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Newsletter: Volume 18 – Issue 7

It’s hot out there! We hope you are enjoying this month’s issue of Automationdirect’s newsletter in the A/C. Be sure to check out the article on how to keep your industrial automation equipment cool in this heat. The automation video cookbook has been updated with Ethernet basics and linear motion. The cookbook is a great source for brief tutorial videos that can help you get up to speed quickly. Don’t forget there are only days left to write a company and/or product review, hurry so you entered to win an iPad! Hope you enjoy.


Beat the Heat

The summer heat has been brutal. We’re concerned with keeping ourselves and our pets cool, and checking on neighbors to make sure they’re staying safely comfortable. But how about your automation equipment? Too much heat can be devastating to electrical and mechanical components. This article provides ways to keep everything running smoothly.  Read entire blog here

Supplier Profile – SOCOMEC 

When Joseph Siat and two business associates started Socomec in 1922, innovation was the driving factor. This tradition of innovation, success, and appreciation for the people who support the company, shows that the human spirit is alive and well in Europe. But the company doesn’t focus on just manufacturing electrical products. They focus on humanity, too. Read all about SOCOMEC

Check Out the Video Cookbook – It’s Been Updated

If you’ve not seen our Automation Video Cookbook lately, now is the time. We continue to add short, informative videos on a variety of subjects. You’ll find videos on topics such as: Temperature Sensing, Object Detection, AC Motors and more. Some of our latest topics cover: Ethernet Basics, Ethernet/IP, Barcode Scanning and Linear Motion. Check out new additions to the video Cookbook

Now Available 

C-more Micro Ethernet
AutomationDirect’s C-more Micro line of operator interfaces now includes the EA-ECOM communication expansion module priced at $50.00.

Liquid-tight Flexible Conduit
The Liquatite conduit by Electri-flex is designed for a wide range of uses in the electrical industry, including motors, lighting, electric signs, and more. 

AutomationDirect’s RHINO PSB series of DIN rail power supplies now includes the PSB48-480S single-phase input, 48VDC output power supply priced at $170.00.

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

At the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, senior students participate in the Capstone senior design project where they work to solve real-world engineering problems for corporate sponsors.  This three-student team, sponsored by a global aerospace supplier, designed and built a machine that uses a chemically-resistant tape to automatically mask parts for plating and anodizing. Read the entire article on the automated taping machine

And the Award Goes To…

For 16 years, Control Design magazine has conducted its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This unaided ballot reveals unbiased results provided solely by magazine subscribers. This year, over 22,000 individuals ranked their top 3 product suppliers in over 60 product categories. Once again, Control Design readers chose AutomationDirect for several categories. Check out the product awards you gave us 

Final Days! Write a Review to be Entered to Win an iPad

We know you love AutomationDirect’s products, and we want to give you a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini 16GB for telling us what you think about them! Write a company or product review on AutomationDirect.com to be entered into our drawing, or submit one of each to be entered twice. That’s right if you write a company and a product review you get 2 entries in the random drawing for the Apple iPad Mini 16GB! Contest ends July 31st, 2016. Hurry enter to win! 

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