AutomationDirect Wins Again: 2017 Award Winners for Best Innovations from NED
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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…
AutomationDirect offers additional RUKO cutting tools
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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…
Wera Tools: Ergonomics Helps  “Get a Grip” On Products
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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…
AutomationDirect Extends RUKO Line of Hole Cutting Tools
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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…
AutomationDirect adds Handheld Tachometers and Stroboscopes
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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…
AutomationDirect Expands Hand Tool Offering
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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…
AutomationDirect Adds KNIPEX Pliers to Tool Offering
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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…