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Jon McClain

Jon McClain is a Process Control Engineer at Hallam-ICS in the Raleigh, NC office, where he specializes in PLC software design and HMI/SCADA integration. He has over five years of experience in fast-paced manufacturing environments, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog at their home in Chapel Hill.
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Apr 11, 2019 | Written by Jon McClain | Process Control and Plant Automation

Communicating Between B&R And Allen-Bradley Over Ethernet/IP

I have recently gotten a few requests to help setup communication between an Allen-Bradley PLC and a B&R PLC. B&R Industrial Automation is becoming more popular in North America, as more OEMs are opting to go with the Austrian controls company recently acquired by ABB.

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Apr 06, 2017 | Written by Jon McClain | Process Control and Plant Automation

3 Easy Steps to Share Data Between Modicon Quantum PLCs Using Schneider Electric Unity Pro XL

Recently, I had the opportunity to upgrade a customer’s control system from a network of four older Modicon Quantum PLCs (140 CPU 434 12) to later model Modicon Quantum PLCs (140 CPU 658 60). 

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