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Company Profile: AutomationDirect Logistics Team

Company Profile: AutomationDirect Logistics Team

Think your work day starts early? Bet your start time is later than the AutomationDirect Logistics Team! On any given weekday when most people are just waking up, members of the Logistics Team have been hard at work since 4 a.m. getting prepared to fill the day’s orders. That’s when the team’s replenish group begins ... Read More
 
Let’s Ride the Roller Coaster! – An AutomationDirect Case Study

Let’s Ride the Roller Coaster! – An AutomationDirect Case Study

Manny Salazar, the Manager at Automated Integration LLC, wrote an article titled Roller Coaster Overhaul for the April 2018 issue of Automation World. The article told the story on how Automated Integration replaced an old PLC, a bunch of relays and what seemed like miles of wire when upgrading the control and safety system on ... Read More
 
Variable Frequency Drive Video Tutorials

Variable Frequency Drive Video Tutorials

Have you seen the latest Automation Video Cookbook Chapter? There are over 40 videos showing you step by step how to use all the amazing features of the GS4 Variable Frequency Drive and more being added all the time! Want a quick start with the bare minimum info you need to get up and running ... Read More
 
1st Annual FIRST Robotics 3D Printing Contest

1st Annual FIRST Robotics 3D Printing Contest

Sponsored by AutomationDirect.com Congratulations to the winners of the first annual robotics 3D Printing Contest sponsored by AutomationDirect.com The Judges loved the attention to detail and were amazed at the effort put into making many of the mechanisms fully articulated! Some even added the electrical panel, CIM motors and batteries! Very cool. As promised we ... Read More
 
The FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 Digital Animation Award

The FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 Digital Animation Award

Sponsored by This award celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The 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 ... Read More
 
BRX PLCs – Fortified with American Pride

BRX PLCs – Fortified with American Pride

What does “Made in the U.S.A.” mean to you? With so many consumer products – iPhones, laptops, toys, clothes, etc. – coming from overseas, does “Made in the U.S.A.” mean anything anymore? Well, companies like HOST Engineering sure think it does. Understanding that manufacturing products in the U.S. is far more than just an advertising ... Read More
 
VR Simulation of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Power Up Game Field

VR Simulation of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Power Up Game Field

Sponsored by: We got a lot of requests for the source files for the VR Simulation we posted. AutomationDirect is a big supporter of open source projects – Did you know the FRC Game animation was created by an open source program called “Blender?”  That’s what we use for all of our animation work here ... Read More
 
BRX PLC Story is the Most-Read Article on Control Design in 2017

BRX PLC Story is the Most-Read Article on Control Design in 2017

According to Control Design’s e-newsletter of 1/5/18, the most-read article published in their magazine in 2017 was “Arduino vs. PLC for Industrial Control”. This August 2017 cover story pitted an Arduino microcontroller against an AutomationDirect Do-more BRX PLC and asked the question, “Can a $20 micro-controller equal a PLC for a real-world industrial control application?”. ... Read More