An insider's look at why BRX PLCs were needed, what makes them so special and how the design came about from the president of HOST Engineering
an exclusive PLC supplier to AutomationDirect.
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[Music] [Music] The question that we always ask ourselves was, how do we build a PLC that is respectful to the legacy. That meets people where they came from, while simultaneously moving them into most of the future. I don't want to sound too pretentious about it but, meet people where they are and then move in moving forward because some aspects of PLC tend to be a little retro. I mean, I think it suits that market people to do automation tend to be fairly risk-aversion rightfully so. The question we were constantly asking was, you know how do we build the PLC that meets them where they are. While simultaneously moving them to a little bit better view or a little bit sure what the word is, but one that embraces a little more modern realistic things. So that's the question, respect to Levis legacy, embrace the future. And so when we started developing to do-more engine back many years ago that was that was the perspective how what would what would we want it to do if we were the ones out doing this and we had the ability to start from nothing. What would we want and so that's how we built the engine. Well then you get to the point to where you're looking at these platforms that have been out that had been out for 20-plus years. What are the limitations of those platforms, if I had that to do over again? If I could review the hardware and we do it with more modern parts and modern capabilities what kinds of things would I want to do. So, bricks was the culmination of taking the do-more engine, taking the things that we've learned over many years; in terms of how to build the engine and then building the hardware that we thought would hit AutomationDirect’s core customer right smack dab in the middle of where that business is. How do we build a hardware platform that embraces the capabilities of do-more and gives people what they want. It's again it's all about value how do we how do we cram the coolest neatest stuff into a package that's going to sit right in the market where it needs to be. [Music] English (auto-generated)