Newsletter Volume 25 Issue 9

In-House Automation Focuses on People, Plant, and Profit
Many companies rely on external firms for automation upgrades and changes, and this works well for countless applications. But Pacific Cheese Company faced a dual challenge of maintaining and improving manual and legacy systems, while at the same time upgrading operations to responsively meet changing consumer demands. Michael Blackstone, a project manager for Pacific Cheese Company, describes how he and his team were able to develop automation skills within the company to best deliver and support the solutions they needed.
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AutomationDirect Now Offers Convenient Pickup Lockers
Everyone loves to save time, and now AutomationDirect customers will do just that when they pick up their orders at our warehouse locations. In fact, we expect they will spend less than a minute retrieving their items using the new Customer Pickup Locker system? now that?s some major time savings!
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Now Available

AchieVe WDN Series Narrow Finger Wire Duct Starting at $12.00

Endress+Hauser Picomag Series Magnetic-Inductive Flow Meters
Starting at $657.00

Metal Work Syntesi Air Prep Components
Starting at $21.50

More Cutting, Crimping, and Wire Stripping Tools
New crimping tools start at $176.00

Elesa Position Indicators
Starting at $191.00

New Additions of Quality Hammond Enclosure Products
New Hammond junction boxes start at $59.00

AutomationDirect’s System Integrator Direct Program 
AutomationDirect’s SI Direct program provides expert system integration service to AutomationDirect customers, with particular emphasis on our programmable controller, HMI and motion products. Member integrators have demonstrated specific product and application expertise and also receive ongoing training and equipping assistance from AutomationDirect.
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CAD in over 60 native file formats offers native CAD files in over 60 formats to help determine if a part is the right fit for your design. In addition to native file formats (solidworks, Inventor, and Pro-E) there are several generic 3D formats ? STEP, Parasolid, STL, and more. There are many 2D options as well to help users create project documentation and BOM generation.
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PLC Productivity 2000 P2-622 CPU Video
AutomationDirect has added the next generation CPU for the Productivity2000 PLC line. The P2-622 CPU has all the functionality of the original CPU including up to 50MB ladder memory, embedded OLED status display, remote I/O and multipurpose Ethernet 10/100Base-T (RJ45) ports, and a microSD card slot. This new CPU has a lower cost, dual software-configurable serial ports (RJ12 and 4-pin) that support both RS232 and RS485, a USB C programming port, and a new system architecture that allows for many future enhancements.
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FREE Giveaway for You
This month you have a chance to win a FREE CH Ellis Tool Case. This contest is for the tool case only no tools will be included. Contest is open for approximately 1 week after the newsletter is sent and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Winner will be contacted via email. 
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