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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, 2021.

Productivity Open Arduino Controller

These awards are the premier recognition for new products in manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. The annual reader-choice program provides the Plant Engineering audience with information about the top new products in their fields. The magazinehas held the Product of the Year Award competition since 1987. Companies and products can be nominated in 13 product categories, which range from Asset Management to Electrical Safety to Plant Analytics & Design.

Our open-source P1AM-100 ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller, released in January, provides all the features of a standard Arduino along with the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The ProductivityOpen controller is nominated for the same category in which we received an Honorable Mention for our Productivity1000 Programmable Controller last year.

P1AM-100 is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller, be compatible with most Arduino MKR format shields and/or ProductivityOpen shields and utilize most Arduino sketch programs. Using the Arduino integrated development environment, the controller is programmed with C++ code and also offers a visual approach, with the ProductivityBlocks interface, that simplifies coding and reduces syntax errors. The CPU supports the full suite of Productivity1000 I/O expansion modules.

“We are so thrilled that our P1AM-100 open-source controller has been nominated for a second very prestigious award,” said Jonathan Griffith with AutomationDirect. “This controller was an instant hit and gives open-source control the longevity needed in the industrial automation field.  We ask Plant Engineering subscribers to vote for it in these awards and we look forward to hearing how customers have utilized this controller in their projects. This recognition is great motivation for products we have planned for the future.”

Voting runs from November 12, 2020 – January 8, 2021. Visit the New Products for Engineers section on the Plant Engineering to cast your vote today.

Plant Engineering will announce the Products of the Year in April 2021.