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Introducing Automation VIDEO Cookbook!

Learn how to automate a particular function, brush up on an automation topic or just pick up a few tips and tricks to make your life easier and save time and money. You’ll find it in the Automation VIDEO Cookbook from AutomationDirect.

The initial release of the Automation VIDEO Cookbook has four chapters:

  • Temperature Sensing – RTDs vs Thermocouples, using temperature transmitters to remote your temperature measurements, how to select a probe style for your application, etc.
  • Object Detection – Overview of object detection – which sensor is right for your application? Mechanical Switches, Proximity Sensors, Photo-electric sensors
  • Distance Measuring– Overview of distance measuring sensors and which one will best suit your needs, Ultrasonic Sensors, Laser Sensors
  • AC Motor On/Off control – Motor selection, Circuit Breakers, Contactors, Overloads, Aux Contacts, Latching Contactors, Surge Protection, Reversing Kits

Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran automation industry specialist looking for new ways to be more efficient, the Automation VIDEO Cookbook will get you there quickly. Topics are broken into brief easy-to-consume videos that get right to the point. Each chapter includes “Tech Tips” with some basic theory and practical application, plus a set of “How To” videos that show you exactly how to implement the current topic with several PLCs. No marketing fluff here, this is strictly engineer to engineer stuff you need to know to get the most out of your control system in the shortest time and for the least amount of money.

We’re adding content all the time so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often!

And if you have a topic you would like to see added to the cookbook – please send us a note. It will help us prioritize which chapters we complete next!

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