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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.
 
AutomationDirect adds NewSentry PVC Enclosures from AttaBox

AutomationDirect adds NewSentry PVC Enclosures from AttaBox

AttaBox NewSentry series thermoplastic PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) junction boxes are extremely rugged and light enclosures for harsh, aggressive environments and are well-suited for extremely wet and corrosive environments. Uses vary from high-end electronics to extreme corrosive applications both indoors and out, and their small footprint allows use in tight spaces. The easily workable PVC construction ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Operator Interfaces Voted as a Readers’ Top Choice

AutomationDirect Operator Interfaces Voted as a Readers’ Top Choice

Automation professionals have voted for the AutomationDirect family of operator interface hardware and software, once again making them a top choice for their applications. AutomationDirect operator interface (OI) hardware and software were recently recognized in Control Design 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. You can find the magazine issue online here. This awards program invites readers with ... Read More
 
The P1000 Received Plant Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Bronze Award

The P1000 Received Plant Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Bronze Award

AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was selected for its ability to provide cost-effective control of machines and processes. AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was announced as a Plant Engineering 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards Bronze Winner for the Automation & Control category. You can find more info on the Productivity1000 PLC here and explore if it would be a good ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Offers Free Online PLC Training

AutomationDirect Offers Free Online PLC Training

AutomationDirect first partnered with Interconnecting Automation in 1996 to create a hands-on training program to familiarize customers with the ins and outs of their PLCs. Eventually, this program led to the creation of an online video training series that encompasses various levels of training from entry level programming to advanced PLC functions. Due to the ... Read More
 
MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller System from AutomationDirect

MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller System from AutomationDirect

A new system of safety monitoring and control devices has been added to the AutomationDirect line of safety-related products. The ReeR MOSAIC safety controller system is modular, expandable and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant. As a stand-alone controller, the M1 master MOSAIC module has 8 inputs, ... Read More
 
Basic Pneumatic Circuits – White Paper from AutomationDirect

Basic Pneumatic Circuits – White Paper from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect announces the release of a new White Paper, “Basic Pneumatic Circuits”, which discusses common pneumatic circuits that can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems. This white paper examines pneumatic design best practices and presents four basic pneumatic circuits commonly used in machine automation. The four basic pneumatic circuits examined ... Read More
 
Free Pneumatics eBook Download

Free Pneumatics eBook Download

Often regarded as the fourth utility after electricity, natural gas and water, compressed air is widely used in manufacturing facilities. AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” is designed as an easy-to-read guide for users new to pneumatics and explains the basics along with the “why” and “how” pneumatics are used.
 
AutomationDirect Adds Application Topics to Online Video Library

AutomationDirect Adds Application Topics to Online Video Library

AutomationDirect’s online video tutorial library now offers the Automation Cookbook, a collection of short video chapters covering a wide variety of automation application topics. Each chapter starts with a “U can do it!” overview, which explains the capabilities and usefulness of a specific automation task. There is also a group of “Tech Tips” videos in ... Read More