Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 4

Happy Spring!  This month’s issue is full of great articles on Ethernet in automation.  In the world of technology nothing seems to evolve faster than communication, so we hope these articles will help you understand the ins and outs of Ethernet communication.  We are adding new products every month, there are 6 new products highlighted in the “now available” section.  If you’ve ever wondered how and why AutomationDirect supports robotic in our local schools we have a great article that explains everything.  There is also great new contest this month, write a product or company review and be entered for a chance to win an iPad!  Hope you enjoy this month’s issue.

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Ethernet Dos and Don'ts

10 Physical Properties to Sense for Factory Automation

It may only take a small change in a physical property to cause a machine fault, so detection of any variations can prevent problems and optimize the machine. While there
are many physical properties that can be measured and detected by sensors and transmitters, this blog will take a quick look at ten of them.
 Read the entire blog here

AutomationDirect is Atlanta’s Top Midsize Workplace

AutomationDirect has been once again been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Find out why AutomationDirect is such an awesome employer!

Ethernet in Machine Automation

Fieldbus technology has been around for more than 30 years and has been a great replacement for point-to-point wiring in many cases. It’s widely used for connecting sensors, solenoids and other devices to PLCs and other controllers. Ethernet is the most popular fieldbus option and it comes in many flavors. Learn more about Ethernet in machine automation

Now Available 

Potable Water Fitting and Tubing
tubing starting at 
$20.00
Compact Limit Switches Connection
starting at 
$21.00
Bryant Watertight Wiring Devices
starting at 
$14.00
Stride Managed Ethernet Switches
starting at $429.00 
Assorted Wera Hand Tools
17-piece impact driver set starting at $221.00 
Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules
TAP units starting at $171.00 

Ethernet Basics in Automation

Ethernet is being used more and more to establish communications between all of our various automation devices. So coming up to speed quickly with Ethernet is becoming really important. The good news is when it comes to Ethernet Basics, You Can Do It…with AutomationDirect! Read more on Ethernet basic

AutomationDirect’s Support of Robotics Then and Now

It all started almost 12 years ago when one young man and a group of his friends approached us and asked if we would help them start a FIRST robotics team in the county. The cool thing about FIRST is that it stresses something called “Gracious Professionalism” and “Cooperation” – that is – it stresses winning by being gracious and professional and helping others succeed. Read the story behind how we began supporting robotics

Write a Review for a Chance to Win an iPad Mini!

We know you love AutomationDirect’s products, and we want to give you a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini 16GB for telling us what you think about them! Beginning April 5th until May 9th, 2017 we are encouraging you to write a company or product review on AutomationDirect.com. When you do, your name will be automatically entered in a random drawing for the Apple iPad Mini 16GB. Plus, the first 50 entries will receive a surprise style of safety glasses (one per customer and U.S. residents only) – so don’t delay! Write a review for a chance to win a FREE iPad Mini!

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