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Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 5

Supplier Profile: Code Corporation
Beep? Beep? Beep? that?s the distinctive sound made when someone scans a barcode on items going through a grocery store checkout line. Barcode technology began revolutionizing the efficiency of the grocery checkout process decades ago and is now fostering huge advances in healthcare, law enforcement, and manufacturing. 
Read more about Code Corp.

Industrializing Open Source
In the consumer world, over the past 15 years a ?maker? culture of users creating homebrew automation projects with open source controllers and methods has gained momentum. This technology has also caught the attention of the industrial world but using these commercial open source controllers in industrial applications comes with inherent risks. However, Maker hardware and software is now available in industrially-hardened form factors, adding the reliability required for critical applications.
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Now Available

New and Improved StrideLinx Cloud platform
StrideLinx VPN routers starting at $369.00

Additional Wenglor Photoelectric Sensors
Wenglor sensors start at $91.00


Schmersal IEC Limit Switches
Schmersal limit switches start at $14.00

Schmersal Two-Hand Control Panels
Starting at $147.00

Guided Wave Radar Level Sensors
Starting at $349.00


Automation Cookbook Series: A/C Motor On/Off Control
This video is part of our informative Cookbook Series on A/C motor control and provides a brief intro to A/C Motor On/Off control for home or industrial applications. To learn more about A/C motors, check out all of the associated Tech Tip Videos in this series which include details of each component and some helpful hints on how to get the most bang for the buck.

Watch the A/C Motor On/Off Controls Video

Write a Product/Company Review for a Chance to Win!
During the month of May (1st through the 31st), post a company or a product review on our website, and your name will be automatically entered in the random drawing held at the end of the month (maximum of one entry counted per person). Two lucky grand prize winners will receive a handy WERA Tool Kit, plus another 50 will receive our cool-looking coffee mug! Start here on our site?s Company Reviews page, or jump to any product that is available for review (visit product?s item page and select the ‘Reviews’ icon). We?re always glad to hear from you! 
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Free PLC Training from AutomationDirect 
Yes, it really is FREE! This completely free online PLC training course is available 24/7 so you can learn at your pace and at your convenience. Access several video libraries that explain the fundamentals of PLC control as well as provide in-depth training on AutomationDirect?s families of PLCs. No time or viewing limitations.
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FREE Giveaway for YOU!
This month you also have a chance to win 1 of 15 AutomationDirect tape measures. Contest is open for approximately 1 week after the newsletter is sent and is open to residents of the U.S. only. Winner will be contacted via email. If you don?t win this time, don?t worry there will be a new and exciting giveaway each month.
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