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Fuji 22mm Pushbuttons and other Pilot Devices
The AR22 series includes non-illuminated and illuminated 22mm pushbuttons with flush round heads, extended round heads, and mushroom style heads. Other 22mm pilot devices including emergency stop pushbuttons, selector switches, pilot lights, joystick selector switches, and buzzers. The compact design occupies less space than traditional 22mm devices and fits panel thicknesses from 1mm to 6mm. Devices mount in panel cutouts of up to 25.5 mm diameter and can be wired in horizontal and vertical directions making wiring in narrow spaces easier. Fuji AR22 pilot devices have a snap-on mounting that makes replacing or adding a contact block or transformer unit easier. UL listed, CSA and CE/RoHS2 approved, devices include a terminal cover for added safety; available oil and dust-proof operator modules are IP65-rated. Fuji 22mm pilot devices start at $9.00.
Contrinex Safety Light Curtains now available in sets
Contrinex safety light curtains, in 14mm resolution for finger protection and 30mm resolution for hand protection, are now available in sender and receiver sets.
Safety light curtains are used for human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require open and frequent access. Contrinex 14mm resolution light curtains have a protective operating distance up to 3.5 m and 30mm resolution curtains have a range up to 12m. Contrinex light curtain sets feature dual PNP outputs and M12 quick-disconnects; mounting brackets are included. These light curtains are IP65, IP67 rated and fully meet safety level category 4, PL e (EN/ISO 13849-1) Type 4 EN/IEC 61496-1:2004/-2 requirements. Contrinex light curtain sender/receiver sets start at
New Full-Color 6-inch C-more Micro HMI Touch Panel
The new lower cost EA3-T6CL C-more Micro TFT touch panel displays text, messages, variables and graphics in up to 32K colors. The panel has three ports (USB programming, RJ12 and DB15) for communications and five user-defined function keys (with user-defined LED indicators) for operator interface. In landscape mode, the panel can display 40 lines by 80 characters of text and graphics or 40 lines by 40 characters of dynamic text mixed with embedded variables and graphics. In portrait mode the C-more Micro panel displays up to 53 lines by 60 characters of static text and 40 lines by 40 characters of dynamic text. The EA3-T6CL has UL, cUL & CE agency approvals and is NEMA 4/4X, IP65 compliant for indoor use (when mounted correctly). The C-more Micro 6" TFT panel is priced at $299.00 with a two-year warranty.
Magnetic-Inductive Flow Meters (Magmeters)
ProSense FMM series magnetic-inductive flow meters are designed to reliably detect the flow rate of conductive media up to 160 gallons per minute. These Magmeters have a 4-digit numeric display with pushbutton setup to indicate flow rate, fluid temperature and total flow volume in selectable engineering units, and two selectable outputs to remotely monitor flow rate and temperature parameters. Simple to set up, easy to install and with no moving parts, the stainless steel, mechanically-robust design mounts directly in-line providing a compact, low-profile installation for process control. Magmeters are widely used for liquid flow monitoring in wastewater, mining and minerals, utilities, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals processes. ProSense FMM series magnetic-inductive flow meters start at $460.00 and have a five-year warranty.
Socomec Fusible and Non-Fusible Disconnect Switches
New Socomec disconnect switches include UL 98 and UL 489 rated fusible and UL 98 and UL 508 rated non-fusible disconnects. Accessories include handles, shafts, shaft guides, auxiliary contacts, shrouds, lugs, cables/operators and blown fuse monitors.
Starting at $78.50, UL 98 and UL 489 rated FUSERBLOC fusible disconnect switches are available in Class CC or Class J fuse versions with 30 - 600 Amp ranges and 200kA SCCR.
Socomec UL 98 Rated non-fusible disconnects start at $48.50 and include the DIN rail mount SIRCO M Compact Series (30-100 Amps); the panel mount heavy duty SIRCO Series (100-600 Amps), and the UL 98B Rated SIRCO DC Series (100-250 Amps).
Socomec UL 508 Rated non-fusible disconnects, starting at $18.50, include the enclosed, rotary SIRCO M Series (32-63 Amps) and the compact, modular SIRCO M series (16-80A).
NITRA G-Series ISO 15552 Air Cylinders
NITRA® G-Series ISO air cylinders have a 145 psi pressure rating in bore sizes from 32mm to 100mm and strokes from 25mm to 600mm to meet a broad range of packaging, processing and other high-speed product manufacturing applications. Fully metric design ISO 15552 cylinders are used extensively in machinery that is built in or for European countries and shipped to the United States. NITRA G-series ISO cylinders are constructed with high-quality aluminum bodies and end caps, C45 chromed piston rods and die cast aluminum heads. The G-series cylinders feature adjustable cushions to provide end-of-stroke deceleration at both ends, internal magnetic material for sensor switching, G-threaded (BSPP) ports and three sides of longitudinal slots for securing sensors. Flange, pivot and clevis cylinder mount options are available. G-series cylinders start at $57.00.
Roxburgh Drive-Rated Power Line EMI / RF Filters
New Roxburgh high performance 1-phase and 3-phase EMI filters are drive-rated for AC drives and inverters. Single-phase EMI filters are also available for general purpose applications.
Drive-rated 3-phase power line EMI / RF filters (starting at $77.00) are specifically designed for 230/460 VAC motor drives, inverters, machine tools and other 3-phase devices.
Starting at $41.00, 1-Phase drive-rated EMI / RF line filters are designed for single-phase 120/240V AC and DC drives in noisy applications where increased filter performance is required.
Roxburgh general purpose power entry modules are through-hole enclosure mounted line filters for 120/240 VAC devices. Starting at $5.50, the modules are also available with fusing and power switch options.
Toroid ferrite cores, starting at $12.00, are a low cost way to reduce common mode noise in 1- and 3-phase applications.
More RUKO Cutting and Grinding Tools
New RUKO cutting tools include high-speed steel jobber length drill bits, thread repair sets, knockout punch kits, grinders and grinding burrs.
High-performance black and gold jobber length drill bits range from 1/16-inch to 1/2-inch.
RUKO internal and external thread chasers repair damaged threads, remove rust and burrs, and are suitable for right or left hand threads. Thread chasers start at $82.00 and sets start at $247.00.
The hydraulic knockout punch set ($845.00) allows a user to quickly and precisely punch clean holes in sheet metal and plastic up to 5/32 inch thick.
The RUKO pneumatic grinder ($61.00) with non-slip handle uses high-performance tungsten carbide rotary burrs with a double-cut pattern for higher cutting capacity. Grinder kits are available starting at $124.00. Rotary burrs start at $13.00 and sets are available starting at $48.50.
Dold Relay Line Extension - Multifunction Safety Relay Modules
New Dold UG6970 and UG6980 safety relay modules are designed to protect people and machines in applications with a variety of safety devices. The UG6970 provides 2 independent, separately adjustable safety functions and the UG6980 provides one function.
The selectable safety functions include E-stop, safety gate, two-hand control, safety mat / safety edge, light curtain and exclusive XOR contacts.
Features include line fault detection on pushbutton, manual or automatic restart, forcibly guided output contacts, pluggable terminal blocks for easy exchange of devices, and LED operations indicators.
The multifunction modules have 2 N.O. contacts per safety function and 1 semiconductor output per safety function. The two-function UG6970 relay module is $240.00 and the UG6980 is $155.00. The modules are CSA, cULus , CE, RoHS, and TUV listed.
Safety Light Curtains with Basic and Advanced Functions
Datalogic safety light curtains provide human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require open and frequent access.
14mm resolution (finger protection) light curtains provide protected heights from 150 to 900 mm and operating distances of up to 7 meters. 30mm resolution (hand protection) light curtains offer 300 to 1800 mm protected heights and up to 20 meters distances.
Advanced models feature zero deadzone, selectable operating distance, integrated muting and blanking functions and an advanced configuration mode through included GUI software.
All Datalogic safety light curtains include both sender and receiver, are IP65 rated and have Type 4 and Cat 4 PL e safety ratings. Starting at
$471.00, Datalogic light curtains are CE, RoHs and REACH compliant and cULus approved.
