Podcasts have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Personally, I have become a fan and subscriber to several podcasts, with Lore, being one of my favorites. Podcasts are typically free, and easy to listen to. Simply subscribe to you favorites shows on iTunes, or other podcast providers, and as new podcasts are released, they become available on your smartphone.
Rockwell Automation has recently started the Logix Learning podcast series that is now available in iTunes. It’s a 12-part series that will answer a broad range of questions and will provide a great review of things you never even knew you forgot. You can subscribe to the entire series, or just listen to the individual podcasts of your choosing.
Topics in the Logix Learning series include:
- Requested Packet Interval or RPI: Do you know how to configure your RPI? Is a faster RPI better? What are the benefits of having your configuration correct?
- Memory Allocation, Tags and Data Types: What are the guidelines for what data type to use? Where do you configure data types? How does proper configuration affect scan time and memory? Learn the answers and how to benefit from knowing how to configure your memory correctly.
- Programs, Tasks and Priorities: What are the different types of tasks, what do they do and when should you use them? How can you monitor execution time? How is the embedded web page on new large controllers different from the task monitor tool?
- System Overhead Time Slice (SOTS) and Other Communication Impacts: Do you know what the SOTS is and how to configure it? How does SOTS impact CPU utilization?
- Redundancy: What does redundancy really mean? Do you need more hardware, and if so, how much? Are there different levels of redundancy? Do you need additional programming?
- UDTs and AOIs: What is modular programming and why should you use it? How do you set up a User Defined Data Type (UDT) structure to optimize your program? What can you do with an Add-On Instruction (AOI)? Do AOIs have limitations?
- Program Parameters: What are program parameters and how are they different from controller scoped tags? Is an alias the same thing as setting up a parameter connection?
- Library Management: Logical Organizer and Partial Import Online (PIO): How is the Logical Organizer different from the Controller Organizer? Is the Logical Organizer better? What are the benefits of using PIO and does it help enable modular programming?
- Compare and Merge Tool: What can you do with the Compare and Merge Tool? What do the color sand symbols mean? How do I access the tool?
Rockwell Automation has provided several ways to listen.
Listen at rockwellautomation.com:
What You Need to Know about Learning Logix blog post
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