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  • PLCs Help the Show Go On

    PLCs Help the Show Go On

    How industrial automation plays a leading role in show-biz scenery. In February 2020, Control Design posted a website article by Ryan Poethke of Showman Fabricators, titled Motor Control When Hanging From The Ceiling. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Industrial automation can play a role in many situations beyond … Read More

  • Pneumatic Fitting Tips

    Pneumatic Fitting Tips

    Properly identifying pneumatic fitting and component sizes, especially on older equipment, is easier with these tips. Kevin Kakascik, Technical Marketing Engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the June 2020 issue of Fluid Power World titled Cracking the Code on Existing Pneumatic Fittings. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

    AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

    Linear Variable Inductance Transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional electrical signal output of 0-10V or 4-20mA (depending on model). LVITs are contactless devices designed for dimension or position measuring applications where the sensing element cannot be attached to the object being measured. LVITs exhibit outstanding … Read More

  • Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

    Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

    More fully digital soft starters have been added to the AutomationDirect drives and motor controls lineup. STELLAR® SR35 series full-featured solid-state soft starters are available in three frame sizes to control both 1-phase and 3-phase AC induction motors with 24VDC control voltage (optional 110-230 VAC). Designed for 17-361 full-load amps at 110-240 VAC (1-phase) or … Read More

  • CUI Devices Builds on Company History of Manufacturing Industry-Leading Electronic Components

    CUI Devices Builds on Company History of Manufacturing Industry-Leading Electronic Components

    Many companies are taking on new initiatives and policies for their clients and employees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and CUI Devices is among them. The company is supporting clients that produce key medical equipment like ventilators, test equipment, and patient monitors by prioritizing and expediting free product samples. CUI Devices is also … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 6

    Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 6

    CLICK PLC and C-more HMI Integral for Emergency Ventilator Using readily available AutomationDirect parts, an Auburn University team converted a CPAP machine to a high-functioning emergency ventilator in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the threat of ventilator shortages during the COVID-19 crisis, various organizations called on developers to build “emergency ventilators”. A team at … Read More

  • Safety Standards Update Summer 2020

    Safety Standards Update Summer 2020

    Safety standards are vitally important to follow, understand, and implement to eliminate and avoid injuries to personnel from machinery. This is our biennial update as to major changes to American National Standards Institute or ANSI code, and most specifically the B11.0 dedicated to “Safety of Machinery”. Since 1922, the B11 standards for machine safety were … Read More

  • Product Pointers – June 2020

    Product Pointers – June 2020

    Featured Products   Productivity3000 high-performance controller provides 50MB of user memory, up to seven communications ports with EtherNet/IP support and is fully expandable up to 59,840 I/O points   IronHorse GSD8 DC drives are microprocessor-based and used as speed controllers, time-based process controllers or follower drives in a master-follower application   Hammond industrial enclosures in … Read More

  • NITRA Pneumatic Air Preparation Filters, Regulators, Lubricators from AutomationDirect

    NITRA Pneumatic Air Preparation Filters, Regulators, Lubricators from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect NITRA® pneumatic air filters, air regulators, air lubricators, air relief valves and combination air filters/regulators are now available with larger gauges and a new easy quarter-turn twist off feature. These air preparation units are available in a wide variety of port sizes to meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply filtration, air regulation … Read More

  • Productivity2000 PLC Analog and Specialty I/O Modules from AutomationDirect

    Productivity2000 PLC Analog and Specialty I/O Modules from AutomationDirect

    The AutomationDirect Productivity2000® PLC is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available. Two new 4-channel analog input modules (from $159.00) provide 0-20 mA or 0-10 VDC inputs, and two new 4-channel … Read More