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  • Multi-Conductor 20 AWG Twisted-Pair Instrumentation Cable from AutomationDirect

    Multi-Conductor 20 AWG Twisted-Pair Instrumentation Cable from AutomationDirect

    Multiconductor instrumentation cable in 20 AWG diameter has been added to AutomationDirect’s current offering of 18 AWG and 16 AWG sizes. Instrumentation cable is typically used in industrial instrumentation, control, alarm, and energy management circuits. These 300V UL cables have 1, 2, 4, or 8 twisted pairs with overall shield or in 2, 4, or … Read More

  • Southwire Multimeters, Voltage and Continuity Testers from AutomationDirect

    Southwire Multimeters, Voltage and Continuity Testers from AutomationDirect

    The AutomationDirect lineup of tools and test equipment now includes digital multimeters, clamp-on True RMS multimeters, voltage testers, and continuity testers from Southwire. Southwire digital multimeters test for AC/DC voltage, current, resistance, continuity, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, or temperature. All meters meet or exceed UL testing standards. Models are available with auto or manual ranging … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Optocoupler and Slim Interface Relays, Multi-mode Relay Timers

    AutomationDirect adds Optocoupler and Slim Interface Relays, Multi-mode Relay Timers

    Murrelektronik optocouplers, slim interface relays and multi-mode relay timers are now available from AutomationDirect. Murrelektronik optocouplers (from $16.50) are used to combine different signal levels or to isolate one signal from another. Optocouplers are similar to relay interfaces, providing an optoelectronic signal transfer between input and output. Optocouplers have a long life span and are … Read More

  • AutomationDirect RHINO Switching Power Supplies with Advanced Power Boost

    AutomationDirect RHINO Switching Power Supplies with Advanced Power Boost

    New RHINO PRO (DIN Rail Performance Series) PSN and PSD series switching power supplies are available in single-phase and 3-phase input units and feature universal AC input voltage range (1-phase units), a built-in constant current circuit for charging applications (3-phase units) and a power boost of 150% for up to 7 seconds. Current output is … Read More

  • Murrelektronik Passive Distribution Junction Blocks from AutomationDirect

    Murrelektronik Passive Distribution Junction Blocks from AutomationDirect

    Murr distribution junction blocks provide a convenient method for connecting sensors and actuators to the control cabinet. Murrelektronik supplies a comprehensive range of distribution boxes. They create optimum installations for any application and are cost-effective, reliable, and space saving solutions. Murrelektronik blocks add M8 style connectivity as well as M12 12- pin and terminal block … Read More

  • WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Beacons / Devices from AutomationDirect

    WERMA Visual and Audible Signal Beacons / Devices from AutomationDirect

    Werma EvoSIGNAL signal beacons warn, guide, protect and are a new simple, modular solution for signaling from AutomationDirect. Werma EvoSIGNAL visual and visual-audible signal devices are available in Mini, Midi and Maxi versions with common signal module voltages (115-230 VAC, 12/24 VAC/VDC) and with base, tube, bracket and wall mounting options. Mini and Midi audible … Read More

  • WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    WAGO Multi-Channel Electronic Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    New WAGO multi-channel circuit breakers (from $201.00) are available in two, four and eight channels. These electronic circuit breakers monitor load current and reliably recognize overloads and short circuits on an output. Circuit breaker electronics permit brief current peaks and switch longer overloads off. The rated current for each output of the multi-channel units can … Read More

  • AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

    AcuAmp Current/Voltage Transducers and Switches Line Extension from AutomationDirect

    More transducers and switches have been added to the AutomationDirect sensors lineup. ATCH series adaptive true RMS current transducers ($169.00) are designed to monitor electric heat zero-crossing burst fired SCR controllers. These transducers provide faster response than temperature sensors and are a simplified method to monitor pulsed waveforms and are ideal for electrical heater applications. … Read More

  • ReeR Safety Light Curtains with Integrated Muting Functions from AutomationDirect

    ReeR Safety Light Curtains with Integrated Muting Functions from AutomationDirect

    The new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide range of industrial applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying palette passes through the detection area of safety light curtains or safety sensors. Safegate safety curtains … Read More

  • Merz UL 508 Non-Fusible Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    Merz UL 508 Non-Fusible Disconnect Switches from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added enclosed versions and non-enclosed DIN rail and panel/door mount versions of Merz disconnect / motor control switches. Non-enclosed UL 508 / UL 60947 600VAC manual motor controller switches (from $15.25) are designed for snap-on DIN rail mounting, base mounting or front mounting in a door. The terminal screws are all accessible from … Read More

