first three steps on how to backup your Allen-Bradley Logix Controller Program to your PC. The detailed steps include:

  1. Connecting to a Serial Controller
  2. Establishing a RSLinx Connection
  3. Launching RSLogix 5000
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November 19-20, 2014 | Anaheim, CA

Get ready for the annual Automation Fair event from Rockwell Automation – this year’s event will take place in Anaheim, CA, Nov 19-20. This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends, technologies and solutions in automation and admission is free!

Buckles-Smith is providing travel packages for those who RSVP with us, our travel packages include:

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Posted: Jan 30, 2014
Categories: Automation Systems
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Author: Dave MacLeod

What is Virtualization?

Many of today’s computers can only run a single Operating System and application, making for an inefficient system. With virtualization, you can have multiple “virtual machines” on a single server, meaning fewer servers and lower energy and maintenance costs.

To understand what virtualization is, we need to know what a non-virtualized system looks like:

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