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What is a Thermocouple?

Using thermocouple sensors to measure temperatures in industrial applications. Temperature measurement is one of the most common requirements for any industrial automation or digitally-monitored system. It is often necessary to detect the temperature of gases, liquids, and physical equipment components. The primary contact-based technologies for doing so are thermocouples (TCs), resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and…
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More Hammond Enclosure Options at AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added even more Hammond enclosure options to their lineup of over 11,000 enclosures and accessories. Hammond is a worldwide, well-trusted brand that produces reliable products that carry industry-recognized approvals from their ISO9002:2015 certified facility. These new Hammond additions include more wall-mount enclosure sizes, miniature cases in various sizes and color choices, sanitary pushbutton…
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2022 Digital Animation Award

This award, sponsored by AutomationDirect, celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 2022 Digital Animation Award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to: storytelling, creativity, use of computer software, and…
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Secure Remote Monitoring of Process Systems

A solution using cloud-capable routers and cloud-based computing services enables streamlined and secure remote monitoring and access for process systems. Jonathan Griffith, product manager for AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the October 2021 issue of Processing titled Remote Monitoring Powered by Cloud Services. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text….
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LS Electric Servos Systems from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added LS Electric servos systems that provide extremely accurate motion control and include the most requested features – setup wizards, auto-tuning, built-in indexer, and more – in an extremely cost-effective package. The L7S family of brushless servo systems is fully digital and capable of covering a broad range of motion control applications. There…
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Here’s How to Easily Add IIoT to any Machine

Micro-PLCs with Wi-Fi are key enablers for quickly and economically adding IIoT data connectivity to any type of new or legacy equipment. Bill Dehner, technical marketing engineer for AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the October 2021 issue of Fluid Power World titled Streamlining Equipment IIoT Connectivity. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for…
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New RHINO Power Supplies with Integrated UPS and Power Boost Technology from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added open frame and panel mount power supplies, with integrated UPS functionality, to their RHINO SELECT series of power supplies.  The integrated UPS feature provides seamless battery switchover to keep critical operations running when there is an unexpected loss of power. These industrial power supplies support a wide operating temperature range and provide…
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Newsletter Volume 23 Issue 11

Off-the-Shelf IIoT Solutions for OperationsOff-the-shelf Intelligent VPN routers and associated cloud services make it easy for end users and OEMs to use an IIoT approach for accessing and acting on operational data.Learn more MERZ Schaltgerate?s Top-Quality SwitchesSatisfy customers. Produce high quality, reliable switches. Continuously improve and align. Seventy-five years ago, Gustav Merz put these key…
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CLICK PLUS PLC is a Finalist for Plant Engineering Magazine 2021 Control Systems Product of the Year Award

AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC, starting at just $89, is the next generation platform for basic control applications, building on reliable and familiar functionality, while adding advanced options like Wi-Fi and data logging. AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC was announced as a Plant Engineering 2021 Product of the Year Finalist in the “Controls Systems” category. Check out…