New Product Announcement – SOLO® Basic Temperature Controllers (SLB4848 Series)

The new SOLO Basic from Automation Direct is a single loop temperature controller that can control heating or cooling processes. Depending on the particular model of controller, the available outputs include relay, voltage pulse or current. On some models, there are two alarm outputs available with nine selectable alarm types. SOLO Basic controllers have a single control output that can be used for control of a heating or cooling application. Continue reading New Product Announcement – SOLO® Basic Temperature Controllers (SLB4848 Series)

New Product Announcement: New High-Speed I/O and Communications Expansion Modules for the BRX Micro PLC System

AutomationDirect has added high-speed I/O modules and a serial communications expansion module to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX expansion modules add discrete I/O, analog I/O and now high-speed I/O and communications functions as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU).
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After 2 rounds, Matt is leading the 2019 Minitwin Rookie Championship

A few weeks ago, we announced our sponsorship of Matt Wetherell #232 for this years Rookie MiniTwins championship. Round 1, 9-10th March 2019 – Brands Hatch. Matt achieved second place in class for race 1, and first in class for races 2, 3 & 4 – a great achievement. Round 2, 30th March 2019 – Oulton Park. Matt achieved first place in class for both race 1 & 2 Well done Matt from all at Lamonde. The next round is at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire 27th/28th April 2019. Continue reading After 2 rounds, Matt is leading the 2019 Minitwin Rookie Championship

New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a high performance and very efficient Ethernet-based Fieldbus, thanks to these advantages, it is one of the most widely adopted industrial Ethernet technologies and has gradually become a standard communication interface in industry. Responding to the increasing demand for EtherCAT, Weintek are releasing a new iR Series EtherCAT communication coupler, iR-ECAT, to facilitate the integration of iR Series I/O modules into EtherCAT applications. Continue reading New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler