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  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 11

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 11

    Still stuffed with turkey from Thanksgiving? Sit back and relax with the November issue of AutomationDirect’s newsletter! In this month’s issue check out a slideshare about IP69K ratings and download our free white paper about Automation Control System Specification, Design and Installation. After that, check out our other articles covering a range of topics such … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 10

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 10

    Happy Halloween we have 2 treats this month , a contest and a giveaway!  There’s an article on how to select the correct enclosure for your project.  We have also included a SlideShare to help you select and size the right enclosure thermal management solution.  Check out the newest application story on how Affinity Energy … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 9

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 9

    In this issue we’re highlighting a video, which details the comparison of an Arduino and an AutomationDirect BRX PLC in a flow meter application. Technical marketing engineer, Chip McDaniel, also wrote an informative article why pneumatics is used to power linear motion, along with some of the basic pneumatic hardware required for these types of … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 8

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 8

    Wow, I can’t believe summer is ending! In this issue one of our technical marketing engineers, Chip McDaniel, wrote an informative article on how compact modular valves simplify pneumatic design and operation. Ever wonder how our technical support team is one of the best in the industry? We have included a great article explaining our … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 7

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 7

    It’s time for another giveaway! Enter to win a FREE BRX portable Bluetooth speaker, just watch the BRX video and tell us your favorite feature. If you have been wondering if a Micro-controller would be a practical replacement for a PLC be sure to read this story. Be sure to listen to the interview on … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 6

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 6

    Hope you are enjoying your summer. In this month’s issue we have some great articles focusing on Ethernet. You can download the free whitepaper on industrial Ethernet, and there is another article on putting Ethernet into your operation. There is also an informative article on how to protect you PLCs against the treat of hackers. … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 5

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 5

    Hope everyone had a great relaxing long weekend! We thank those who courageously gave their lives and those who continue to fight for the freedoms we have today. In this month’s issue there is an application story on how an AutomationDirect Do-more H2 Series Programmable Logic Controller CPU was used to upgrade an outdated gas … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 4

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 4

    Happy Spring!  This month’s issue is full of great articles on Ethernet in automation.  In the world of technology nothing seems to evolve faster than communication, so we hope these articles will help you understand the ins and outs of Ethernet communication.  We are adding new products every month, there are 6 new products highlighted … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 3

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 3

    It’s giveaway time again! We are giving away a mystery product to 20 lucky winners who enter to win by April 10, 2017. This month’s newsletter is also full of great articles and application stories. There’s an article on Ethernet dos and don’ts. There’s also a white paper on managed Ethernet switches, product manager Jonathan … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 2

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 2

    We are excited to announce our newest PLC, the BRX PLC has been added to the Do-more line. Take a moment to check out the BRX introduction video. This issue also includes several informative articles. The first of these articles is in a SlideShare on enclosure thermal management. There’s also a great article on a … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 1

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 1

    Let’s start 2017 off with an article that focuses on the top trends in automation this year.  Top industry professionals give their option on what trends to watch for and why.  Also, in this month’s issue read an article which helps you find which controller fits your application. This article will help you understand the … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 11

    Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 11

    It’s giveaway time, just in time for the holidays! There are two giveaways in this month’s newsletter, so don’t miss out. There are also several informative articles you should check out. The first article gives you the top reasons to link to IT systems. Be sure to read the article “SCADA vs HMI” which can … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 10

    Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 10

    Happy Halloween! For the second issue of the fall season we have lined up some pretty good treats and a couple ways to help you avoid some tricks. First up for this issue is AutomationDirect’s 8 product selectors to help you determine which products fit your need, helping you to avoid over spending or being under … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 9

    Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 9

    Ahhh…fall is finally here! In this first issue of the fall season we have some great articles on “The Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT). The first of these articles explains the basics of IIoT and hopefully helps you understand how close you are to achieving it. In the second IIoT article we in cooperation with … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 8

    Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 8

    The August issue of AutomationDirect.com’s newsletter is full of great information. Be sure to check out the article on how Ethernet has evolved in the last 30 years. There is also a great article explaining motion control, discussing topics such as position, speed, and torque control. We give you a quick look at IIot this … Read More