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ProSense Line Now Includes Float Level Switches

ProSense Line Now Includes Float Level Switches

Cumming, GA — January 15, 2014 … AutomationDirect’s ProSense line has been extended to include float level switches which provide a low-cost general purpose solution for single point monitoring of liquid levels in a variety of applications. The float switches are designed with powerful internal permanent magnets that actuate a highly reliable and repeatable hermetically sealed reed ... Read More
 
PLCs Give Wastewater Pumping Stations a Lift – Issue 19, 2011

PLCs Give Wastewater Pumping Stations a Lift – Issue 19, 2011

Flexible, economical PLCs provide automatic failover, backup pump control, and remote lift station monitoring. The Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is part of the Interceptor Sewer System, which has served Chattanooga, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan areas since it was built in 1952. The WWTP includes pumping stations as well as liquid and solids ... Read More
 
Upgrading Pump Stations with PLCs – Issue 20, 2011

Upgrading Pump Stations with PLCs – Issue 20, 2011

When relays and timer circuits get old, they cause problems. Replacing them with PLCs keeps pumps running smoothly. One of the most important jobs of a water distribution system is to reliably deliver water to its customers. At our water district in California, we had pumping stations (Figure 1) with relay-based controls that were more ... Read More
 
Evolution of the ChemFreePro® Ion Generator – Issue 16, 2010

Evolution of the ChemFreePro® Ion Generator – Issue 16, 2010

In the 1960s, NASA conducted a research program to develop a small lightweight water purifier. The purifier was for use in the Apollo spacecraft, so low power usage and minimal maintenance were a must. The 9-ounce purifier, slightly larger than a cigarette pack and completely chlorine-free, was designed to dispense silver ions into the spacecraft’s ... Read More
 
Dredging Up The…FUTURE – Issue 6, 2006

Dredging Up The…FUTURE – Issue 6, 2006

People around the world are aware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. What started around the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005 as Tropical Depression number 12, quickly became the fourth hurricane of the season just 48 hours later. When her catastrophic winds finally subsided, ... Read More