Newsletter Volume 26 Issue 06

The Evolution of Controls from Relay Logic to IEC Programming
In this video, Doug Bell from Interconnecting Automation discusses the evolution of machine control from relays to the first PLC with ladder logic and now IEC programming. 
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Installing a Rock-Solid Automation Retrofit
This electrical contractor relied on AutomationDirect PLC and HMI hardware and software to rapidly rip-and-replace the controls on a failing rock crusher. Equipment used in rock quarrying operations is subjected to extremes of dirt, vibration, heat, and more, pressing mechanical and electrical systems to the limit.
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Now Available

Metal Work Series 70 Pneumatic Valves
Starting at $23.00

Murrelektronik Open Core Control Transformers
Starting at $84.00

Endress+Hauser Ceraphant Series Digital Pressure Sensors
Starting at $485.00

Productivity1000 and Productivity2000 Relay & TTL Modules
Productivity1000 high current relay module priced at $73.00

LS Electric XGB PLC Bus Coupler and new I/O Modules
New I/O modules starting at $59.00

Murrelektronik Modlink Panel Interfaces Connectors
Inserts starting at $8.00

Gefran GQ and GRSH Series Solid State Relays
Starting at $24.00

Custom Paint Options for Select Saginaw Enviroline Series Enclosures
Custom paint option priced at $233.00

Thank you for 30 years!
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Supplier Profile: Spartan Scientific
Based in Boardman, Ohio, Spartan Scientific manufactures fluid and pneumatic automation components, including industrial solenoid valves and related products. The company formed in 1987, founded on a dedication to customer-centered product development, a commitment to product reliability and innovation, and a focus on service excellence.
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PLCs: Predicting the Next 10 Years
Over the next decade, PLCs as we know them will certainly not go away, even if they are referred to as PACs, or edge controllers, or automation platforms, or something else. There will be no single controller technology that can fulfill all roles at all price points.
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Do-more PLC Memory, Data Types and Structs
The Do-more PLC software offers many powerful features including data structures, user data types, and a completely customizable memory configuration. With these, you can define custom data types with multiple data points that are important to your application. To learn more about the various data types of Do-more Designer and how to create a custom data type, check out this informative two-part video series. 
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New Product Giveaway!
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