Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 9
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Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 9

“Linear Position Sensing Options”… Automated industrial equipment often requires linear position sensing, and there are many choices ranging from economical to high precision. Sensing the presence or absence of automated industrial equipment mechanisms is relatively straightforward. More difficult, however, is detecting linear motion and position over longer operating distances with sufficient accuracy. Designers need to…
AutomationDirect adds Enclosure Thermoelectric Coolers
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AutomationDirect adds Enclosure Thermoelectric Coolers

Seifert SoliTherm® Thermoelectric Coolers from AutomationDirect use the Peltier Effect for closed-loop cooling. The only moving parts are axial fans so there is virtually no maintenance. The Seifert Peltier thermoelectric cooling units can be mounted in nearly every position (except roof mounting) because they don’t have a compressor or any moving parts aside from the…
Inductive Proximity Sensors with Analog Output from AutomationDirect
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Inductive Proximity Sensors with Analog Output from AutomationDirect

DW Series round metal inductive proximity sensors with analog outputs are now available from AutomationDirect in 8mm, 12mm, 18mm and 30mm cylindrical sizes. These reliable DC-powered (10-30V or 15-30V) threaded-barrel sensors are IP67 rated and are available with 2m pigtail cable or quick-disconnect. 8mm analog inductive proximity sensors detect the presence of ferrous metal objects…
ProSense Variable Area Mechanical Flow Meters from AutomationDirect
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ProSense Variable Area Mechanical Flow Meters from AutomationDirect

ProSense® FG1 Series mechanical variable area flow meters provide visual indication of flow rate for water or petroleum-based fluids. These meters provide +/-5% full scale accuracy and a repeatability of +/-1%, important for cyclical applications requiring consistent readings. Two adjustable flow limit pointers are available to provide preset indication of high, low, or normal flow…
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2020 FIRST Robotics INFINITE RECHARGE 3D-Printable Field

20:1 Scale Model of the 2020 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 2020.  For more info about FIRST and the 2020 game: “INFINITE RECHARGE” – please visit the FIRST website.  >>>> CLICK HERE to…
VFS Series Vortex Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect
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VFS Series Vortex Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

ProSense® VFS series vortex flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution optimized for monitoring water and deionized water flow in industrial applications. Vortex flow sensors are a reliable alternative to other flow sensing technologies and are a simple, low cost, and proven method for measuring flow of water-based liquids that is independent of the liquid’s…
Cut-to-Length Bulk Sensor / Actuator Cable from AutomationDirect
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Cut-to-Length Bulk Sensor / Actuator Cable from AutomationDirect

Flexible multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable is now available from AutomationDirect in 24 AWG and 22 AWG with 3, 4 or 5 unshielded conductors, and in customer specified one-foot increment lengths. Individual conductors are stranded bare copper for flexibility, with color coded PVC insulation for easy identification. The cable outer jacket is a flexible PVC available in…
The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award Winner
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The FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 Digital Animation Award Winner

Sponsored by This award celebrates the art of digital animation and its close relationship to STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The award is offered to help encourage students to cultivate skills in design and creation of animation including, but not limited to, storytelling, creativity, use of computer software, and an understanding of different techniques and…