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Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added new Contrinex slim-profile safety light curtains, used for human protection and product/machine safety, to its extensive Safety Products lineup.  The new Contrinex 14mm and 30mm beam resolution extended-protection, slim-profile safety light curtains eliminate blind spots (the height of the light curtain is the height of the protected area) and the slim low ... Read More
 
IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added more farm duty and open drip-proof motors to its extensive general- purpose AC induction motors lineup. New IronHorse® MTF2 series farm duty motors, priced from $359.00, are totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) single-phase 208-230V, 1800 RPM AC motors with increased horsepower ranges from 2hp to 10hp. The NEMA T-frame motors are IP55 ... Read More
 
Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 8

Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 8

New! DURApulse GS20 Series High Performance AC Drives The DURApulse GS20 Series of next generation high-performance VFDs provide many standard and advanced functions in a compact reduced-size unit. The new GS20X series of AC drives is IP66/NEMA 4X rated for operation in harsh environments. AutomationDirect DURApulse GS20(X) drives start at $135.00 and have a two-year warranty. Watch ... Read More
 
STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

44 new STEGO part numbers have been added to AutomationDirect’s enclosure thermal management and enclosure lighting product lines. New STEGO enclosure products include a “Smart Sensor” temperature/humiditysensor, a unique flat form factor heater, enclosure door switches, and new Varioline series LED enclosure lights. The compact Smart Sensor ($126.00) electronically measures temperature and humidity and converts ... Read More
 
Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

Since 1960 ODE has been a leader in designing and manufacturing a complete line of solenoid valves. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified lead-free brass-bodied water valves from ODE are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans. Two types of these brass solenoid valves are ... Read More
 
High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

igus CF9 and CF10 series multi-conductor control cables for continuous flexing applications are available in sizes from 20AWG to 14AWG, with three to seven unshielded (CF9 series) or four and five shielded (CF10 series) conductors. A green-yellow insulated ground conductor is included in the conductor count of each cable. Individual conductors are bare copper and ... Read More
 
IDEM Non-Contact Guard Locking RFID Coded Safety Switches from AutomationDirect

IDEM Non-Contact Guard Locking RFID Coded Safety Switches from AutomationDirect

IDEM non-contact RFID coded safety switches from AutomationDirect are designed to provide interlock protection on hinged, sliding or removable guard doors. These switches are particularly advantageous when poor guard alignment exists, when high-level anti-tamper is required, where high-hygiene requirements exist (food industry hose down applications) or where long mechanical life is required. When used in ... Read More
 
Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 7

Newsletter Volume 22, Issue 7

VFDs Expand Process Control Options Industrial process plant workers involved with motor controls back in the 1980s may remember them as huge electrical apparatuses, with rudimentary control capabilities.Today’s AC motor drives, occasionally called inverters but most commonly known as variable frequency drives (VFDs), are far more advanced and suitable for almost any application. Read more ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

Linear Variable Inductance Transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional electrical signal output of 0-10V or 4-20mA (depending on model). LVITs are contactless devices designed for dimension or position measuring applications where the sensing element cannot be attached to the object being measured. LVITs exhibit outstanding ... Read More
 
Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

More fully digital soft starters have been added to the AutomationDirect drives and motor controls lineup. STELLAR® SR35 series full-featured solid-state soft starters are available in three frame sizes to control both 1-phase and 3-phase AC induction motors with 24VDC control voltage (optional 110-230 VAC). Designed for 17-361 full-load amps at 110-240 VAC (1-phase) or ... Read More