Technical Quick Learns

Online Live Technical Quick Learns are short lessons to help you learn the technical skills you need to use and troubleshoot your automation devices. The topics come right from our Technical Support team, so you know they will address real skills. They will be interactive, so feel free to ask questions. 

No Registration, No Fee. Just use “Add To Calendar” for a reminder and to access the online session.

FactoryTalk Updater - Managing Your Software

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Scott Retzlaff

Keeping track of your control system software isn’t glamorous, but it’s a necessary task that can consume bandwidth you probably don’t have. Forget the mental notes and hand-written reminders that have helped you accomplish this in the past; and, free your grey matter to focus on more mission critical activities. How? With FactoryTalk Updater!

 

April 14, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
April 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

FTView ME Studio for PanelView Plus - Get Started

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Andrew Werner

This Quick Learn will cover the 3 families in the PanelView Plus Series and a basic intro to the software used to program applications for them. How to connect a controller to the project and the functionality of a few basic buttons will be the extent of the application features covered.

 

April 22, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
May 6, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

IAB - Sizing a Safety IO System and Advanced Communication Details

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Michael Xiong

In this Quick Learn we will show how to use the Integrated Architecture Builder tool to size up a CIP Safety Point I/O system. We will also cover the Advanced Communication Details feature included with the tool.

 

May 20, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 10, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Micro 800 - User Defined Function Blocks (UDFB) and User Defined Functions (UDF)

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Michael Xiong

In this Quick Learn we will go over how to use an AOI and Subroutine in CCW by leveraging the User Defined Function Blocks and User Defined Functions.

 

May 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Logix 5000 Math Basics

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Ben Effa

When using Studio 5000 Logix Designer Ladder Logic programs an incredibly important type of block is a math operator. In this Quick Learn we will quickly go over all of the math operators available for use in Studio 5000. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division blocks will be covered. This is an introductory Quick Learn that requires very little previous experience with Studio 5000 but can also be a beneficial for experienced programmers as well. Take a few minutes to quickly learn!

 

May 13, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 1, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Stratix - Network Address Translation

Duration: 30 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Bruce Butler

This Quick Learn will cover the configuration of Network Address Transition (NAT) on a Stratix 5700 to increase the flexibility of your small control system? When utilizing NAT, an OEM/End User can configure multiple machines on the same line with identical network settings?  We will also briefly discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages of the use of NAT in your topology.

May 18, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 

Normalizing Virtual Axis Units for use in Coordinated Motion with Real Axes

Duration: 20 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Steve Lund

In this Quick Learn we will demonstrate how to match the motion counts of a virtual axis to correlate 1:1 with a physical axis.

June 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
July 13, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Gearing a Virtual Slave Axis to a Master Real Axis with a Fractional Gear Ratio

Duration: 20 Minutes   |   Fee: FREE   |   Presenter: Steve Lund

In this Quick Learn we will demonstrate how to use the Master/Slave Counts Ratio Operand within the MAG Instruction in order to have a fractional gear ratio between two axes in order to eliminate drift.

July 1, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
July 20, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM