Automation Update


Rockwell Automation and The Reynolds Company presented the 2016 Automation Update on Monday, February 1, in New Orleans.  The update gave a quick look at recent new product introductions from Rockwell Automation, including the ControlLogix 5580 CPU, 5069 Compact IO, and the PanelView 5500.  To learn more about the products and solutions presented, see our … Continue reading Automation Update

SLC Migration App


Rockwell Automation has released a new app for the iPad that will help you migrate your SLC PLC to a Logix controller platform. Use the new Rockwell Automation Migrations Mobile App to quickly migrate an existing SLC™ configuration to a ControlLogix® or a CompactLogix™ controller-based configuration. Specify the SLC configuration graphically by placing SLC modules … Continue reading SLC Migration App

How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes


December 2015 New Orleans Users Group Reducing Hardware Maintenance While Increasing Automation Software Uptime: How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes About our topic: Continuous availability and the need for always-on applications have always been critical requirements in the industrial control environment.  With fault tolerant servers, such as those from Stratus Technologies, and … Continue reading How to Deploy Virtualized Servers with Thin Client Nodes

Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000


November 2015 New Orleans Users Group Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000: Introducing Studio 5000 Architect About our topic: The Studio 5000 environment combines engineering and design elements into one standard framework that enables optimized productivity and reduced commissioning time. With the Studio 5000 environment, you can respond more quickly to changing market and business … Continue reading Automation Design Productivity with Studio 5000

Defense‐in‐Depth Strategies for Industrial Cybersecurity


October 2015 New Orleans Users Group Defense-in-Depth Strategies for Industrial Cybersecurity October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and we did our part to bring awareness to cybersecurity as it applies to industrial control systems. About our topic: Most industrial security standards written today call for a “Defense-in-Depth” approach.  Defense-in-Depth is a coordinated use of various … Continue reading Defense‐in‐Depth Strategies for Industrial Cybersecurity

Phased Legacy Network Migration Solutions


September 2015 New Orleans Users Group Phased Legacy Network Migration Strategies In our September users group session, ProSoft Technologies presented on migration solutions for legacy networks.  ProSoft Technologies provides solutions to “bridge the gap” between your older legacy protocols and modern EtherNet/IP networks. About our topic: The number of communication protocols used in industrial automation … Continue reading Phased Legacy Network Migration Solutions