WAGO is hosting a free three-day industrial Ethernet control seminar at its North American headquarters in Germantown, WI, on October 25-27. Attendees will receive an introduction to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM hardware, an overview of industrial Ethernet components and protocols, and hands-on IEC 61131-3 programming sessions with live demo nodes. They'll also have the chance to create alarm e-mails, websites, etc., by using the new 750-841 Ethernet programmable controller. To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-525.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.