Blogs

Sep 30, 2014

White paper discusses processor power and energy efficiency

AutomationDirect recently released a  white paper titled, “Processor Power and Energy Efficiency”, which explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.   Modern electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, etc. can be used to....More
Dec 15, 2014

The Importance of Making A List... And Checking It Twice

In a recent accident investigation I was involved in, a man was riding unrestrained on the forks of a forklift. While at height, the forks dropped several inches without warning, causing the man standing on the forks to lose his footing and fall to floor. He was seriously injured. The operator was not operating any controls when the....More
Nov 22, 2014

A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures

We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What's interesting about maintenance of hydrauli systems is that even though many of the tools and instruments have changed dramatically during my 25+ years on H&P many of the problems and their solutions are....More