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Planetary Date: Volume 1 Issue 1

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of our semi-regular e-mail update of what's new and happening at Automationdirect.com. We'll cover new products, updates on existing products, tech talk, racing news, and more!
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IN THIS ISSUE -

1) NEW PRODUCTS
Koyo encoders/
2-wire DC and stainless steel prox switches, photoelectric with background suppression/
DL05 Battery Backup/Real Time Clock Option module/
2) PRODUCT SHORT TAKES
3) FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
4) TECH TALK
5) RACING NEWS
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NEW PRODUCTS

     Give our encoders a spin
Our initial offering of Koyo encoders includes standard shaft and hollow shaft versions of incremental models, and absolute sensing models. The incremental models are quadrature style in resolutions from 100 to 2500 lines per revolution. The absolute models have from 5 to 10 bit resolution all for the same price. Pricing starts at $66 for a 1000-line quadrature encoder to $220 for a 1024-count absolute model. For more info,
click page=/store/sens/encoders.html
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     Sensors go swimming
Our new 12mm and 18mm corrosion-resistant stainless steel proximity sensors are not just splashproof - when the quick-disconnect cable is fully tightened, these little fish are IP68 rated, so they can stay immersed under water forever!
Also now available are 2-wire versions of our 12mm, 18mm, and 30mm DC prox sensors, a 30mm AC prox, and an 18mm diffuse photoelectric with background suppression. For more info,
On prox sensors, click page=/store/sens/proximity.html
On photoelectric sensors click page=/store/sens/photoelectric.html
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     DL05 Micro PLC now has Option modules
Were you wondering what the slot behind the blank faceplate on our DL05 micro PLC was for? Add functionality to our $99 PLC with slide-in option modules! First up is the D0-01MC, a memory cartridge/battery backup/real time clock module for $39. Coming soon is a 4-channel analog input module. For more info,
click http://www.automationdirect.com/dl05
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PRODUCT SHORT TAKES

* 32-bit version of DirectSOFT is now shipping
* Think & Do Release 5.1 now shipping
* New analog modules for the DL405 include 8 and 16-channel voltage outputs
* VIADirect UltraLITE Schematic Package now supports AutoCAD 2000
* SJ100 drives now come in 7.5 and 10 Hp models
* 7-meter quick-disconnect cable for sensors is available for $12

To check all the product news,
click http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Overview/Catalog/What-s-s_New
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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

You may start seeing press about our new Hitachi drives that will be available in late November - full-featured SJ300 Flux vector drives from 1/2 to 30 Hp. To get some advance information on this series,
click page=/company/press/999drives.html
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TECH TALK

Got a thorny application problem, or just a simple question about our products? Post it on the Customer Technical forum, and you're sure to get some helpful advice from other customers or our tech support staff. Now online for over two months, topics range from simple programming examples to complex networking configurations. click http://forum1.automationdirect.com
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RACING NEWS

Johnny Miller IV took the Automationdirect.com/Hitachi/Cutler-Hammer car to 5th place in the TransAm Series championship this year with 5 podium finishes. Switching to Paul Gentilozzi's Corvette from the Camaro late in the season, the team now has some good experience with it to start the Year 2000 series. Next year, we're gunning for the championship! For press, results, or to order cool racing merchandise like T-shirts or a model car, click page=/motorsports
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International customers (outside the U.S. and Canada), check our list of affiliates in over 23 countries to find the one nearest you.
click http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/International/International
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Thanks for your time!
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