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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…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Contrinex M18 Short-Body Photoelectric Sensors and Sensor Tester from AutomationDirect

August 18, 2021- AutomationDirect has added a new series of Contrinex M18 photoelectric sensors to their ever-growing selection of discrete sensors, as well as a new sensor tester used with various sensor types to verify operation in the field.   The Contrinex M18 sensors are made in the USA and have a short body for…
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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…
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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…
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Quabbin Data Cable from AutomationDirect

July 28, 2021 – The new Quabbin data cables are designed with impedances specific for RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 communication applications in industrial environments. These high-quality, low-capacitance data cables have tinned copper conductors with twisted pairs that help reduce electrical noise sensitivity and are available in one-, two-, three-, or four-pair color-coded versions. The polyethylene…
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igus Continuous Flexing Control and Signal Cable from AutomationDirect

July 28, 2021 – The new igus Chainflex CF211 and CF11 series control and signal cable is specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to reliably serve continuous flexing, high mechanical load application requirements. This cableis available in sizes ranging from 26 AWG to 20 AWG, with up to four twisted pairs with overall shield, and provide…
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IronHorse ACN and ACNND NEMA 4X AC Drives from AutomationDirect

July 28, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new NEMA 4X AC drives to their IronHorse brand of drives. These new high-performance VFDs support four control modes including V/Hz, slip compensation, sensorless vector, and torque control, and come in a variety of voltage and horsepower ratings for an extremely affordable price. The ACN / ACNND series…
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CCEA Industrial LED Lighting from AutomationDirect

July 21, 2021- CCEA industrial LED light bars have been added to AutomationDirect’s lighting product line.  CCEA industrial LED lights provide bright lighting for work areas in commercial and industrial environments, with easy installation and long service life. These 24 VDC powered lights are available with side-mount or recessed mounting options and offer an IP67…
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Schmalz Vacuum Products for Pneumatic Systems from AutomationDirect

July 14, 2021 – AutomationDirect now offers a selection of pneumatic vacuum grippers and related parts from Schmalz, widely used in pick-and-place applications. Vacuum products are an efficient means of moving products large, small, and of varying sizes. This lineup includes suction cups in a flat style up to 60mm in diameter made of Elastodur;…
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Larger Stepper Motors Now Available at AutomationDirect

July 14, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new SureStep® motors, now available in NEMA 42 frame sizes. Six new motor sizes are available with single or dual shafts. These twelve models extend the torque range of the SureStep line up to 4532 oz-in.  The mating extension cables are available in 6, 10, and 20-foot lengths, and an…
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ProSense Differential Pressure Transmitters from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s ProSense DPTW series differential pressure transmitters are precision engineered for accurate differential or gauge pressure measurement of a wide variety of liquids, gases, and steam applied to both pressure sensing ports. The ProSense DPTW series is up to eight times smaller than a conventional style DP transmitter and is ideal for industrial, commercial, and…
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SureGear High-Precision Inline Strain Wave Gearboxes from AutomationDirect

June 23, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new high-precision inline strain wave gearboxes to their lineup of SureGear gearboxes. Strain wave technology offers many advantages over planetary and helical gearboxes, such as much higher gear ratios, higher efficiency, lower heat and noise generation, and lifetime zero backlash. These SureGear strain wave gearboxes are designed to…
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ProSense Timer Relays from AutomationDirect

June 16, 2021 – New ProSense multi-mode and off-delay timer relays offer the flexible programmability of a multi-function and multi-range time delay relay together with a universal input voltage. The TRM series multi-mode timer relays provide an easy way to select time delay functions and time range options. Available models offer timing functions up to…
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SIM Drive Couplings from AutomationDirect

June 16, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added SIM drive couplings to their line of mechanical power transmission products. SIM drive couplings are power transmission components used to couple the shafts of various mechanical devices, often of different sizes, and compensate for shaft misalignment. Four different styles of couplings are available; Jaw/Spider couplings provide a wide…
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Quabbin 600V Control Cable from AutomationDirect

June 9, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Quabbin 600V control cable to our extensive selection of cable offerings. These cables are ideal for use in control panels, conduits, and where superior electrical properties are required.  The smaller diameter design for this cable reduces cost and the space required inside panels and conduits. This cable is…
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Stahl Safety Isolators from AutomationDirect

June 2, 2021 – STAHL safety isolators provide a compact, cost-effective, and easy-to-connect way to provide intrinsic safety and galvanic separation between a control system and field devices in a hazardous location. Digital and analog modules are available in single or dual-channel versions;  a temperature module is also available. Digital and analog modules are rated…
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DEHN Surge Protection Devices from AutomationDirect

May 19, 2021 – DEHN DIN-rail mounted surge protective devices set new standards for safety and ease of use. The UL 1449 4th Edition certification for these SPDs makes them ideal for use with all common power systems and electrical panel applications in the United States and Canada. The DEHNguard surge protectors are available for…
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MurrplastiK Cable Entry Systems from AutomationDirect

