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  • More Productivity1000 PLC I/O capabilities from AutomationDirect

    More Productivity1000 PLC I/O capabilities from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added more AC, DC and analog I/O modules to increase the capabilities and versatility of the Productivity1000 micro-modular PLC. The micro stackable P1000 PLC system provides communications, user-friendly programming, integrated data storage, and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules in a super-compact size. The P1000 PLC system can be … Read More

  • Product Pointers – September 2018

    Product Pointers – September 2018

    Save More On HMI, Pneumatic, Safety, and Tool Products Featured Products Productivity3000 high-performance controller provides 50MB of user memory, seven communications ports with EtherNet/IP support and is fully expandable up to 59,840 I/O points ProSense digital panel meters display a wide variety of process inputs in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes NITRA EtherNet/IP CMV modules … Read More

  • Graphical Panel Meters from AutomationDirect

    Graphical Panel Meters from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added Trumeter graphical panel meters to its line of electrical power products. These meters measure voltage, current or frequency and provide analog meter-style visual and accurate numeric readings. User-selectable measurement options include 0-600 AC or DC voltage, current at 0-5A direct or 0-9,999A via transducer, and frequency from 2 to 400 Hz. The … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds U-Frame, L-Frame and Harsh Duty Fork Sensors

    AutomationDirect adds U-Frame, L-Frame and Harsh Duty Fork Sensors

    Fork sensors (slot sensors) from AutomationDirect are U or L shaped through-beam object detecting sensors that have the transmitter and receiver built into the opposing “fork” arms of the sensor housing. New PS series fork sensor additions include harsh duty U-frame sensors for food applications, L-frame or angled fork sensors for unique mounting situations, and … Read More

  • Patlite 40mm Tower Lights from AutomationDirect

    Patlite 40mm Tower Lights from AutomationDirect

    Patlite LR4 Series Tower Lights from AutomationDirect have a modular “Twist and Lock” system that easily customizes and reconfigures LED and sound modules. Pre-assembled two-, three- and 4-tier LED modules are available, and a fifth tier can be added. LED modules are interchangeable and color sequences are changeable by adding or removing up to five … Read More

  • StrideLinx Cloud Notify License for Remote Alarms & Messages from AutomationDirect

    StrideLinx Cloud Notify License for Remote Alarms & Messages from AutomationDirect

    The new StrideLinx Cloud Notify License is an add-on service that provides remote “alarm” emails and push notifications when control limits are exceeded on HMI / PLC devices connected to the StrideLinx VPN router. The service provides customized alarm names, priority level and instructions for each alarm, and customized alarm recipients. Cloud Notify expands StrideLinx … Read More

  • Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 8

    Newsletter: Volume 20, Issue 8

    Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means plenty of time for last minute cookouts, ringing in football season and of course catching up on your industrial automation reading! We’ve got plenty of goodies for you to enjoy this month. If you’ve been following along with our Machine Visibility campaign you’ll see our next … Read More

  • Safely Provide Clean Air to Machines with Total Air Prep Units

    Safely Provide Clean Air to Machines with Total Air Prep Units

    Even with best efforts to supply clean and dry plant air, point-of-use air preparation is still needed for safe and reliable pneumatic machine operation. Pat Phillips, Product Manager, Fluid Power & Mechanical Products at AutomationDirect, wrote an article for the August 2018 issue of Industrial Equipment News titled Safely Provide Clean Air to Machines with … Read More

  • Thermal Overload Relays for Fuji Contactors from AutomationDirect

    Thermal Overload Relays for Fuji Contactors from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added more thermal overload relays to its motor controls lineup. The new Fuji TK26E Series Thermal Overload Relays for 9 to 25A contactors protect motor windings from burning due to overloads, locked rotor current, or open-phases. Maintenance and inspection safety has been improved by employing a finger protection mechanism to cover exposed terminals … Read More

  • Continuous Flexing Cut-to-Length Motor Supply Cables from AutomationDirect

    Continuous Flexing Cut-to-Length Motor Supply Cables from AutomationDirect

    Continuous flexing motor supply cable is now available from AutomationDirect in customer specified one-foot increment lengths. igus Chainflex® continuous flexing CF30 and CF31 motor supply cables are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to be exposed to constant flexing, providing a cable service life between 5 million and 10 million cycles. The cables are available with … Read More