Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 2

Happy leap day! In honor of this extra day we would like to give you FREE product! Also, in this month’s newsletter read the article explaining PLC-based PACs and helping you decide if this could be the right fit for your application. We have included a supplier profile on IBOCO, an informative article on EthernetIP, and an application story on Riada and how they solved a difficult packaging problem. Don’t forget to enter to win a FREE ProSense gauge! Hope you enjoy the newsletter and the extra day this month!



IBOCO – Small Business with Global Support

For nearly 30 years, IBOCO has built its reputation on solid customer service and a “quicker than expected” response time. This company provides integrated panel management systems and wire management products for the electrical industry, but they don’t focus on customer service alone. They also focus on working as a team.
Read more about IBOCO 


PLC-based PACs Occupy the Middle Ground

Your automated process needs something with more capabilities than the typical PLC, but not as many as that offered by a PAC. Besides the complexity, opting for a PAC could also be cost prohibitive. So what is the best answer? Maybe you need a PLC-based PAC. Check out this article about advanced process control. Read the entire article here


Giving OEMs Freedom Gets best Results

When purchasing machines and process skids for use in production, packaging, and logistics operations, it’s important to purchase equipment that not only meets the plant needs but can also be easily integrated into existing production processes. Instead of getting bogged down in component details, focus on the performance requirements affecting the end product. See how we are helping OEMs


16 AWG Instrumentation Cables
AutomationDirect offers 300V UL instrumentation cable available with 16AWG and 18AWG conductors in 1, 2, 4, or 8 twisted pairs with an overall shield or in 2, 4, or 8 individually shielded twisted pairs with an overall shield.

Rhino DC to DC Converters
Rhino line of power products now includes encapsulated DC to DC converters as well as additional plastic slim line models.The Rhino PSE Series of DC to DC converters offers a compact, steady power source for equipment exposed to harsh conditions.

 NEMA 4/4X Enclosures

AutomationDirect has added over 200 NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures and subpanels, in a wide variety of sizes, to their extensive Hubbell-Wiegmann line.
 NITRA Compact Modular Valves
NITRA® line of pneumatic products now includes additional compact modular valves which provide versatility and easy assembly. The 24VDC compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity combined with sturdy mechanics.
Pneumatic Precision Regulators 
NITRA BR and BFR Series Regulators are designed for use in systems that require clean, accurate instrument air. Starting at $37.00.

 More Wiring Accessories 
AutomationDirect has added a wide variety of wiring accessories including wire ferrules, disconnect terminals and crimp terminals.

Riada Solves Difficult Packaging Problem

Many of us recognize a product based on its container – anything from soft drinks, to automotive care products, to treats for our pets. But what do you do when the container being filled is different from all the rest? Since 1984, Winder, Georgia-based Riada Equipment has been answering that question. Read the entire article  


 EtherNet IP

With advances made in industrial controls, the need for high-speed data transmission became a priority As a result, many industrial equipment manufacturers have implemented their own Ethernet communication protocols. Of the many protocols available, EtherNet/IP is the most popular. So, what does this mean for you? Learn more about EtherNet IP

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ProSense Giveaway!

Here’s your chance to get to know ProSense…for FREE! ProSense is our line of process instrumentation products that accurately detect process variables such as pressure, flow, and temperature. So, how do you win? All you have to do is enter our drawing for a free pressure or temperature gauge. Enter to win!

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