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Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 5

This month’s email newsletter is full of good information. We”ll start by congratulating Team OTTO, the FIRST robotics team we sponsor, for finishing 24th in the Worlds competition. This is a big deal for them, and we are very proud to be a small part for it. Hey Mon, check out the application story on how a P3000 is helping keep the lights on in Jamaica. You will also want to check out the new custom enclosures with factory cutouts. Yes, I said custom enclosures! How’s that for a time saver. Hope you enjoy the newsletter.


Congratulations Team OTTO, You’re 24th in the World!

Last month, we told you about the Team Otto robotics team. Since then, they finished up the year with several accomplishments and achieved several firsts. Check out this recap of the 2016 season and read what’s in store for these great kids. Read more about Team OTTO

Two Worlds Collide: Combining Electrical Controls with Pneumatic Components

With pneumatic systems, users need some way to initiate, monitor, and stop the process. This is where simple pneumatic systems become electro-pneumatic. In an electro-pneumatic system, relays, solenoid valves, limit switches, and PLCs interface electrical control with pneumatic action. This provides an ideal solution to start/stop the process and monitor what the system is doing. Read more about electro-pneumatics

Keeping the Lights on in Jamaica

Maggotty Hydroelectric Plant, operated by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Limited in Jamaica, is the largest hydroelectric plant on the island. When their control system became obsolete, failures and downtime became the norm. Piedmont Hydro Technologies provided a solution to make everything all right! Read how the Productivity3000 is helping keep the lights on

Now Available 

Mini Size 1 Cables, Cordsets and Accessories
The ZIPport line of wiring products now includes Mini Size 1 cables, cordsets, field-wireable connectors, T-couplers and bulkhead receptacles. 

20 Gauge MTW Wire
AutomationDirect has expanded its line of electrical wire for industrial applications to include 20-gauge MTW wire with heat and moisture-resistant, color-coded or striped, insulating PVC jackets. 
Pneumatic eBook

Pneumatics eBook Download
 AutomationDirect’s newest 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.

Get Enclosures Customized to Your Specifications

We’ve partnered with Hubbell Wiegmann to offer customized enclosures with factory cutouts designed to your specifications. Registered accounts can use our online configuration utility to select from ten cutout types and sizes, and place them in one of several standard enclosures. Watch our How-To video to learn more or click the “Customize” button on the item page to get started. See how you can save time with custom enclosures 

 Supplier Profile: RACO

We’ve all heard of the “Man of Steel”. We know about the NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In our day-to-day conversations, we hear many references and allusions to one of the strongest substances on earth, steel. RACO is recognized as a leader in the manufacture of steel electrical switch and outlet boxes, as well as connection products. Learn more about RACO 

Enter to Win in Our Pneumatics Quiz | Round 2

We’re bringing the Pneumatics Quiz & Giveaway back due to popular demand! So test your pneumatics knowledge with these 10 questions for a chance to win Pneumatic Tubing Cutters or a Digital Pressure Transmitter. The deadline to enter is June 5th! (Don’t worry, winners are chosen at random, not based on quiz performance.) Take the quiz for a chance to win!


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