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The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award

The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award

This award sponsored by AutomationDirect celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 2019 Digital Animation Award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to, storytelling, creativity, use of computer software, and ... Read More
 
Industrial Ethernet Basics

Industrial Ethernet Basics

Ethernet is the most widely used network in industrial plants and facilities. Here’s a primer covering its foundational concepts. Bill Dehner, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the October 2018 issue of IMPO titled Ethernet Basics for Facilities. Here’s a summary, please click on the link above for the full text. Industrial ... Read More
 
Bulk Multi-Conductor Cable FAQ

Bulk Multi-Conductor Cable FAQ

Bulk multi-conductor cable is a convenient way to connect electrical power and signals. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about bulk multi-conductor cable: Why use a shielded cable? What is the difference between cord and cable? Why use VFD cable? What does ‘Exposed Run’ mean? What is the difference between ... Read More
 
Data-Driven Trends

Data-Driven Trends

The tried and true industrial data collection methods of the last several decades will expand into the future as Big Data and IIoT technology developments lead to more data, analytics and related benefits. Bill Dehner, Technical Marketing Engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the September-October issue of IEN titled Data-Driven Trends. Dehner says many ... Read More
 
Vote for AutomationDirect Products in the Engineers’ Choice Awards

Vote for AutomationDirect Products in the Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering’s Engineers’ Choice Awards has opened! We would love your vote for the Productivity100 and 3-inch C-more HMI products under their specific category. Voting closes December 21, 2018, with winners announced online on February 14, 2019 and featured in the February 2019 issue of Control Engineering. To view Engineers’ Choice finalists and vote, please click on this ... Read More
 
Product Pointers – October 2018

Product Pointers – October 2018

Happy Halloween! Check out some of our favorite new and old products listed below. Trust us you won’t find any tricks when it comes to our low prices. Featured Products CLICK Ethernet PLC units easily integrate into existing networks for a simple, cost effective control solution C-more micro touch panels give you lots of options ... Read More
 
Choosing the Right Industrial Automation Controller

Choosing the Right Industrial Automation Controller

When selecting a controller, current and future needs should be considered to ensure flexibility. Winn Paulk is the Automation Controls Group Product Manager at AutomationDirect, and he wrote an article appearing in the September-October 2018 issue of IMPO titled Choosing the Right Controller for Your Industrial Automation Application. Here’s a summary, please click on the ... Read More
 
Cut-to-length Multi-Conductor Cables

Cut-to-length Multi-Conductor Cables

Industrial automation cables in any lengths you choose Low price per foot – with NO cut charges All cable from Automation Direct is now available in your specified lengths, so you can eliminate waste and purchase only as much cable as you need. We offer one low price per foot for each cable type, low minimum lengths, and ... Read More
 
Wide and Narrow Views of Position Sensors

Wide and Narrow Views of Position Sensors

Andrew Waugh, Product Manager, Sensor and Safety Products at AutomationDirect.com, wrote an article for the September 2018 issue of Design World titled Wide and Narrow Views of Position Sensors, here’s a summary.  Limit switches, photoelectric switches and laser sensors all provide position sensing, but depending on the application some shine and reflect better. Waugh points ... Read More
 
Product Pointers – September 2018

Product Pointers – September 2018

Save More On HMI, Pneumatic, Safety, and Tool Products Featured Products Productivity3000 high-performance controller provides 50MB of user memory, seven communications ports with EtherNet/IP support and is fully expandable up to 59,840 I/O points ProSense digital panel meters display a wide variety of process inputs in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes NITRA EtherNet/IP CMV modules ... Read More