Newsletter Volume 20 Issue 2

What does "Made in the U.S.A." mean to you? With so many consumer products – iPhones, laptops, toys, clothes, etc. – coming from overseas, does "Made in the U.S.A." mean anything anymore? Well, companies like HOST Engineering sure think it does. Watch the video

Setting Internal Standards for Industrial Automation

In addition to following industry regulations, internal company standards should be created and adhered to so existing and new plant automation system designs are consistent. Keep Reading

How to Wire a Motor Starter

The Technical Support page on the AutomationDirect website is full of valuable information and is available 24/7. The following is referenced from the Technical and Application Notes section. Read the entire article

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MTR2 series IronHorse® general purpose                        New SureMotion® linear and rotary shafts
54 New STEGO Enclosure Parts Added                          Marathon Stainless Steel & Jet Pump Motors

Efficient use of motors is always important, but there are many other things to consider when specifying an electric motor. Mechanical and environmental considerations are on the list, as is the application and operation. All of these factors are important, but the application is where the selection process should start. Read the entire article

When it comes to detecting position and presence in automated equipment, be sure to consider limit switch as choices available today are robust, and can provide high precision. Learn more about limit switches

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