Refrigerant-free Vortex Coolers for Industrial Enclosures
Compressed air cooling is used where conventional enclosure cooling by air conditioners or heat exchangers is not possible. Vortex cooler advantages include small physical size, cools without refrigerants (no CFCs, HCFCs), exceptionally reliable with no moving parts and vortex coolers are suitable for harsh environments.
New all stainless steel Stratus® vortex coolers have cooling capacities from 500 to 2,500 BTUH and all Stratus replacement generators fit any of the Stratus vortex coolers. No need to purchase a new cooler if you need to change your cooling capacity. The Stratus vortex cooler mounts in a single 3/4" electrical conduit knockout, and relief valves and seals are built-in which enable the units to maintain the sealed nature of NEMA 4, NEMA 4X and NEMA 12 enclosures. With a 5-year warranty, Stratus vortex coolers are priced at only $270.00.
NITRA G-thread push-to-connect pneumatic fittings and flow control valves
BSPP (G) threads fit many European style pneumatic components. NITRA® G-thread fittings are available in G1/8 through G1/2 sizes and are designed with a working pressure of -29.5" Hg to 150 psi and a working temperature of 32 to 140°F. G-threaded components are made with strong thermoplastic (PBT) or nickel-plated brass bodies with stainless steel tube gripping claws and an O-ring thread seal. G-thread fittings are available in straight and elbow styles and in 4 to 10mm tubing sizes. Flexible tubing is easily connected by simply inserting the tubing end into the fitting. G-thread fittings start at $4.25 for a 5-pack. NITRA pneumatic G-thread flow control (speed controller) valves are available in elbow meter-in or meter-out configurations and are sold in two-packs starting at
$11.00. All NITRA pneumatic fittings have a one-year warranty.
IDEM Inch Series Interlock Safety Switches
IDEM tongue operated safety interlock switches fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift off machine guards while IDEM hinge interlock safety switches fit to the hinged axis of machine guard doors. Four tongue (key) interlock safety switch mounting sizes, 16.5 mm, 22mm, 30mm and 40mm, are now available with plastic and stainless steel body and head housing options. The full body stainless model is IEC IP69K washdown rated. A selection of stainless steel actuator keys and flexible key options are available. New tongue interlock safety switches start at $29.50. IDEM hinge interlock safety switches are shaft (solid or hollow) or lever hinge interlock operated with plastic body and 316 stainless steel body and head material options (IEC IP69K rated). New IDEM hinge interlock safety switches start at $30.00 and the HC-SS series starts at $90.00.
Ultimate Series single-door, wall mount enclosures (NEMA 4, 4X, 12 and 13)
Over 360 new NEMA 4/12 and 4/4X/12 Ultimate Series enclosures have been added to our Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures lineup. Ultimate Series enclosures are designed to protect electrical and electronic components from harsh, dirty environments. New designs include models with slope top, windows, as well as 1-point and 3-point latch heavy-duty handles; models are available in heavy 14 gauge steel with ANSI gray light-textured or RAL7035 light gray textured finishes, and in 14 gauge 304 stainless steel with smooth-grain finish. Ultimate series enclosures are constructed with plasma welded seams, polyurethane gaskets, collar studs for mounting optional subpanels, concealed hinges, and increased tub openings to accommodate larger subpanels. Ultimate series enclosures are UL and CSA approved and have a one-year warranty. Pricing starts at $167.00.
More STEGO Heaters for Enclosure Thermal Management and Moisture Control
New positive temperature coefficient (PTC) compact resistor heating elements are IP54-rated with heating capacities from 5W to 13W. These panel mounted, anodized aluminum body heaters start at $9.50. Starting at $157.00, STEGO DIN rail-mount, explosion-proof convection heaters are IP6X-rated and available in 50W and 100W heating capacities. New compact fan heaters with a space-saving flat design start at $172.00 and are available in 35mm DIN rail or panel mount versions with heating capacities from 500W to 700W. Compact PTC fan heaters in the 1000W heating range are designed with a double insulated plastic housing for protection against contact with current-carrying components. Prices start at $244.00 for these panel or DIN rail-mountable models and integrated fixed thermostat models are available.
