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DIY Pneumatic Saw Clamp

Many years ago my father was working on a new shop behind his house. The insides were left for us to finish. We needed to build work benches, shelves and racks. To save money, he bought the longer 2×4 sized …

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Converting a Mill/Drill and Installing a VFD — Issue 33, 2015

Several years ago I purchased a Wadkin lathe made in England in late 1964. It is equipped with a very special motor that is 220V, three-phase and 50Hz. Because of the special design of the motor, it has a long …

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AutomationDirect adds right-angle servo gear reducers to motion control line

AutomationDirect has extended its SureGear® line of precision servo gearboxes to include right-angle gear reducers. The PGB series is ideal for applications that require a more compact footprint. These right-angle planetary gear reducers offer similar technical specifications to the PGA …

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IronHorse® Fractional HP DC Motors and Gearmotors from AutomationDirect

Cumming, GA — March 12, 2014  AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of electric motors now includes fractional HP DC motors and gearmotors. UL, CSA and RoHS compliant, models are IP40-rated and feature reversible design and dynamically balanced armatures; models are available …

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AutomationDirect Expands Hand Tool Offering

Cumming, GA — March 20, 2013  AutomationDirect has expanded its line of Wera hand tools to include ratchets and sockets, as well as combination wrenches, nut drivers, chisel drivers and additional screwdrivers. Seven-piece nutdriver sets ($33) made of …

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AutomationDirect Adds KNIPEX Pliers to Tool Offering

 Cumming, GA — November 14, 2012  AutomationDirect’s product offering now includes a variety of KNIPEX pliers. Available in slip-resistant plastic coated, comfort grip, and insulated comfort grip handle styles, the pliers are made of high-grade special tool steel …

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AutomationDirect Extends Line of RUKO Cutting Tools

Cumming, GA — October 17, 2012  AutomationDirect has added T-shank jig saw blades, deburring tools, and more to its line of RUKO cutting tools.

Available in high speed steel and bi-metal high speed steel, RUKO T-shank jig saw …

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Bringing Life to an Old Machine – Issue 24, 2012

An innovative employee at American Label & Tag was an automation neophyte, but AutomationDirect’s customer support showed him the way.…

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Holographic Technology Replaces Conventional Operator Input Devices – Issue 4, 2005

In April 2002, HoloTouch®, Inc., a Delaware corporation with offices in Darien, Connecticut, announced that its founder and President, R. Douglas McPheters, had been granted a U.S. Patent for his “holographic control arrangements.” This innovative technology allows operators to actuate …

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