In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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AutomationDirect adds more touch panels to the C-more HMI line

AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes a 10-inch widescreen model and a 15-inch base model touch panel. The new C-more 10-inch full featured EA9-T10WCL widescreen color TFT touch panel ($685) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one slot for SD memory card and audio line [Read More]

AutomationDirect Adds Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels

Starting at $98, two new 3-inch C-more Micro HMI panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator.   These new lower-priced C-more Micro EA3 series HMI panels are available in touch and non-touch versions and feature a 3.1-inch STN LCD [Read More]

AutomationDirect adds Affordable Cloud Enabled Remote Access

Remote access with cloud data logging options has been added to AutomationDirect’s line of industrial communications products. STRIDE SiteLink provides secure access over the “industrial internet” to remotely connect to monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. SiteLink easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device. The SiteLink platform consists of three types of VPN routers [Read More]

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