About “Insights In Automation”

About “Insights In Automation”

At “Insights In Automation” we're passionate about technology.

We look forward to getting our hands on the latest hardware and software, and also get nostalgic when breaking out old serial cables and DOS software to work on legacy products.

And while we're passionate about using technology, we're also very passionate about helping others learn how to use it as well.

At it's core, that's what “Insights In Automation” is all about. It's not only our place to talk about automation, but also a place where we help others learn how to use it.

If you have a question us, please feel free to ask it here.

Currently, “Insights In Automation” is made up of the following websites:


IiA-Google+YouTube-Gear-2015-v2-1080x1080“Insights In Automation” is our main website.

We aggregate all the posts from our other sites here, as well as host our contact and support pages.

“Insights in Automation” also has it's very own Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/InsightsInAutomation, Twitter account, www.Twitter.com/InsightsInAutom, Google Plus Page, and YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/InsightsInAutomation.


TAB-Gear-Black-1080x1080-2015v2Originally hosted at InsightsInAutomation.com, “The Automation Blog” (TAB for short) moved to its very own domain on October 13th, 2013. There you'll find helpful articles about using automation products.

“The Automation Blog” also has it's very own Facebook page HERE.


TAP-Gear-Black-800x800-2015v2fb“The Automation Podcast” (TAP for short) is similar to “The Automation Blog,” but in place of written articles you'll find audio podcasts of helpful information about automation products.

“The Automation Podcast” also has it's very own Facebook page here: www.Facebook.com/TheAutomationPodcast.

You can listen to the podcasts at www.TheAutomationPodcast.com, or at Apple's iTunes HERE, or on YouTube HERE.


TAM-Gear-Black-800x800-2015v2fb“The Automation Minute” (TAM for short) is a video website featuring short video tutorials about automation products.

“The Automation Minute” has it's own Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TheAutomationMinute, as well as it's YouTube playlist HERE.

You can also purchase episodes of “The Automation Minute” for 99¢ at TheAutomationMinute.com/Videos


TAS-Gear-Black-800x800-2015v1“The Automation School” is our training website where we host affordable automation training courses.

Our first course, PLC Basics can be found there as well as at www.PLC-Basics.com


AF-Gear-Black-800x800-2015v1AutomationFiles.com is a website were you can buy our sample programs for as little as 99¢ each.


AT-Gear-Black-800x800-2015v1AutomationTutorials.com is a website were you can buy copies of our most popular articles, ebooks, and presentations for as little as 99¢ each.




In the fall of 2016 we launched our newest website, TheAutomationForums.com, as a central place where readers from The Automation Blog, Podcast, and Minute could comment and discuss articles and videos posted on all three sites.

We hope the above article help you become familiar with Insights and Automation.

If you have any questions about our company or websites, please feel free to use the “Contact” form which you can find HERE.


Shawn Tierney
Automation Consultant

Learn to program A-B PLCs today!


  1. Hi Shawn,

    My husband recommended your site, he has met you and thinks you’re great. I just found your Automation Podcasts, and am very excited to listen while driving today. Are there only 4 podcasts? (This is a new thing for you?)


  2. Hi Shawn,

    Your website is very good. I can get many knowledge from that. Thanks

  3. Well done Shawn. Will you develop content for multiple brands of product?

    • Good morning Doug,

      Thank you for your question. This year I hope to expand the network to include “guess posts” from others in the industry to enable coverage of different brands since most of my experience is with Allen-Bradley.

      Have a great weekend!

      Shawn Tierney

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