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Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 3

This month’s issue of AutomationDirect’s newsletter highlights our newest eBook. Be sure to download the free Pneumatics eBook! You can also read an application story from one of our customers on how pneumatics increased their productivity by 350%. Check out the newest configuration tool for Protos X I/O, and read how Comepi has been supplying control switches for over 50 years. Get your own Comepi switch, just enter our latest product giveaway!

Download FREE Pneumatics eBook!

Did you know compressed air is often regarded as the fourth utility after electricity, natural gas and water in manufacturing facilities? AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” is an easy-to-read guide for users new to pneumatics. Available as a free download, this eBook explains the basics along with the “why” and “how” pneumatics are used. Download FREE eBook 


Productivity Series Training Offer

You just purchased one of the Productivity Series programmable controllers, but how do you get the most out of it? Doug Bell helps you unleash the power of these easy-to-use, high-performance systems using the intuitive programming tools, FREE software and more. His low-cost online training provides over 40 pre-recorded videos which last an average of 4-9 minutes each. Check out Interconnecting Automation training options


New Protos X I/O Configuration Tool! 

The Protos X compact, modular field I/O system allows a user to install remote field I/O devices without having to invest in another controller. The slim design and low cost of Protos X make it the most practical distributed I/O available today. Not obvious how to make sure you get all the right components? Try our new online configuration tool!   Try our new online configuration tool


New Products

NITRA Compact Extruded Body Cylinders
The NITRA Pneumatics H-Series compact extruded body cylinders meet a broad range of limited space applications. H-Series air cylinders start at $19.00 (H12M005MD-M).

Additional Fiber Optic Amplifiers
Available in four models, the OPT series fiber photoelectric amplifiers start at $79.00 and are IP50/IP65-rated.

 SureMotion Linear Slides

AutomationDirect’s SureMotion line of motion control products now includes both motor-ready actuator assemblies and an assortment of sliding components and accessories.

 Stainless Steel Pressure Transmitters
ProSense SPTD25 series pressure transmitters feature an all-stainless steel thin film sensing element that provides very fast response time and can be used to sense any compatible media.

Free Pneumatics eBook Download 
AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” is designed as an easy-to-read guide for users new to pneumatics and explains the basics along with the “why” and “how” pneumatics are used. 

 Zyklop Metal Ratchets
Wera Zyklop metal ratchets and ratchet sets. Available in 1/4″, 3/8” and 1/2″ drive sizes, the ratchets feature a fine 72-tooth ratchet mechanism with a low return angle of 5 degrees to allow fast and precise work in small spaces.

Pneumatic Success at Ridgeline Machine

Ridgeline Machine Design, LLC is primarily a packaging machinery producer, specializing in designing and building custom machinery for a variety of applications including case erectors, bag-in-box equipment, case sealers and traymakers. Recently, they used pneumatics when building a low-cost, small-footprint, portable traymaker that replaced a manual process for one of their customers and increased productivity by 350%! Read the entire article  

 Comepi: Supplying Control for Over 50 Years

Imagine your daily commute starting at 5:30 a.m. You ride a bike to the railway station, take the train for 24 miles, and two additional trams to get to work.  Then, work 16-hour days, six days a week with only two weeks off each year. That 15-year routine proved the Comi brothers had the dedication needed to establish their own company. Learn more about Comepi

Product Giveaway – Comepi Switches!

To celebrate this trusted supplier, we’re giving away Comepi safety switches! Enter today to win a Comepi cable pull or key interlock safety switch. Designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift-off machine guards, Comepi safety switches provide a tamper resistant actuator mechanism and robust position interlock detection for moving guards. Enter the drawing today!

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