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  • AutomationDirect Adds More Polycarbonate Enclosures

    AutomationDirect Adds More Polycarbonate Enclosures

    AutomationDirect’s INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosure offering now includes the new Premium Series of screw-cover wall mount enclosures in addition to the existing Impact Series of wall mount, single-door enclosures.…

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  • AutomationDirect adds NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves

    AutomationDirect adds NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves

    AutomationDirect’s family of potable water components (valves, regulators, fittings, tubing and hoses) now includes potable water solenoid valves. These NS-Series NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water …

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  • AutomationDirect Adds New Line of Digital Temperature Sensors

    AutomationDirect Adds New Line of Digital Temperature Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of instrumentation products now includes the ETS series digital temperature sensors. The ETS series combines a precision RTD sensing element, measuring electronics, and process fitting all in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.…

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  • AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

    AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

    AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA pneumatics now includes new Total Air Prep (TAP) units and NITRA Ethernet/IP protocol compact modular valve (CMV series) modules.…

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  • New Assorted Wera Hand Tools from AutomationDirect

    New Assorted Wera Hand Tools from AutomationDirect

    Wera, a leading manufacturer of wrenches, ratchets, socket sets and screwdriving tools, is known for their attention to quality, ease of use, and a safety-friendly design.…

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  • AutomationDirect Offers Additional Stride Managed Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect Offers Additional Stride Managed Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches now offers even more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. Stride managed switches allow networks to be configured/managed to assure the highest performance and security levels. New Stride SE2 series switches provide Modbus …

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  • More Compact Limit Switch Connection Options from AutomationDirect

    More Compact Limit Switch Connection Options from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has expanded its AEM2G series compact limit switch line to include more electrical connection options. Four electrical connection types are now available for the AEM2G series of compact limit switches. 5-Pin M12 Quick Disconnect (bottom and right exit) and …

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  • AutomationDirect adds NEMA Rated Limit Switches from Eaton

    AutomationDirect adds NEMA Rated Limit Switches from Eaton

    AutomationDirect has expanded its limit switch offering to include F25 Series NEMA limit switches from Eaton. These limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated for operation in a variety of rugged industrial environments.…

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  • Design Improvements for AutomationDirect’s Line of Bryant Watertight Wiring Devices

    Design Improvements for AutomationDirect’s Line of Bryant Watertight Wiring Devices

    New design improvements have been made to AutomationDirect’s offering of Bryant watertight products to provide additional water ingress protection.…

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  • AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

    AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

    AutomationDirect now offers Patlite® pre-assembled stack lights in 25mm, 30mm, 40mm and 70mm sizes. Patlite stack lights offer high intensity LED illumination and prism-cut lens design for enhanced visibility from any direction and are ideal for use in applications such …

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  • AutomationDirect Launches New High-Value BRX Programmable Logic Controller

    AutomationDirect Launches New High-Value BRX Programmable Logic Controller

    AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to the Do-more line of programmable logic controllers. Starting at $199, the compact BRX PLCs offer outstanding features including built-in data logging, motion control, serial and Ethernet communication, an interchangeable (hot-swappable) communications …

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  • AutomationDirect Offers Additional Fiberglass Enclosures

    AutomationDirect Offers Additional Fiberglass Enclosures

    AutomationDirect has added 189 new fiberglass enclosures, subpanels and accessories to its Hubbell-Wiegmann line of non-metallic enclosures.…

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  • Additional Surge Protection Devices

    Additional Surge Protection Devices

    AutomationDirect has extended its offering of surge protection devices to include Mersen’s Surge-Trap® Type 1 STXR series. With its small, compact design and line or load installation flexibility, the series is the perfect fit for branch panel and/or individual …

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  • Split-Core AC Current Transformers

    Split-Core AC Current Transformers

    AutomationDirect’s AcuAmp® line of power products now includes the CTF series 5A secondary current transformers.  Designed for applications such as ammeters, wattmeters, panel meters, instrumentation, and energy management systems, these current transformers offer a compact, cost-effective means of measuring …

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  • Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

    Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

    AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp. The rolled steel motors  are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and feature 4:1 constant torque …

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  • More Low-cost RHINO Power Supplies

    More Low-cost RHINO Power Supplies

    AutomationDirect’s RHINO PSL series DC power supplies are plastic low-profile switching supplies available with 5, 12 and 24 VDC adjustable outputs. Designed to fit in shallow-depth enclosures, these power supplies have power ratings from 7.5W to 91W for use with …

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  • New Line of Digital Pressure Sensors

    New Line of Digital Pressure Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of sensing products now includes the EPS series of digital pressure sensors ideal for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications.…

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  • Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

    Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches now offers even more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. The new Stride SE2 series DIN rail mountable switches offer up to 16 ports and include models with Gigabit Ethernet and SFP options;…

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  • Water Fittings and Tubing

    Water Fittings and Tubing

    AutomationDirect has launched a new line of push-to-connect fittings and tubing designed for potable water and beverage systems, including applications such as brewing, coffee/drink dispensing, soup and liquid food production, and municipal/residential water treatment. HydroMode push-to-connect fittings are perfect …

