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  • How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller

    How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller

    Choosing the most effective controller requires careful evaluation of multiple requirements. Jeff Payne, Automation Controls Group Product Manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article appearing in the August 2018 issue of Applied Automation titled How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller. There are many important items to consider when choosing a controller for machine and process … Read More

  • Metrol: Empowered Employees Contribute to Successfully Manufacturing Precise Products

    Metrol: Empowered Employees Contribute to Successfully Manufacturing Precise Products

    In 1976, there were many firsts – the Concorde flew its first commercial supersonic flight, Nadia Comãneci scored the first ever perfect score in gymnastics, and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed Apple Computers. That same year, a company called Metrol Co., Ltd. was founded in Tokyo, Japan. Metrol products may not be as familiar … Read More

  • Product Pointers – August 2018

    Product Pointers – August 2018

    Save More On HMI, Pneumatic, Safety, and Tool Products    Featured Products BRX micro PLC units offer outstanding features including built-in data logging, motion control and customizable communication 7-inch widescreen C-more touch panels offer more space for vital information with high-resolution screens and numerous communication options STRIDE SE2 managed Ethernet switches improve network performance and … Read More

  • Maintaining the Proper Equilibrium Through Automation – Systems & Controls

    Maintaining the Proper Equilibrium Through Automation – Systems & Controls

    Early civilizations used an arm’s length, the width of a palm or the number of seeds in a container to build buildings and trade items in a local marketplace. In today’s world, measuring liquids, solids, and even atomic particles has become an exact science. For day-to-day operations, manufacturers need to measure and maintain materials at … Read More

  • Multifunction Electrical Power Meters from AutomationDirect

    Multifunction Electrical Power Meters from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added multifunction power meters to its line of electrical power products. Socomec DIRIS A power meters are easy to install and use power measurement devices with extended functionality for measuring electrical values in low voltage networks. Socomec power meters offer solutions for industry, infrastructure and data centers and provide reduced costs, reduced production … Read More

  • UL 1008 Rated Manual Transfer Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    UL 1008 Rated Manual Transfer Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    Socomec SIRCOVER UL 1008 rated manual transfer switches provide safe transfer and are extremely durable, tested and approved for use in the most demanding applications such as resistive load or total system applications. The switches provide reliable operation with a double breaking per pole sliding bar contacts system. SIRCOVER manual transfer switches have three stable, … Read More

  • Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure

    Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure

    Jim Krebs, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article in Processing magazine’s July 2018 issue titled Specifying Thermal Management Systems for Control Enclosures Most automation and electrical devices must be housed in a control enclosure when used in industrial environments. This includes controllers, drives, power supplies, disconnects, fuses, terminals, relays, contactors and more. Krebs … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 7

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 7

    While some people take the summer off to relax, we’ve used it to launch new products, bring you new and exciting content and of course work on our tans 😎. Check out our new articles on ladder logic vs object oriented programming, how a wastewater treatment plant uses AutomationDirect products, brush up on Ethernet basics and … Read More

  • Comparing Ladder Logic and Object Oriented Programming

    Comparing Ladder Logic and Object Oriented Programming

    Jerry Reaves, PLC silo product manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the July 2018 issue of Control Engineering titled Comparing ladder logic and object oriented programming In the article, he discussed how many young automation professionals are comfortable with object oriented programming (OOP), but Reaves says ladder logic remains the standard for industrial automation applications: … Read More

  • ASO Safety Solutions – Supplier Profile

    ASO Safety Solutions – Supplier Profile

    In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy worried about lions, tigers, and bears as she began her journey. While those animals certainly can be frightening, in our automated world, safety concerns are different. Doors, gates, and machines can pose hazards to people and property if they don’t work properly: garage doors should stop if something is … Read More