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Patlite Stack Lights: Stacked Above the Rest

Patlite Stack Lights: Stacked Above the Rest

I remember years ago walking into a production facility and being intrigued by the processes taking place in each section of the production line. It was so interesting to see how things were shaped, packed, filled and more. Every step or section of the production line had a specific purpose that needed to be completed ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds 3-Color and 12-Color Sensors

AutomationDirect adds 3-Color and 12-Color Sensors

Wenglor color sensors from AutomationDirect reliably select color objects in automated high-speed processes based on previously defined reference colors. The sensor pulsed white light is insensitive to extraneous light and makes reliable color recognition possible even at varying scanning distances.
 
AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

AutomationDirect now offers Patlite® pre-assembled stack lights in 25mm, 30mm, 40mm and 70mm sizes. Patlite stack lights offer high intensity LED illumination and prism-cut lens design for enhanced visibility from any direction and are ideal for use in applications such as machine tools, packaging machines, conveyor systems, loading docks, retail center check outs and more.
 
Schmersal Control and Signaling Devices

Schmersal Control and Signaling Devices

AutomationDirect has added Schmersal IP69K-rated pushbuttons, selector switches and indicator lights. These control and signaling devices have special design features that make the devices suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical, and medical applications. With an ingress protection rating of IP69K, this Schmersal 22mm series is also suitable for marine applications, traffic systems, commercial vehicles, and for ... Read More
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
Fuji Electric 22mm Pilot Devices Offered

Fuji Electric 22mm Pilot Devices Offered

AutomationDirect has added more pilot devices to their product offering. Fuji Electric’s 22mm devices include AR22-series pushbuttons, selector switches and joysticks, and DR22-series pilot lights and buzzers.
 
AutomationDirect Adds Emergency Stop Control Stations

AutomationDirect Adds Emergency Stop Control Stations

AutomationDirect has added IDEM emergency stop control stations to its line of pushbuttons. Designed to provide robust emergency stop protection, the switches have a special lid safety trip mechanism which opens the contacts if the station lid is removed. Versions are available with a button protection shroud that accepts a padlock to lock out for ... Read More
 
Ohio Students Improve Assembly Process for Employees With Disabilities — Issue 32, 2015

Ohio Students Improve Assembly Process for Employees With Disabilities — Issue 32, 2015

The annual SourceAmerica® Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. For this competition, high school students spend months partnering with a nonprofit that employs people with disabilities to invent a device, process, system or software for a more productive work environment. Kirby Harder, Copley High School’s (CHS) Industrial technology ... Read More
 
More WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Devices from AutomationDirect

More WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Devices from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect now offers WERMA 115 VAC/DC and 24 VAC/DC stacklights in pre-assembled two and three-light models; additional signal horns and buzzers have also been added. New KombiSIGN KS 71 series pre-assembled stacklights are IP65-rated and feature LED permanent optical elements. Available in two-element (green, red) and three-element (green, yellow, red) styles, the 70mm diameter units ... Read More
 
It’s a Party Emergency!

It’s a Party Emergency!

“You got to fight for your right to party” unless you know your way around some electrical components. In the video below you can see how Plasma2002 has turned a red push button from AutomationDirect.com into an Emergency Party Button. Just use the key to activate, and then push the button. Instantly your serene surroundings ... Read More