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    Product News
    -6-inch C-more-Micro
    -Wire available in 2500' reels
    From Automation Notebook
    - Organic egg farmers increase efficiency
    The Lighter Side

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Volume 10 Issue 6, July 2008
We hope you find this issue of our e-mail update of what's new at AutomationDirect informative and, at times, a little amusing.
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ThermometerEditor's note:

The dog days are here!

Once again, the temperatures begin to rise into the 90's and above on a daily basis. In the South, the humidity increases to levels that feel as though the air around you has become a new malleable object. Say hello to the dog days of summer.

Just as the summer air, things at AutomationDirect continue to heat up. Our product managers continue to research new products and expand existing ones. Our sales and technical support teams continue to learn more about these products to assist our customers as they create new ways to improve their applications.

In this month's newsletter, you'll learn of the newest products we have available, read the latest company news, and then take a break with the Lighter Side.

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Company News

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View and download the latest product information

The latest in product literature from AutomationDirect is now available on our web site for viewing and download. The information, in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, includes the newest product brochures, 2-page new product bulletins (or cut sheets), and the most recent AutomationDirect trade publication advertisements. Select "Product Brochures & Ads" from the Product Info tab at to see what's new.

New Lieterature

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Product News

NEW! 6-inch C-more-Micro panels
C-more micro 6-inch touch panel

The C-more Micro-Graphic panel line now includes six-inch displays. Priced at $299, the new touchscreen graphic/text HMI panels can be mounted horizontal or vertically. Optional numeric keypad bezels help reduce screen wear. Download the free configuration software which features a built-in project simulator.

More information about the 6" C-more micro panels .

Wire - Now in 500-ft. and 2,500-ft. reels

Expanded wire offeringAutomationDirect has expanded its line of electrical wire for industrial applications to include 2,500-foot reels for its MTW, TFFN and THHN wire types. Available in sizes ranging from 4 to 18 gauge, and in the most popular colors, 500-ft. spools start at $29 and 2,500-ft. reels start at $145. Also now available in inventory, is a blue/white stripe style commonly used in DC control wiring in sizes from 12-18 AWG. View the entire line of wire here.

See more information on our entire line of wire.

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From Automation NOTEBOOK

In the New England town of Monroe, New Hampshire, you'll find picturesque settings filled with family-owned dairy and poultry farms. Situated in the Connecticut River valley at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest is a poultry farm, called Pete and Gerry's Organics. The farm has found a way to increase efficiency and productivity by using automation to help gather and process eggs. Find out how using PLCs, motors, drives, and sensors gives this family operated business something to crow about. [read article] AutomationNotebook, a publication from AutomationDirect

You can also check out our list of application stories here.

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The Lighter Side

It has been said that the English language is one of the most difficult to learn. The following are just a few examples to support this thought.

Can you read these right the first time? 

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a rowamong the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend

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