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  • Product Pointers – January 2019

    Product Pointers – January 2019

    Handy New Gear for a Happy New Year! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Featured Products   Productivity1000 Series PLCs are the super-compact version of the Productivity PLC family with features you love including tag name programming and built-in data logging   C-more touch panels provide complete system visibility and utmost cost … Read More

  • Get Schooled: AC Motor Basics

    Get Schooled: AC Motor Basics

    This AC motor and drive information will aid in selection and application. Jeff Payne, product manager for the drives & motors group at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the January 2019 edition of Plant Service magazine titled Get schooled: AC motor basics Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Payne … Read More

  • 2019 FIRST Robotics  DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE 3D-Printable Scale Model of Field

    2019 FIRST Robotics DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE 3D-Printable Scale Model of Field

    1:20th Scale Model of the 2019 Field AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models for you to play with.  This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Competition game for 2019.  For more info about FIRST and the 2019 game: “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE” – please visit the FIRST website.  Printable Scale … Read More

  • VR Simulation of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Destination Deep Space Game Field

    VR Simulation of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Destination Deep Space Game Field

    UPDATE #2: You can now 1) control the Cargo Ship ejection flaps, 2) Drive the mortar-bot from the game animation around the field (just stand in the driver station of the robot you want to control), 3) Run a full match with sound effects, 4) Watch a monitor in the driver station of the robot … Read More

  • Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect!

    Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect!

    Let’s take some time to appreciate! Celebrate your joys! What brought you joy this year? A satisfying personal accomplishment, a new or improved relationship, serving others, a renewed commitment to your deepest beliefs, a professional milestone? Big or small, we hope you experienced many joyful moments, and that remembering them at this time of year … Read More

  • Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters

    Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters

    Do you ever think about all those marks and logos on electronic equipment? You should, they’re your assurance of product quality. Bill Dehner, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect and Tim Dunn, design engineer at Host Engineering, wrote an article for the November 2018 issue of Design News titled Why Product Testing and Certification Really Matters, … Read More

  • 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