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Multi-Conductor 20 AWG Twisted-Pair Instrumentation Cable from AutomationDirect

Multi-Conductor 20 AWG Twisted-Pair Instrumentation Cable from AutomationDirect

Multiconductor instrumentation cable in 20 AWG diameter has been added to AutomationDirect’s current offering of 18 AWG and 16 AWG sizes. Instrumentation cable is typically used in industrial instrumentation, control, alarm, and energy management circuits. These 300V UL cables have 1, 2, 4, or 8 twisted pairs with overall shield or in 2, 4, or ... Read More
 
Southwire Multimeters, Voltage and Continuity Testers from AutomationDirect

Southwire Multimeters, Voltage and Continuity Testers from AutomationDirect

The AutomationDirect lineup of tools and test equipment now includes digital multimeters, clamp-on True RMS multimeters, voltage testers, and continuity testers from Southwire. Southwire digital multimeters test for AC/DC voltage, current, resistance, continuity, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, or temperature. All meters meet or exceed UL testing standards. Models are available with auto or manual ranging ... Read More
 
Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards

Vote for AutomationDirect in 2021 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards

We need your vote again! Our P1AM-100 ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller has been nominated for yet another award. Plant Engineering has selected it as a Finalist for the 2020 Product of the Year Awards in the Automation & Controls category. Winners will be determined by the number of votes received from qualified subscribers by January 8, ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect adds Optocoupler and Slim Interface Relays, Multi-mode Relay Timers

AutomationDirect adds Optocoupler and Slim Interface Relays, Multi-mode Relay Timers

Murrelektronik optocouplers, slim interface relays and multi-mode relay timers are now available from AutomationDirect. Murrelektronik optocouplers (from $16.50) are used to combine different signal levels or to isolate one signal from another. Optocouplers are similar to relay interfaces, providing an optoelectronic signal transfer between input and output. Optocouplers have a long life span and are ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect RHINO Switching Power Supplies with Advanced Power Boost

AutomationDirect RHINO Switching Power Supplies with Advanced Power Boost

New RHINO PRO (DIN Rail Performance Series) PSN and PSD series switching power supplies are available in single-phase and 3-phase input units and feature universal AC input voltage range (1-phase units), a built-in constant current circuit for charging applications (3-phase units) and a power boost of 150% for up to 7 seconds. Current output is ... Read More
 
Murrelektronik Passive Distribution Junction Blocks from AutomationDirect

Murrelektronik Passive Distribution Junction Blocks from AutomationDirect

Murr distribution junction blocks provide a convenient method for connecting sensors and actuators to the control cabinet. Murrelektronik supplies a comprehensive range of distribution boxes. They create optimum installations for any application and are cost-effective, reliable, and space saving solutions. Murrelektronik blocks add M8 style connectivity as well as M12 12- pin and terminal block ... Read More
 
WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Beacons / Devices from AutomationDirect

WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Beacons / Devices from AutomationDirect

Werma EvoSIGNAL signal beacons warn, guide, protect and are a new simple, modular solution for signaling from AutomationDirect. Werma EvoSIGNAL visual and visual-audible signal devices are available in Mini, Midi and Maxi versions with common signal module voltages (115-230 VAC, 12/24 VAC/VDC) and with base, tube, bracket and wall mounting options. Mini and Midi audible ... Read More
 
WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

New WAGO multi-channel circuit breakers (from $201.00) are available in two, four and eight channels. These electronic circuit breakers monitor load current and reliably recognize overloads and short circuits on an output. Circuit breaker electronics permit brief current peaks and switch longer overloads off. The rated current for each output of the multi-channel units can ... Read More
 
AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

More transducers and switches have been added to the AutomationDirect sensors lineup. ATCH series adaptive true RMS current transducers ($169.00) are designed to monitor electric heat zero-crossing burst fired SCR controllers. These transducers provide faster response than temperature sensors and are a simplified method to monitor pulsed waveforms and are ideal for electrical heater applications. ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

AutomationDirect Customer Community – Connect and Share

I always find it interesting to learn where certain idioms originated. Most times we don’t think about the history involved with these phrases when we use them, but some can have noteworthy origins. For instance, “riding shotgun” nowadays means sitting in the passenger seat of an automobile. However, it’s believed to come from the Old ... Read More