The Automation Newsletter #15

(From the latest issue of the SolisPLC Automation Newsletter)

Hey there :wave: Karim from SolisPLC here. The Automation Newsletter brings you the best resources for automation & control engineers like yourself. This includes the latest SolisPLC tutorials, industry news, PLC programming tips, and much more.

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:studio_microphone:On the Podcast | Careers in Manufacturing

This month’s theme is all about career paths in manufacturing. We speak with industry professionals at top companies, to learn about their unique career paths, challenges, and advice.

Manufacturing Hub Episode # 23 – Going from a Lead Engineer to a corporate role as a Director with Billy Albritton Associate Director Operational Technology at BD

Manufacturing Hub Episode # 24 – Getting into manufacturing without spending thousands of dollars, and the importance of building your personal brand with Jake Hall (aka The Manufacturing Millennial) Business Development Manager at Feyen-Zylstra.

Manufacturing Hub Episode # 25 – Promoting automation in US schools, and educational programs you should consider for a career in manufacturing with Amanda Beaton US Program Manager at Siemens Cooperates with Education.

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:newspaper_roll: In the News

:rocket: Elon Musk: SpaceX’s 5-step design and manufacturing process.

:adult:‍:rocket: Varda, a space manufacturing startup plans to build first off-world factory

:round_pushpin: Exploring an Alternate Future of Manufacturing featuring Regional manufacturing

:shield: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Drug Manufacturing Equipment.

:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside: 4D Printing? Bridging Additive Manufacturing with Smart Material

:crystal_ball: The State Of Manufacturing Is Opportunity. “Don’t just solve for the short term, use the moment to really think about the next platform.”

:warning: U.S. manufacturers take a double hit from labor and materials. “I don’t have manpower; our suppliers don’t have manpower; the transportation markets don’t have manpower," he said. “It’s just a challenge.”

:open_book: New Tutorials

Micro800 PLC Programming Getting Started – The Micro800 Control Systems by Rockwell Automation provide a cost-effective solution for small to medium automation systems. Learn how to get started with a new Micro850 controller and PLC programming in the Connected Components Workbench (CCW) environment.

Getting Started in FactoryTalk View ME HMI Development – Learn how to create a new FactoryTalk View ME application, transfer it to a terminal, and establish communications to an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC.

HMI Development Tutorial | Custom Tank Level Fill in Factory Talk View Studio Machine Edition – Learn how to build a custom animation that will fill the tank with an image based on a PLC tag.

Ladder Logic Symbols | PLC Programming in RSLogix 5000 Studio Allen Bradley – Learn about each symbol, the functionality it brings to the ladder logic plc programming language, and examples of where it may be used.

RSLogix 5000 FOR Loop Ladder Tutorial | Advanced PLC Programming Example for IO Buffering – A FOR loop can be used in a variety of applications. One of the easiest to illustrate and apply in PLC programming is IO buffering.

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:checkered_flag: What’s Next?

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With :heart: from the SolisPLC team