ProSense Rotary Paddle Level Switches from AutomationDirect
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ProSense Rotary Paddle Level Switches from AutomationDirect

September 22, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new ProSense PLS series rotary paddle level switches to their already extensive line of process control solutions. Rotary paddle level switches utilize a shaft and paddle that are in constant rotation driven by a reduction gear and synchronous motor. Level is detected when the paddle’s motion is interfered…
FATH T-Slot Hardware Components from AutomationDirect
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FATH T-Slot Hardware Components from AutomationDirect

September 15, 2021 -AutomationDirect has introduced a wide assortment of T-slotted hardware components by FATH. Slotted aluminum rail structures are lightweight, economical, and easy to construct. This structure system is very versatile and has many uses, from stands that hold barcode scanners and label applicator machines to OEM machines made entirely of T-slotted aluminum rail….
IDEM Hazardous Area and General Purpose Safety Devices from AutomationDirect
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IDEM Hazardous Area and General Purpose Safety Devices from AutomationDirect

September 8, 2021 – AutomationDirect’s safety product offering now includes IDEM hazardous area safety devices. These safety devices provide similar functionality to their general-purpose counterparts but offer explosion-proof switching in hazardous locations. All of these devices are manufactured with ATEX Exd IIC T6 certified explosion-proof contact blocks, which are encapsulated to contain explosions and prevent…
Newsletter Volume 23 Issue 9
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Newsletter Volume 23 Issue 9

“Fermenting a Homebrew Automation System“…AutomationDirect PLCs and products help a hobbyist automate his homebrew equipment, taking quality to the next level. Back in 2012, Jason Wilson toured a local brewery, and soon thereafter became a homebrew enthusiast. He was fascinated by the detailed science and math underlying the production process, and quickly realized automation would…
ProSense Temperature Probes and Sensors from AutomationDirect
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ProSense Temperature Probes and Sensors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added new ProSense temperature probes, sensors, and thermowells to their existing portfolio of process sensors. Four new probe designs and three new sensor designs are offered to meet the needs of unique applications. New probe additions include heat trace probes, flange mount probes, cuttable probes, and melt bolt probes. New sensor designs include…
STAHL Hazardous Location Alarm Buzzers from AutomationDirect
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STAHL Hazardous Location Alarm Buzzers from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added Stahl hazardous location alarm buzzers to their lineup of control and indicating devices. The STAHL YA11 series signal alarms sound an audible warning, alert, or information in the event of equipment malfunctions, safety issues, or when systems are starting up. These alarms provide an omni-directional audible signal, are intended for use in…
Gefran Magnetostrictive Linear Position Transducers from AutomationDirect
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Gefran Magnetostrictive Linear Position Transducers from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added Gefran WPG and WPP series magnetostrictive linear position transducers. These transducers work like other linear position sensors by translating a linear position to an electrical signal. However, they are contactless, which provides a longer life because there is no mechanical wear; since they use magnetostrictive technology, they are also immune to electromagnetic…
WON Linear Bearings & Rails from AutomationDirect
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WON Linear Bearings & Rails from AutomationDirect

August 18, 2021- AutomationDirect has added WON linear bearing and rails to their line of mechanical power transmission products. WON linear bearings generate lower friction than comparable sliding bearings. With less friction to overcome, less power is required to move a load, higher speeds can be achieved, and greater efficiency is reached. WON linear bearing…
PS-AMC Motion Controller and P1-RX Remote I/O Module from AutomationDirect
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PS-AMC Motion Controller and P1-RX Remote I/O Module from AutomationDirect

August 11, 2021- AutomationDirect has added PS-AMC motion controllers designed to work seamlessly with select Productivity PLCs to provide accurate, coordinated, plug-and-play motion control. These controllers are capable of up to 4 coordinated axes of motion per controller (PS-AMC4) with differential encoder feedback for each axis and a maximum switching frequency of 1MHz. Up to…