Newsletter Volume 24 Issue 11

Robotic Beer Dispenser Hits the Ground Running?
Reliable, rugged, and economical automation components are essential building blocks for bringing high-tech into consumer-facing applications.
After working for more than a decade on industrial and automation projects, Grayson Dawson founded Hop Robotics to bring high-technology robotic serving systems to the food & beverage and hospitality sectors.
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Free Practical Guide to AC Motors
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. The decision to use contactors (across-the-line), soft-starters, or variable frequency drives hinges on a range of factors, and this handbook covers them all, along with sizing tips and gotcha’s to avoid. Our practical guide is a must-read for those new to AC motors or veteran professionals alike.
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More LUTZE®  FBP (Food & Beverage rated) Control Cable
Starting at $0.75/ft

LS Electric® L7P Servo Systems
Servo motors start at $260.00

CCEA SIRIO Q Series LED Work Lights
Starting at $214.00

New Seifert Enclosure Thermal Management Products
Thermoelectric coolers starting at $555.00

More Quabbin Control and Signal Cable
Starting at $0.23 per foot

More STAHL Intrinsically Safe Isolators
Starting at $189.00

What are Electrical Actuators?
Electrical actuators are an efficient and accurate way to automate motion on machinery and equipment. Two basic motions which can be created on equipment are rotational and linear. Linear actuators are mechanical devices, usually powered by a rotational motion source like some form of electrical motor, that create linear motion. This motion can be used to move a product-holding tray into position or used to perform a manufacturing function, like drilling, inserting, gluing, or taping parts.
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What is DC Motor Control?
DC motors provide a flexible and effective motive force for many machine and automation applications. Although direct current (DC) motor technology dates from the early 1800s, and other motor types have been developed since then, DC motors remain the best option for many applications. DC motors can be obtained in tiny consumer-grade form factors suitable for toys, as well as large industrial-grade units for driving massive equipment like locomotives, and anything in between.
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AutomationDirect Library Scavenger Hunt
Did you know we have a library site full of technical information? Explore our library site to solve our scavenger hunt for a chance to win some AutomationDirect goodies!
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