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DIY Halloween Props with CLICK PLC and NITRA Pneumatics

DIY Halloween Props with CLICK PLC and NITRA Pneumatics

It’s that season again. It’s time for creepy crawlies to invade our neighborhoods. It’s time for things that go bump in the night to be more common than before.  Thanks to products from AutomationDirect you too can create something to scare those trick-or-treaters.
 
UCONN Student Design Team Automates RFID Tagging

UCONN Student Design Team Automates RFID Tagging

In the aerospace industry, any substance that is foreign to the aircraft engine and could potentially cause damage is known as FOD (foreign object debris). FOD costs the industry 4 billion dollars per year on average. Some of the most common causes of FOD damage are the tools required to build or maintain the engine. ... Read More
 
Punkin’ Chunkin’ … sort of

Punkin’ Chunkin’ … sort of

As Autumn draws near, our minds wander back to our childhood memories of fall festivals, hay rides, visiting apple farms and corn mazes. Add to those memories those trips to the pumpkin farms. With that in mind, you can’t forget about “Punkin Chunkin” competitions. From spring-loaded trebuchets to major air-powered
 
Business Notes – Issue 28, 2014

Business Notes – Issue 28, 2014

AutomationDirect supplies automated trophies for state robotics competition  AutomationDirect has supported competitive robotics at the local, regional and national levels for many years. This past year, in addition to sponsoring the annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS) competition, AutomationDirect also provided the very unique trophies awarded to the winners.
 
Improving Pneumatic Energy Efficiency

Improving Pneumatic Energy Efficiency

Following these tips and techniques can reduce pneumatic system energy costs by as much as 35 percent. Reducing energy consumption is a priority in manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities as electricity bills continue to rise due to green power and other government mandates. No company can afford to waste money by using machines or ... Read More
 
Bio Diesel Fuel Gets a Boost from Automation

Bio Diesel Fuel Gets a Boost from Automation

Systems produce bio diesel for a total cost as low as 67 cents per gallon, turning waste into profit. Imagine if restaurants and other commercial food enterprises could turn used kitchen oil into fuel instead of simply disposing of it. Then imagine if they could do that in an economic and automated way for a ... Read More
 
Southern Polytechnic Students Produce Pad Printing Machine

Southern Polytechnic Students Produce Pad Printing Machine

Students Sergio Acevedo and Randle Johnson are two of the first students to complete their degrees in Mechatronics Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA. The Mechatronics program at SPSU is a recent four-year degree offering, begun in 2007, which combines topics from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to prepare graduates ... Read More
 
House Theatre of Chicago

House Theatre of Chicago

House Theatre of Chicago’s original-script production of The Nutcracker demanded moving, changing scenery that magically transformed the set at the push of a button. AutomationDirect’s extensive line of pneumatic and electrical components helped us realize these design elements easily, elegantly, and reliably.
 
A Complete Pneumatic Solution

A Complete Pneumatic Solution

Product management teams at AutomationDirect constantly work to add products which complement our core PLC offering. The product offering now includes a number of automation components not normally found inside control cabinets. An excellent example of this is our line of NITRA™ pneumatic products which ties in with our existing PLCs and controls. With recent ... Read More
 
Pneumatic Cylinders

Pneumatic Cylinders

Q. What pneumatic cylinders and accessories are available from AutomationDirect?  A. The NITRA A-Series non-repairable stainless steel round body cylinders includes bore sizes from 7/16” to 2” and stroke lengths from 1/2” to 18” to meet a broad range of applications. These high quality cylinders are constructed with stainless steel bodies and double rolled-in high ... Read More