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  • Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

    Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect now offers continuous flexing control cables and continuous flexing Profibus-DP cables that are designed to be exposed to constant flexing during operation and to withstand millions of flex cycles. These cables are available cut-to-length in one-foot increments with a 20-foot minimum length. igus CF130US and CF140US series tray rated control cables are specifically designed, … Read More

  • ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    ProSense® FTS series thermal flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution for monitoring water, glycol solutions, or air flow for applications where high accuracy is not required. With no moving parts, thermal flow sensors are a reliable alternative to mechanical flow switches and other flow sensing technologies. Using the 4-digit, two color alphanumeric display with … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

    AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

    PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet-capable micro brick PLCs. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable … Read More

  • StrideLinx Mobile VPN allows secure connections for C-more & 3rd party mobile apps

    StrideLinx Mobile VPN allows secure connections for C-more & 3rd party mobile apps

    The new StrideLinx Mobile VPN feature allows 3rd party mobile apps to utilize the StrideLinx secure VPN tunnel when connecting to remote machines. Mobile apps like the C-more remote HMI app provide on-the-go access to remote machines for monitoring and control. Using StrideLinx Mobile VPN with the C-more app simplifies your network configuration and adds … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds NewSentry PVC Enclosures from AttaBox

    AutomationDirect adds NewSentry PVC Enclosures from AttaBox

    AttaBox NewSentry series thermoplastic PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) junction boxes are extremely rugged and light enclosures for harsh, aggressive environments and are well-suited for extremely wet and corrosive environments. Uses vary from high-end electronics to extreme corrosive applications both indoors and out, and their small footprint allows use in tight spaces. The easily workable PVC construction … Read More

  • HPS Sentinel Ventilated Transformers (NEMA Rated) from AutomationDirect

    HPS Sentinel Ventilated Transformers (NEMA Rated) from AutomationDirect

    HPS Sentinel G ventilated stand-up distribution transformers meet the latest federally mandated energy efficiency standards as outlined by DOE 2016 and NRCan 2019 requirements. These dry-type 3-phase distribution transformers are open coil/core ventilated, NEMA 3R (outdoor enclosed) rated and offer significant energy savings and environmental benefits. The HPS Sentinel models are rated up to 75kVA, … Read More

  • Flowline Non-Contact Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors from AutomationDirect

    Flowline Non-Contact Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors from AutomationDirect

    Non-contact EchoPod® and EchoTouch® reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors feature Flowline’s proprietary Reflective Technology™ that delivers reliable level measurement in condensing environments. Condensation is the most commonly encountered variable in liquid level applications and attenuates the acoustic signal of non-reflective ultrasonic sensors, weakening signal strength and reducing measurement reliability. These innovative reflective level sensors replace … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds ProSense Vibration Fork Liquid Level Switches

    AutomationDirect adds ProSense Vibration Fork Liquid Level Switches

    ProSense® VFL Series Vibration Fork Level Switches from AutomationDirect are designed using tuning fork technology for reliable liquid point level detection for monitoring, alarming, and control applications. The switch tuning forks vibrate at their natural frequency. When the forks contact a liquid, the fork vibration frequency changes and triggers the switch output. Suitable for use … Read More

  • Do-more PLC: Temperature PID Tuning Resource Page

    Do-more PLC: Temperature PID Tuning Resource Page

    The Do-more PLC has an awesome tool set that’s gets you up and running with PID quickly and reliably. The videos shown below take you from novice to expert with short hands-on live tutorials. Resources like Do-more Designer Project files, excel spreadsheets, block diagrams, etc are included below each video for you to download and … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 8

    Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 8

    Robroy-AttaBox | Tough on Protection What do oil refining, rail and transit systems, outdoor water parks, wastewater treatment plants, and breweries have in common? They are environments that need high-quality, watertight, corrosion resistant enclosures to protect critical equipment such as electrical connections, wiring, control panels, and sensitive measurement systems. In harsh places like these, non-metallic … Read More