I’m Eric Tippelt
I’m an automation specialist with 30+ years diverse experience.
I have spent most of my life working with PLCs and Automation. I did my first PLC job back in 1978 because I knew what the letters PLC stood for. I didn’t even have to quote the job.
I became an Allen Bradley specialist when the PLC 2 first came out. I have seen the PLC 2 family, the PLC 4 (Yes there was one). Then came the PLC 5, the SLC 500 and now the Control Logix. I still remember the old boat anchor dedicated programming terminals that weighed 50 pounds. The advent of Taylor software, RS 500 and RS 5000 and Studio 5000 Software. I even did training and programmed the Advisor Color Graphics systems. The fore father of todays HMI.
I was recruited by Siemens in the mid 80’s when the first S5 came to Canada. I again worked for Siemens when the S7 line was launched. I even liked the S5 Statement list programming language. Today’s TIA software is much easier to use. I love the power, and time savings of Function Blocks. Coming from an electronics background I find Function Block programming language very simple. I never liked hard wiring much. Today I teach College level Rockwell and Siemens. Hopefully my experience can help you.
After years in the industry as a technical sales professional, technician, trainer, automation specialist, and programmer, I have a 360 degree understanding of the challenges facing your automation team.
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