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  • Sep 30, 2014
    News

    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 perform myriad tasks, including messaging, photos, videos, music, alarms, day planners, GPS and more. The same trend of combining what once required several components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.  ...More
  • Aug 14, 2014
    Article

    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 mechancial portion of hte machine you're designing....More
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