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Newsletter: Volume 19 – Issue 7

It’s time for another giveaway! Enter to win a FREE BRX portable Bluetooth speaker, just watch the BRX video and tell us your favorite feature. If you have been wondering if a Micro-controller would be a practical replacement for a PLC be sure to read this story. Be sure to listen to the interview on keeping kids engaged in STEM with AutomationDirect and robotics. This newsletter issue also includes a free Webstore Companion Guide eBook. This eBook will help you find the latest features and everyday tools. Hope you enjoy this issue and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Is a Micro-controller a Practical Replacement for a PLC?

Since AutomationDirect is in the business of making automation hardware, including PLCs in all shapes and sizes, we’ve been watching the development of micro-controllers for some time. Indications are these devices can do all sorts of sophisticated functions, rivaling PLCs, at an extremely low price point. Read the entire article

Keeping Kids Engaged in STEM with AutomationDirect and Robotics

Recently, AutomationDirect’s own Rick Folea, Senior Technical Marketer, was featured on North Fulton Business Radio speaking about STEM and how local Robotics programs are helping kids learn and become excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Listen to the interview

Pump with Efficiency

While you have probably heard about the motor efficiency rules implemented over the last several years, there are more rules to follow. The DOE continuously creates or amends efficiency requirements. Here’s a peek at the existing motor efficiency rules, and at a few new rules in progress related to motor/drive systems and pumps. Read how to pump with efficiency

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New Software Adds Programming Efficiency

While the correct selection of PLC hardware has a big effect on the success of any industrial automation project, the capabilities of the software programming platform should also be considered as the right software will enable quick and efficient coding. Simplifying programmer’s tasks

Webstore Companion Guide

This guide was designed to help you quickly get up to speed on the latest features and useful everyday tools on our Webstore. There have been so many improvements in recent years we wanted to create a guide to help you get to where you want to be quickly, making the best use of your online experience. Download the Free Web Companion Guide

BRX PLC Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway!

Follow these 3 steps to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE BRX PLC portable Bluetooth speaker. #1. Watch the BRX PLC video below. #2. Tell us your favorite BRX PLC feature. #3. Enter your email address by August 30th, 2017. Good Luck! Watch the video and enter to win!

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