  • Sanitary 3-A Versions of RTDs and Transmitter Probes from AutomationDirect

    Sanitary 3-A Versions of RTDs and Transmitter Probes from AutomationDirect

    The AutomationDirect process control temperature sensor lineup now includes RTD versions of the M12 connection transmitters, transmitter versions of the RTDs without process connection, and sanitary 3-A versions of RTDs and transmitter probes. ProSense® Pt100 RTD sensors and transmitters with sanitary connection probes offer a clean-in-place tri-clamp process connection ideal for applications where corrosion and … Read More

  • Field and Panel Mount Loop-Powered 4 to 20mA Process Displays from AutomationDirect

    Field and Panel Mount Loop-Powered 4 to 20mA Process Displays from AutomationDirect

    The ProSense® LPM1 series of loop panel meters offers a simple, low cost digital display of an analog 4-20mA signal. Models are available for mounting in a standard 1/8 DIN size panel cut-out with minimal installation depth as well as models provided in an aluminum enclosure for field mounting as a remote display for process … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds 22-Gauge Machine Tool Wire

    AutomationDirect adds 22-Gauge Machine Tool Wire

    Insulation type MTW machine tool wire is now available in 22-gauge from AutomationDirect. Existing MTW wire sizes are 20 AWG to 10 AWG. The 22 AWG wire offers an 8% smaller diameter with a 3 amp 600-volt rating which is needed for many types of terminal block connections that cannot accept larger wire. MTW wire … Read More

  • Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

    Contrinex Extended-protection Safety Light Curtains from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added new Contrinex slim-profile safety light curtains, used for human protection and product/machine safety, to its extensive Safety Products lineup.  The new Contrinex 14mm and 30mm beam resolution extended-protection, slim-profile safety light curtains eliminate blind spots (the height of the light curtain is the height of the protected area) and the slim low … Read More

  • IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

    IronHorse Farm Duty and Open Drip-Proof Motors from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect has added more farm duty and open drip-proof motors to its extensive general- purpose AC induction motors lineup. New IronHorse® MTF2 series farm duty motors, priced from $359.00, are totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) single-phase 208-230V, 1800 RPM AC motors with increased horsepower ranges from 2hp to 10hp. The NEMA T-frame motors are IP55 … Read More

  • STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

    STEGO Enclosure Products from AutomationDirect

    44 new STEGO part numbers have been added to AutomationDirect’s enclosure thermal management and enclosure lighting product lines. New STEGO enclosure products include a “Smart Sensor” temperature/humiditysensor, a unique flat form factor heater, enclosure door switches, and new Varioline series LED enclosure lights. The compact Smart Sensor ($126.00) electronically measures temperature and humidity and converts … Read More

  • Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

    Brass-Bodied NSF Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves from AutomationDirect

    Since 1960 ODE has been a leader in designing and manufacturing a complete line of solenoid valves. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified lead-free brass-bodied water valves from ODE are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans. Two types of these brass solenoid valves are … Read More

  • High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

    High Flex Continuous Flexing Control Cable from AutomationDirect

    igus CF9 and CF10 series multi-conductor control cables for continuous flexing applications are available in sizes from 20AWG to 14AWG, with three to seven unshielded (CF9 series) or four and five shielded (CF10 series) conductors. A green-yellow insulated ground conductor is included in the conductor count of each cable. Individual conductors are bare copper and … Read More

  • IDEM Non-Contact Guard Locking RFID Coded Safety Switches from AutomationDirect

    IDEM Non-Contact Guard Locking RFID Coded Safety Switches from AutomationDirect

    IDEM non-contact RFID coded safety switches from AutomationDirect are designed to provide interlock protection on hinged, sliding or removable guard doors. These switches are particularly advantageous when poor guard alignment exists, when high-level anti-tamper is required, where high-hygiene requirements exist (food industry hose down applications) or where long mechanical life is required. When used in … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

    AutomationDirect adds Inductive Linear Position Transducers

    Linear Variable Inductance Transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional electrical signal output of 0-10V or 4-20mA (depending on model). LVITs are contactless devices designed for dimension or position measuring applications where the sensing element cannot be attached to the object being measured. LVITs exhibit outstanding … Read More

  • Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

    Single and Three-Phase SR35 Series Soft Starters from AutomationDirect

    More fully digital soft starters have been added to the AutomationDirect drives and motor controls lineup. STELLAR® SR35 series full-featured solid-state soft starters are available in three frame sizes to control both 1-phase and 3-phase AC induction motors with 24VDC control voltage (optional 110-230 VAC). Designed for 17-361 full-load amps at 110-240 VAC (1-phase) or … Read More

  • NITRA Pneumatic Air Preparation Filters, Regulators, Lubricators from AutomationDirect

    NITRA Pneumatic Air Preparation Filters, Regulators, Lubricators from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect NITRA® pneumatic air filters, air regulators, air lubricators, air relief valves and combination air filters/regulators are now available with larger gauges and a new easy quarter-turn twist off feature. These air preparation units are available in a wide variety of port sizes to meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply filtration, air regulation … Read More

  • Productivity2000 PLC Analog and Specialty I/O Modules from AutomationDirect

    Productivity2000 PLC Analog and Specialty I/O Modules from AutomationDirect

    The AutomationDirect Productivity2000® PLC is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available. Two new 4-channel analog input modules (from $159.00) provide 0-20 mA or 0-10 VDC inputs, and two new 4-channel … Read More

  • KwikHinge Enclosure Door Hinges and Ultimate Series Gland Plates from AutomationDirect

    KwikHinge Enclosure Door Hinges and Ultimate Series Gland Plates from AutomationDirect

    Versions of Hubbell-Wiegmann floor mounted, freestanding and disconnect enclosures in carbon steel and stainless steel are now available with KwikHinge™ door hinges. KwikHinge hinges enable quick and easy removal of doors. This makes common tasks like subpanel installation or door modifications substantially easier. The hinge pin is made of stainless steel for strength and durability … Read More

  • Cat5e Industrial Ethernet Cable from AutomationDirect

    Cat5e Industrial Ethernet Cable from AutomationDirect

    Quabbin® DataMax Extreme Industrial Ethernet cable jackets were developed to survive the many industrial hazards that commercial jackets will not. Quabbin Cat5e Industrial Ethernet cable has a UL PLTC rating allowing it to be installed in a cable tray without the need for conduit. With its 22 AWG conductors it works well in power over … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Capacitive Pushbutton Sensor Switches and Indicators

    AutomationDirect adds Capacitive Pushbutton Sensor Switches and Indicators

    Captron SENSORswitches are capacitive pushbuttons which are activated without pressure, using a hand or other parts of the body. The buttons have a determinate sensing distance, which may be altered by varying the approach speed and/or damping factor. A quickly approaching finger will achieve a higher sensing distance than a slowly approaching finger. A hand, … Read More

  • Digital Panel Meters for Pulse/Frequency Display from AutomationDirect

    Digital Panel Meters for Pulse/Frequency Display from AutomationDirect

    ProSense® digital panel meters in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes feature IP65-rated meter faces, simple menu-driven pushbutton configuration, and accept a wide variety of process inputs. Red, green or amber, 4 and 5-digit LED displays are available depending on model. All panels offer selectable decimal point location. Available input options include analog, temperature, AC/DC current … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds VNTC Tray Cable

    AutomationDirect adds VNTC Tray Cable

    VNTC (Vinyl Nylon Tray Cable) 600 Volt Type TC-ER control cables from AutomationDirect are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial and where superior electrical properties are desired. VNTC cable is available in 18 AWG to 10 AWG with 3 to 24 unshielded copper conductors. Cables are cut … Read More

  • Configurable Modular Encoders for Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect

    Configurable Modular Encoders for Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect

    AMT series encoders from CUI Devices are advanced capacitive encoders with a variety of uses. AMT series encoders are typically mounted to the back of a stepper motor but can be used in many other applications. CUI offers the AMT series encoders with configurable pulses per revolution (PPR). The PPR can be set for most … Read More

  • More StrideLinx Secure Remote Access VPN Router Options from AutomationDirect

    More StrideLinx Secure Remote Access VPN Router Options from AutomationDirect

    AutomationDirect StrideLinx® VPN routers provide an outgoing, secure connection from remote machines or systems to the StrideLinx platform. Routers are easily configured and have a built-in firewall to isolate company and control networks. These easy-to-use, IT-friendly industrial VPN routers minimize costly field support by providing remote programming, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Multiple router connection options are … Read More

