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Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 6

Electronic Circuit Breakers Provide Smarter Protection
Sensors and controllers used for automating machinery require reliable low voltage and low current power. Designers must incorporate overcurrent protection devices (OCPDs) to guard conductors from damaging overcurrent and short circuit conditions, in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, there is a smarter way than using traditional fuses and circuit breakers. Modern electronic circuit breakers (ECBs) can improve safety and uptime.
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PLC Package Handling
PLCs play a major role when it comes to material or package handling operations. Conveyors, motors, drives, object detection sensors and of course controllers are used quite often when it comes to delivering your suitcase to the right airplane or getting the laptop you ordered to the right delivery truck. But how would you go about coding the PLC for a package handling application? Fortunately, I have firsthand experience with these kinds of systems and I?ll show you one way to go about it.
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Now Available

DEHN Surge Protection Devices
Starting at $109.00

Additional MurrplastiK Cable Entry Systems
Starting at $29.00 

SureServo2 – New Family of Enhanced Servo Systems
Drives Starting at $339.00


More ProSense Inductive Proximity Sensors
Starting at $27.00

Datalogic Safety Laser Scanners
Starting at $1,992.00

Large Gauge MTW Wire made in the USA
Starting at $0.54 per foot


Automation Cookbook Series: You can do PID!
AutomationDirect has a wide variety of Industrial Automation Products that use PID to help you control your systems. This chapter of the Automation Video Cookbook walks you step by step through how to set up and use PID in your applications.
Watch the videos

Write a Product/Company Review for a Chance to Win!
During the month of June (1st through the 30th), 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 two entries counted per person, one product and one company; offer valid for US customers only). 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 products item page and select the ‘Reviews’ icon). Were always glad to hear from you!
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Product Selectors and Configuration Utilities
Use the AutomationDirect selectors and configuration tools to select the perfect parts and helpful accessories for your applications. These tools ensure system compatibility and make certain you’re getting all the required components on the first order.
Try out any of the product selector tools

 FREE Giveaway for YOU!  
This month you have a chance to win 1 of 25 pushbuttons/switches. 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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