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  • What’s new with the Productivity Suite

    What’s new with the Productivity Suite

    Our software developers have been very busy adding new features and improvements to our Productivity Suite PLC programming software. Since its release many years ago, Productivity Suite has continually been improved with ongoing enhancements many of which were derived from customer requests. Thank you for your feedback and please keep us informed of any features … Read More

  • Premium-Efficiency, Cast-Iron Three-Phase AC Motors from AutomationDirect

    Premium-Efficiency, Cast-Iron Three-Phase AC Motors from AutomationDirect

    IronHorse MTCP2 industrial duty motors meet the premium efficiency requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. MTCP2 motors are offered in T-Frame (1 to 300 hp) and TC-Frame/C-Face (1 to 30 hp). C-face kits are available for motors over 30hp. These motors are available in 1200, 1800, & 3600 RPM and have … Read More

  • High Efficiency and Ruggedized DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    High Efficiency and Ruggedized DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added PSH series high efficiency power supplies and PSX series rugged IP67 rated power supplies to the RHINO DC power supplies lineup. RHINO high efficiency PSH series 12, 24 and 48 VDC power supplies offer best-in-class efficiencies up to 94.5%, temperature performance range of -25°C to 70°C and agency approvals for extreme conditions. … Read More

  • WEG High-Performance, Compact Size AC Drives from AutomationDirect

    WEG High-Performance, Compact Size AC Drives from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added a new line of AC variable frequency (VFD) drives for motor speed control and other industrial control applications. The WEG CFW300 variable frequency drive is a high-performance VFD for three-phase induction motors. It is ideal for applications on machines or equipment that require precise control with easy setup and operation. The CFW300 … Read More

  • 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.