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Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 10

Boo! Did we scare you? Thankfully, there’s more treats than tricks in this month’s newsletter like a free download of our brand new AC Motors eBook and a mystery product giveaway! In the spirit of Halloween we’ve also added an installment in our Halloween DIY series. Don’t miss out on our articles about our new cut-to-length cables and new content on programmable controllers. We’ll see you next month!

Newsletter Volume 20 Issue 10

Cut-to-length Multi-Conductor Cables

All cable from AutomationDirect is now available in your specified lengths, so you can eliminate waste and purchase only as much cable as you need. We offer one low price per foot for each cable type, low minimum lengths, and NO cut charges, NO inflated shipping charges, and NO hidden fees. Combine these benefits with our standard business policies* including: FREE shipping on orders over $49, same day shipping if you order by 6:00pm ET, and our no hassle 30-day returns (yes, even on custom-cut cable) – what could be better?
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FREE Practical Guide to AC Motors eBook

AutomationDirect’s Practical Guide to AC Motors and Control Options is now available with detailed info on these ubiquitous motors and the numerous methods used to control them.  The basics of AC motors and how to replace or repair them are covered along with the most common application types.
What’s Inside:

  • What are AC Motors and How
    Do They Work?
  • Selecting Motors for Industrial Applications
  • Overview of AC Motor Control Options
  • All About Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • And much more!

Download here

More Productivity1000 PLC I/O options

 Starting at $33.50

Factor 1 Ferrous, Non-Ferrous & Weld Applications Proximity Sensors

 KS series Factor 1 sensors start at $24.00

CLICK PLC High-speed Functionality

 Starting at $129


Choosing the Right Industrial Automation Controller

When selecting a controller, current and future needs should be considered to ensure flexibility. Winn Paulk is the Automation Controls Group Product Manager at AutomationDirect, and he wrote an article appearing in the September-October 2018 issue of IMPO titled Choosing the Right Controller for Your Industrial Automation Application. Here’s a summary.
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Bulk Multi-Conductor Cable FAQ

Bulk multi-conductor cable is a convenient way to connect electrical power and signals. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about bulk multi-conductor cable:

  • Why use a shielded cable?
  • What is the difference between cord and cable?
  • Why use VFD cable?
  • What does ‘Exposed Run’ mean?
  • What is the difference between …

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Halloween DIY How To Prop – Scary Rocking Chair Turning Head

In this DIY Halloween “How To” video tutorial we show you how to build a pneumatic automated Halloween prop. We cover the basics on automating a rocking chair and a mannequin using AutomationDirect NITRA pneumatics and CLICK PLCs. This video also demonstrates how to program the CLICK PLC using ladder logic and CLICK’s FREE software.

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It’s Another Free Product Giveaway!

Be one of the 25 winners to receive a FREE product. The contest will run from October 29th, 2018 through November 16th, 2018. Use the link provided to enter your information and your name will be automatically included in the random drawing to win a free mystery product.*U.S. addresses only.  Enter now for a chance to win a FREE product!

Enter here to win