May 12, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added more choices to their offering of Murrplastik cable entry systems. The addition of the KDL/D MONO series cable entry system provides the same benefits as the existing KDL/D series in a round frame form. This series allows a cable to be installed through an enclosure or other bulkhead…
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Datalogic Safety Laser Scanners from AutomationDirect

May 5, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Datalogic Safety Laser Scanners to its lineup of safety products. Safety laser scanners offer an ingenious, cost-effective way to protect an entire area. This can be a static application such as a robot cell or the area surrounding a moving device such as an AGV. They are ideal…
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Direct Wire’s Large Gauge MTW Cable from AutomationDirect

April 28, 2021 – AutomationDirect’s new 1kV ALL-FLEX MTW/THHW heavy-duty flexible power cable from Direct Wire is an extremely flexible large gauge (8AWG to 500MCM) single-conductor industrial cable that is ideal for industrial control panel distribution, VFD power feeds, servo systems, and motor leads in non-drive related applications. The MTW and THHW ratings make them…
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StrideLinx VPN Routers and Free Cloud Service from AutomationDirect

April 22, 2021 – AutomationDirect’s StrideLinx Cloud has been upgraded to provide machine builders, system integrators, and end-users with an end-to-end cloud solution offering improved collaboration, advanced user management, easier navigation, and custom user-defined dashboards to make remote access and monitoring even easier. The StrideLinx secure VPN, a remote access solution, allows users to securely connect…
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Wenglor Photoelectric Sensors from AutomationDirect

April 22, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a new line of laser sensors. Wenglor dark and shiny object detection photoelectric sensors use blue light technology to detect objects other photoelectric sensors cannot see or see objects that get detected multiple times erroneously. They come in either 50x20x50mm or 32x12x16mm body sizes with an M12 or…
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Guided Wave Radar Level Sensors from AutomationDirect

April 14, 2021 – ProSense GWR series liquid level sensors utilize guided wave radar sensing technology to provide accurate, cost-effective liquid level measurement for industrial applications. These units provide continuous and point-level measurements and have a rugged IP68/IP69K rated 316 stainless steel housing that offers uncompromising protection and long life in harsh industrial environments. The…
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Schmersal Two-Hand Control Panels from AutomationDirect

April 7, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Schmersal two-hand control panels to its lineup of safety products. Two-hand control systems are used with a special control monitoring relay and require an operator to use both hands simultaneously when initiating a hazardous operation. This forces an operator to keep their hands on the two-hand control actuator…
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Schmersal IEC Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

April 7, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Schmersal IEC limit switches to its lineup. These limit switches are available in a 30mm or 40mm body width and are offered in zinc alloy, aluminum or glass-fiber thermoplastic enclosures. The actuator heads’ selection includes plunger, plunger with roller, one-way lever with roller, lever with roller, adjustable lever…
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NEW ProSense Inductive Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

March 31 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a variety of new ProSense inductive proximity sensors to their portfolio. Added are 8mm triple-sensing inductive proximity sensors in flush and non-flush mounting options, which can detect ferrous metals up to a distance of 6mm. Also new are inductive proximity sensors with a metal face to provide more…
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Eaton MCCB Handles from AutomationDirect

March 24, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new accessories for Eaton 3P series molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs). The new products include universal rotary handles and Flex ShaftTM flexible handles, both available for each MCCB frame size and suitable for NEMA 1/4/4X and 12 enclosures. Also added are high performance Flex Shaft two-position flange handles that…
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IDEM Stand-Alone Non-Contact Switches from AutomationDirect

New IDEM non-contact magnetic coded switches use force-guided contacts and have an internal monitoring system so that they are stand-alone, not requiring the use of a separate safety relay. The wide 14mm sensing range provides a high tolerance to misalignment. Models are available that support automatic reset or manual reset, as well as a selectable…
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Saginaw Enclosures from AutomationDirect

March 17, 2021 – Saginaw has been serving the electrical industry since 1963, specializing in manufacturing top-quality carbon steel, galvanized steel, and stainless steel electrical enclosures built to accurate dimensions. AutomationDirect is proud to add Saginaw’s standard stock of enclosures, including freestanding, floor-mount, wall-mount, disconnect, modular, operator system, pushbutton, junction box, and wire trough enclosures,…
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New Flowline Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors from AutomationDirect

March 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added EchoPod and EchoTouch reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors featuring Flowline’s proprietary Reflective Technology.  Flowline level sensors provide reliable level measurements for applications that weaken signal strength and reduce measurement reliability due to condensation. Newly available models include a general-purpose version and an intrinsically safe version for hazardous environments;…
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Schmersal 30mm Push Buttons from AutomationDirect

