AutomationDirect News & Articles

AutomationDirect releases “Safety Components on Guard” white paper

  • July 26, 2019
  • News

This white paper offers an introduction to safety standards for guarding and protecting personnel; understanding safety fundamentals is critical to applying safety components properly.

Regulations Require Surge Protection for Safety Circuits

  • June 4, 2019
  • Feature

By Brent Purdy, PE, AutomationDirect Recent additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC) mandate surge protection for safety interlock circuits to protect operators and machinery.

AutomationDirect releases Basic Pneumatic Circuits white paper

  • April 23, 2019
  • News

This white paper examines pneumatic design best practices and presents four basic pneumatic circuits commonly used in machine automation.

AutomationDirect announces expansion of free online PLC training program

  • April 9, 2019
  • News

The complete video training series encompasses various levels of training from entry level programming to advanced PLC functions and is available to anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.

AutomationDirect announces free online PLC training

  • January 10, 2019
  • News

Due to the high demand and requests for training in the field of industrial automation, AutomationDirect is now offering unlimited access to selected Interconnecting Automation training series for anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.

AutomationDirect partners with ASO to offer factory safety solutions

  • December 15, 2017
  • News

Safety mats and edges are used to protect people and machinery from harm. A full range of sizes and lengths of mats and edges are in stock for immediate shipment.

AutomationDirect introduces embedded video help for Do-More BRX PLC

  • July 6, 2017
  • News

Video help has been incorporated into the instruction set of Do-more! Designer. Over 50 instructional videos are currently available with new ones being added as they become available.

In the Hacker Age, How Secure Is Your PLC?

  • June 13, 2017
  • Feature

By Bill Dehner, A recent study by the Identity Theft Resource Center concluded that in 2016 U.S companies and government agencies were breached 1,093 times. That’s a new record and a 40% increase from the 780 breaches in 2015.