Archive For: Relays & Timers

AutomationDirect Adds Safety Relays from IDEM

AutomationDirect Adds Safety Relays from IDEM

AutomationDirect has extended its offering of safety products to include Viper Safety Relays from IDEM. Viper Safety Relays are designed with enhanced LED diagnostics and simplified wiring. These DIN rail mount units have screw and pluggable connection options and can be used in conjunction with guard switches, E-Stop switches and non-contact switches. Six new configurations ... Read More
 
Expanded General Purpose and Solid State Relay Line

Expanded General Purpose and Solid State Relay Line

AutomationDirect’s offering of industrial relays has been expanded to include additional electromechanical and solid state relays. The 750R series relays are 10 Amp general purpose relays designed for a wide range of applications, from power to sequence controls in various factory machines and control panels. Ideal for electrical control panels requiring stable and reliable relays, ... Read More
 
What a Drag! – Issue 28, 2014

What a Drag! – Issue 28, 2014

CO2 powered drag strip teaches students the science of speed. John Harpell’s 9th grade class at Moira Secondary School in Belleville, Ontario, Canada has built and automated a model racecar track for CO2 powered “dragsters” using various components from AutomationDirect. A CO2 powered dragster is a small lightweight vehicle fitted with a CO2 cartridge; think “pine-wood-derby on ... Read More
 
Electromechanical Relays Versus Solid-State: Each Has Its Place – Issue 9, 2007

Electromechanical Relays Versus Solid-State: Each Has Its Place – Issue 9, 2007

Since the introduction of solid-state relays some decades ago, the debate over which is better, solidstate relays (SSRs) or electromechanical relays (EMRs), has gone on. The general answer is neither, as each one has good and bad points. But in terms of specific application requirements, clear winners emerge. When used as intended, SSRs will perform ... Read More