In each issue of the Automation Notebook we feature a section of brainteasers. These are the brainteaser answers from Issue 24, 2012 of the Automation Notebook. The brainteaser questions are repeated in black. The answers to the brainteaser questions are highlighted in red with explanations. You can view the brainteasers from Issue 24, 2012 without the answers ... Read More
1. Widget Not The WidgetMaker2000 had only been making widgets for an hour before something in the drive train malfunctioned. The machine had to finish the production run at 3/5ths of its normal speed. This caused a two-hour delay for the completion of the production run. The operator explained that if the machine could have ... Read More
The Midwest Propulsion Group is a jet engine club dedicated to increasing the engineering knowledge and experience base of students by providing real-world engineering tasks related to gas turbine restoration and performance analysis, as well as finding vehicular applications for such engines.
Part of the vision for the Do-more PLC control engine was to make maximum use of Host Engineering’s next generation High Speed Counter and Pulse Output module, the H2-CTRIO2. Pairing this new module with a Do-more CPU creates a solid motion control package that is easier to use than its predecessors while offering more flexible ... Read More
AutomationDirect is proud to have a network of system integrators covering a wide variety of industrial control processes across the country. KCC Software, in Huntsville, Alabama, provides services in all areas of the United States and in several countries around the world. Tim Roberts, Integrator Coordinator for AutomationDirect, recently talked with KCC Software owner and ... Read More
At 9:14AM on September 6, 2012, AutomationDirect released the new Do-more PLC. Many customers already knew that Host Engineering, the developer of the Do-more PLC, had been working on this next-generation CPU for several years. Here are some observations from a personal perspective. What is Do-more? If you have ever used a DirectLOGIC PLC, you ... Read More
We have added several exciting products since our last edition of the Automation Notebook. Here are some highlights about some of those new products including: Ironhorse Stainless Steel General Purpose AC Motors, More Ultrasonic Sensor Choices, Safety Speed Monitor Relays, Solve Noisy Signal Issues With High-Speed Optical Isolators, Industrial Safety Gloves, Dual Rod Guided Pneumatic Air ... Read More
AutomationDirect has released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more H2 Series PLC. This new PLC line offers features and performance of high-end PLCs for an economical price. Using the proven DirectLOGIC DL205 hardware as a platform, the Do-more H2 PLC supports all base units, discrete and analog I/O modules available for the ... Read More