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Newsletter Volume 23 Issue 8

How to Control a Stepper Motor“…
Stepper motors use specialized control methods to achieve better precision than standard variable speed motors, while avoiding the expense and complexity of servo systems. This article describes how users can implement and control stepper motor systems in their motion control applications.
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Quick and Clean Automation Implementation
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic during the summer of 2020, a St. Louis manufacturer wanted to utilize available factory space to produce pails filled with sanitizing wipes. They engaged with their longtime HVAC partner Rock Hill Mechanical Corporation (RHMC), and they were able to quickly develop the necessary automation and instrumentation systems using AutomationDirect products. 
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SureStepĀ® Nema 42 Stepper Motors
Starting at $19.50

Schmalz Vacuum Products for Pneumatic Systems
Starting at $7.25

Quabbin Data Cables
Starting at $0.22 per foot

IronHorse ACN and ACNND NEMA 4X AC Drives
Starting at $189.00

CCEA Industrial LED Lighting
Starting at $109.00

igus Continuous Flexing Control and Signal Cable
Starting at $0.70 per ft.


Safety Laser Scanners ? Making Safety Painless
There are many safety devices available to ensure machine safety and to detect personnel entering unsafe areas. Cable pull switches, safety light curtains and interlock switches (non-contact and the many types of tongue interlock switches) are just a few of them. Most of you have probably heard of, or used, these devices in some capacity, but one of the newer safety devices on the scene, that you may be unfamiliar with, is the safety laser scanner. 
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Supplier Profile: Murrelektronik 
Since its beginning, Murrelektronik has focused on making connections for customers via its products and people. Its mission is to optimize machine and plant control system installations and increase customers? competitive advantage. The company specializes in decentralization and strengthening the connection between the control cabinet and the sensors and actuators in field machines and systems.
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SureStep/SureGear Motion Control System Giveaway

Time to get in motion! From now until August 11th, you can enter to win one of 3 motion control prizes. Win either a complete SureStep/SureGear motion control system with drive, motor, gearbox and more, a SureStep motion control system with drive, motor and cable, or a SIM Oldham style drive coupling. Just fill out the entry form and tell us how you would use the SureStep/SureGear motion control system for a chance to win. 
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FREE Giveaway for YOU! 
This month you have a chance to win 1 of 5 AutomationDirect desk clocks. 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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