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  • Help the BRX PLC Take the Top Spot in Control Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards!

    Help the BRX PLC Take the Top Spot in Control Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards!

    AutomationDirect’s BRX PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards finalist in the Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs category. Check out the new BRX PLC here, and please vote considering its technological innovation, ease of use, and impact on the industrial market. Voting closes December 19, 2017, with winners announced on … Read More

  • Halloween DIY How To Prop – Automated Door

    Halloween DIY How To Prop – Automated Door

    Things that go bump in the night takes on a whole new meaning with AutomationDirect’s latest Halloween project. The recent installment in their long-running Halloween DIY How To Prop series shows how quick and simple it is to create a Haunted Automated Door with AutomationDirect parts and service. You and your spooky decorations are guaranteed to … Read More

  • Thermal Management Systems | White Paper

    Thermal Management Systems | White Paper

    Fluctuating temperatures in  harsh factory or plant environments can make thermal management of enclosures a difficult task. With many different options available to maintain consistent thermal management, the correct or most budget-friendly choice isn’t always obvious.

  • AutomationDirect adds more Koyo incremental and absolute encoders

    AutomationDirect adds more Koyo incremental and absolute encoders

    AutomationDirect has expanded its Koyo encoder product line to include additional incremental encoder output options and higher resolutions for absolute encoders.

  • Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators from AutomationDirect

    Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added second generation (Gen 2) linear motion slide actuators to its SureMotion line of motion control products. The SureMotion lineup includes both motor-ready actuator assemblies and an assortment of sliding components and accessories to provide a wide variety of motion control solutions for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.

  • Bimed | Making Cable Connections Worldwide

    Bimed | Making Cable Connections Worldwide

    Positioned on a thin stretch of land in Turkey that connects Europe and Asia, there’s a company called Bimed Teknik Aletler that also makes connections. Although not geographical, Bimed’s connections provide protection for electrical cables and ensuring safety for companies and people throughout the world.

  • System Integrator and AutomationDirect partner Affinity Energy Designed, Built and Installed a Research Chamber Temperature Control System

    System Integrator and AutomationDirect partner Affinity Energy Designed, Built and Installed a Research Chamber Temperature Control System

    The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill spends almost $1 billion on research annually, ranking eighth among universities in the U.S. However, it was spending too much money and time supporting an existing temperature chamber control system.

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 9

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 9

    In this issue we’re highlighting a video, which details the comparison of an Arduino and an AutomationDirect BRX PLC in a flow meter application. Technical marketing engineer, Chip McDaniel, also wrote an informative article why pneumatics is used to power linear motion, along with some of the basic pneumatic hardware required for these types of … Read More

  • Emergency Stop Control Stations: One Push Can Save Your Life

    Emergency Stop Control Stations: One Push Can Save Your Life

    Let’s take a minute to think about how far we have advanced with innovation and technology. It is truly amazing when you look at the devices and products we develop these days. From a simple small piece of wood with a spring-loaded thin u-shaped metal rod and an extremely simple trigger mechanism designed to reduce … Read More

  • Every Motor Deserves a Quality Liquid-Tight Conduit

    Every Motor Deserves a Quality Liquid-Tight Conduit

    You get a call from the production floor because a machine is not running right. You go check it and find out that the motor is acting up, has corrosion damage inside the junction box, which is probably also contributing to the imminent death of the motor. Now you need to replace it but don’t … Read More