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Greater Sensing Distance Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

Greater Sensing Distance Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

SU, UK, UT and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors from AutomationDirect are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60mm to 8000mm, in metal or plastic housings, and M18 (18mm) and M30 (30mm) barrel or head sizes. Discrete and analog output sensors and models with both analog and ... Read More
 
Photoelectric Sensors added by AutomationDirect for more Distance Applications

Photoelectric Sensors added by AutomationDirect for more Distance Applications

4mm (smooth) and 5mm (M5 threaded) round photoelectric sensors are now available from AutomationDirect in a wider range of sensing distances in both diffuse and through-beam sensing configurations. These DC-powered metal sensors provide high accuracy in minimal mounting space and are ideal for use in a variety of short or long-distance sensing applications. Diffuse photoelectric ... Read More
 
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Micro-Processor Based Digital DC Drives from AutomationDirect

Micro-Processor Based Digital DC Drives from AutomationDirect

The IronHorse® GSD8 series of DC drives is a microprocessor-based design with non-volatile memory storage that is programmable with adjustable parameters, programmable alarm outputs and offers a digital closed-loop algorithm for motor control. GSD8 output power available is 1/2 to 1hp at 120 VAC input and 1 to 2hp at 240 VAC input; output voltage ... Read More
 
NITRA Pneumatic Coalescing Air Filters for Mist and Vapor Filtration

NITRA Pneumatic Coalescing Air Filters for Mist and Vapor Filtration

The NITRA® pneumatic AC Series of coalescing air filters from AutomationDirect allows finer removal of moisture, vapor and oil mist from compressed air applications to provide optimal performance for pneumatic systems and components. NITRA coalescing filters are available in a range of port sizes from 1/8″ to 1/2″ FNPT; replaceable 0.3-micron filter elements are standard, ... Read More
 
Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 9

Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 9

Applying the Right Position Sensor Many products are available in good, better, and best versions—and so it is with industrial positions sensors—with products ranging in functionality from basic general-purpose to enhanced mission-specific styles. The latter usually cost more but have additional features, and this article examines some criteria end-users should use when choosing the best ... Read More
 
Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

Continuous Flexing Control Cable and Profibus-DP Cable from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect now offers continuous flexing control cables and continuous flexing Profibus-DP cables that are designed to be exposed to constant flexing during operation and to withstand millions of flex cycles. These cables are available cut-to-length in one-foot increments with a 20-foot minimum length. igus CF130US and CF140US series tray rated control cables are specifically designed, ... Read More
 
ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

ProSense Thermal Flow Sensors from AutomationDirect

ProSense® FTS series thermal flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution for monitoring water, glycol solutions, or air flow for applications where high accuracy is not required. With no moving parts, thermal flow sensors are a reliable alternative to mechanical flow switches and other flow sensing technologies. Using the 4-digit, two color alphanumeric display with ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

AutomationDirect adds PID Control Functionality to CLICK Ethernet PLCs

PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet-capable micro brick PLCs. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable ... Read More
 
StrideLinx Mobile VPN allows secure connections for C-more & 3rd party mobile apps

StrideLinx Mobile VPN allows secure connections for C-more & 3rd party mobile apps

The new StrideLinx Mobile VPN feature allows 3rd party mobile apps to utilize the StrideLinx secure VPN tunnel when connecting to remote machines. Mobile apps like the C-more remote HMI app provide on-the-go access to remote machines for monitoring and control. Using StrideLinx Mobile VPN with the C-more app simplifies your network configuration and adds ... Read More