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  • Configuring Analog Devices to Integrate with PLCs

    Configuring Analog Devices to Integrate with PLCs

    A variety of analog signals must be transmitted to a PLC for monitoring and control, with each processed to ensure correct operation. Winn Paulk, the Automation Controls Group Product Manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the November 2018 issue of Processing magazine titled Configuring analog devices to integrate with PLCs. All programmable logic controllers … Read More

  • Effective Process Skid Automation

    Effective Process Skid Automation

    Process skids are used in many industries and present a host of automation challenges, each of which can be met by using the right controller hardware and software. Jeff Payne, the Automation Controls Group Product Manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article appearing in the September 2018 issue of Processing magazine titled Effective Process Skid Automation. … Read More

  • Absolutely FREE PLC Training from AutomationDirect

    Absolutely FREE PLC Training from AutomationDirect

    ~No Purchase Necessary for Free PLC Training~ As the world around us becomes more and more automated, an understanding of electrical control systems becomes more and more vital. Manufacturers, as well as the technicians, integrators, and/or engineers they employ, know firsthand the benefits automation provides. In fact, for many, automation has been the key to … Read More

  • Fruitport High School Robotics Team Restores Kris Moose

    Fruitport High School Robotics Team Restores Kris Moose

    The Fruitport High School Robotics Team (FRC team # 2405), known as the Techno Trojans, were approached by the Lakes Mall in Muskegon Michigan to restore an animatronic Christmas moose display and ‘bring the moose back to life’.  Originally the moose – affectionately known as Kris Moose – was a part of the Christmas display … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 11

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 11

    Newsletter Volume 20 Issue 11 Panel Builder Checklist There are many things to consider when building an automation control system. Some control systems are extremely simple, like a pump control system that consists of a pump, level controller, and a contactor, or they can be complicated and control a full production line with a series … Read More

  • SCADA Upgrade Provides Quick Compliance

    SCADA Upgrade Provides Quick Compliance

    Sensible Automation Solutions updated its customer to an AutomationDirect BRX Do-more PLC to add needed capabilities and data reporting to an existing wastewater treatment system.

  • AttaBox Brand Polycarbonate and Fiberglass Enclosures from AutomationDirect

    AttaBox Brand Polycarbonate and Fiberglass Enclosures from AutomationDirect

    The AttaBox brand from Robroy Enclosures offers large selections of non-metallic corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) enclosures for equipment protection in a wide range of applications. AttaBox non-metallic industrial enclosures offer significant economic savings over metallic alternatives such as stainless steel while providing comparable or superior physical properties. AttaBox models are available … Read More

  • RG Weber Control Systems Keeps Older Control Systems Working Efficiently

    RG Weber Control Systems Keeps Older Control Systems Working Efficiently

    An older control system that regularly fails has a significant impact on a company’s earnings with production down-time and incessant equipment repair costs. RG Weber Control Systems works with its customers to restore their machines’ productivity and efficiency to its full capabilities – leading to a better bottom line. Since 1993, RG Weber Control Systems, … Read More

  • Product Pointers – November 2018

    Product Pointers – November 2018

    Featured Products Productivity2000 series PLCs are packed with features you’d pay thousands for elsewhere including built-in data logging and tag name programming STRIDE Modbus gateways provide a bidirectional bridge between Modbus RTU/ASCII (serial) products and Modbus TCP (Ethernet) products Force-guided relays use mechanically linked contacts to ensure that all contacts move simultaneously and cannot all … Read More

  • MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller System from AutomationDirect

    MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller System from AutomationDirect

    A new system of safety monitoring and control devices has been added to the AutomationDirect line of safety-related products. The ReeR MOSAIC safety controller system is modular, expandable and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant. As a stand-alone controller, the M1 master MOSAIC module has 8 inputs, … Read More