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AutomationDirect Wins Again: 2017 Award Winners for Best Innovations from NED

AutomationDirect Wins Again: 2017 Award Winners for Best Innovations from NED

With more than 2,000 new industrial products published across the pages of New Equipment Digest in 2016, the editors and advisors selected the most “disruptive, industry-shifting innovations” they could find. Travis Hessman, Editor-In-Chief, and the team then asked the readers to vote for their choice. With more than 20,000 votes cast, the winners included the ... Read More
 
NED Innovation Awards | Vote Today

NED Innovation Awards | Vote Today

Finalists have now been announced for the 2017 NED Innovation Award. Each December, editors and advisors of Penton Media’s New Equipment Digest (NED) survey the 2,000+ new products published during the previous 12 months to find the most disruptive examples of product innovation they have seen.
 
RUKO Precision Tools: Keeping the Customer Close Leads to Success

RUKO Precision Tools: Keeping the Customer Close Leads to Success

We all like the convenience of having things near us – a short drive to work, family and friends nearby, and the services we need close to home. RUKO Precision Tools uses that same philosophy in providing great service to its customers. RUKO stays close to its customers as well as its employees to ensure ... Read More
 
KNIPEX Tools – Pick One Thing & Do It Well

KNIPEX Tools – Pick One Thing & Do It Well

There is an old saying that one should “pick one thing and do it well.” Although the author of that adage is unknown, many successful people and organizations have followed that advice. One of the best examples of how this advice truly works is KNIPEX Tools. KNIPEX Tools makes one thing – pliers — they ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect offers additional RUKO cutting tools

AutomationDirect offers additional RUKO cutting tools

AutomationDirect has expanded their offering of RUKO cutting tools to include additional high-speed steel jobber length drill bits in fractional sizes ranging from 1/16-inch to 1/2-inch, internal and external thread chasers, knockout punch kits, grinders and more. Available in single pieces and in sets, RUKO cutting tools are backed with a one-year warranty. Black and ... Read More
 
Wera Tools: Ergonomics Helps  “Get a Grip” On Products

Wera Tools: Ergonomics Helps “Get a Grip” On Products

When medieval knights first used a primitive screwdriver to secure their jousting armor, they never could have imagined that such a tool would still be used centuries later. In fact, the general concept of a screwdriver hasn’t changed very much since the Middle Ages. People still need a screwdriver to turn screws and fasten things ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Extends RUKO Line of Hole Cutting Tools

AutomationDirect Extends RUKO Line of Hole Cutting Tools

AutomationDirect’s line of RUKO cutting tools now includes drill/tap combination bits as well as fractional and metric thread hand taps. RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds Handheld Tachometers and Stroboscopes

AutomationDirect adds Handheld Tachometers and Stroboscopes

Cumming, GA — October 30, 2013 … AutomationDirect’s line of tools now includes SHIMPO handheld stroboscopes and tachometers available in AC-powered, rechargeable and battery-powered models. The SHIMPO DT-100A series battery-powered handheld tachometers offer superior accuracy and capabilities for measuring and recording rotational and linear speed as well as linear travel. Priced at $236, units are constructed of ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Expands Hand Tool Offering

AutomationDirect Expands Hand Tool Offering

Cumming, GA — March 20, 2013 … AutomationDirect has expanded its line of Wera hand tools to include ratchets and sockets, as well as combination wrenches, nut drivers, chisel drivers and additional screwdrivers. Seven-piece nutdriver sets ($33) made of chrome plated steel feature hollow shanks to allow access to nuts on long screws and are available in ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Adds KNIPEX Pliers to Tool Offering

AutomationDirect Adds KNIPEX Pliers to Tool Offering

 Cumming, GA — November 14, 2012 … AutomationDirect’s product offering now includes a variety of KNIPEX pliers. Available in slip-resistant plastic coated, comfort grip, and insulated comfort grip handle styles, the pliers are made of high-grade special tool steel with polished edges. The slim head design provides greater accessibility in tight or hard to reach areas. Combination ... Read More