  • Current-Limiting UL 489 Miniature Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    Current-Limiting UL 489 Miniature Circuit Breakers from AutomationDirect

    Eaton FAZ-NA and FAZ-NA-L series current-limiting miniature circuit breakers from AutomationDirect offer optimum and efficient protection for feeder, branch and control circuits up to 63 amps. These DIN-rail mountable circuit breakers are available with B, C or D trip characteristics in accordance with UL 489. The new FAZ-NA-L series is rated at 240VAC, the existing … Read More

  • SureMotion High Torque Synchronous Drive/Timing Belts from AutomationDirect

    SureMotion High Torque Synchronous Drive/Timing Belts from AutomationDirect

    Synchronous drive belts and pulleys utilize teeth to prevent slippage and unwanted speed variations. AutomationDirect SureMotion® 5M and 8M (5mm and 8mm pitch) high torque synchronous drive/timing belts have a curvilinear HTD® (High Torque Drive) tooth profile which allows the belts to have a much larger pulley contact area for improved performance. The chloroprene belt … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Linear Position Potentiometers

    AutomationDirect adds Linear Position Potentiometers

    GEFRAN linear potentiometers and accessories are now available from AutomationDirect. Linear potentiometers are used to detect position and linear direction movement. A sliding contact moves along a linear resistive element acting as a variable resistor. The proportional change in resistance indicates the position and provides a distance measurement signal. A signal conditioner can be used … Read More

  • Thermocouple Extension Wire and Cable from AutomationDirect

    Thermocouple Extension Wire and Cable from AutomationDirect

    Extension cable for both Type K and Type J thermocouples is available with either an overall shield (OS) or with individually shielded pairs with an overall shield (SPOS). These cables allow the connection of multiple field sensors to operating instrumentation or PLC input cards with one run versus having to install multiple extension wires. The … Read More

  • Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

    Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

    New expansion I/O modules from AutomationDirect for the BRX stackable micro brick PLC include communications modules, universal analog I/O modules, and universal temperature combination I/O modules. Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller, creating a sturdy and rugged PLC platform. Added BRX serial communications … Read More

  • Control Cabinet Cable Entry Systems from AutomationDirect

    Control Cabinet Cable Entry Systems from AutomationDirect

    The KDL/D cable entry system allows cables to be installed through enclosures or other bulkhead surfaces, with the added benefit that pre-made, terminated cables can be installed without disassembling the connectors. The split-frame system enables the quick and simple installation of up to 48 cables in a single frame. Four frame sizes, starting at $16.00, … Read More

  • New DURApulse GS20 Series High Performance AC Drives

    New DURApulse GS20 Series High Performance AC Drives

    The DURApulse GS20 Series of next generation high-performance VFD drives provides many standard and advanced functions in a compact reduced size unit. The new GS20X series of AC drives is IP66/NEMA 4X rated for operation in harsh environments. The drives include many of the same standard features as our GS family of drives including dynamic … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds ProSense Advanced Process Controllers

    AutomationDirect adds ProSense Advanced Process Controllers

    Made exclusively for AutomationDirect by Yokogawa, ProSense® PPC5 series advanced process controllers handle temperature, pressure, level, flow, and other process variable control applications and offer a variety of control, input, output, alarm and communications options. These 1/4 DIN controllers accept inputs directly from thermocouple, RTD, and analog mA, mV, V signals. Remote setpoint and contact … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Enclosure Thermoelectric Coolers

    AutomationDirect adds Enclosure Thermoelectric Coolers

    Seifert SoliTherm® Thermoelectric Coolers from AutomationDirect use the Peltier Effect for closed-loop cooling. The only moving parts are axial fans so there is virtually no maintenance. The Seifert Peltier thermoelectric cooling units can be mounted in nearly every position (except roof mounting) because they don’t have a compressor or any moving parts aside from the … Read More

  • AC Line Reactors and Output Filters for Variable Frequency (VFD) Drives

    AC Line Reactors and Output Filters for Variable Frequency (VFD) Drives

    AutomationDirect has added new line reactor models and VTF (voltage time filter) series output filters that protect AC motors and variable frequency (VFD) drives from electrical disturbances. The LR2 line reactor series adds seven new frame sizes to match all GS, DURApulse and WEG drives. The LR2 Series can also be used with a variety … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Motor Control Relays and Intrinsically Safe Relays

