ProSense Timers 2 Series Timer Relays from AutomationDirect
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ProSense Timers 2 Series Timer Relays from AutomationDirect

November 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added the new ProSense T2 series of multi-mode, on-delay, off-delay, fleeting, and on-interval timer relays. These low-cost relays have a compact design with easy-to-use potentiometers, rotary switches, and/or DIP switches for selecting time delay functions and timing ranges. The T2R-M series multi-mode timer relays provide 4 functions in one…
New Flowline Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors from AutomationDirect
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New Flowline Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors from AutomationDirect

March 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added EchoPod and EchoTouch reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors featuring Flowline’s proprietary Reflective Technology.  Flowline level sensors provide reliable level measurements for applications that weaken signal strength and reduce measurement reliability due to condensation. Newly available models include a general-purpose version and an intrinsically safe version for hazardous environments;…
White Paper: When to Use Steppers for Motion Control
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White Paper: When to Use Steppers for Motion Control

Stepper motors can be the best option, even for precision motion control applications, while avoiding the expense and complexity of servo motors. Standard AC induction and DC motors can only produce basic motion control, and servo motor solutions provide exceptional performance but drive up costs and complexity. For many motion control applications, stepper motor solutions…
2021 FIRST Robotics INFINITE RECHARGE 3D Printable Field
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2021 FIRST Robotics INFINITE RECHARGE 3D Printable Field

20:1 Scale Model of the 2021 Field AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models for you to play with.  This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Competition game for 2021.  For more info about FIRST and the 2021 game: “INFINITE RECHARGE” – please visit the FIRST website.  >>>> CLICK HERE to…
Industrial Open-source control – what you need to know!
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Industrial Open-source control – what you need to know!

As an online supplier, we take our customers’ feedback to heart and try our hardest to accommodate all wants and needs. But besides the valuable suggestions and requests our customers provide, we also pay close attention to industry trends, research studies, and surveys. Recently, there was one trend that stood out from the pack. One…
Data and IIoT | How AutomationDirect.com Can Help!
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Data and IIoT | How AutomationDirect.com Can Help!

Data collection is becoming one of the most important features of a control system. Whether it’s used to determine the morning run rate or the cost of production over the last fiscal year, it’s imperative that system data be collected and be available. Today there are many ways to go about collecting data, from complex…
The Ethernet Explosion | AutomationDirect.com
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The Ethernet Explosion | AutomationDirect.com

In the world of technology, nothing seems to evolve faster than communication and the effects are felt across many industries with industrial automation being no exception. When you think of how much communication has changed and how many options are available today in terms of transmission media and protocols, it’s really quite astounding and that’s…
Equipment Safety | Protect More Than Just Your Equipment with AutomationDirect
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Equipment Safety | Protect More Than Just Your Equipment with AutomationDirect

No matter what industry you’re in, there is always electrical/electronic enclosures and cabinets along with the machinery and other ancillary equipment that independently or together contribute to complete a process efficiently. Some of this equipment is designed to run automatically controlled by a PLC and other automation equipment depending on existing conditions in a production…