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Rockwell Automation Solution Partner

NorthWind Technical Services joined Rockwell Automation’s Solution Partner Program. There are thousands of system integrators in Rockwell’s PartnerNetwork consisting of Recognized System Integrators and Solution Partners. We are proud to have reached the highest level of partnership and to have joined the elite group of 95 Solution Partners worldwide!

Modbus observations and tips

Hello readers, this is Justin back for another installment of Automation from our Angle. This month’s topic is Modbus, a serial communication protocol developed for use with programmable logic controllers (PLCs). While the Modbus communications protocol is not a new technology (developed in…

What makes a good HMI?

One of the many major benefits of automation is the elimination of human error through pre-programmed repeated sequences, safety interlocks, and process control. However, for the moment, most automated systems still rely on an operator to tell the system how much, how fast,…

The CSIA Annual Conference – What We Learned

I recently attended the Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) 2015 Executive Conference in Washington DC, April 29 – May 1. Since I’d attended these events before, I had high expectations for a well run conference with lots of useful information and networking opportunities….

Hazard Risk Assessment

The goal of a Hazard Risk Assessment is to remove or reduce risk by adding control measures to make a safer, healthier work environment. An effective Assessment creates awareness of hazards, helps identify who may be at risk, prioritizes those risks, and determines…

2016 Rockwell Automation Fair

With November comes the annual Rockwell Automation Fair. This event showcases some of the new and updated products that Rockwell and its partners have to offer. There are a multitude of labs and technical sessions that can be taken to learn about a…