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Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards

Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards

We need your vote again! Our P1AM-100 ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller has been nominated for yet another award. Plant Engineering has selected it as a Finalist for the 2020 Product of the Year Awards in the Automation & Controls category. Winners will be determined by the number of votes received from qualified subscribers by January 8, ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

I always find it interesting to learn where certain idioms originated. Most times we don’t think about the history involved with these phrases when we use them, but some can have noteworthy origins. For instance, “riding shotgun” nowadays means sitting in the passenger seat of an automobile. However, it’s believed to come from the Old ... Read More
 
Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

We need your vote! No, we are not referring to the upcoming US election but rather Control Engineering magazine’s 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards. We are excited to announce that our P1AM-100 ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller has been selected as a Finalist for these prestigious awards in the Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs category. Winners will ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Works with FIRST Robotics to Teach Students

AutomationDirect Works with FIRST Robotics to Teach Students

Showcasing the excitement and wonder of science, technology, engineering, and math to students in Forsyth County is a key AutomationDirect.com community initiative. Perhaps the most successful way AutomationDirect has done this is through its multi-year participation in Forsyth County Schools’ FIRST Robotics programs. Founded in 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit STEM ... Read More
 
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

If you know us well, then you know our training partner Doug Bell and his company Interconnecting Automation. Doug has been with us from the beginning and offers several services that our customers, and many others, gladly take advantage of. Whether it’s free online PLC training videos, on-site/hands-on PLC classes, or control system consulting and ... Read More
 
CAD in over 60 native file formats now available

CAD in over 60 native file formats now available

When designing a new system or updating an existing 3D CAD design, it often helps to obtain existing models from suppliers to speed up the process of development. This helps in several ways: saves time, more accurate specifications directly from vendor and additional product information within the model to help in accurately assessing if the ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Voted “Best of Forsyth” for Second Year in a Row

AutomationDirect Voted “Best of Forsyth” for Second Year in a Row

Every year, our local newspaper, Forsyth County News, conducts their Readers’ Choice “Best of Forsyth” Contest to decide the favorite businesses, groups, and professionals in Forsyth County amongst the community. The 2020 contest featured nominees in over 250 categories and we’re proud to announce that AutomationDirect was among them! AutomationDirect was voted the “Best of ... Read More
 
The FIRST Robotics Competition 2020 Digital Animation Award Winner

The FIRST Robotics Competition 2020 Digital Animation Award Winner

This award presented by AutomationDirect.com, celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 2020 Digital Animation Award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to, storytelling, creativity, use of computer software, and an ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Employees Enjoy Helping Students in Internship Program

AutomationDirect Employees Enjoy Helping Students in Internship Program

A key AutomationDirect value is to be a responsible, involved citizen of the communities where team members live and work. That’s one of the reasons the company has served for the past two years as an employer for Internship Forsyth which gives students the opportunity to learn real-world skills by working at local companies. The ... Read More
 
Nine Years Strong – First Team Honoree

Nine Years Strong – First Team Honoree

For the ninth year in a row, Automation World readers have voted for their “First Team” suppliers in PMMI Media Group’s 2020 Leadership in Automation program. This year, AutomationDirect made “First Team” in the following categories: HMI Hardware HMI Software PLCs/PACs First Team Honoree Automation World, a leading business magazine serving automation professionals, asks their ... Read More