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
Oct 27, 2014

Hydraulic Conductor Face Off: Hose vs Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure - and that's catastrophic. One minute they're working as they should and the next thing you know, they've gone to hell....More
Aug 14, 2014

No man is an island

And neither is fluid power. Unless you're buliding a test bench to evaluate or demonstrate a hydraulic or pneumatic component, every fluid power system is connected to some sort of mechancial system. So even though you may have a collection of smart phone apps for making fluid power calculations, you'll probably need apps for the....More