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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.
 
Readers’ Choice Awards: 15 Years Running!

Readers’ Choice Awards: 15 Years Running!

We’ve heard it said, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” This is especially true when it comes to quality industrial control suppliers. Not only must the products you need be in stock, there has to be a dependable sales staff to assist you in finding the right items for your application. There must also be a ... Read More
 
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
 
DC Motors Explained  | White Paper

DC Motors Explained | White Paper

Virtually every factory and shop has one thing in common. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the Brain Freeze Ice Cream Factory or Joe’s Garage. That one thing is a motor. Most of the time, you’ll find more than one in use. You’ll also find both AC and DC motors. But what is the difference? Is one ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Offers Free PLC eBook Download

AutomationDirect Offers Free PLC eBook Download

AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “PLC Handbook: A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers” is now available as a free download. Designed as an easy-to-read guide for users new to PLCs, this eBook explains what a PLC is and its history. It also provides detailed information about what to look for when choosing a controller, with both ... Read More