March 3, 2021 – Schmersal E series 30mm pilot devices provide simple operator controls and indication for industrial and commercial applications. These rugged and reliable IP65-rated devices include a wide assortment of pushbuttons, emergency stop pushbuttons, LED indicators, and selector switches. The pushbutton selections include illuminated and non-illuminated versions with operators available in various colors….
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LUTZE Silflex® Servo Motor Cable from AutomationDirect

March 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added LUTZE Silflex® Servo Motor Cable to their wide variety of cables and cable products.  LUTZE is a top-rated and trusted partner in industrial cable and connectivity products for industrial automation. Their rugged, industrial cables are ideal for harsh environments. LUTZE Silflex servo motor cable is designed for servo…
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AutomationDirect adds NITRA Pneumatic Automation Link (PAL)

March 3, 2021 – The NITRA Pneumatic Automation Link (PAL) series of components from AutomationDirect is a versatile field I/O system that can include electrical I/O or pneumatic valves, or a combination of both. The system can be controlled either by an Ethernet/IP master or direct wiring (for exclusively pneumatic valves). All components are rated…
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New 8mm Photoelectric, Inductive Proximity and Capacitive Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

February 24, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added several small sensors to the proximity sensor lineup. New rectangular 8mm x 16mm inductive proximity sensors are available in flush and non-flush mounting options, NO or NC outputs as well as NPN or PNP logic. The new 8mm round capacitive proximity sensors are able to detect materials other…
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New CLICK PLUS PLC Series from AutomationDirect

February 24, 2021 – The new CLICK PLUS PLC series is the next generation of simple control. Building on the practical and popular CLICK PLC series, CLICK PLUS PLCs provide the same low-learning-curve control but with advanced options like Wi-Fi communication and data logging. CLICK PLUS CPUs are offered in wired-only, wireless-only, and wireless/wired styles…
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ReeR Safegate Non-Muting Access Control Lights Curtains from AutomationDirect

February 17, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new Safegate non-muting Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains designed to protect a wide range of industrial applications that do not require muting functionality. Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. ReeR…
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SureStep Stepper Motor Linear Actuators from AutomationDirect

February 17, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added stepper motor linear actuators to its SureStep line of stepper motion control products. These linear actuators are NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 frame stepper motors with a stainless-steel lead-screw extension of the rotor. In conjunction with the provided screw nut, this actuator translates motor torque into linear thrust. …
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Metrol High Precision Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

February 10, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added more options for high precision limit switches from Metrol. High-temperature precision limit switches have been added that provide a 10 micron accuracy and are rated for temperatures of up to 200⁰C. New high-vacuum resistance limit switches are high precision with an accuracy of 10 microns as well and…
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More Specialty SapiSelco Cable Ties from AutomationDirect

February 3, 2021 – SapiSelco cable ties offer a low-cost solution (from $1.50 for pack of 100) for wire management needs. These high-quality cable ties provide reliable cable and wire management and are designed with rounded edges to eliminate damage to cable sleeves caused by cable ties with sharp edges. This ensures reliable and trouble-free…
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D2-Series NFPA Tie Rods added to NITRA Product Line at AutomationDirect

January 27, 2021 – The NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes the D2-Series double-acting, NFPA heavy-duty tie rod air cylinders ideal for use where abusive conditions exist. These pneumatic air cylinders have a 250 psi operating pressure and are interchangeable with other popular brands. New models are available with and without adjustable cushions to provide…
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MTW Machine Tool Wire Now Available in 1,000-foot Reels at AutomationDirect

January 27, 2021 – MTW machine tool wire is now also available in 1,000-foot reels for gauges ranging from 14 AWG to 22 AWG in various color choices. Existing MTW wire is sold in 500-foot spools for gauge sizes ranging from 20 AWG to 10 AWG in various colors, and in 2,500-foot reels for gauges…
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AutomationDirect adds GAM Helical Racks and Pinions

January 27, 2021 – The new GAM helical racks and pinions, along with our broad gearbox offering, provide a complete linear solution. Rack and pinion systems are a type of linear actuator consisting of a rotating pinion that drives a linear rack, converting rotary motion to linear motion. High-precision helical racks provide smooth, quiet operation….
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AutomationDirect adds Code Handheld Barcode Scanners

January 20, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added CODE brand barcode scanners for use in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. The CR950 handheld series and the CR1100 series that operate in presentation mode or as a small handheld unit can read and decode most 1D and 2D barcodes such as Code 128 and…
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Dold Timer Relays from AutomationDirect

January 20, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new Dold timer relays, which provide timed control for industrial controls and building automation applications. The MK series timer relays are ideal for applications such as process, machine tool, and safety control. These timers are available as cyclic, off-delay, on-delay, and multi-function types, with models that include up…
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New SureMotion LAHP Series Linear Actuators and Slides from AutomationDirect

January 20, 2021 – The SureMotion® LAHP series linear actuators, slides, and accessories are XYZ Gantry components that allow creation of a motion system with up to three axes of movement. These motor-ready linear actuators and sliding components have travel lengths of up to 910mm. They turn rotary motion into linear motion and provide a…