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  • AutomationDirect Adds Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels

    AutomationDirect Adds Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels

    Starting at $98, two new 3-inch C-more Micro HMI panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator.

  • AutomationDirect Adds More Touch Panels to the C-more HMI Line

    AutomationDirect Adds More Touch Panels to the C-more HMI Line

    AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes a 10-inch widescreen model and a 15-inch base model touch panel.

  • AutomationDirect adds CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O

    AutomationDirect adds CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O

    CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available from AutomationDirect with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units provide both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs.

  • AutomationDirect adds Affordable Cloud Enabled Remote Access

    AutomationDirect adds Affordable Cloud Enabled Remote Access

    Remote access with cloud data logging options has been added to AutomationDirect’s line of industrial communications products. STRIDE SiteLink provides secure access over the “industrial internet” to remotely connect to monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. SiteLink easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device.

  • AutomationDirect adds flexible multi-conductor shielded control cable

    AutomationDirect adds flexible multi-conductor shielded control cable

    AutomationDirect now offers flexible multi-conductor control cable in shielded and unshielded versions ranging in sizes from 18 to 10 AWG and with three to 41 conductors (including green/yellow ground). Individual stranded copper conductors have black PVC/Nylon insulation and are marked with identification numbers.

  • AutomationDirect Introduces Next Generation DURApulse GS4 Series AC Drives

    AutomationDirect Introduces Next Generation DURApulse GS4 Series AC Drives

    The AutomationDirect DURApulse GS4 series of AC sensorless vector drives includes many of the same standard features as current GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, and removable keypad, as well as major enhancements.

  • AutomationDirect adds more Koyo incremental and absolute encoders

    AutomationDirect adds more Koyo incremental and absolute encoders

    AutomationDirect has expanded its Koyo encoder product line to include additional incremental encoder output options and higher resolutions for absolute encoders.

  • Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators from AutomationDirect

    Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added second generation (Gen 2) linear motion slide actuators to its SureMotion line of motion control products. The SureMotion lineup includes both motor-ready actuator assemblies and an assortment of sliding components and accessories to provide a wide variety of motion control solutions for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.

  • AutomationDirect adds BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules

    AutomationDirect adds BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules

    The versatile BRX PLC system from AutomationDirect combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. One of the unique features of the BRX platform is its ability to expand its capability to fit the application. New analog I/O expansion modules are available in high-resolution current/voltage and temperature models.

  • 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

  • AutomationDirect adds NITRA Pneumatic Rotary Actuators & Grippers

    AutomationDirect adds NITRA Pneumatic Rotary Actuators & Grippers

    AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA® pneumatics now includes rotary actuators and pneumatic object grippers.

  • EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system

    EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system

    AutomationDirect now offers EtherNet/IP protocol communication for the Protos X line of field I/O. The Protos X “Xpansion” field I/O system is a modular system consisting of a Bus Coupler and its associated input/output terminals. The Protos X slim design and various I/O configurations allow the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible.

  • AutomationDirect adds 3-Color and 12-Color Sensors

    AutomationDirect adds 3-Color and 12-Color Sensors

    Wenglor color sensors from AutomationDirect reliably select color objects in automated high-speed processes based on previously defined reference colors. The sensor pulsed white light is insensitive to extraneous light and makes reliable color recognition possible even at varying scanning distances.

  • Stride® Industrial Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Switches from AutomationDirect

    Stride® Industrial Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Switches from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added PoE+ switches to its unmanaged Ethernet switches lineup. Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows Ethernet network cables to also carry electrical power. Normally two connections are required, a network connection and a power connection. PoE reduces the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed.

  • AutomationDirect Adds Industrial Cat5e M12 Ethernet Patch Cables

    AutomationDirect Adds Industrial Cat5e M12 Ethernet Patch Cables

    AutomationDirect has released a new series of Ethernet cables for industrial communications applications.

  • AutomationDirect adds SapiSelco Cable/Wire Ties and Installation Tools

    AutomationDirect adds SapiSelco Cable/Wire Ties and Installation Tools

    AutomationDirect has added a complete new line of cable and wire ties from the manufacturer SapiSelco. SapiSelco® has been a leader in the manufacture of cable ties for more than 65 years, offering a wide variety of standard and specialty cable ties.

  • STEGO Filter Fan Plus enclosure cooling fans

    STEGO Filter Fan Plus enclosure cooling fans

    AutomationDirect has added the new STEGO Filter Fan Plus series of enclosure fans to its enclosure thermal management devices lineup.

  • More Sensor Mounting Brackets from AutomationDirect

    More Sensor Mounting Brackets from AutomationDirect

    32 new sensor mounting brackets from Wenglor have been added to AutomationDirect’s sensor accessories offering. New brackets are available for inductive, magnetic, capacitive and ultrasonic proximity sensors, along with photoelectric, laser and fiber optic sensors, and in 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sensor sizes.

