Quabbin Data Cable from AutomationDirect
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Quabbin Data Cable from AutomationDirect

July 28, 2021 – The new Quabbin data cables are designed with impedances specific for RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 communication applications in industrial environments. These high-quality, low-capacitance data cables have tinned copper conductors with twisted pairs that help reduce electrical noise sensitivity and are available in one-, two-, three-, or four-pair color-coded versions. The polyethylene…
CCEA Industrial LED Lighting from AutomationDirect
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CCEA Industrial LED Lighting from AutomationDirect

July 21, 2021- CCEA industrial LED light bars have been added to AutomationDirect’s lighting product line.  CCEA industrial LED lights provide bright lighting for work areas in commercial and industrial environments, with easy installation and long service life. These 24 VDC powered lights are available with side-mount or recessed mounting options and offer an IP67…
Larger Stepper Motors Now Available at AutomationDirect
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Larger Stepper Motors Now Available at AutomationDirect

July 14, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new SureStep® motors, now available in NEMA 42 frame sizes. Six new motor sizes are available with single or dual shafts. These twelve models extend the torque range of the SureStep line up to 4532 oz-in.  The mating extension cables are available in 6, 10, and 20-foot lengths, and an…
Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 7
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Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 7

Modern PLCs Break Out of Industrial Automation Limitations Old-fashioned automation architectures suffer from complexity and slow communications while today?s PLC advances boost simplicity and performance. See how today?s PLC advances boost simplicity and performance. This article looks at how modern PLCs can streamline classically rigid architectures to securely and directly access cloud computing resources like…
ProSense Differential Pressure Transmitters from AutomationDirect
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ProSense Differential Pressure Transmitters from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s ProSense DPTW series differential pressure transmitters are precision engineered for accurate differential or gauge pressure measurement of a wide variety of liquids, gases, and steam applied to both pressure sensing ports. The ProSense DPTW series is up to eight times smaller than a conventional style DP transmitter and is ideal for industrial, commercial, and…
SureGear High-Precision Inline Strain Wave Gearboxes from AutomationDirect
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SureGear High-Precision Inline Strain Wave Gearboxes from AutomationDirect

June 23, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new high-precision inline strain wave gearboxes to their lineup of SureGear gearboxes. Strain wave technology offers many advantages over planetary and helical gearboxes, such as much higher gear ratios, higher efficiency, lower heat and noise generation, and lifetime zero backlash. These SureGear strain wave gearboxes are designed to…
Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 6
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Newsletter Volume 23, Issue 6

Electronic Circuit Breakers Provide Smarter ProtectionSensors and controllers used for automating machinery require reliable low voltage and low current power. Designers must incorporate overcurrent protection devices (OCPDs) to guard conductors from damaging overcurrent and short circuit conditions, in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, there is a smarter way than using traditional fuses…