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  • ProSense Temperature Transmitters

    ProSense Temperature Transmitters

    AutomationDirect has expanded its line of ProSense temperature sensors to include the XTP series of temperature transmitter probes. The series conveniently combines a precision RTD sensing element and transmitter electronics in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe. …

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  • Enclosure Air Conditioner Offering Expanded

    Enclosure Air Conditioner Offering Expanded

    AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus® line of enclosure air conditioners to include compact models. Excessive heat inside an enclosure can cause nuisance faults from electrical and electronic components, circuit breakers, fuses, and controlling units such as PLCs, HMI, and …

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  • C-more Widescreen Touch Panel Added

    C-more Widescreen Touch Panel Added

    AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes 7-inch widescreen TFT models. These WVGA panels fit the same enclosure cutout as the EA9-T6CL panels and are direct replacements with larger screen area (800 x 480 pixels).…

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  • More PLC Programming Software Features

    More PLC Programming Software Features

    AutomationDirect’s Productivity Suite PLC programming software version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements for the Productivity series controllers. Custom Protocol over Ethernet (CPE) is a new feature that allows programmers to create their own Hex-based communications protocol between the …

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  • RFID Coded Non-contact Safety Switches

    RFID Coded Non-contact Safety Switches

    AutomationDirect has extended their offering of safety products to include the LPF and SPF-series RFID non-contact RFID coded safety switches. These non-contact safety switches use RFID communication between switch and actuator to provide the most tamper-proof protection using both master …

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  • Additional NITRA Pneumatics Solenoid Valves Series

    Additional NITRA Pneumatics Solenoid Valves Series

    AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA pneumatics now includes two additional series of valves and manifolds. The BVS-3 series modular solenoid valves are body ported 3-port (3-way) poppet valves available in 2-position, normally open or normally closed configurations with 12VDC, 24VDC, or …

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  • New NEMA 182TC or 184TC Frame Marathon Motors

    New NEMA 182TC or 184TC Frame Marathon Motors

    AutomationDirect has extended their line of Marathon motors. There are 10 New NEMA 182TC or 184TC frame Marathon motors with YxxxA catalog numbers that match frame size, horsepower and are equivalent in dimension, weight and performance to non “A” suffix models they replace. Refer to the motor drawings …

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  • Thermistor Input Module Added

    Thermistor Input Module Added

    AutomationDirect’s Terminator I/O line includes a new thermistor input module for the Do-more T1H-series PLCs. The T1F-16TMST is a 16-channel Thermistor input module with a temperature input range of -40° to 150° C (-40° to 300° F) and a resolution of +/- 0.1°C or °F.…

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  • Productivity2000 Discrete and Analog Modules

    Productivity2000 Discrete and Analog Modules

    AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line includes additional low-cost discrete and analog input and output modules. New AC and DC discrete I/O modules include 8-point, 100-120 VAC input and output modules, 8 and 15-point, 3.3-24 VDC input and output modules and …

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  • Schmersal Control and Signaling Devices

    Schmersal Control and Signaling Devices

    AutomationDirect has added Schmersal IP69K-rated pushbuttons, selector switches and indicator lights. These control and signaling devices have special design features that make the devices suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical, and medical applications. With an ingress protection rating of IP69K, this …

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  • Self-Adjusting Crimping Tools

    Self-Adjusting Crimping Tools

    AutomationDirect has added self-adjusting crimping tools to their line of wiring accessories. The lightweight, compact, comfortable and self-adjusting tools are designed for crimping ferrules and wire end sleeves.…

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  • 3-Phase Distribution Transformers Added

    3-Phase Distribution Transformers Added

    AutomationDirect’s line of power products now includes Acme Electric’s dry-type encapsulated 3-phase transformers. The NEMA 3R transformers are excellent for dust or lint-laden atmospheres and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.…

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  • Small Timing Belts and Pulleys

    Small Timing Belts and Pulleys

    AutomationDirect’s SureMotion line of motion control products now includes additional synchronous timing belts and pulleys for small motor applications. An excellent choice for many industrial applications, SureMotion MXL series timing belts are 1/4-inch wide, have a 0.080-inch pitch, and are …

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  • Additional 600V and 300V Portable Cord

    Additional 600V and 300V Portable Cord

    AutomationDirect’s line of multi-conductor cables now includes additional 600V and 300V portable hard-usage service cord. Flexible power cable (also called service cord) is a cable with multiple conductors used for electrical power connections requiring flexibility and resistance to a wide …

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  • Datalogic Contrast Sensors Now Available

    Datalogic Contrast Sensors Now Available

    AutomationDirect now offers Datalogic print mark contrast sensors with 6-12mm sensing distances. Designed to detect the difference in the wavelength of the reflected light between a target mark and background, the contrast sensors use RGB light emission with automatic selection, …

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  • Bimed Cable Glands Now Available

    Bimed Cable Glands Now Available

    AutomationDirect’s wiring solutions product offering now includes Bimed cable glands. Commonly known as a cable connector or fitting, cable glands secure wire or cable to electrical equipment while providing strain relief and protection from dust, dirt and even liquids. Cable glands …