  • NITRA Current to Pneumatic (I/P) Transducers added by AutomationDirect

    NITRA Current to Pneumatic (I/P) Transducers added by AutomationDirect

    NITRA NCP Series electro-pneumatic transducers from AutomationDirect convert a 4-20 mA current signal (I) from a PLC or other controller to a linear pneumatic output pressure (P).

  • AutomationDirect adds Continuous Flexing Industrial Cat5e Ethernet Cable

    AutomationDirect adds Continuous Flexing Industrial Cat5e Ethernet Cable

    DataMax Extreme Ethernet cable from Quabbin® has a specially designed jacket developed to survive the many industrial hazards that commercial jackets will not. The DataMax cable jacket is pressure extruded over the cable core, “locking” the conductor pairs in place. This type of jacket construction provides very stable electrical performance, even when impacted, bent, or … Read More

  • ProSense Digital Pressure Gauges from AutomationDirect

    ProSense Digital Pressure Gauges from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect’s ProSense DPG1 digital pressure gauges are ideal for industrial and general purpose applications requiring an accurate and reliable device with easy to read digital display.

  • AutomationDirect Takes Embedded Help to a Whole New Level | Do-more! Designer 2.0

    AutomationDirect Takes Embedded Help to a Whole New Level | Do-more! Designer 2.0

    With the launch of the newest Do-more! controller, the BRX PLC, AutomationDirect released an enhanced version of the Do-more! Designer programming software. Do-more! Designer 2.0 has many new features added to improve programming efficiency.

  • AutomationDirect adds new line of Precision Limit Switches

    AutomationDirect adds new line of Precision Limit Switches

    AutomationDirect has added a new line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol. Traditional limit switches and even electronic proximity sensors are limited in terms of accuracy and repeatability. These cost-effective, ultra-precise mechanical limit switches have repeatability down to 10, 5, 3, and even 0.5 microns (µm) depending on the specific model.

  • IronHorse® Shaft Mount Gearboxes added by AutomationDirect

    IronHorse® Shaft Mount Gearboxes added by AutomationDirect

    New IronHorse Shaft Mount Gearboxes (speed reducers) from AutomationDirect feature shafts and gears manufactured from the highest grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability.

  • Enhanced DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs added by AutomationDirect

    Enhanced DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs added by AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added two new feature-enhanced CPUs to its DirectLOGIC DL405 programmable logic controller product line. The D4-454 and D4-454DC-1 provide all the capabilities of the D4-430, D4-440 and D4-450 CPUs, using updated microprocessor technology allowing the D4-454 to be the CPU of choice for the DL405 family.

  • New C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with built-in Ethernet from AutomationDirect

    New C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with built-in Ethernet from AutomationDirect

    Two new C-more Micro touch panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator.

  • Adjustable Industrial Temperature Switches from AutomationDirect

    Adjustable Industrial Temperature Switches from AutomationDirect

    New design improvements have been made to AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of temperature switches. TSDA25 series temperature switches are a direct replacement for the TSD25 series and provide higher accuracy and a standard sized 6mm diameter probe.

  • AutomationDirect Adds Wide Area Sensors

    AutomationDirect Adds Wide Area Sensors

    AutomationDirect has expanded its sensors offering to include wide area sensors for object detection. The new area sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors with emitter and receiver elements used for detecting the presence of any object by sensing the light beam intensity returning from the receiver. The area sensors have an IEC … Read More

  • AutomationDirect Adds More Polycarbonate Enclosures

    AutomationDirect Adds More Polycarbonate Enclosures

    AutomationDirect’s INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosure offering now includes the new Premium Series of screw-cover wall mount enclosures in addition to the existing Impact Series of wall mount, single-door enclosures.

  • AutomationDirect adds NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves

    AutomationDirect adds NSF Certified Potable Water Solenoid Valves

    AutomationDirect’s family of potable water components (valves, regulators, fittings, tubing and hoses) now 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.

  • AutomationDirect Adds New Line of Digital Temperature Sensors

    AutomationDirect Adds New Line of Digital Temperature Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of instrumentation products now includes the ETS series digital temperature sensors. The ETS series combines a precision RTD sensing element, measuring electronics, and process fitting all in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.

  • AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

    AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

    AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA pneumatics now includes new Total Air Prep (TAP) units and NITRA Ethernet/IP protocol compact modular valve (CMV series) modules.

  • New Assorted Wera Hand Tools from AutomationDirect

    New Assorted Wera Hand Tools from AutomationDirect

    Wera, a leading manufacturer of wrenches, ratchets, socket sets and screwdriving tools, is known for their attention to quality, ease of use, and a safety-friendly design.

