Newsletter Volume 24 Issue 6

Making the Cut with Upgraded Automation
Using the AutomationDirect Do-more BRX PLC, an extrusion company progressively upgraded and simplified their legacy manufacturing lines, greatly improving performance, while minimizing scrap.

The situation is common at many manufacturing sites: production equipment is old, degrading, and mismatched, leading to operational and maintenance inefficiencies and nightmares…

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IIoT Edge Gateways Provide Fortified Factory Connectivity

A familiar idiom states “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, plenty of industrial users need to “fix” new and existing automation installations so they can achieve remote access, but they are concerned about the associated cybersecurity issues.

AutomationDirect IIoT edge gateways are the straightforward way for users to provide secure connectivity to factory automation assets.

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Now Available

New Alliance Linear Position Transducers
LZ series starting at $296.00

FATH T-Slotted Rail Hardware
Fasteners starting at $1.00/10pk

Optris Infrared Pyrometers
LT series starting at $125.00

HPS Drive Isolation Transformers
Starting at $1087.00

More NSF Potable Water Solenoid Valves
Starting at $92

IO-Link Smart Field I/O System
Master modules starting at $290.00

Supplier Profile: R. Stahl
Companies and industries around the globe use R. Stahl’s superior explosion protection equipment and systems to protect against deadly explosions in hazardous locations that can occur if flammable gases, vapors, mists, or dusts combine with oxygen and an ignition source.
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Control Panel Design and Assembly Steps
Modern digitally controlled machines, equipment and systems incorporate increasing numbers of smart devices and field sensors. Industrial control panels are necessary to support the electrical, instrumentation, and control (EIC) aspects of theses systems. This article explains the basic steps for creating control panel designs.
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CLICK PLUS PLC Wins Product of the Year  Bronze Award
On April 25, 2022 the AutomationDirect CLICK PLUS PLC was announced as the Plant Engineering 2021 Product of the Year Bronze Award winner in the “Controls System” category. 
The CLICK PLUS PLC is the next generation platform for delivering reliable and familiar functionality for basic control applications, combined with advanced features like Wi-Fi, data logging, and increased security measures.
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FREE Giveaway for You
This month you have a chance to win 1 of 20 calipers. 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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