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    Help Smiley and Win Big!

    Smiley needs your help! He’s working on a crossword puzzle and only has 10 unanswered questions left. Give him a hand by completing your own puzzle and then helping him complete his. When you do, Smiley will enter you into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE STRIDE Pocket Portal IoT Bridge with … Read More

  • Micro-Processor Based Digital DC Drives from AutomationDirect

    Micro-Processor Based Digital DC Drives from AutomationDirect

    The IronHorse® GSD8 series of DC drives is a microprocessor-based design with non-volatile memory storage that is programmable with adjustable parameters, programmable alarm outputs and offers a digital closed-loop algorithm for motor control. GSD8 output power available is 1/2 to 1hp at 120 VAC input and 1 to 2hp at 240 VAC input; output voltage … Read More

  • NITRA Pneumatic Coalescing Air Filters for Mist and Vapor Filtration

    NITRA Pneumatic Coalescing Air Filters for Mist and Vapor Filtration

    The NITRA® pneumatic AC Series of coalescing air filters from AutomationDirect allows finer removal of moisture, vapor and oil mist from compressed air applications to provide optimal performance for pneumatic systems and components. NITRA coalescing filters are available in a range of port sizes from 1/8″ to 1/2″ FNPT; replaceable 0.3-micron filter elements are standard, … Read More

  • Lightweight Automation Options

    Lightweight Automation Options

    Some automation applications don’t need a full-blown control system, and today’s lightweight devices can offer targeted and economical options. Bill Dehner, a Technical Marketing Manager at AutomationDirect, authored an article for the September 2019 issue of Industrial Equipment News titled Lightweight Automation Options. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. … Read More

  • Selecting HMI Remote Access Options

    Selecting HMI Remote Access Options

    There are two leading methods exist for establishing mobile HMI connectivity, with one providing more cybersecurity. Jonathan Griffith, product manager for Industrial Communications & Power Supplies at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the September 2019 issue of Control Engineering titled Selecting HMI Remote Access Options. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the … Read More

  • Product Pointers – September 2019

    Product Pointers – September 2019

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  • Applying the Right Position Sensor

    Applying the Right Position Sensor

    These pointers shed some light on how end users can choose between general-purpose and mission-specific position sensors. Andrew Waugh, Product Manager for Sensor and Safety products at AutomationDirect, recently authored an article for the September 2019 issue of Design World titled Applying the right position sensor. Following is a summary, click on the preceding link … Read More

  • Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

    Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect now offers continuous flexing control cables and continuous flexing Profibus-DP cables that are designed to be exposed to constant flexing during operation and to withstand millions of flex cycles. These cables are available cut-to-length in one-foot increments with a 20-foot minimum length. igus CF130US and CF140US series tray rated control cables are specifically designed, … Read More

  • ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    ProSense® FTS series thermal flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution for monitoring water, glycol solutions, or air flow for applications where high accuracy is not required. With no moving parts, thermal flow sensors are a reliable alternative to mechanical flow switches and other flow sensing technologies. Using the 4-digit, two color alphanumeric display with … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

    AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

    PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet-capable micro brick PLCs. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable … Read More