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  • BRX PLC Announced as Finalist for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year

    BRX PLC Announced as Finalist for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year

    AutomationDirect’s BRX PLC was announced as a Finalist in the Automation & Controls category for Plant Engineering’s 2017 Product of the Year. Check out the new BRX PLC here, and please vote after reviewing its features and benefits. Voting closes January 5, 2018, with winners announced on April 2, 2018.

  • Student Spotlight: Droid Names, Faraway Galaxies or Automation Components?

    Student Spotlight: Droid Names, Faraway Galaxies or Automation Components?

    VFDs, rS485, PLCs — these terms may seem like names of droids or faraway galaxies and planets in a “Star Wars” movie. However, they really refer to earthly based components that Vermont Technical College engineering student Dan Rapoza learned about when he set out to help a dairy farmer save time and money by automating … Read More

  • More Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures Added by AutomationDirect

    More Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures Added by AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added 206 new enclosures in 15 different categories to its Hubbell-Wiegmann line of metallic and non-metallic enclosures. New models include disconnect, pushbutton, padlocking, keylocking, floor-mount, freestanding and stainless steel enclosures, consoles/consolets, and enclosures with knockouts. Single-door freestanding enclosures with smaller removable hinge pins are now available. Multiple short hinge pins make it possible … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 11

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 11

    Still stuffed with turkey from Thanksgiving? Sit back and relax with the November issue of AutomationDirect’s newsletter! In this month’s issue check out a slideshare about IP69K ratings and download our free white paper about Automation Control System Specification, Design and Installation. After that, check out our other articles covering a range of topics such … Read More

  • Pick the Right Solenoid Valve

    Pick the Right Solenoid Valve

    To control pneumatic cylinders and actuators with fluid power, air flow must be reliably controlled, typically with a solenoid valve. Pat Phillips, Product Manager, Fluid Power & Mechanical Products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article titled There’s a Valve for That, which ran in the November-December 2017 issue of IEN magazine. In the article, he discussed … Read More

  • BRX PLC Announced as a Finalist for Plant Engineering’s 2017 Product of the Year

    BRX PLC Announced as a Finalist for Plant Engineering’s 2017 Product of the Year

    AutomationDirect’s BRX PLC was announced as a Finalist in the Automation & Controls category for Plant Engineering’s 2017 Product of the Year. Check out the new BRX PLC here, and please vote after reviewing its features and benefits. Voting closes January 5, 2018, with winners announced on April 2, 2018.

  • SapiSelco| The Art of Creating Cable Ties

    SapiSelco| The Art of Creating Cable Ties

    Most people wouldn’t consider cable ties as art but this creative Italian-based company, SapiSelco, has made the production of industrial cable ties into an art form in both its design and development of its unique ArtisTie program. With a love of art that dates back thousands of years, northern Italy is home to ancient art, … Read More

  • Microcontrollers versus PLCs: There’s a Clear Winner for Your Industrial Applications

    Microcontrollers versus PLCs: There’s a Clear Winner for Your Industrial Applications

    The world of single-board computers and microcontrollers offers interesting and inexpensive opportunities for automation applications, but can these components be trusted in critical production applications? The assortment of microcontrollers emerging in the “maker” world has been growing rapidly, with no signs of abating. These devices—including Arduino, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi and others—offer extraordinary capabilities, along with … Read More

  • AutomationDirect Adds Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels

    AutomationDirect Adds Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels

    Starting at $98, two new 3-inch C-more Micro HMI panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator.

  • AutomationDirect Adds More Touch Panels to the C-more HMI Line

    AutomationDirect Adds More Touch Panels to the C-more HMI Line

    AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes a 10-inch widescreen model and a 15-inch base model touch panel.