The ProductivityOpen Arduino Recognized in the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards from Control Engineering
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The ProductivityOpen Arduino Recognized in the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards from Control Engineering

AutomationDirect’s ProductivityOpen PLC combines the IT-centric open-source capabilities of an Arduino-compatible controller with the robust reliability needed for industrial OT applications. AutomationDirect’s ProductivityOpen PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention winner in the Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs category. Check out the ProductivityOpen and see how specifying it…
Creating a YouTube Playlist
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Creating a YouTube Playlist

We’re excited to share our AutomationDirect YouTube videos with you! The easiest, quickest way to get access to our videos is through creating a YouTube playlist. We highly recommend this method and here’s why. Why Create a Playlist? It’s fast and easy! Your playlist will always be up-to-date with accurate information since we can update…
2021 Digital Animation Award
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2021 Digital Animation Award

This award, sponsored by AutomationDirect, celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 2021 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…
Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect 2020
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Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect 2020

However you look at it, 2020 has been a year like no other. It would be hard to summarize the wild ride we’ve all been on these past 9 months or so; national and world events have affected each of us in different ways, creating stresses and concerns, even panic and grief. Now, more than…
AutomationDirect Works with FIRST Robotics to Teach Students
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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…
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
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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…