Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect


PLM, Control Design August 8, 2018

How to choose an industrial automation controller

Choosing the most effective controller requires careful evaluation of multiple requirements.

By Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect
PLCs, PACs February 13, 2018

Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), USB, and MicroSD cards to improve price/performance ratios, shrink form factors, and add new features.

By Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect
Industrial PCs January 2, 2018

How to select the correct factory automation controller for your application

Picking the right hardware is critical, but users also need to make sure they include controller programming software in the evaluation process.

By Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect
Data Acquisition, DAQ May 25, 2015

Blurred lines: PLCs and PACs converge

When selecting a PLC or PAC, specify the controller that best fits the applications. The controller specified should be based on controller capabilities and the application requirements, such as machine control, motion control, process control, test and data acquisition, distributed control, enterprise connectivity, or some combination.

By Jeff Payne, AutomationDirect