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Basic CPU and Remote Modules Added to Productivity3000 Line

Basic CPU and Remote Modules Added to Productivity3000 Line

Cumming, GA — December 5, 2012 … AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 line of programmable controllers now includes basic CPU and remote slave modules. The P3-530 CPU’s five integrated communications ports include Ethernet for programming, monitoring, and networking; a USB port for data logging; USB I/O port for up to four local expansion bases; RS-232 and RS-485 ports for ASCII ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Launches New Do-more PLC and Counter Module

AutomationDirect Launches New Do-more PLC and Counter Module

Cumming, GA — September 6, 2012 … AutomationDirect has released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more H2 Series PLC. This new PLC line offers features and performance of high-end PLCs for an economical price. Using the proven DirectLOGIC DL205 hardware as a platform, the Do-more H2 PLC supports all base units, discrete and analog I/O ... Read More
 
Automating a Donut Packaging and Labeling Line

Automating a Donut Packaging and Labeling Line

When people hear the name Mel-O-Cream, they usually think of donuts. Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, Ill, Mel-O-Cream International (www.mel-o-cream.com) manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.
 
Robot Use Becomes More Widespread

Robot Use Becomes More Widespread

As robot capabilities expand and costs drop, machine builders and system integrators are creating tightly integrated robot-automation solutions for production lines.
 
What is a Do-more PLC?

What is a Do-more PLC?

At 9:14AM on September 6, 2012, AutomationDirect released the new Do-more PLC. Many customers already knew that Host Engineering, the developer of the Do-more PLC, had been working on this next-generation CPU for several years. Here are some observations from a personal perspective. What is Do-more? If you have ever used a DirectLOGIC PLC, you ... Read More
 
PLC Training

PLC Training

PLC training at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference and Stage Expo.
 
CH2M HILL Joins AutomationDirect’s SIDirect Team

CH2M HILL Joins AutomationDirect’s SIDirect Team

Since its beginning in 1946, CH2M HILL has become a global leader by providing full-service consulting and design, as well as design-build and operations and program management in over 80 countries. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CH2M HILL was founded on the principle of meeting high-end challenges and creating technical innovations. CH2M HILL provides turnkey solutions ... Read More
 
Automated Volleyball Server

Automated Volleyball Server

Larry May, a student at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), contacted AutomationDirect and outlined his goal of building a volleyball setting and serving machine for his senior design project. Larry is active as a recreational volleyball player and is the father and coach of a competitive high school player. Larry is also a long time ... Read More