(from the latest issue of the SolisPLC Automation Newsletter)
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The Manufacturing Hub Podcast
Ep. 14 - Special Guest [Frank Lamb] - Manufacturing Hub # 14 - Talking Talent – In this episode, we’ll be speaking with about:
Building a career in Industrial Automation
Systems Integration Business
Worth the Read
- How to make remote work in manufacturing a reality?
- Manufacturing a phone in the United States of America.
- Senate R&D bill to counter China shelved by GOP opposition, bolster manufacturing.
PLC Programming Tip💡
XIC, XIO, and OTE instructions are utilized close to 80-90% of any given PLC program as opposed to other instructions.
Having a solid foundation on how to trace and work with these three instructions, including the flow of logic will make you an invaluable asset in any automation team. Without being completely comfortable with these basic constructs, it’s difficult to master advanced topics such as motion controls, IO control, HMI interfaces, and more. Take your time to master the basics.
To accomplish the above, we recommend that you work in your favorite PLC programming environment and build a variety of scenarios of different rung layouts.
Introduction to Add-On Instructions (AOIs) – In PLC programming AOIs are custom functions defined by the programmer. They can be used within a PLC program to standardize the implementation of specific code, shorten development time and reduce possible human mistakes when duplicating code.
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