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Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 11

Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 11

Free HMI eBook AutomationDirect’s HMI Handbook delves into the world of human machine interfacing with informative chapters on selecting, designing and installing HMIs. But that’s just the first half, the back half of the book focuses specifically on C-more HMIs with chapters covering how to use screen objects, how to configure events, simulation basics, recipe ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds Helical Bevel Gearboxes with Cast-Iron Frames

AutomationDirect adds Helical Bevel Gearboxes with Cast-Iron Frames

The new IronHorse® HBR series of helical bevel gearboxes combines the helical gearset with a bevel gearset to create an output that is perpendicular to the input. All HBR series gearboxes are hollow shaft output and accept double or single shafts. Dual and single output shaft kits are available. Helical gears offer a smoother, quieter ... Read More
 
Leadshine 2-phase Digital Stepper Drives from AutomationDirect

Leadshine 2-phase Digital Stepper Drives from AutomationDirect

Leadshine Technology is an industry leading motion control supplier offering high value steppers that are simple, easy to use, long-lasting, and reliable at very affordable prices. Leadshine factories are ISO9001 certified. These high-qualiity, 2-phase, digital stepper drives offer a basic feature set at an unbeatable value. Leadshine 2-phase digital micro-stepping drives with micro-stepping motor movement ... Read More
 
Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

DataMax Extreme® Industrial Profinet cables are a two-pair shielded construction with 22AWG twisted pair conductors and 7/30 stranded tinned copper with color coded high-density polyethylene insulation. Shielded constructions include both a tinned copper braid shield and aluminized polyester foil overall shield. The cable’s outer jacket is pressure extruded Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) with excellent moisture, chemical, ... Read More
 
Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 10

Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 10

16 Tips for an Effective HMI Do you have an HMI project coming up? Here are some helpful tips and guidelines for you to remember during your planning and implementation. A good starting point for HMI design is a text-based outline documenting each screen’s content. With the operator’s point-of-view and ease-of-use in mind, detail the ... Read More
 
Compact Thermoplastic and Halogen-Free Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

Compact Thermoplastic and Halogen-Free Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

The new AEP series of reinforced thermoplastic compact limit switches includes a variety of actuator types including metal plunger, side rotary lever, adjustable lever, rod actuator, and 360-degree spring actuator. These compact-sized plastic limit switches have standard U.S. 25mm mounting hole spacing; housings are double-insulated and epoxy resin-filled, providing IEC IP67 protection. Contacts are Snap-action ... Read More
 
Eaton Electronic Overload Relays up to 175A added by AutomationDirect

Eaton Electronic Overload Relays up to 175A added by AutomationDirect

Eaton XT series self-powered electronic overload relays are self-contained units available at up to 175A. Eaton XT electronic overload relays are the most compact, high-featured, economical products in class, offering additional trip classes, universal connections to any contactor, and a wide amperage range. Accessory 24VDC and 120 VAC remote reset modules provide remote overload reset ... Read More
 
2020 FIRST Robotics Digital Animation Award

2020 FIRST Robotics Digital Animation Award

The 2020 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 an understanding of different techniques and forms of animation. This award is open to all FIRST Robotics Competition teams.
 
Greater Sensing Distance Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

Greater Sensing Distance Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

SU, UK, UT and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors from AutomationDirect are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60mm to 8000mm, in metal or plastic housings, and M18 (18mm) and M30 (30mm) barrel or head sizes. Discrete and analog output sensors and models with both analog and ... Read More