Automation & Control Engineer | thebreadboardca
With a background in Industrial Electronics, Solutions Architecture and programming, I now spend my time working on my YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/thebreadboardca ) where I create educational videos showing how to use various devices including Test and measurement, Home and industrial Automation, Components and other fun things I am sent to review or include in projects. I will also create many projects to showcase the use of these items
4 days ago
I have shown over a few articles how to install and use the Phoenix Contact 2153 starter kit. But not how to install and license the Software needed for IEC61131-3 programming, well now I do.
This is part three of three videos, now we will configure Node-Red on a Raspberry PI 3B+ with OPC UA modules leveraging Secure and Encrypted communications to the PLCnext 2152.
This video will cover how to configure the parameters and mapping to physical IO prior to use with OPCUA and confirm remote availability using PCWorx Engineer, the design tool from Phoenix Contact.
Before you can really get started with the PLCnext starter kit or even just the AXC F 2152, there are a few things that need to be initialized or updated, like updating the firmware from 1.0.0 to 220.127.116.11 and setting the Time Zone, Date and Time.
3 weeks ago
A three-part post to show how to get up and running with Open Platform Communications, Unified Architecture (OPC UA ). This is Part 1: Setting up the Environment.
1 month ago
You asked for it. Here it is, an IEC 61131 compliant PLC controller with Digital and Analog IO modules which is fully IEC 61131-2 and -3 compliant, providing graphical Ladder and Functional Block as well as Structured Text programming environments.
3 months ago
RS-Components sent me one of the new non-contact temperature sensors to review In this review I will overview the module and how to adjust some basic settings using the built in display
I have just Just launched a contest on Hackster.io https://www.hackster.io/contests/iot2020 This is your chance to win a LAB kit valued at about $4500USD with a runner up prize valued at about $1000. The catch is the entry must be on an IOT2020
We have all seen the videos and marketing up to now with how the IOT2020 can be programed by using an Arduino IDE but have you tried it and been successful. I Have and here is how I did it.
Time to install some software to allow us to build a real open source Industrial Gateway This to me means Node-Red for control flows to be designed MQTT for publish and subscribe SQLITE3 for database functionality
After creating your bootable SD card for your IoT2020 you will find you will only have 500MB or there abouts. This is even if you have a 32GB Card or anything in between. So how to resolve this... Read on.
You have your SIMATIC IoT2020 from RS Components, but how do you load your OS and get your Linux OS up and running on your network?, it defaults to 192.168.200.1 and this may not be your network range!!!