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Capacitive Proximity Sensors with Potentiometer Adjustment from AutomationDirect

Capacitive Proximity Sensors with Potentiometer Adjustment from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s line of sensors now includes capacitive proximity sensors with potentiometer adjustment for sensitivity. Capacitive proximity sensors allow sensing of metal and non-metal objects through insulating materials such as wood or plastic and are often used to sense fill levels of liquids or powders. New lower priced 18mm and 30mm capacitive proximity sensors have a ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds FDA Compliant Harsh/Duty Micro (M12) Cables

AutomationDirect adds FDA Compliant Harsh/Duty Micro (M12) Cables

AutomationDirect now offers harsh duty micro cables that are FDA compliant for food and beverage applications. The new FDA compliant M12 quick-disconnect cables are IP69K rated to withstand high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications. These harsh-duty quick-disconnect cables and patch cables are used to easily connect field devices in industrial installations. The FDA compliant IP69K ... Read More
 
Slim Interface Electro-Mechanical Relays from AutomationDirect

Slim Interface Electro-Mechanical Relays from AutomationDirect

New space-saving slim electromechanical relays are now available from AutomationDirect.  Klemsan Series slim interface relays are compact and lightweight relays especially useful where cabinet space is a consideration. Encased in a self-extinguishing plastic housing, these high-quality relays offer a long useful life. These 35mm DIN rail mount KPR series compact 6.2mm relay modules include LED ... Read More
 
Open Drip Proof and 4-in-1 Marathon Motors from AutomationDirect

Open Drip Proof and 4-in-1 Marathon Motors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has extended the line of Marathon motors to include open drip proof (ODP) and 4 in 1 series AC motors. ODP motors are available in single phase, rigid base and C-face footed (rigid base) versions with NEMA Service Factor ratings. 4-in-1 motor configurations include single-phase, totally enclosed motors; and XRI 4N1 general purpose, 3-phase, ... Read More
 
NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s family of potable water components (valves, regulators, fittings, tubing and hoses) includes potable water solenoid valves. These NS-Series NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications. Stainless steel or thermoplastic bodies and synthetic seating and sealing materials makes NS series valves ... Read More
 
More Capabilities for the AutomationDirect Productivity1000 PLC

More Capabilities for the AutomationDirect Productivity1000 PLC

The Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC 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. A new CPU, more power supplies, analog I/O modules and specialty high-speed I/O and PWM modules are now available for the P1000 PLC from AutomationDirect. The P1-550 CPU, ... Read More
 
Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 5

Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 5

As electricity bills continue to rise due to new government mandates, manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities are making reducing energy consumption a priority. No company can afford to waste money by using machines or processes that consume too much energy. Since pneumatic systems are ubiquitous throughout manufacturing and can consume a large share of a plant’s power costs, ensuring they consume only the air required is extremely important.
 
Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 4

Newsletter Volume 21, Issue 4

Machine Automation Basics Automation systems must integrate multiple power and control subsystems and components into a coherent whole. Faced with ever-increasing cost pressures and demands for improved performance, machine builders are actively seeking new automation solutions with improved cost/performance ratios. In response to these demands, vendors must often incorporate commercial off-the-shelf components and other technologies ... Read More