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  • Linear Position Sensing Options

    Linear Position Sensing Options

    Automated industrial equipment often requires linear position sensing, and there are many choices ranging from economical to high precision. Andrew Waugh, Product Manager for Sensor and Safety products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the August 2020 issue of Design World titled Lining Up the Right Linear Position Sensing Solution. This article discusses several options … Read More

  • Productivity PLCs – Certified to Meet Customers’ Needs

    Productivity PLCs – Certified to Meet Customers’ Needs

    Our Productivity2000 and Productivity3000 PLCs have been used successfully over the years in many industries, even those that constantly evolve with new standards, techniques, and acceptable practices. One specific industry is the marine or maritime industry which includes yacht construction among other areas. To build a quality-certified vessel, a yacht builder can choose to apply … Read More

  • Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

    Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added new Contrinex slim-profile safety light curtains, used for human protection and product/machine safety, to its extensive Safety Products lineup.  The new Contrinex 14mm and 30mm beam resolution extended-protection, slim-profile safety light curtains eliminate blind spots (the height of the light curtain is the height of the protected area) and the slim low … Read More

  • IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

    IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added more farm duty and open drip-proof motors to its extensive general- purpose AC induction motors lineup. New IronHorse® MTF2 series farm duty motors, priced from $359.00, are totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) single-phase 208-230V, 1800 RPM AC motors with increased horsepower ranges from 2hp to 10hp. The NEMA T-frame motors are IP55 … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 8

    Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 8

    New! DURApulse GS20 Series High Performance AC Drives The DURApulse GS20 Series of next generation high-performance VFDs provide many standard and advanced functions in a compact reduced-size unit. The new GS20X series of AC drives is IP66/NEMA 4X rated for operation in harsh environments. AutomationDirect DURApulse GS20(X) drives start at $135.00 and have a two-year warranty. Watch … Read More

  • Product Pointers – August 2020

    Product Pointers – August 2020

    Featured Products   ProductivityOpen open-source controller has all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller   STRIDE field I/O modules  offer a simple and economical means to connect control inputs and outputs to a Modbus TCP communications network    WEG high-performance AC drives  are affordable, … Read More

  • STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

    STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

    44 new STEGO part numbers have been added to AutomationDirect’s enclosure thermal management and enclosure lighting product lines. New STEGO enclosure products include a “Smart Sensor” temperature/humiditysensor, a unique flat form factor heater, enclosure door switches, and new Varioline series LED enclosure lights. The compact Smart Sensor ($126.00) electronically measures temperature and humidity and converts … Read More

  • Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

    Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

    Since 1960 ODE has been a leader in designing and manufacturing a complete line of solenoid valves. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified lead-free brass-bodied water valves from ODE are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans. Two types of these brass solenoid valves are … Read More

  • High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

    High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

    igus CF9 and CF10 series multi-conductor control cables for continuous flexing applications are available in sizes from 20AWG to 14AWG, with three to seven unshielded (CF9 series) or four and five shielded (CF10 series) conductors. A green-yellow insulated ground conductor is included in the conductor count of each cable. Individual conductors are bare copper and … Read More

  • Protected: 2020 GRITS Trophy Design Contest

    Protected: 2020 GRITS Trophy Design Contest

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