Issue 29 – 2014

 In Issue 29, you will find informative articles on our Do-more Designer programming software, our newest C-more touch screen interface panels, and other new products. Also in this issues our cover story explores how American manufacturing can assist and benefit from U.S. armed Forces returning to the civilian work force. All that and much more is packed in to Issue 29 of the AutomationNotebook.

– TJ Johns
Senior Editor

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In This Issue of The Automation Notebook…

  • New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels — Issue 29, 2014

    New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels — Issue 29, 2014

    AutomationDirect Adds Hardware Features with New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels AutomationDirect has released its new EA9 series operator touch panels for the C-more line. The color TFT touch screens are available in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch versions. Loaded with new features and higher performance but at a lower cost than … Read More

  • Product Snapshots — Issue 29, 2014

    Product Snapshots — Issue 29, 2014

    We have added several exciting products since our last edition of the Automation Notebook. Here are some highlights about some of those new products including: IronHorse Fractional HP DC Motors and Gearmotors, WEG CWC series miniature contactors, additional RHINO DC

  • Manufacturing Wants You – Issue 29, 2014

    Manufacturing Wants You – Issue 29, 2014

    As veterans leave the military, manufacturers are recruiting for their skills. I grew up in Dalton, Georgia. Known as the “Carpet Capitol of the World,” it seemed there was either a carpet mill or a carpet dealer on every corner.

  • Business Notes — Issue 29, 2014

    Business Notes — Issue 29, 2014

    AutomationDirect Supports National Champion Robotics Teams AutomationDirect has always been a huge community partner and one of their primary missions is to inspire young minds in STEM career paths (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). AutomationDirect is the founding sponsor and

  • Do-more Designer Gets More Amazing! — Issue 29, 2014

    Do-more Designer Gets More Amazing! — Issue 29, 2014

    Do-more Designer is the full-featured programming tool for the Do-more CPUs that can be downloaded for FREE. That’s the entire Do-more programming package, NOT a demo version, for FREE. The software package already includes outstanding features such as a Project Browser, Data View, Trend View, PID View, Debug View, and a built-in simulator that creates … Read More

  • Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-ton Hydraulic Forming Press

    Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-ton Hydraulic Forming Press

    In less than one month, a rebuild automated press operations to increase production rates and improve quality. Southern Manufacturing Group (SMG) located in Morrison, Tennessee, was founded in 1993. The company makes automotive components and industrial valves. In the fall of 2012, the automation system for its 175-ton hydraulic forming press received electrical damage resulting from a lightning strike … Read More

  • New C-more EA9 Series HMI FAQs – Issue 29, 2014

    New C-more EA9 Series HMI FAQs – Issue 29, 2014

    The popular C-more HMIs have always been a great value, but now they are better than ever. We have included some of the latest technologies in the new EA9 series C-more panels, and all for a lower cost to you. But don’t let the lower price fool you; with a redesigned more robust housing, thinner bezel, … Read More

  • “People’s Choice” for a Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Solar-Powered Home – Issue 29, 2014

    “People’s Choice” for a Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Solar-Powered Home – Issue 29, 2014

    UrbanEden, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s entry to the Solar Decathlon 2013, is a concept home consisting of four connected indoor and outdoor spaces that create a unique

  • Brainteasers — Issue 29, 2014

    Brainteasers — Issue 29, 2014

    Gridlock The factory floor of the puzzle factory is filled by a grid of square work-cells 40 cells wide by 64 cells long. To celebrate International Puzzle Day, the Morale Improvement Committee wants to string a set of party lights

  • Brainteaser Answers — Issue 29, 2014

    Brainteaser Answers — Issue 29, 2014

    In each issue of the Automation Notebook we feature a section of brainteasers. These are the brainteaser answers from Issue 29, 2014 of the Automation Notebook. The brainteaser questions are repeated in black. The answers to the brainteaser questions are