  • AutomationDirect Offers Additional Stride Managed Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect Offers Additional Stride Managed Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Managed Industrial Ethernet Switches now offers even more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. Stride managed switches allow networks to be configured/managed to assure the highest performance and security levels. New Stride SE2 series switches provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. The Stride Web-based configuration tool is used for monitoring, setup … Read More

  • More Compact Limit Switch Connection Options from AutomationDirect

    More Compact Limit Switch Connection Options from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has expanded its AEM2G series compact limit switch line to include more electrical connection options. Four electrical connection types are now available for the AEM2G series of compact limit switches. 5-Pin M12 Quick Disconnect (bottom and right exit) and 3m pre-wired pigtail cable (right exit) connection options have been added to the existing 3m … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds NEMA Rated Limit Switches from Eaton

    AutomationDirect adds NEMA Rated Limit Switches from Eaton

    AutomationDirect has expanded its limit switch offering to include F25 Series NEMA limit switches from Eaton. These limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated for operation in a variety of rugged industrial environments.

  • Design Improvements for AutomationDirect’s Line of Bryant Watertight Wiring Devices

    Design Improvements for AutomationDirect’s Line of Bryant Watertight Wiring Devices

    New design improvements have been made to AutomationDirect’s offering of Bryant watertight products to provide additional water ingress protection.

  • AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

    AutomationDirect Adds Patlite Pre-Assembled LED Stack Lights

    AutomationDirect now offers Patlite® pre-assembled stack lights in 25mm, 30mm, 40mm and 70mm sizes. Patlite stack lights offer high intensity LED illumination and prism-cut lens design for enhanced visibility from any direction and are ideal for use in applications such as machine tools, packaging machines, conveyor systems, loading docks, retail center check outs and more.

  • AutomationDirect Launches New High-Value BRX Programmable Logic Controller

    AutomationDirect Launches New High-Value BRX Programmable Logic Controller

    AutomationDirect has added the new BRX PLC platform to the Do-more line of programmable logic controllers. Starting at $199, the compact BRX PLCs offer outstanding features including built-in data logging, motion control, serial and Ethernet communication, an interchangeable (hot-swappable) communications port and integrated high-speed I/O. Support for EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU and TCP, ASCII and custom … Read More

  • AutomationDirect Offers Additional Fiberglass Enclosures

    AutomationDirect Offers Additional Fiberglass Enclosures

    AutomationDirect has added 189 new fiberglass enclosures, subpanels and accessories to its Hubbell-Wiegmann line of non-metallic enclosures.

  • Additional Surge Protection Devices

    Additional Surge Protection Devices

    AutomationDirect has extended its offering of surge protection devices to include Mersen’s Surge-Trap® Type 1 STXR series. With its small, compact design and line or load installation flexibility, the series is the perfect fit for branch panel and/or individual equipment protection.

  • Split-Core AC Current Transformers

    Split-Core AC Current Transformers

    AutomationDirect’s AcuAmp® line of power products now includes the CTF series 5A secondary current transformers.  Designed for applications such as ammeters, wattmeters, panel meters, instrumentation, and energy management systems, these current transformers offer a compact, cost-effective means of measuring primary current.

  • Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

    Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

    AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp. The rolled steel motors  are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and feature 4:1 constant torque and

  • More Low-cost RHINO Power Supplies

    More Low-cost RHINO Power Supplies

    AutomationDirect’s RHINO PSL series DC power supplies are plastic low-profile switching supplies available with 5, 12 and 24 VDC adjustable outputs. Designed to fit in shallow-depth enclosures, these power supplies have power ratings from 7.5W to 91W for use with many DC powered devices including

  • New Line of Digital Pressure Sensors

    New Line of Digital Pressure Sensors

    AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of sensing products now includes the EPS series of digital pressure sensors ideal for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications.

  • Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

    Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

    AutomationDirect’s line of Stride Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches now offers even more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. The new Stride SE2 series DIN rail mountable switches offer up to 16 ports and include models with Gigabit Ethernet and SFP options;

  • Water Fittings and Tubing

    Water Fittings and Tubing

    AutomationDirect has launched a new line of push-to-connect fittings and tubing designed for potable water and beverage systems, including applications such as brewing, coffee/drink dispensing, soup and liquid food production, and municipal/residential water treatment. HydroMode™ push-to-connect fittings are perfect for

  • ProSense Temperature Transmitters

    ProSense Temperature Transmitters

    AutomationDirect has expanded its line of ProSense temperature sensors to include the XTP series of temperature transmitter probes. The series conveniently combines a precision RTD sensing element and transmitter electronics in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.

  • Enclosure Air Conditioner Offering Expanded

    Enclosure Air Conditioner Offering Expanded

    AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus® line of enclosure air conditioners to include compact models. Excessive heat inside an enclosure can cause nuisance faults from electrical and electronic components, circuit breakers, fuses, and controlling units such as PLCs, HMI, and AC drives.

  • C-more Widescreen Touch Panel Added

    C-more Widescreen Touch Panel Added

    AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes 7-inch widescreen TFT models. These WVGA panels fit the same enclosure cutout as the EA9-T6CL panels and are direct replacements with larger screen area (800 x 480 pixels).