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  • AutomationDirect adds Helical Bevel Gearboxes with Cast-Iron Frames

    AutomationDirect adds Helical Bevel Gearboxes with Cast-Iron Frames

    The new IronHorse® HBR series of helical bevel gearboxes combines the helical gearset with a bevel gearset to create an output that is perpendicular to the input. All HBR series gearboxes are hollow shaft output and accept double or single shafts. Dual and single output shaft kits are available. Helical gears offer a smoother, quieter … Read More

  • Leadshine 2-phase Digital Stepper Drives from AutomationDirect

    Leadshine 2-phase Digital Stepper Drives from AutomationDirect

    Leadshine Technology is an industry leading motion control supplier offering high value steppers that are simple, easy to use, long-lasting, and reliable at very affordable prices. Leadshine factories are ISO9001 certified. These high-qualiity, 2-phase, digital stepper drives offer a basic feature set at an unbeatable value. Leadshine 2-phase digital micro-stepping drives with micro-stepping motor movement … Read More

  • High Bus Voltage (AC Input) Stepper Drives and Motors from AutomationDirect

    High Bus Voltage (AC Input) Stepper Drives and Motors from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added a high voltage AC drive and compatible high torque motors to its stepping system motion control product offering. The AC stepper drive is powered from 90 to 240VAC and is intended for use with step motors designed to handle a high bus voltage of 340VDC. MTRAC motors are specially designed to work … Read More

  • Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

    Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

    DataMax Extreme® Industrial Profinet cables are a two-pair shielded construction with 22AWG twisted pair conductors and 7/30 stranded tinned copper with color coded high-density polyethylene insulation. Shielded constructions include both a tinned copper braid shield and aluminized polyester foil overall shield. The cable’s outer jacket is pressure extruded Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) with excellent moisture, chemical, … Read More

  • Getting a Grip with Pneumatic Grippers

    Getting a Grip with Pneumatic Grippers

    Pneumatic grippers are a common and useful way for machines to handle product and other items, but they must be properly selected to match the payload. Pat Phillips, PE, product manager for fluid power and mechanical products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the October 2019 issue of Fluid Power World titled Getting a Grip … Read More

  • Integrated or Separate Safety Systems

    Integrated or Separate Safety Systems

    Machine designers must consider many factors when deciding on safety system architectures for factory automation. Larry Reynolds, product engineer for safety components at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the September-October 2019 issue of ISA’s InTech titled Integrated or Separate Safety Systems. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. Factory equipment … Read More

  • Modern Controls Automate Rock Crushing

    Modern Controls Automate Rock Crushing

    InterConnecting Automation, an AutomationDirect system integrator, helps in-house staff to upgrade an aging and highly manual control system into a modern and easy-to-configure design. Todd Timpa, assistant general manager at CTC Crushing, wrote an article for the October 2019 issue of Control titled Modern Controls, System Integrator Automate Rock Crushing. Here’s a summary, click on … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 10

    Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 10

    16 Tips for an Effective HMI Do you have an HMI project coming up? Here are some helpful tips and guidelines for you to remember during your planning and implementation. A good starting point for HMI design is a text-based outline documenting each screen’s content. With the operator’s point-of-view and ease-of-use in mind, detail the … Read More

  • Compact Thermoplastic and Halogen-Free Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

    Compact Thermoplastic and Halogen-Free Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

    The new AEP series of reinforced thermoplastic compact limit switches includes a variety of actuator types including metal plunger, side rotary lever, adjustable lever, rod actuator, and 360-degree spring actuator. These compact-sized plastic limit switches have standard U.S. 25mm mounting hole spacing; housings are double-insulated and epoxy resin-filled, providing IEC IP67 protection. Contacts are Snap-action … Read More

  • VFS Series Vortex Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    VFS Series Vortex Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

    ProSense® VFS series vortex flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution optimized for monitoring water and deionized water flow in industrial applications. Vortex flow sensors are a reliable alternative to other flow sensing technologies and are a simple, low cost, and proven method for measuring flow of water-based liquids that is independent of the liquid’s … Read More