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    -Hammond Control Transformer line expanded
    From Automation Notebook
    - Wyoming Controls uses D2-250 in residential water system.
    The Lighter Side

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Volume 10 Issue 7, September 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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Editor's note:

Think about the future

Now that the Olympics have come and gone, it's time to look toward the next big event. In approximately 60 days, we head to the polls to elect the 44th President of the United States of America.It is going to be an interesting couple of months

The candidates are preaching change, and change we will see. No matter which party wins, this will be an historic election. The Democratic Party could usher in our nation's first African-American President. The Republicans could welcome our first female Vice-President. It is going to be an interesting couple of months.

Here at AutomationDirect, you can count on us to do what we've been doing for almost 15 years; provide consistent award-winning technical service, quality industrial control products at amazing low prices, and continually introduce new products to be your one-stop industrial control provider.

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

See us at National Manufacturing Week in Chicago
National Manufacturing Week

For three days, September 23-25, industrial control providers and manufacturers from all over the United States will descend upon the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL to participate in National Manufacturing Week. AutomationDirect will be among the 2,000+ vendors displaying products and explaining services offered. Be sure to stop by booth 4906. Our representatives will be there to answer your questions and make sure you get some Smiley stuff.

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Product News

Hammond Control Transformer line expanded

Hammond Control Transformer line expandedAutomationDirect now offers the PG series of 120x240/12x24 VAC HPS Imperator control power transformers as an addition to the existing 240x480 / 120x240 VAC MQMJ series. Designed to meet industrial applications where electromagnetic devices, such as relays, solenoids, etc. are used, they maximize inrush capability and output voltage. These transformers are 50/60 Hz, 600V class, machine tool rated with VA range from 50 VA up to 1500 VA. They are cUL Listed, CE Mark, and RoHS Compliant. The new PG series transformers start at $30 and optional finger safe terminal covers and primary side fuse kits are also available.

More information about Hammond Control Transformer expanded line.

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From Automation NOTEBOOK

Peter Carman with Wyoming Controls provides information on how the D2-250 PLC, variable speed drives, and color touch screen monitors are used in a residential water system.. [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

Surely you've heard the phrase "lost in translation." Recently, one of our press releases was posted on an international technical site. Take a look at how it was "translated." First, look at the original and then read their version (bottom) to see how they translated words rather more literally than intended…

Ours :

AutomationDirect has expanded the IronHorse™ general purpose AC motor line to include worm gearboxes in various ratio sizes of 5:1 to 60:1.  Constructed of cast iron one-piece housings, the worm gearboxes feature a C-flange input and carbon steel shaft with either right-hand or dual output.

The main gear is constructed of an aluminum bronze casting, which is much harder than typically-used phosphor bronze. A one-piece output shaft hub is designed to secure the heavy-duty output shaft bearing, and double bearing sets are on both shaft ends.

Manufactured by one of the world's leading worm gearbox manufacturers, IronHorse worm gearboxes have double-lipped embedded oil seals to prevent leakage. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, IronHorse gearboxes, with radiused mounting holes, are mountable in any direction, except motor pointing up. The universally interchangeable compact design of the gearboxes ensures easy OEM replacement.

Their translation:
AutomationDirect has swollen its machinelike noesis sending creation distinction to allow insect gearboxes in quaternary inclose sizes, and sextet equipment ratios from 5:1 to 60:1. Constructed of patch shackle one-piece housings, the insect gearboxes feature a C-flange signaling and copy poise dig with either right-hand or threefold dig output.
The important equipment is constructed of an metal discolour casting, which is such harder than typically-used phosphor bronze. A one-piece production dig hub is fashioned to bonded the heavy-duty production dig bearing, and threefold bearing sets are on both dig ends.
Manufactured by digit of the world's directive insect casing suppliers, IronHorse insect gearboxes hit double-lipped embedded lubricator seals to preclude leakage. Designed to modify intend direction by 90 degrees, IronHorse gearboxes are mountable in some direction, eliminate locomote pointing up. The universally reciprocal auto organisation ensures cushy OEM replacement

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