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HPS Drive Isolation Transformers from AutomationDirect

May 18, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added drive isolation transformers from Hammond Power Solutions to their growing lineup of transformers. Their rugged design allows them to withstand the mechanical stresses, voltage distortions, and heating associated with motor drives. In addition to all the benefits of a line reactor, they also provide isolation, common-mode noise and…
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New Alliance Linear Position Transducers from AutomationDirect

May 11, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new stainless steel linear variable inductance transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group to their growing lineup of linear position sensors. These sensors convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional analog output of 0 to 10 VDC or 4 to 20mA (depending on model).  The compact…
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FATH T-Slotted Rail Hardware from AutomationDirect

May 11, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added additional sizes and styles of FATH T-slotted rail hardware. Several new types of fasteners have been added including socket head cap screws, flanged button head socket cap Torx head screws, flat head socket cap screws, self-tapping screws, and reducer bushings.   Additional sizes of button head socket cap…
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New Optris Infrared Temperature Sensors from AutomationDirect

May 4, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new infrared pyrometers from Optris. These pyrometers use non-contact sensing to determine the surface temperature of an object based on its emitted infrared radiation. They can read the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects without difficulty. The Optris CS LT series infrared pyrometers are ideally suited for temperature…
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Additional Safety Mats, Edges, and Bumpers from AutomationDirect

April 27, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added additional safety mats, edges, and bumpers from ASO Safety Solutions. These safety products protect people and machinery from harm. Mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor), edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points, and bumpers are…
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Low-Cost Motion Control Offered with CLICK PLUS PLCs from AutomationDirect

April 27, 2022 – AutomationDirect has released the new CLICK PLC programming software version 3.30, which allows any CLICK PLUS CPU to be configured as a 3-axis PTO/PWM motion controller. 100kHz high-speed inputs and outputs are offered with any DC option slot I/O module placed in slot 0 of the CPU. With this module, CLICK…
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Saginaw Enviro-Therm® Series Enclosure Air Conditioners from AutomationDirect

April 27, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added a new line of Saginaw enclosure air conditioners designed to efficiently keep the internal temperature of an electrical enclosure at a safe level, protecting the enclosed equipment from overheating and moisture damage. These air conditioners utilize closed-loop cooling to keep contaminants in the ambient air out of the…
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Cut-to-Length Food and Beverage Rated Control Cable from AutomationDirect

April 13, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added LUTZE SILFLEX® FBP control cables, specifically designed to meet all UL and FDA requirements for cabling used in Food and Beverage facilities. The patent-pending food-safe design of these cables has been evaluated by third-party tester Ecolab for resistance to commonly used cleaning agents and reduction of contamination risk….
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Acme Electric Encapsulated Core General Purpose Transformers and Buck-Boost Transformers from AutomationDirect

March 30, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new 1-phase encapsulated core general purpose transformers and buck-boost transformers from Acme Electric. These general-purpose transformers use electrical grade silica and resin compounds to completely enclose the core and coil to prevent corrosion and insulation deterioration. They are available in various voltages and sizes from 0.25 to 25…
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Cut-to-Length Quabbin Commercial Ethernet and Data Cables from AutomationDirect

March 30, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added Quabbin commercial Ethernet and data cables to provide more choices for your wiring/cabling needs. The new 26 and 24 AWG commercial Ethernet cables are available in Cat5e/6/6a/6e types, in shielded and unshielded versions, and they are suitable for applications from 10 Base-T to 1000 Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet). These…
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New Gladiator GCB Series Molded Case Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

March 23, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added Gladiator GCB series molded case circuit breakers to their lineup of circuit protection devices. Gladiator MCCBs are designed to reliably protect circuits and equipment from thermal overloads, short circuits, and ground faults. Available in two or three-pole configurations, these high-performance circuit breakers are offered in seven frame sizes…
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New Gefran Inclination Sensors from AutomationDirect

March 23, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added Gefran inclination sensors to their growing lineup of position transducers.  Gefran sensors use cutting-edge MEMS technology (micro-electromechanical devices integrated onto a single silicon chip) to provide reliable and precise tilt angle measurement with respect to gravity.  The Gefran sensors are rugged and suitable for the harshest environments.  They…
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New WAGO Pro2 Power Supplies and Dc-to-DC Converters from AutomationDirect