    AutomationDirect adds Motor Control Relays and Intrinsically Safe Relays

    ProSense® motor control relays from AutomationDirect perform specific protective functions for motors or motor components to ensure proper and more efficient operation. Intrinsically safe relays provide safe and reliable control of loads within hazardous locations. Phase monitor relays provide protection against premature equipment failure caused by faults on 3-phase systems. Phase monitor relays provide protection … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds 20 AWG multi-conductor flexible control cable

    AutomationDirect adds 20 AWG multi-conductor flexible control cable

    Multi-conductor flexible control cable from AutomationDirect is now available in 20 AWG unshielded models with 3 to 25 conductors including ground.  Existing gauge sizes are available from 18 AWG to 10 AWG with 3 to 41 unshielded or shielded conductors including ground wire. The cable’s outer jacket is a flexible, premium grade Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) … Read More

  • Quick-disconnect M8 cables and M12 field wireable connectors from AutomationDirect

    Quick-disconnect M8 cables and M12 field wireable connectors from AutomationDirect

    Quick-disconnect cables have a 3, 4 or 5-socket M8 female connector on one end and 3, 4 or 5 open leads on the other end to provide fast and easy connection between field devices and terminal connections. A “lock in place” nickel plated brass or zinc coupling nut resists high levels of shock and vibration. … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds CLICK PLC input simulator and high-current relay output modules

    AutomationDirect adds CLICK PLC input simulator and high-current relay output modules

    Higher amperage relay output modules and an 8-point input simulator module are now available from AutomationDirect for the CLICK® series stackable micro brick PLCs. The CLICK C0-04TRS-10 ($54.00) is a 4-point, 10A per point, isolated relay output module with four Form A (SPST) relays and 4 isolated commons. Operating voltage range is 6-24 VDC / … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds Headless C-more Remote HMI without Attached Display

    AutomationDirect adds Headless C-more Remote HMI without Attached Display

    Intended for the user who doesn’t require a built-in HMI display, needs a larger display, or would rather strictly use the C-more mobile app, the C-more® EA9 series remote (headless) HMI unit provides all the functionality of an EA9 touch panel without the extra cost of a touchscreen interface. The headless unit supports an HD1280x720 … Read More

  • Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

    Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable from AutomationDirect

    DataMax Extreme® Industrial Profinet cables are a two-pair shielded construction with 22AWG twisted pair conductors and 7/30 stranded tinned copper with color coded high-density polyethylene insulation. Shielded constructions include both a tinned copper braid shield and aluminized polyester foil overall shield. The cable’s outer jacket is pressure extruded Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) with excellent moisture, chemical, … Read More

  • AutomationDirect adds STRIDE Field I/O for Modbus TCP-Capable Systems

    AutomationDirect adds STRIDE Field I/O for Modbus TCP-Capable Systems

    AutomationDirect’s STRIDE communication products provide reliable connectivity to industrial controllers and field devices. The STRIDE Field I/O family of modules provides a simple and economical means to connect inputs and outputs to a Modbus TCP communications network via Ethernet 10/100 Base-T. Each module operates as a standalone Modbus TCP server, and can be remotely configured … Read More

  • ProductivityOpen Industrial Open-source Controller (Arduino-compatible) from AutomationDirect

    ProductivityOpen Industrial Open-source Controller (Arduino-compatible) from AutomationDirect

    The open-source Productivity®Open platform provides all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The processor circuit of the P1AM-100 CPU is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller. The P1AM-100 is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and … Read More

  • Wenglor 50 x 50mm Rectangular Photoelectric Sensors from AutomationDirect

    Wenglor 50 x 50mm Rectangular Photoelectric Sensors from AutomationDirect

    Wenglor rectangular 50 x 50 x 20mm photoelectric sensors from AutomationDirect include diffuse with background suppression, retroreflective, retroreflective for transparent objects, and through-beam models. The popular size of these Wenglor sensors makes them ideal as drop-in replacements for other higher-cost rectangular photoelectric sensor brands. Sensing ranges vary from 1200mm for background suppression sensors to 20m … Read More

  • Hammond Industrial Enclosures from AutomationDirect

    Hammond Industrial Enclosures from AutomationDirect

    Hammond Manufacturing® enclosures, including disconnect, stainless, commercial, console and other enclosure styles, are now available from AutomationDirect along with our existing AttaBox®, Hubbell-Wiegmann® and Integra enclosure offerings. A wide variety of metal and non-metal enclosures, rated NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 or 13, are available in wall-mount, floor-mount and freestanding … Read More