New Schmalz End-of-Arm Tooling Components from AutomationDirect
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New Schmalz End-of-Arm Tooling Components from AutomationDirect

January 25, 2023 – AutomationDirect now offers end-of-arm tooling components for robot arm vacuum pick-and-place applications. Components can be purchased individually or in kits that include everything needed to create a single-beam or dual-beam end-of-arm tool. Kits are simple, save time and money, and include structural rails (which support optional internal vacuum), connectors, cup mounts,…
Newsletter Volume 25 Issue 1
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Newsletter Volume 25 Issue 1

Cybersecure and Remote-Friendly?Manufacturing companies recognize the need and value of practical remote access to their digital systems and data, but they also are aware of the associated cybersecurity risks. The NIST endorses ?defense-in-depth,? but what does this mean for OEMs, systems integrators, and end users looking to achieve workable and secure remote access?Learn more Select…
Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect 2022
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Merry Christmas from AutomationDirect 2022

In a world of extremes, some can change things for the better … The news can be disheartening these days, emphasizing the divisions, discord and extremism in many aspects of daily life as well as world events. But there is always a choice in our own actions and attitudes that, one by one, can add…
AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC is Announced as a Finalist for the NED Innovation Awards, Automation Category
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AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC is Announced as a Finalist for the NED Innovation Awards, Automation Category

AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC is the next generation platform for delivering reliable and familiar functionality for basic control applications, combined with advanced features like Wi-Fi, data logging, and increased security measures. All starting at just $89! On December 15, 2022 the AutomationDirect CLICK PLUS PLC was announced as a finalist for the New Equipment Digest…
Newsletter Volume 24 Issue 12
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Newsletter Volume 24 Issue 12

In-House Automation is the Key to CustomizationManufacturers are finding they can rapidly and flexibly adapt to changing production needs by engaging in-house personnel to deploy automation solutions.Automation is essential for improving productivity and quality, but many manufacturers serve markets where production volumes and product options vary drastically. Read more What is PID Control?PID is the most…
Peninsular Hydraulic Cylinders from AutomationDirect
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Peninsular Hydraulic Cylinders from AutomationDirect

December 14, 2022 – AutomationDirect proudly enters the hydraulic components market with the addition of quality Peninsular hydraulic cylinders to their comprehensive line of automation products. These double-acting cylinders are interchangeable with other popular brands of NFPA hydraulic cylinders, are offered with bore sizes from 1-1/2 to 4 inches, stroke lengths up to 24 inches,…
More Quabbin Communication Cable Options from AutomationDirect
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More Quabbin Communication Cable Options from AutomationDirect

December 14, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new communication cables from Quabbin, providing even more options for reliable Ethernet and Profinet communication. New continuous flexing 26AWG Cat5e or Cat6/6a shielded industrial Ethernet cable is available with two or four twisted pairs. Cable jacket options include Zero Halogen Flame Retardant (ZHFR), Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomer (FR-TPE),…
Additional Dold Safety Relays from AutomationDirect
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Additional Dold Safety Relays from AutomationDirect

December 7, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new models of Dold safety relays to their line of safety products. This addition includes more motor standstill monitoring relays with models that support muting, as well as safety relay extension modules with more outputs for safety system expansion. The new Dold safety relays start at $167.00 and…