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Our Controllers are more than just “Standard!”  – We know it’s not easy to make a change in control products, but we think that we can provide enough value for you to make it worth your while. Please take some time and check out these powerful Application Stories that speak to the quality and ease of use our controllers can provide for you. As always, for immediate information and pricing on all our PLCs give us a call at 1-800-633-0405 to speak with a knowledgeable representative (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET) or visit us at www.automationdirect.com.

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The CLICK PLC is becoming one of the industry’s favorite control systems in the 142 I/O or less category! The stand-alone CPUs can compete on size, price and ease of use with hardware designed for micro-projects, even programmable relays. But, they are also expandable and have features you’d expect in a practical PLC.

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Bringing Life to an Old Machine

An innovative employee at American Label & Tag was able to use the small foot print, economical price tag, and free software of the CLICK PLC to help save his company during the economic downturn in 2008. With the help of AutomationDirect.com, American Label & Tag was able to bring an out-of-service  hot stamp press back online…

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DaMan Revelaed During the Final Four Activities in Atlanta

DaMan is best described as a mobile, anthropomorphic, robotic, athletic defender.  He is a three-dimensional device that can raise and lower his arms, vary his body height from 6’7” to 8’7” and rotate his body a full 180 degrees. The Click PLC was instrumental in making DaMan come to life because of its low cost, I/O modularity and zero license fee…

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Automation “Lifts” Purdue Theater Production of Medea

When the Department of Theatre at Purdue University decided to stage a production of Medea, Richard Dionne (Technical Director) and his students knew they had a great opportunity for some “stage magic”. The student utilized a CLICK PLC and several other parts from AutomationDirect.com to automate a lift that took thier production over the top…

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D0-More PLC is a micro-modular PLC that leverages the existing line of DL205 I/O modules and base units to create an incredibly powerful PLC at a fraction of the cost of comparable PLCs and PACs.  Plus you can get Do-more Designer, the full featured Do-more PLC software which includes a PLC simulator, absolutely free.

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Automation System Retrofit Transforms 175-ton Hydraulic Forming Press

In less than one month, a rebuild automates press operations to increase production rates and improve quality. Southern Manufacturing Group (SMG) located in Morrison, Tennessee, was founded in 1993. The company makes automotive components and industrial valves. In the fall of 2012, the automation system for its 175-ton hydraulic forming press received electrical damage resulting from a lightning strike…

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 Switching to Do-more Saves Time

14 years ago, Doug Armstrong  converted the controls in his 80KW hydroelectric plant to the DirectLOGIC DL205 PLC with a D2-260 CPU. In 2013, it was time to make some upgrades to the plant by adding features such as the ability to control the system over the Internet, improve monitoring, start data logging, and tighten up the code. He chose to switch to the Do-more PLC…

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Students help Manufacturing Center See AND Do More 

When the mechatronics students at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) in Hickory, North Carolina, went looking for a suitable project to challenge their recently acquired PLC and HMI skills, they didn’t have to go far. The college’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) in nearby Conover needed a way to monitor the status of a large group of washing machines and dryers and display that information for the technicians who use them…

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The Productivity3000 is a compact logic controller that combines the features and capabilities of a PC-based control system with that of a typical programmable logic controller.  The Productivity3000 automation controller offers you a more powerful industrial control solution that is easier to use and more cost effective than any control solution in the market.

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Powerful PAC Upgrades Tortilla Machine

Casa Herrera builds tortilla preparation equipment for the corn and flour tortilla industry. When they wanted to upgrade to a control system that was capable and reliable, and also flexible enough to install on different machines. They chose the Productivity3000…

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Upgrading From Batch to Continuous Processes Requires High Level Automation

This article features input from numerous end users and system integrators, all recounting their experiences in converting from batch to continuous. Benefits will be examined first, then challenges will be detailed. Finally, solutions will be suggested including a look at how AutomationDirect’s  Productivity3000 controller may be used to control continuous operations…

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Illinois Institute of Technology Competes in Hybrid Racing

A student team, lead by Donald Ruffatto, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) SAE International chapter contacted AutomationDirect in late 2011, asking detailed questions about our Productivity3000 Programmable Automation Controller (PAC). They were planning to use it to control an electric car…

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