Mobile Connectivity Industry Survey
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Mobile Connectivity Industry Survey

Periodically, the AutomationDirect team reaches out to industry users in a variety of ways to gauge their interest on a variety of topics. For instance, in June 2016 we looked into whether users were “data-driven”. One of the questions in that survey addressed whether data was being accessed remotely via a web browser/client or mobile…
Stepper Motors | White Paper
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Stepper Motors | White Paper

Stepper motors play an important role for motion control applications requiring more precision than standard variable speed motors, but not warranting the expense and complexity of servo motors. For many applications, a stepper motor solution occupies the sweet spot of providing the required performance, but at a much lower cost than servo solutions. This white…
PLC or Open-Source Controller?
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PLC or Open-Source Controller?

Deciding between a PLC or Industrialized Open Source Controller can be difficult. These two control platforms are often compared against one another in the battle for which is better. Saying that one platform is better than the other is impractical. Both platforms have advantages and disadvantages dependent on the environments that they will be used…
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WEG VFD PID Resource Page

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Product Focus Brochure: Enclosures
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Product Focus Brochure: Enclosures

Enclosures are widely used to house electrical or electronic equipment along with switches, knobs and displays while providing a safe installation that prevents electrical shock to equipment users and protects the contents from the environment. Today’s enclosures are designed with features and materials that allow safe and protective use in hazardous areas, but also designed…
C-more Micro Tutorial Video Resource Page
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C-more Micro Tutorial Video Resource Page

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Does Your PLC Talk JSON?
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Does Your PLC Talk JSON?

The newest PLCs can communicate directly with internet websites, creating new automation possibilities. By Eric Witcher, AutomationDirect The July 2019 issue of Control Engineering magazine featured a cover story describing how modern industrial controllers are now able to interact directly with internet resources. Titled Benefits of Connecting a PLC to the Internet, this article shows…
Remote Access |White Paper
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Remote Access |White Paper

There are three router-based methods for establishing remote access to industrial systems via a PC or mobile device—with each providing a different level of security, required implementation effort and integrated features. In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) world, remote mobile access is a necessity for many industrial applications. There are several ways of implementing this…