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Newsletter: Volume 17 – Issue 7

In this issue of AutomationDirect.com’s newsletter we review “Ten Reasons to Use a Fuse.”  Also read about one of our many suppliers in this week supplier profile, check out an article on selecting the right sensors, and read about the trend toward green machines. Find all that and more in this weeks AutomationDirect newsletter. Enjoy!

10 Reason to Use a Fuse

“To fuse, or not to fuse, that is the question…” Fuses are affordable sacrificial devices used to protect much more expensive electrical components from the damaging effects of overcurrent. Here are 10 reasons why you might just want to consider fusing versus circuit breakers or protective relays. Read the entire article>>


Supplier Profile – Fuji Electric 

Japan has been called, “the land of the rising sun”. It is in this country where beautiful cherry blossoms flower alongside a booming technology industry that Fuji Electric has prospered. This Supplier Profile shows how Fuji Electric is a company that creates new technology all while maintaining social responsibility.
Read more >>


Got Sensors?

A wide variety of machines and industrial equipment use sensors, and selecting the best sensor for the job can be confusing. Is a photoelectric sensor best or is a capacitive proximity sensor what you need? When selecting the right sensor, it’s important to understand sensor requirements and specifications, as well as, the demands of the installation environment.
Key aspects when selecting a sensor  >>


 Hub-Style Servo Gearboxes
   AutomationDirect’s line of SureGear® precision servo gearboxes now includes hub-style inline models.

Emergency Stop Control Station
Dependable emergency stop protection! Plastic housing starting at $29, stainless steel starting at $125.

 Spiral-Striped MTW Wire
Expanded line of electrical wire for industrial applications. Now includes striped MTW wire with color-coded, heat and moisture-resistant PVC jackets.

Trending Towards Green Machines

You’re wandering the plant floor. All the running conveyors, noisy, rattling pumps, and hissing air lines on idle equipment make you realize you are wasting energy. Being aware of the running and idle state of each machine and its energy use can highlight inefficiencies and point the way to improvements.   Read the entire article >> 

 See Why Our Customers Love Us… 

We’re running a contest where you can win an iPad mini.  To enter, simply write a company or product review. Last month’s winner was Annette from La Crosse, WI:

“Automation Direct is my standard for other companies.  Customer service and returns authorization people are unfailingly polite and extremely helpful.  Returns are credited very quickly.”
 Read what our customers are saying >>

AutomationDirect Receives Healthiest Employer Award

More and more companies are beginning to focus on not only the physical safety of their employees. They are also starting to emphasize the wellness of their employees. Several employers in the Atlanta, Georgia, are making significant strides with employee participation in the area of improved health and wellness.
We are proud to share the story of our award   >>

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