Liquid-Tight Conduit Connectors
RACO® straight and right angle liquid-tight metallic connectors fit flexible metallic liquid-tight conduit and Type B flexible non-metallic liquid-tight conduit in indoor and outdoor locations. RACO connectors are suitable for use in Class I, Div 2; Class II, Div 1 & 2; and Class III, Div 1 & 2 hazardous locations.
The liquid-tight connectors positively bond conduit to a box or enclosure and an included zinc-plated steel heavy-duty locknut assures continuity of ground. A patented split gland-ring slips onto the conduit quickly to grip the jacket of the conduit, assuring a perfect seal, and preventing pullouts. A sealing washer is also included if terminating the connector in a threadless opening.
Starting at $1.75, liquid-tight conduit connectors are available in seven trade sizes from 3/8-inch to 2-inch (straight and 90-degree) and in insulated and uninsulated styles.
Inline Servo Gearboxes with Hub Style Output
The compact design and hub style output of the new PGD series of inline precision servo gearboxes is ideal for equipment requiring high-speed, high-precision indexing movement. Available in six gear ratios ranging from 5:1 to 50:1, the hub style gearboxes feature a backlash rating of less than 3 arc-minutes and exceptional torque handling capabilities. High torsion stiffness and low backlash of the planetary gearing combine to provide outstanding positioning accuracy. Additional features include helical-cut planetary gears for quiet operation and reduced vibration as well as uncaged needle roller bearings for high rigidity and torque.
Maintenance free, the gearboxes contain high-viscosity, anti-separation grease which does not migrate away from the gears.
Starting at $722.00, SureGear PGD-series gearboxes have an IP55 rating and a five-year warranty.
Color Coded Spiral-Striped MTW Wire
Striped MTW wire with color-coded PVC heat and moisture-resistant insulating jackets is available in 500-foot spools and in 18, 16 and 14 AWG sizes. White with blue striped wire is generally used for grounded (current carrying) DC circuit conductors, white with orange stripes is used to indicate grounded (current carrying) AC circuit conductor that remains energized when the main supply circuit is off, and green with or without yellow stripes is used to identify the equipment grounding conductor. The use of yellow with the green is a user preference. Type MTW wire is primarily used in control cabinets and machine tool applications at temperatures from -25°C to 105°C. MTW wire complies with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79. Voltage rating for all applications is 600 volts. Type MTW wire starts at $40.00 (500 ft. spool).
New SR55 Series Full-Featured 3-Phase Soft Starters (17 to 477A)
Fully digital SR55 series three-phase AC motor soft starters are available in three frame sizes with 24VDC, 110 or 230 VAC selectable control voltages and are designed for 17 to 477 full-load amps (at 200-480 VAC). SR55 soft starters provide full motor overload protection and built-in SCR failure protection. SR55s are ideal in applications requiring lower inrush currents and have built-in bypass relays and patented iERS (intelligent Energy Recovery System) that reduces energy costs. The fully programmable units have a built-in touchscreen for application set up and monitoring and also feature integrated Modbus RTU with optional Modbus TCP or Ethernet/IP for communications as well as programmable analog and digital I/O for remote control. Starting at $975.00 with a two-year warranty, the SR55 series soft starters are UL listed, CE, REACH, and RoHS approved.
E-Stop control stations with available maintenance lock-out feature
IDEM emergency stop control stations are available with button protection shrouds that accept a padlock for safe maintenance lock out. All stations have a 40mm twist-to-release mushroom head operator and a lid safety trip mechanism which opens the contacts if the lid is removed. ES series 3-pole versions have three positive guided contacts, two conduit entries and are available in IP67-rated plastic or IP69K-rated (NEMA 6) stainless steel housings. ESL series 4-pole versions have larger stainless steel housings with three conduit entries and include an emergency stop legend plate and have a two-color LED option for status indication. Starting at $29.00 for the plastic housing and $125.00 for stainless steel, IDEM emergency stop control stations have ISO conformance, a one-year warranty, are cULus listed, and CE, RoHS2 and REACH compliant.
