Micro800 Training Course Coming

If you’ve visited TheAutomationMinute.com lately, you’ve seen that I’ve started publishing a series of videos on the Micro800. Part of the reason for this is, while I still believe the MicroLogix 1000 is the best PLC to learn on (via my course at www.PLC-Basics.com) there’s no denying that the Micro800 is Rockwell’s new line of lost cost Micro…

PLC Basics Course Now Available Digitally!

I’m please to announce that my Micro PLC Basics training course, previously only available on DVD, has just been released for “Video On-Demand” streaming! Now anyone who wants to learn PLCs can watch my PLC video course in HD, on-demand from any internet connected video device (including smart phones and tablets!) And because it’s “video on-demand,” viewers no longer have to wait a week or more for the physical…

We’ve launched our own Kickstarter!

I’m very pleased to announce that Insights in Automation has launched it’s very own Kickstarter campaign to produce an affordable Automation Training DVD! Note: You can find out more about our Kickstarter Campaign on our companion sites listed below: Our official Kickstarter page (Kickstarter) Video tour of our Kickstarter project page How to make a pledge step-by-step The initial goal of the…

We’ve Moved!

This weekend our “The Automation Blog” website moved here to it’s very own domain, www.TheAutomationBlog.com. This move was done to correspond with two upcoming sister sites, “The Automation Podcast” and “The Automation Minute.” While all new blog posts will now be posted here, past posts will also be available on our parent site, www.InsightsInAutomation.com, for the foreseeable future. Update: All blog posts are now only…

Welcome to “Insights in Automation”

Welcome to “Insights in Automation.” Here you’ll find thoughtful insight into the world of industrial automation, including solutions to common (and not so common) problems, “how to” information, and first hand reports from my time in the field working with controls engineers implementing PLC, HMI, SCADA and MES solutions. Please feel free to join in the conversation by taking advantage of this site’s “post a comment or question”…