Industrial Automation News

Industrial Automation
News for the Next Generation


Welcome
 to Library.AutomationDirect.com, where the stacks are filled with tons of industrial automation news & you don’t even need a library card! Here you can read articles from the Automation NOTEBOOK loaded with informative technical articles keeping you on top of what’s happening in the automation industry. Company news, press releases, application stories and more are right here at your fingertips!

Awesome stories of how the next generation is going to change the world are found in our Student Spotlight. You can also read about how our system integrators have designed innovative solutions that make your life better by fixing those nagging problems you face at work! Learn how our products have inspired new ways to improve or even reinvent automation control systems for businesses like bakeries, factories and even egg farms. Don’t miss our newsletter for the latest industrial automation news! Click here to visit AutomationDirect.com.

 

Free Info Long

 

Recently Added to the Library

  • Industrial Controller Selection: Look Beyond the Basics

    Industrial Controller Selection: Look Beyond the Basics

    Winn Paulk, automation controls group product manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the January 2019 issue of Control Engineering magazine, titled Industrial controller selection: Look beyond the basics. See below for a summary, or click on the link above for the full text. Industrial Controller Selection Most industrial controllers, such as programmable logic controllers … Read More

  • RHINO PSV “Value Series” DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    RHINO PSV “Value Series” DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added economical PSV series power supplies and universal battery control modules to the RHINO DC power supplies lineup. RHINO PSV “Value” series DIN rail power supplies are available in a wide selection of voltage and wattage ranges. 5V RHINO DC supplies are available in 15 and 25-watt ratings with 12V supplies at 48W. … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Ease-of-Use 22mm Pushbutton Legend Plates

    AutomationDirect adds Ease-of-Use 22mm Pushbutton Legend Plates

    AutomationDirect now offers easy-to-use metal and plastic legend plates for 22mm pushbutton devices. Some special purpose 22mm pushbutton legend plates require a locator notch to be filed off in order for the legend to fit over standard pushbuttons. With no filing required, these new legend plates offer ease-of-use with all 22mm pushbutton devices. Plastic legend … Read More

  • Five-Conductor Flexible Portable Cord from AutomationDirect

    Five-Conductor Flexible Portable Cord from AutomationDirect

    Type SOOW and Type SEOOW flexible cord with 5 conductors in 16, 14, 12 and 10 AWG have been added to the existing 2, 3 and 4-conductor styles available from AutomationDirect. Flexible portable cord or service cord is used for electrical power connections requiring flexibility in indoor and outdoor wiring applications. Grounded Wye or 5-wire … Read More

  • Product Pointers – January 2019

    Product Pointers – January 2019

    Handy New Gear for a Happy New Year! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Featured Products   Productivity1000 Series PLCs are the super-compact version of the Productivity PLC family with features you love including tag name programming and built-in data logging   C-more touch panels provide complete system visibility and utmost cost … Read More

  • Get Schooled: AC Motor Basics

    Get Schooled: AC Motor Basics

    This AC motor and drive information will aid in selection and application. Jeff Payne, product manager for the drives & motors group at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the January 2019 edition of Plant Service magazine titled Get schooled: AC motor basics Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Payne … Read More

  • 2019 FIRST Robotics  DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE 3D-Printable Scale Model of Field

    2019 FIRST Robotics DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE 3D-Printable Scale Model of Field

    1:20th Scale Model of the 2019 Field AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models for you to play with.  This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Competition game for 2019.  For more info about FIRST and the 2019 game: “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE” – please visit the FIRST website.  Printable Scale … Read More

  • VR Simulation of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Destination Deep Space Game Field

    VR Simulation of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Destination Deep Space Game Field

    UPDATE #2: You can now 1) control the Cargo Ship ejection flaps, 2) Drive the mortar-bot from the game animation around the field (just stand in the driver station of the robot you want to control), 3) Run a full match with sound effects, 4) Watch a monitor in the driver station of the robot … Read More

  • Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect!

    Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect!

    Let’s take some time to appreciate! Celebrate your joys! What brought you joy this year? A satisfying personal accomplishment, a new or improved relationship, serving others, a renewed commitment to your deepest beliefs, a professional milestone? Big or small, we hope you experienced many joyful moments, and that remembering them at this time of year … Read More

  • Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters

    Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters

    Do you ever think about all those marks and logos on electronic equipment? You should, they’re your assurance of product quality. Bill Dehner, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect and Tim Dunn, design engineer at Host Engineering, wrote an article for the November 2018 issue of Design News titled Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters, … Read More