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New 8mm Photoelectric, Inductive Proximity and Capacitive Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

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 than metal, in a…
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New CLICK PLUS PLC Series from AutomationDirect

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 and start at only…
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ReeR Safegate Non-Muting Access Control Lights Curtains from AutomationDirect

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 Safegate non-muting light curtains…
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SureStep Stepper Motor Linear Actuators from AutomationDirect

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.  They can provide up…
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Metrol High Precision Limit Switches from AutomationDirect

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 are designed to be…
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More Specialty SapiSelco Cable Ties from AutomationDirect

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 performance for extended periods…
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The ProductivityOpen Arduino Recognized in the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards from Control Engineering

AutomationDirect’s ProductivityOpen PLC combines the IT-centric open-source capabilities of an Arduino-compatible controller with the robust reliability needed for industrial OT applications. AutomationDirect’s ProductivityOpen PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention winner in the Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs category. Check out the ProductivityOpen and see how specifying it…
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D2-Series NFPA Tie Rods added to NITRA Product Line at AutomationDirect

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 end-of-stroke deceleration at both…
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MTW Machine Tool Wire Now Available in 1,000-foot Reels at AutomationDirect

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 ranging from 12 AWG…
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AutomationDirect adds GAM Helical Racks and Pinions

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. Pinions can be mounted…
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AutomationDirect adds Code Handheld Barcode Scanners

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 QR codes. The CR6022…
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Dold Timer Relays from AutomationDirect

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 to 8 functions in…
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New SureMotion LAHP Series Linear Actuators and Slides from AutomationDirect

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 variety of X-Y and…
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Hammond Data Communications Racks, Sanitary Enclosures, Miniature Cases, Wire Trough and Wireway from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect adds new series and models of enclosures from Hammond. Hammond data communication racks provide a housing to mount data communication equipment and devices used in industrial environments. Wall-mount swing­out rack enclosures include 19-inch mounting rails for easy installation of network access equipment. Rack cabinets and open wall-mount racks are ideal for securing equipment to…
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New Prosense Basic Series Proximity Sensors from AutomationDirect

The new Prosense Basic series of proximity sensors offer great value for general industrial applications. These round inductive proximity sensors made from nickel-plated brass are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm.  Flush and non-flush mount styles are available in sensing distances up to 15mm and offer an LCP (liquid crystal polymer) active face….
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WEG Electric Motor Controls from Automation Direct

New additions to AutomationDirect’s offering of WEG Electric motor controls expand its application space in solutions for switching and controlling motors. The WEG Electric CWB series of IEC contactors meets the requirements of a wide range of industrial applications. The magnetic contactors are available with AC or DC coils, in ratings up to 60hp at…
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AutomationDirect adds Quabbin Multiconductor Cable with Twisted Triads

Quabbin multiconductor cable with twisted triads has been added to AutomationDirect’s current offering of instrumentation cable. These 300V UL cables with 18 or 20 AWG wire sizes are offered as 1, 2, 4 or 8 overall shielded triads, or individually shielded 2, 4, or 8-twisted triads with an overall shield. The overall shielded cables have…
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New Contrinex DW Series Proximity Sensors are Made in the USA

New models of Contrinex DW series round proximity sensors are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm.  Flush and non-flush mount models are available with standard or extended sensing distances, with complete overload protection. These IP67-rated sensors are made of nickel plated brass or 304 stainless steel.  PNP models are IO Link compatible and…
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AutomationDirect adds Expanded Communications and Discrete I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller. Newly added BRX discrete I/O modules include 5, 8, and 16-point relay output modules (starting at $55) with Form A (SPST) and Form C (SPDT) options; 16-point 2-5 VDC discrete input and output modules (starting at $55);…
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AutomationDirect adds More Attabox Enclosures and Accessories

AutomationDirect has added to its offering of Attabox enclosures and accessories from RobRoy. The Heartland series of polycarbonate enclosures from AttaBox is ideal for applications requiring protection from moisture, corrosive environments, UV exposure or extreme temperatures. The Heartland series carries NEMA 1, 3R, 4, 4X, 6P and 12 ratings, and is available in sizes up…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…