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  • WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    New WAGO multi-channel circuit breakers (from $201.00) are available in two, four and eight channels. These electronic circuit breakers monitor load current and reliably recognize overloads and short circuits on an output. Circuit breaker electronics permit brief current peaks and switch longer overloads off. The rated current for each output of the multi-channel units can … Read More

  • AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

    AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

    More transducers and switches have been added to the AutomationDirect sensors lineup. ATCH series adaptive true RMS current transducers ($169.00) are designed to monitor electric heat zero-crossing burst fired SCR controllers. These transducers provide faster response than temperature sensors and are a simplified method to monitor pulsed waveforms and are ideal for electrical heater applications. … Read More

  • AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

    AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

    I always find it interesting to learn where certain idioms originated. Most times we don’t think about the history involved with these phrases when we use them, but some can have noteworthy origins. For instance, “riding shotgun” nowadays means sitting in the passenger seat of an automobile. However, it’s believed to come from the Old … Read More

  • ReeR Safety Light Curtains with Integrated Muting Functions from AutomationDirect

    ReeR Safety Light Curtains with Integrated Muting Functions from AutomationDirect

    The new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide range of industrial applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying palette passes through the detection area of safety light curtains or safety sensors. Safegate safety curtains … Read More

  • Merz UL 508 Non-Fusible Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    Merz UL 508 Non-Fusible Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added enclosed versions and non-enclosed DIN rail and panel/door mount versions of Merz disconnect / motor control switches. Non-enclosed UL 508 / UL 60947 600VAC manual motor controller switches (from $15.25) are designed for snap-on DIN rail mounting, base mounting or front mounting in a door. The terminal screws are all accessible from … Read More

  • Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

    Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

    We need your vote! No, we are not referring to the upcoming US election but rather Control Engineering magazine’s 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards. We are excited to announce that our P1AM-100 ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller has been selected as a Finalist for these prestigious awards in the Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs category. Winners will … Read More

  • Gladiator Series Circuit Breakers and Supplementary Protectors from AutomationDirect

    Gladiator Series Circuit Breakers and Supplementary Protectors from AutomationDirect

    Gladiator® miniature circuit breakers offer optimum and efficient protection for branch and control circuits up to 63 amps. The Gladiator GMCBU series is available with B, C or D trip characteristics in accordance with UL 489. GMCBU units are DIN rail mountable and can be used in feeder and branch circuit applications. Designed for dual … Read More

  • Supplier Profile: Seifert Systems

    Supplier Profile: Seifert Systems

    Family-owned businesses have long been a staple of the world economy. According to Handelsblatt, a leading German-language business newspaper, over 90% of German companies are family-owned and employ a majority of the country’s workforce. Seifert Systems is among this group of German companies and has the added distinction of leadership being passed down through generations … Read More

  • Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 9

    Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 9

    Linear Position Sensing Options Automated industrial equipment often requires linear position sensing, and there are many choices ranging from economical to high precision. Sensing the presence or absence of automated industrial equipment mechanisms is relatively straightforward. More difficult, however, is detecting linear motion and position over longer operating distances with sufficient accuracy. Designers need to … Read More

  • Product Pointers – September 2020

    Product Pointers – September 2020

    Featured Products   CLICK low-cost controllers now offer higher amperage relay output modules and an 8-point input simulator module   C-more touch panels provide complete system visibility and utmost cost savings for your interface needs   StrideLinx remote access  provides a secure cloud connection to remote machines for anytime, anywhere access     IronHorse premium-efficiency … Read More