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AutomationDirect Introduces C-more Micro-Graphic Operator Interfaces

AutomationDirect Introduces C-more Micro-Graphic Operator Interfaces

AutomationDirect has released a new line of low-cost operator panels. The C-more Micro-Graphic panel is a touch panel with a text panel price, manufactured by our parent company Koyo Electronics, part of the multi-billion dollar JTEKT group. C-more Micro-Graphic panels are compact operator panels available in touch screen and non-touch screen models. The 3.1″ easy-to-read ... Read More
 
First Robotics Team Finishes Exciting Second Season

First Robotics Team Finishes Exciting Second Season

The Forsyth Alliance, a team of high school students sponsored by AutomationDirect that participates in the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, accumulated more experience and awards in their sophomore 2006-2007 season. Teams compete in alliances of three in a game that changes every year. Robots are built in ... Read More
 
Imagine…A Story About Building Robots, Building Teams and Building Minds

Imagine…A Story About Building Robots, Building Teams and Building Minds

Imagine a world where kids put engineers and scientists on the same pedestal as rock stars, athletes and actors… Imagine a world where ordinary people do extra-ordinary things and are recognized for their achievements… Imagine a world where being gracious, professional and cooperative are held in the highest regard… Imagine a world where academics are taken from the classroom ... Read More
 
High-Speed Ethernet Communication Available For DL405 PLCs

High-Speed Ethernet Communication Available For DL405 PLCs

AutomationDirect now offers the H4-ECOM100 Ethernet communication module for DirectLOGIC DL405 PLCs. The H4-ECOM100 can be inserted into any I/O slot of any local DL405 base, including expansion bases when using the DL450 CPU and -1 bases, to implement master/slave Ethernet communication at 10 or 100 Mbit data rates. The module supports the industry standard Modbus TCP ... Read More
 
It Takes Teamwork to Launch Products

It Takes Teamwork to Launch Products

In the early 1990s, many automation suppliers thought that using a direct catalog channel to offer automation products was too risky to attempt. There were concerns such as getting customers to buy from a company they couldn’t physically see, assisting them in selecting products, technical support, return and warranty issues and so on. Because of ... Read More
 
Business Notes – Issue 5, 2005

Business Notes – Issue 5, 2005

RSS Feed Keeps Web Visitors Informed News comes fast at AutomationDirect. While we’d like to think that our Web sites are a daily destination, we know in reality that they are likely just one of the many sites that you visit, and that keeping up with the latest news can be very difficult. To help ... Read More
 
Business Notes – Issue 4, 2005

Business Notes – Issue 4, 2005

AutomationDirect Assists Team Buffalo In 2005 DARPA Challenge Team Buffalo, a small group of highly talented individuals skilled in bringing abstract technical visions from conception to reality, has committed to participating in a Defense Department research and development initiative aimed at advancing robotics technologies for future military use. The initiative, known as the DARPA Grand ... Read More
 
Improving Business Tools for Greater Customer Service

Improving Business Tools for Greater Customer Service

In today’s competitive market, companies are always looking for ways to set themselves apart. The companies that truly succeed at this are those who continually deliver exceptional service and support while providing competitive prices. At AutomationDirect, we strive at being the best in all of these areas To continue providing world class service and support ... Read More
 
Business Notes – Issue 2, 2004

Business Notes – Issue 2, 2004

RFID Will Affect Many Manufacturers And Packagers Radio frequency identification (RFID) has become one of the most visible issues in manufacturing and packaging in recent months. At its simplest, RFID is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify products to which a special tag has been affixed. To identify or ... Read More
 
2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Voucher

2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Voucher

AutomationDirect wants to wish all the FIRST® Teams the best of luck this year! We know you all will work very hard on your robot and outreach efforts AND will learn some cool stuff along the way. To help out, we would like to offer you a $35 voucher to our online store as part of ... Read More