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Cut-To-Length Cable Services Save Time and Money

Cut-To-Length Cable Services Save Time and Money

AutomationDirect is offering $0.00 cut charges and free same-day shipping on orders over a small minimum to demonstrate the benefits of cut-to-length cable adoption by OEMs, end users, and system integrators. Jim Krebs, Technical Marketing Engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the December 2019 issue of Control Engineering titled How to Specify Cut-To-Length Cable. ... Read More
 
Automation Helps Turn Homebrewer into Brewhouse

Automation Helps Turn Homebrewer into Brewhouse

Automation methods used in a distillery are adapted for use in the fermentation process at a brewhouse. By: Avi Aisenberg, CEO and Proprietor at South Florida Distillers South Florida Distillers (www.southfloridadistillers.com) is the oldest distillery in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company is now branching out into the design business by working with ... Read More
 
Capturing Energy from Waste Heat

Capturing Energy from Waste Heat

Generators efficiently convert low-grade waste heat from diesel generators into power. Joe Thibedeau, a control systems engineer with ElectraTherm, wrote an article for the November 2019 issue of Power titled Innovative Technology Captures Energy from Waste Heat. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Dutch Harbor power plant in the ... Read More
 
Pneumatics Go Analog

Pneumatics Go Analog

Pneumatic components can incorporate analog electronic controls and sensors to improve operations. Winn Paulk, automation controls group product manager at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the November 2019 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine, titled Integrating Analog Controls into Pneumatic Systems. See below for a summary or click on the link above for the full ... Read More
 
Creating Secure Remote Connections Using the Cloud

Creating Secure Remote Connections Using the Cloud

Cloud technologies enable remote connectivity for industrial applications, but can introduce issues unless built from the ground up with cybersecurity in mind. Jonathan Griffith, product manager for Industrial Communications & Power Supplies at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the November 2019 issue of Control Engineering titled Secure Remote Connections with Cloud Technologies. Here’s a summary, ... Read More
 
Precision Sensing Solutions

Precision Sensing Solutions

Basic position sensing concepts take on added importance for precision applications because new issues must be considered. Andrew Waugh, Product Manager for Sensor and Safety products at AutomationDirect, authored an article for the Nov 2019 issue of Design World titled When Precision Sensing Solutions are Critical. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for ... Read More
 
Getting a Grip with Pneumatic Grippers

Getting a Grip with Pneumatic Grippers

Pneumatic grippers are a common and useful way for machines to handle product and other items, but they must be properly selected to match the payload. Pat Phillips, PE, product manager for fluid power and mechanical products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the October 2019 issue of Fluid Power World titled Getting a Grip ... Read More
 
Integrated or Separate Safety Systems

Integrated or Separate Safety Systems

Machine designers must consider many factors when deciding on safety system architectures for factory automation. Larry Reynolds, product engineer for safety components at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the September-October 2019 issue of ISA’s InTech titled Integrated or Separate Safety Systems. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Factory equipment ... Read More
 
Modern Controls Automate Rock Crushing

Modern Controls Automate Rock Crushing

InterConnecting Automation, an AutomationDirect system integrator, helps in-house staff to upgrade an aging and highly manual control system into a modern and easy-to-configure design. Todd Timpa, assistant general manager at CTC Crushing, wrote an article for the October 2019 issue of Control titled Modern Controls, System Integrator Automate Rock Crushing. Here’s a summary, click on ... Read More
 
16 Tips for an Effective HMI

16 Tips for an Effective HMI

Do you have an HMI project coming up? Here are some helpful tips and guidelines for you to remember during your planning and implementation. 1. Story Boards are a Good Start A good starting point for HMI design is a text-based outline documenting each screen’s content. With the operator’s point-of-view and ease-of-use in mind, detail ... Read More