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  • Product Pointers – March 2019

    Product Pointers – March 2019

    Featured Products   Productivity3000 high-performance controller provides 50MB of user memory, seven communications ports with EtherNet/IP support and is fully expandable up to 59,840 I/O points   ViewMarq LED message displays with easily configured messages and FREE configuration software   3-phase soft starters improve energy efficiency of motor control     Marathon electric motors, 1/4 … Read More

  • Supplier Profile – ReeR

    Supplier Profile – ReeR

    When asked what comes to mind when someone mentions ‘Italy’, people often think of the country’s delicious pasta and food, fast cars, breath-taking landscapes and stunning architecture. Italy is certainly known for these remarkable things and much more. It is also home to this month’s supplier profile ReeR, a 60-year old company founded in Turin … Read More

  • Safety Controllers Simplify Systems

    Safety Controllers Simplify Systems

    Safety Controllers are often a better option than multiple safety relays, especially for more complex applications. Larry Reynolds, product engineer for sensor and safety products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the February 2019 issue of IMPO titled Safety Controllers Simplify Systems. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Reynolds … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds AcuAMP Solid Core AC Current Transformers

    AutomationDirect adds AcuAMP Solid Core AC Current Transformers

    AcuAMP® Solid Core AC current transformers from AutomationDirect are instrumentation grade (commercial class) and provide a very cost-effective means of measuring primary current. Two different window openings and two mounting styles along with numerous secondary ratios are available to meet most applications. Available in primary current ranges up to 1000A, the AC transformers are compact, … Read More

  • Self-Adjusting Rotatable Die Crimping Tool from AutomationDirect

    Self-Adjusting Rotatable Die Crimping Tool from AutomationDirect

    The new DN-FE-16T crimping tool from AutomationDirect has a rotatable die and a trapezoidal crimp profile. The crimper is self-adjusting for use with insulated and non-insulated wire ferrules in sizes from 26 to 8 AWG. The crimp head is rotatable to accommodate crimping from the side or from the front. This new crimper is identical … Read More

  • Selecting a Software Programming Platform

    Selecting a Software Programming Platform

    PLCs are typically programmed with PC-based software, and selecting the right platform is critical to project success and ongoing operations. Bill Dehner, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the February 2019 issue of NASA Tech Briefs titled Selecting a Software Programming Platform, here’s a summary. Dehner says software development and testing is … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 2

    Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 2

    Newsletter Volume 21 Issue 2 Productivity1000 PLC receives an Engineers’ Choice Award AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention in the Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs category. Check out the new Productivity1000 PLC and see what it can do for your next application. Check out the … Read More

  • SureStep IP65 Rated Stepping Motors from AutomationDirect

    SureStep IP65 Rated Stepping Motors from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added motors designed for washdown environments to its stepper systems product line. SureStep® IP65 rated high-torque stepping motors are completely protected from solids and dust ingress and from low pressure water jets from any direction, making them suitable for many washdown applications. These fully sealed, single-shaft motors are available with industry-standard NEMA 17, … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Basic Single Loop Temperature Controllers

    AutomationDirect adds Basic Single Loop Temperature Controllers

    Economical SOLO® Basic temperature controllers from AutomationDirect provide single loop control for heating and cooling processes using a thermocouple or RTD input signal and a relay, voltage pulse, or current output signal (depending on model). The 1/16 DIN panel size SOLO basic controller operates on 100 to 240 VAC 50 / 60 Hz input power. … Read More

  • ProSense Air Differential Pressure Gauges from AutomationDirect

    ProSense Air Differential Pressure Gauges from AutomationDirect

    For use with air and compatible non-combustible gases, ProSense® DGA differential pressure gauges are used to measure and display difference in air pressure between two reference points in inches of water. Applications include air/gas flow indication, filter monitoring, cabinet purging, room positive or negative pressure status and more. These high-quality gauges feature an industrial grade … Read More