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  • Extended and Triple-Distance Proximity Sensors Added

    Extended and Triple-Distance Proximity Sensors Added

    AutomationDirect now offers the Contrinex DW-series of extended and triple-distance proximity sensors in 3mm to 30mm cylindrical and 20mm rectangular styles. With 10 to 30 VDC operating voltage and sensing distances ranging from 1mm to 40mm, cylindrical sensors are available …

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  • Polycarbonate Enclosures Now Available

    Polycarbonate Enclosures Now Available

    AutomationDirect’s enclosure offering now includes Integra polycarbonate enclosures. The Impact series enclosures are lightweight, making them easier to carry and install. The polycarbonate enclosures feature high impact resistance of up to 900 inch-pounds, UV light resistance, and have a wide …

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  • RUKO Countersink Bits Added

    RUKO Countersink Bits Added

    AutomationDirect’s line of RUKO countersink bits now include bits to accommodate UNC, or imperial (inch), fasteners. The round shank, 82-degree taper countersinks are CBN ground from fully hardened, high-speed steel blanks which creates a sharper and more durable cutting edge …

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  • Fork Sensors Now Available

    Fork Sensors Now Available

    AutomationDirect’s new PS series fork sensors, also referred to as “slot” or “U” sensors, are offered in visible red light and laser models. Available in PNP and NPN styles, and designed for easy installation, the rugged metal one-piece construction assures …

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  • Additional Magnetic Proximity Sensors

    Additional Magnetic Proximity Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s M-series cylindrical magnetic DC proximity sensors are now available in 8mm, 12mm, and 18mm sizes. With 10 models available, the magnetic sensors feature stainless steel shielded housings, are offered as NPN or PNP models with normally-open or normally-closed outputs, …

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  • RHINO Power Supply Line Extended

    RHINO Power Supply Line Extended

    AutomationDirect’s RHINO PSB series of DIN rail power supplies now includes the PSB48-480S single-phase input, 48VDC output power supply. The low-cost 480W power supply offers high performance and reliability without all the additional features of higher-cost full-featured power supplies. The …

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  • Liquid-tight Flexible Conduit Now Available

    Liquid-tight Flexible Conduit Now Available

    AutomationDirect now offers liquid-tight flexible electrical conduit in steel and non-metallic styles and in 3/8-inch to two-inch sizes. The Liquatite conduit by Electri-flex is designed for a wide range of uses in the electrical industry, including motors, lighting, electric signs, …

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  • C-more Micro Ethernet Communication Module

    C-more Micro Ethernet Communication Module

    AutomationDirect’s C-more Micro line of operator interfaces now includes the EA-ECOM communication expansion module. Designed for all EA3-series C-more Micro panels, it adds an Ethernet (RJ45) port for programming and PLC communications at 10/100 Mbps. The module attaches to the …

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  • NEMA 3R and 12 Enclosures

    NEMA 3R and 12 Enclosures

    AutomationDirect has expanded its line of Hubbell Wiegmann enclosures with additional NEMA 3R and NEMA 12 models. NEMA 3R enclosures, typically used in outdoor applications for wiring and junction boxes, provide protection against falling rain, sleet, snow, and external ice …

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  • IronHorse Helical Gearboxes

    IronHorse Helical Gearboxes

    AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables, and more. Designed for use with 1Hp to 20Hp electric motors, IronHorse gearboxes reduce …

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  • AutomationDirect Launches Pneumatic.com

    AutomationDirect Launches Pneumatic.com

    To coincide with the recent release of their latest eBook, “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide”, AutomationDirect has launched Pneumatic.com. This in-depth site offers extensive information with interactive tools on a wide variety of pneumatic topics as well as a complete listing …

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  • 20-Gauge MTW Wire Now Available

    20-Gauge MTW Wire Now Available

    AutomationDirect has expanded its line of electrical wire for industrial applications to include 20-gauge MTW wire with heat and moisture-resistant, color-coded or striped, insulating PVC jackets. The 20 AWG wire features a smaller diameter which is needed for many types …

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  • Mini Size 1 Cables, Cordsets and Accessories

    Mini Size 1 Cables, Cordsets and Accessories

    AutomationDirect’s ZIPport line of wiring products now includes Mini Size 1 cables, cordsets, field-wireable connectors, T-couplers and bulkhead receptacles.  Cordsets and patch cables feature a non-wicking, non-hygroscopic, oil-resistant yellow PVC cable jacket and body; the 2 to 6 pole cables …

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  • Limit Alarm Modules Added

    Limit Alarm Modules Added

    AutomationDirect’s new FC-series analog to relay limit alarm modules are field configurable for a variety of alarm and control applications. Modules are available with two or four SPDT relay outputs, can be powered by 24VAC or 24VDC and accept input …

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  • Miniature Inductive Proximity Sensors

    Miniature Inductive Proximity Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are now available in sizes ranging from 4mm to 8mm and feature stainless steel shielded housings. Offered as NPN or PNP models and with normally-open or normally-closed outputs, sensors are available with standard sensing distances …

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