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You've reached AX Control's blog! AX Control is a global industrial automation supplier based out of Cary, NC. We sell new surplus and reconditioned drives as well as PLCs, HMIs, and other industrial automation parts. The parts we sell are mainly manufactured by companies such as, Reliance Electric, General Electric, Fuji Electric, etc. In need of some parts? Check out our website: www.axcontrol.com

As for our blog, AX Control's goal is to provide informational yet entertaining technology-related articles for our consumers to enjoy. Happy reading!

Last Friday, June 2, our very own content writer- Lane Mason- had a piece featured on WRAL Sports Fan about the match-up between UNC and Davidson in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Lane's our primary blog writer and a sports fanatic.

A diagram of the differences between a gas fuel control system and a liquid fuel control system

Interested in the history of the Mark V steam turbine electronic controls? Check this diagram out!

What's Up With YouTube Ads and Revenue?

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- General

In the past few months, the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, lost 5 percent of its top advertisers in the U.S. and Canada forcing YouTube to tighten its default settings for where ads appear.

Diagram of Mark V Speedtronic Control System Start-Up with explanations.

Is technology in sports becoming too overwhelming? Is it fair for one sport to incorporate more technology than others? For example, the NFL using Microsoft Surface tablets to review plays, make annotations, and “favorite” specific plays.

Could movies like Weird Science and Smart House become a reality? Is it possible for the currently Sci-Fi computer-controlling brain interface to become an entity of the future? Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on a journey to find out.

Timeline of Reliance Electric

| By Lane Mason
#Industrial Automation

Check out the history of Reliance Electric!

DASH: Raleigh's Motion Design Studio

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- General

DASH, an animation and motion design studio located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, was founded in the Fall of 2015 with the mission to produce “incredible stuff” that differentiates from other creative agencies in the area.

Technology and Relationships: What's Your Take?

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- General

Have you ever thought about how relationships were before technology became prevalent? Today, many relationships begin, form, and develop solely through the use of different technologies and it’s shaken off as “normal” because of how the modern world has accepted the widespread use of technology in most everyday interactions. But, are these modern-day technology-based relationships as genuine as relationships in the past?

Industrial Automation: What is it?

| By Lane Mason
#Industrial Automation

What exactly is industrial automation? Many people aren’t really sure. Or, if they do know what industrial automation is in general terms, they need help on understanding what’s within the broad category of industrial automation. AX Control is here to break industrial automation down for you.

AX Control has reliable employees that know about each and every product they sell. Product knowledge is one of the tools AX Control employees use to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Read the article to find out more!

Verizon on the Fall

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- Phones

Verizon, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, is on a rapid decline. As of 7:53 a.m. Tuesday morning, stock market shares of Verizon dropped 2.1 percent to $51.30. This is Verizon’s third consecutive quarterly decline for the top line after six years of growth.

Looking for a drive, PLC, or HMI that’s no longer manufactured? AX Control Company Inc., an industrial automation company out of Cary, NC, was founded to fill the void created by product line obsolescence when Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) stopped selling or producing specific parts- parts that people still need!

Keen Home smart vents, a product pitched on ABC's Shark Tank, might be this year's popular household appliance. An idea thought up by former NYU MBA students Nayeem Hussain and Ryan Fant, Keen Home smart vents allow people to adjust the temperature of a room by the click of a button on their smartphone.

Major social media platforms have found a new way for teens to show off what they're doing: through live streaming. Instead of posting a pic of you and your besties at a party on Instagram, or updating your Facebook status to "Movie night with the girls!," social media platforms have now added live streaming features.

Useful iPhone Apps

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- Phones

Looking for new apps to download on your iPhone? Need an app that tends to be more of a necessity than a silly game that uses half of your iCloud storage? Here are some apps to consider downloading:

Safety in Sports with D30's Technology

| By Lane Mason
#Technology- Sports

D30 is a company out of the UK that makes sports tech material for the safety of athletes. Read the article to find out how the company makes the material.

Gadgets to Look Forward to in 2017

| By Administrator
#Technology- General

The new year has begun. We've finally reached 2017! Maybe you're starting a new job, moving to a new place, or beginning a new lifestyle. What's also new this year is what's around you. Businesses are growing, and, as always, technology is growing, too! As you embark on your "new" 2017 life, there are many new gadgets to look forward to this year. Don't stress yourself over worrying about living up to your 2017 goals. Instead, look forward to new things to come! Here are a few gadgets that will be released this year: