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  • Control Cabinet Cable Entry Systems from AutomationDirect

    Control Cabinet Cable Entry Systems from AutomationDirect

    The KDL/D cable entry system allows cables to be installed through enclosures or other bulkhead surfaces, with the added benefit that pre-made, terminated cables can be installed without disassembling the connectors. The split-frame system enables the quick and simple installation of up to 48 cables in a single frame. Four frame sizes, starting at $16.00, … Read More

  • Product Pointers – March 2020

    Product Pointers – March 2020

    Featured Products   BRX micro PLC units offer outstanding features including built-in data logging, motion control and customizable communication   C-more Micro touch panels give you lots of options for a little price, with free programming software   STRIDE Pocket Portal IIoT bridge easily connects Modbus RTU-capable devices to the cloud for data monitoring and … Read More

  • Product Focus Brochure: Enclosures

    Product Focus Brochure: Enclosures

    Enclosures are widely used to house electrical or electronic equipment along with switches, knobs and displays while providing a safe installation that prevents electrical shock to equipment users and protects the contents from the environment. Today’s enclosures are designed with features and materials that allow safe and protective use in hazardous areas, but also designed … Read More

  • Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

    Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

    New expansion I/O modules from AutomationDirect for the BRX stackable micro brick PLC include communications modules, universal analog I/O modules, and universal temperature combination I/O modules. Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller, creating a sturdy and rugged PLC platform. Added BRX serial communications … Read More

  • AC Line Reactors and Output Filters for Variable Frequency (VFD) Drives

    AC Line Reactors and Output Filters for Variable Frequency (VFD) Drives

    AutomationDirect has added new line reactor models and VTF (voltage time filter) series output filters that protect AC motors and variable frequency (VFD) drives from electrical disturbances. The LR2 line reactor series adds seven new frame sizes to match all GS, DURApulse and WEG drives. The LR2 Series can also be used with a variety … Read More

  • Pneumatic Air Preparation Basics

    Pneumatic Air Preparation Basics

    Top tips for supplying clean and regulated air for best pneumatic equipment performance. Kevin Kakascik, Technical Marketing Engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the January 2020 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics titled The Principles of Pneumatic Air Preparation. Here’s a summary, click on the link above for the full text. For industrial pneumatics systems, … Read More

  • Automating Nehemiah Manufacturing

    Automating Nehemiah Manufacturing

    Using AutomationDirect hardware and software, this company self-performed automation work to meet their needs and ready their team for the future. At Nehemiah Manufacturing in Cincinnati, OH, the core work is producing consumer products such as detergents and cleaners, but the company also supports the community by employing those who need a second chance. Writing … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Motor Control Relays and Intrinsically Safe Relays

    AutomationDirect adds Motor Control Relays and Intrinsically Safe Relays

    ProSense® motor control relays from AutomationDirect perform specific protective functions for motors or motor components to ensure proper and more efficient operation. Intrinsically safe relays provide safe and reliable control of loads within hazardous locations. Phase monitor relays provide protection against premature equipment failure caused by faults on 3-phase systems. Phase monitor relays provide protection … Read More

  • 2-for-1 Control Panel Components Deliver Savings

    2-for-1 Control Panel Components Deliver Savings

    Control panel real estate is always at a premium. These innovative solutions help designers save space, time, and money. Brent Purdy, Product Manager for Power & Circuit Protection at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the January/February 2020 issue of Industrial Equipment News titled Saving Time and Money with Control Panel 2-for-1 Components. Here’s a summary, … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 2

    Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 2

    AutomationDirect’s Food & Beverage Idea Book The Food and Beverage industry is a growing and changing field that’s becoming more and more reliant on automation and finding efficiencies. Click below to download our Food and Beverage eBook to see how big of a role automation plays. Topics Include: Top 10 Trends in the Industry NEMA … Read More