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We wish all of our customers a happy
Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

We will be closed for the Holidays:
December 22nd & 25th and
December 29th (at noon) & January 1st
FIRST ® Robotics Competition
Automation, Inc. sponsors a local high school robotics team
Each year, local high school students participate in the international FIRST® Robotics Competition. They are given six weeks to build a robot to complete a series of obstacles and challenges, then they compete against other high school teams. Team 3840 from Isanti County, Teens ‘Nto Technology (TNT), has been involved with the  FIRST® Robotics Competition since 2010.
Mentors from the community help the students develop their skills to design and build the robot. Local businesses, like Automation, Inc., donate funds and some materials for the team to utilize.
We wish TNT the best of luck in the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition!

Automation, Inc. Adds Resolution Air
High precision proportional valve technology
Automation, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Resolution Air to our automation solutions lineup. Providing control valve solutions engineered with a focus on quality and robust design, Resolution Air provides high resolution proportional control solutions. 

The P-Series proportional pinch valves combine the precise fluid metering abilities of a proportional valve with the sanitary fluid separation characteristics of a pinch valve. This larger valve series utilizes a robust and powerful linear actuator capable of generating 32 lbs. of pinch force ideal for higher pressure systems and tube sizes up to 1.00” O.D.

The miniature M-Series provides incremental flow control offered in a conventional proportional valve but in a smaller package. The MPPV pinches a fluid filled, pressurized, low durometer tube to regulate the flow of the liquid or gas through the tube.

Cognex In-Sight® 2000 Mini
Powerful, flexible and compact vision sensor
Cognex In-Sight® 2000 Mini series vision sensors combine the power of In-Sight vision systems with the simplicity and affordability of an industrial sensor. Ideal for error-proofing applications, these vision sensors set new standards for value, ease of use, and flexibility.

In-Sight 2000® Mini vision sensors can be configured for in-line and right-angle mounting installation. This modular body design provides maximum flexibility to mount in tight spaces, simplifies wiring and optical paths, and minimizes the need to design new mechanical fixtures.

  • Integrated LED light
  • 6.2 or 16 mm liquid lens autofocus
  • Image Modes: 640 x 480 (standard), 640 x 480 (2x magnification), 800 x 600 (2x magnification)
  • Powerful In-Sight vision tools for accurate part location, inspection, measurement, and counting

Advantech TPC-5000
Modular multi-touch panel computer
The TPC-5000 is the first modularized model of Advantech’s control panel products. Equipped with a low-power 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i processor, 8 GB of DDR4 SODIMM memory, and an industrial-grade LCD, TPC-5000 is a compact fanless system that provides a display panel solution with excellent computing performance. The modularized design ensures flexible expansion and configuration, as well as easy maintenance and upgrades.

  • Industrial-grade LED LCD with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Intel® Core™ i3-6100U processor with 8 GB of DDR4 SODIMM
  • Modular design for flexible configuration and easy maintenance
  • 2 x full-size mini-PCIe and 1 x half-size PCIe
  • Supports SSD expansion
  • IP66-compliant front panel protection

Piab piPUMP 23
Cost effective vacuum without frills
Piab is introducing  piPUMP 23 offering the same premium vacuum ejection performance and energy-efficiency as  piCOMPACT®23 without the advanced integrated controls resulting in considerable cost savings.

Fully configurable, piPUMP 23 is available with either one or two COAX® SX12/SX42 multistage vacuum ejector cartridges, and can be supplied with or without cleanable and replaceable filters in two optional sizes. The pump can be configured for up to three vacuum connections, making it suitable for a variety of applications and industrial settings.

  • Large vacuum flow in relation to energy consumption and dimensions.
  • Modular platform with unlimited possibilities to configure and customize
  • Configurable in stacks up to 4 pumps
  • Efficient Blow off with the Amplified Blow off (option)

LXE300 Joins Direct Connect Product Lineup
SVL's brightest linear light
Offering illumination up to 100,000 lux, the LXE300 linear light features SVL's most advanced built-in Multi-Drive™ driver, which allows the light to operate continuously or in OverDrive™ strobe mode.

Users can connect up to six lights directly (end to end with no spacing between the lights) or by daisy-chaining them using a locking jumper cable, all for a fraction of the cost of a monolithic light.