Halloween will sneak up before you know it. So have you started planning your creepy, scary, or horrifyingly haunting Halloween props yet? If not, take a look at our three Halloween YouTube videos that I’m sure will scare…I mean…inspire you. Each video below explains how to build a DIY Halloween pneumatic creation step by step. ... Read More
Scott Shier, with his namesake organization, Shier Terror, presented a pneumatics seminar in May, 2015, at the West Coast Haunters Convention in Portland, Oregon. His intent was to expose a group of fifteen “Home Haunter” students to the capabilities of pneumatic systems as they are often used in haunted houses. ‘Haunting’ with Pneumatics West Coast ... Read More
The annual SourceAmerica® Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. For this competition, high school students spend months partnering with a nonprofit that employs people with disabilities to invent a device, process, system or software for a more productive work environment. Kirby Harder, Copley High School’s (CHS) Industrial technology ... Read More
AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products now offers additional straight, branch, union, Y, reducer, elbow and bulkhead fittings in 1/8 inch and 5/16 inch tube connection sizes. Designed to work with flexible pneumatic tubing, select fittings are constructed with thermoplastic bodies and stainless steel tube gripping claws; additional fittings with nickel-plated brass bodies are also ... Read More
It’s that season again. It’s time for creepy crawlies to invade our neighborhoods. It’s time for things that go bump in the night to be more common than before. Thanks to products from AutomationDirect you too can create something to scare those trick-or-treaters.
In the aerospace industry, any substance that is foreign to the aircraft engine and could potentially cause damage is known as FOD (foreign object debris). FOD costs the industry 4 billion dollars per year on average. Some of the most common causes of FOD damage are the tools required to build or maintain the engine. ... Read More
We have added several exciting products since our last edition of the Automation Notebook. Here are some highlights about some of those new products including: C-more Micro touch panels, AEGIS powerline filters, SureGear® gearboxes, NITRA pneumatic compact modular valves, RUKO tools and more.
In this issue of AutomationDirect.com’s newsletter you will find the latest product news on our new Productiv3000 serial communication module, our new low-cost QM series photo sensors, and our most recent NITRA pneumatic line extension. Plus check out some awesome application stories. Also its never to early to start getting ready for Halloween! We will show ... Read More
AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes additional directional control solenoid valves available in a wide variety of configurations to meet a broad range of pneumatic valve applications. With this addition, there are now more valves choices in size and volume with all the same features and benefits of the inexpensive and popular existing ... Read More
AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes compact modular valves which provide versatility and easy assembly. The compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity combined with sturdy mechanics. Each valve is enclosed in a