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  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 9

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 9

    Newsletter Volume 20 Issue 9                                    Will That Controller Work in Your Application? Industry has a seemingly endless variety of machine and process control applications, and a correspondingly wide range of controller choices. When selecting a controller, there are … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 8

    Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 8

    Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means plenty of time for last minute cookouts, ringing in football season and of course catching up on your industrial automation reading! We’ve got plenty of goodies for you to enjoy this month. If you’ve been following along with our Machine Visibility campaign you’ll see our next … 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

  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 6

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 6

    This month at AutomationDirect has been focused on safety in honor of #NationalSafetyMonth! We’ve got a variety of articles for you covering many different areas of safety including NEMA ratings, circuit protection, push buttons and more! Don’t miss our video on ASO safety rails at the end. Stay cool and we’ll see you next month! … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 5

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 5

    Our May newsletter is out and ready to be enjoyed! As always we have our newest products featured such as cut-to-length VFD cable and WDP Definite Purpose Contactors. We also have some of our favorite content from this past month including a new White Paper on micro PLCs and a case study involving roller coasters! … Read More

  • AutomationDirect Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 4

    AutomationDirect Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 4

    Spring weather has finally arrived at AutomationDirect and the beautiful weather has brought new products and content for you to enjoy! Grab a chair and take a break with AutomationDirect Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 4! Learn all about how simple and easy using a PLC is in a variety of applications with our PLC articles. … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 3

    Newsletter Volume 20, Issue 3

    Jump into spring with new reading material from AutomationDirect! Check out our new articles on AC drives and motors as well as our supplier profile, Mersen. We’ve recently released a variety of new products designed to make your life easier, check out those profiles.  Don’t forget about our contest at the end to see how … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 2

    Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 2

    Spring is in the air and we’re celebrating with a giveaway for you! AutomationDirect is giving away three GoPro cameras to three of our viewers. We’ve has been creating videos since 2004 and we want to reward our loyal viewers by giving away 3 FREE GoPro cameras by simply dropping a comment and letting us know … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 1

    Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 1

    Brr! It’s been a chilly month at AutomationDirect but we’ve kept ourselves warm by creating a score of great content for your reading pleasure. This month’s newsletter is full of valuable information and even hosts a surprise at the end.

  • Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 12

    Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 12

    Merry Christmas! All of us at AutomationDirect have spent the month feasting, preparing for the holidays and of course selling automation parts! As is tradition, we wanted to share our annual Christmas card with our loyal fans and readers. We’re wishing you all a safe and happy holiday full of family time and PLC’s! Click … Read More

  • 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