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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 20, 2014

Who DO you trust with YOUR hydraulic machine?

"I'm an owner/operator of a small concrete pumping business. We have 12 years experience operating concrete pumps but limited knowledge of hydraulics. I have no faith in the manufacturer's dealer. They don't give away any information and I'm not happy with the work they do. Plus, they're 6 hours away..."....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