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Posted: May 19, 2020
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Read about the various RSLinx versions and determine which is the best for you.

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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: Mar 17, 2017
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Author: Peter Plough

Find out the Lifecycle Status of your Product

This easy to use search tool from Rockwell Automation allows you to check the lifecycle status of your Rockwell products. The Product Lifecycle Status Tool enables users to determine status for Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs, Variable Frequency Drives, Motion Controllers, Distributed I/O and Network Interfaces.  Here’s a quick guide on how to find the page and search for your product’s lifecycle.

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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: Oct 3, 2013
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Author: David Dohm

Your Guide to Selecting the Perfect Patch Cord for the Job

Knowing the difference between different types of Fiber Optic Patch Cords will help you choose the best cable and connector for your project. Here is your guide to selecting which Fiber Optic Patch Cords are the ones you need to get the job done. Fiber Optic patch cords come in a variety of cable and connector types. In order to obtain the proper patch cord you need to determine several attributes:

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Posted: Sep 5, 2013
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Author: David Dohm

Glossary of Common Network Physical Infrastructure Terms

At first glance, the Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure Systems catalog appears to be written in an unfamiliar language. To help you get started, I have compiled some common, but important, terms for you to remember when dealing with Network Physical Infrastructure.

These terms will help you find corresponding products in the Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure Systems catalog (SA-NCCB51) and NetKey Cabling System catalog (NKLC15-SA-ENG). The below page references are to the current edition of the SA-NCCB51 Catalog.

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Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

You've got questions, we've got solutions. With ten application engineers on staff, Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

We hope this Blog will help you solve most, if not all, of your technical problems. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any requests or questions/topics you would like to see discussed!

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