March 16, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added WAGO Pro2 power supplies to their growing lineup of performance power products. These high-efficiency power supplies reduce losses, save cabinet space, and increase energy savings. With TopBoost, PowerBoost, and parameterizable overload behavior, WAGO Pro2 power supplies protect equipment and provide intelligent current and switching modes. The free configuration…
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Bimed Cable Entry Systems and Cable Glands from AutomationDirect

March 16, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added BPA series split-frame and BRM series solid-frame cable entry systems and cable glands from Bimed.  Cable entry systems provide safe installation into enclosures or electrical equipment, securing cables and providing strain relief while maintaining enclosure sealing requirements. The BPA series cable entry system allows cables to be installed…
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Murrelektronik M12 Data Cables, Power Cables, and Field Wireable Connectors from AutomationDirect

February 9, 2022 – New Murrelektronik data cables are high-flex shielded Ethernet Cat5e cables offering various connector styles, including D-coded M12 to M12, M12 to RJ45, RJ45 to RJ45, and M12 to pigtail. These cables are flame-retardant and chemical resistant with a tough TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket for typical industrial applications. A selection of RJ45…
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New Contrinex Photoelectric Sensors with IO-Link Compatibility from AutomationDirect

January 26, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added Contrinex metal M12 and M18 photoelectric sensors to their lineup of almost 4,000 sensors and switches for process and discrete control applications. These Contrinex sensors offer complete overload protection, are IP67 rated, and are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models.  Select models…
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New Wiegmann Enclosure Components from AutomationDirect

January 19, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added more Wiegmann enclosure options to their extensive lineup of over 7,000 modular and pre-fab enclosures. Wiegmann is one of the largest enclosure manufacturers in North America, manufacturing a wide variety of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum enclosures. New additions include NEMA 4/4X/12/13 rated stainless steel…
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2022 FIRST Robotics RAPID REACT 3D-Printed Field

20:1 Scale Model of the 2022 FIRST Robotics 2022 Game Field provided by AutomationDirect.com AutomationDirect’s animation team converted the animation models into 3D printable models.  This is the “playing field” for the FIRST Robotics Competition game for 2022.  For more info about FIRST and the 2022 game: “RAPID REACT” – please visit the FIRST website.  >>>…
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Trumeter Graphical Panel Meters and Hour Meters/Counters from AutomationDirect

January 12, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added new current, rate, process, and temperature meters to their Trumeter ADM series of graphical panel meters.   These panel meters feature a programmable 40-segment curved bar graph display that provides an instant visual representation of an analog meter. In addition, they have a large 4-digit readout, dynamic backlight color,…
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LUTZE SILFLEX® 24VDC Flexible Control Cable from AutomationDirect

January 12, 2022 – LUTZE SILFLEX® 24VDC flexible control cable is an industrial-rated low voltage cable ideal for both stationary and flexible applications. Constructed with a rugged outer jacket, these cables provide resistance to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, making them suitable for wet and dry locations. With its UL Type MTW Machine Tool Wire…
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More Cut-to-Length Type J and Type K Thermocouple Extension Wire from AutomationDirect

December 15, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added more choices to their selection of cut-to-length Type J and Type K thermocouple extension wire. Thermocouple extension wire helps maintain signal integrity when thermocouple signals are required to travel long distances to reach operating instrumentation or PLC input cards.   The new wire additions include 20AWG and 16AWG…
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New General-Purpose, High-Performance, and Harsh-Duty AC Motors Available at AutomationDirect

December 15, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a host of new motors from Regal Rexnord to its existing portfolio, including two new series of Marathon® motors and Leeson ® specialty motors. The new Marathon Globetrotter motors are high-quality 3-phase general-purpose motors that can be controlled by an inverter and are rated up to 200hp. Globetrotter…
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SureFrame Cut-to-Length T-slotted Rails from AutomationDirect

December 7, 2021- AutomationDirect has added SureFrame cut-to-length T-slotted extruded aluminum rails. 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 applicators to OEM machines made entirely of T-slotted aluminum rail. The new T-slotted rails…
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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

November 17, 2021 – 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…
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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…