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More Hammond Enclosure Options at AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added even more Hammond enclosure options to their lineup of over 11,000 enclosures and accessories. Hammond is a worldwide, well-trusted brand that produces reliable products that carry industry-recognized approvals from their ISO9002:2015 certified facility. These new Hammond additions include more wall-mount enclosure sizes, miniature cases in various sizes and color choices, sanitary pushbutton…
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LS Electric Servos Systems from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added LS Electric servos systems that provide extremely accurate motion control and include the most requested features – setup wizards, auto-tuning, built-in indexer, and more – in an extremely cost-effective package. The L7S family of brushless servo systems is fully digital and capable of covering a broad range of motion control applications. There…
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New RHINO Power Supplies with Integrated UPS and Power Boost Technology from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added open frame and panel mount power supplies, with integrated UPS functionality, to their RHINO SELECT series of power supplies.  The integrated UPS feature provides seamless battery switchover to keep critical operations running when there is an unexpected loss of power. These industrial power supplies support a wide operating temperature range and provide…
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CLICK PLUS PLC is a Finalist for Plant Engineering Magazine 2021 Control Systems Product of the Year Award

AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC, starting at just $89, is the next generation platform for basic control applications, building on reliable and familiar functionality, while adding advanced options like Wi-Fi and data logging. AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC was announced as a Plant Engineering 2021 Product of the Year Finalist in the “Controls Systems” category. Check out…
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CLICK PLUS Serial Communication Option Slot Module and 2-Slot CPUs from AutomationDirect

November 10, 2021 – CLICK PLUS PLCs combine the simplicity of the original CLICK PLC with advanced features, including Wi-Fi capability, MQTT communication, data logging, and mobile access. The new CLICK PLUS 2-slot CPU offers an additional built-in option module slot for even more PLC I/O customization. Over 400 option slot I/O module combinations are…
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New ReeR MOSAIC Safety Controller Components

November 10, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new ReeR MOSAIC safety controller components for expanded capability. The Reer MOSAIC (MOdular SAfety Integrated Controller) makes it easy to manage safety systems and sensors. It is modular, expandable, and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant. The new MOSAIC-MV series…
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LUTZE SILFLEX® Cables from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added LUTZE SILFLEX multi-conductor control cable. SILFLEX control cable is a rugged industrial cable ideal for stationary and flexible applications (not intended for continuous flexing use) with multiple ratings, including UL Type TC-ER or UL PLTC-ER, which eliminates the need for metal conduit and/or armor, resulting in installation and maintenance savings. These cables…
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Norgren Excelon Plus Air Prep Components from AutomationDirect

November 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Norgren Excelon Plus air prep components to its existing lineup of pneumatic air prep products. Norgren, a well-known name for pneumatic components, manufactures products that provide exceptional performance, and their Excelon Plus air prep components are compact, lightweight, and suitable for most industrial applications. Norgren Excelon Plus 82…
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ProSense Timers 2 Series Timer Relays from AutomationDirect

November 3, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added the new ProSense T2 series of multi-mode, on-delay, off-delay, fleeting, and on-interval timer relays. These low-cost relays have a compact design with easy-to-use potentiometers, rotary switches, and/or DIP switches for selecting time delay functions and timing ranges. The T2R-M series multi-mode timer relays provide 4 functions in one…
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Additional SOOW Flexible Portable Cord Sizes from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added new gauge sizes of portable/service cord from Direct Wire to their line of multi-conductor cut-to-length cables. SOOW flexible portable cord is rated for up to 600V with multiple conductors used for reliable electrical power connections. This cord is highly flexible and suitable for harsh conditions, including temperature extremes, and is ideal for…
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Quadritalia Modular Enclosures from AutomationDirect

October 27, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added new Quadritalia modular enclosures to their selection of over 7,000 high-quality enclosures. This new modular enclosure line adds enclosures that can be easily assembled on-site to fit any application while maintaining the required NEMA rating. Quadritalia modular enclosures are available as kits that include all the necessary components…
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Molex Pendant Switches from AutomationDirect

October 20, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added Molex pendant switches with quick connectors designed to provide reliable unmounted hand control of various systems using ON/OFF actuation. These switches are perfect for applications with demanding conditions where it’s essential to offer a flexible way to control equipment during production, material handling, changeovers, setup, inspection, cleaning, and…
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WEG CFW500 High-Performance AC Drives

October 20, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a new high-performance AC drive series that supports four different control modes, including closed-loop flux vector and torque control. The WEG CFW500 AC drives are available in a range of voltage and horsepower ratings and can control 230VAC 3-phase motors from 1/4 to 30 hp when powered with…
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CLICK PLUS PLC Selected as a Finalist in the 2022 Control Engineering Magazine Engineers’ Choice Awards

AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC, starting at just $89, is the next generation platform for basic control applications, building on reliable and familiar functionality, while adding advanced options like Wi-Fi and data logging. AutomationDirect’s CLICK PLUS PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2022 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist in the “Controls Systems: PLCs, PACs” category. Check…
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ProSense Conductive Liquid Level Controllers from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added new ProSense CLC series conductive liquid level controllers to their line of quality level sensors and controllers. The CLC series level controllers detect and control levels of conductive liquids (tap water, seawater, sewage, chemical solutions, coffee, milk, etc.) in dual-probe pump-up (fill) and/or pump-down (drain) applications. These controllers compare the measured resistance…
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More Quality Enclosures from Saginaw Control & Engineering

AutomationDirect has added more enclosures from Saginaw Control & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of standard stock and custom designed electrical enclosures. Saginaw has been serving the electrical industry since 1963, specializing in manufacturing top-quality electrical enclosures built to accurate dimensions. Newly added enclosures include new sizes for hinged cover series, new yellow-powder-coated pushbutton enclosures for…
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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,…