ProSense® Flow Transmitters with 4-20mA Output
New FSA Series flow transmitters monitor liquid media and provide an analog output proportional to flow rate for various flow applications. Flow transmitters are ideal for applications with rapid temperature changes or where fast response time is required, such as machine tool coolant flow, HVAC cooling water flow, and injection molding cooling water flow. Available in three flow ranges up to 27GPM, the transmitters feature a 4-20mA analog output, are fitted with a 4-pin M12 quick disconnect and are available with 3/4-inch or 1-inch FNPT process connections. The integrated check valve design allows the sensor to be mounted vertically or horizontally. Backed with a two-year warranty, the FM Series flow transmitters, starting at $140.00, are IP65 and IP67 rated and are cULus, CE and ROHS compliant.
High-Performance DC Drives (48 VDC units now available)
IronHorse® GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controllers for 12 to 48 volt equipment providing smooth control with high-efficiency operation. The GSD1 series drives are available in 10A (1/8 to 1/2 HP motor rating) and 20A (1/4 to 1 HP motor rating) versions. New models available include 48V powered units. Additional features include adjustable maximum speed, minimum speed, current limit, I.R. compensation, and acceleration. The adjustable current-limit feature protects the control, battery, and motor from sustained overloads. Starting at $89.00, GSD1 series DC drives are available in open-frame and NEMA 4X enclosed styles, and all come standard with a speed pot, knob, and dial plate. GSD1 series DC drives are RoHS compliant and are backed with a one-year warranty.
Harsh Duty DC Rectangular Photoelectric Sensors
New FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors are IP69K-rated with 316L stainless steel housings and are ideal for food and beverage applications. With 27 washdown models in three-wire NPN or PNP styles, the 10-30 VDC rectangular sensors are available in diffuse, diffuse with background suppression and polarized retroreflective styles starting at $42.00. Through-beam models are sold as an emitter (starting at $33.00) and receiver (starting at $40.00), purchased separately. These harsh-duty photoelectric sensors have either an attached two-meter output cable, or an M8 or M12 quick-disconnect. All models have a selectable light-on / dark-on output setting; sensing ranges are available up to 10m. Backed by a one-year warranty, FM series photoelectric sensors are cULus, CE and RoHS approved.
UL 489 Rated Miniature Circuit Breakers and UL 1077 Rated Supplementary Protectors
Eaton FAZ-NA Series mini circuit breakers offer optimum protection for feeder, branch and control circuits up to 40 amps. These DIN-rail mountable circuit breakers are available with C or D trip characteristics in accordance with UL 489 in single-pole, two-pole and three-pole models. Also DIN-rail mountable, FAZ series supplementary protector breakers provide overcurrent protection where branch protection is already provided or not required and are an ideal replacement for supplementary protector fuses. These protectors are UL 1077 and CSA 22.2 recognized and available in single, double and triple pole models with B curve, C curve and D curve protection. UL 489 mini circuit breakers start at $18.00 and UL 1077 rated supplementary protectors at $9.00. Auxiliary switches, alarm switches, shunt trip releases and busbars with accessories are available.
M8 (Pico) Harsh Duty / Food and Beverage Quick Disconnect Cables
Ideal for food and beverage washdown applications, these IP69k-rated sensor cables have an orange PVC (polyvinyl chloride) jacket with a 316L stainless steel coupling nut and EPDM O-ring. The cables have Industry standard axial and right-angle M8 connectors with open leads or with quick disconnect plugs on each end (patch cables). Cable lengths range from 0.6 to 10 meters. The M8 design meets IEC industry standard interface specifications, and the IP69K rating is for applications where high pressure and high temperature washdown is used to sanitize equipment. The cables are UL Listed (US and Canada) and have a 1-year warranty. M8 IP69K-rated Q/D sensor cables start at $10.00 and M8 IP69K-rated patch cables start at $15.00.
New Productivity2000 Micro-Modular PLC
The Productivity2000 is a micro-modular rack-based PLC that supports up to 240 local I/O for discrete, analog and motion applications, with free full-featured programming software.
The high-performance P2-550 CPU, priced at $255.00, has 50Mb memory; 5 communications ports including USB, Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485; and offers Micro SD card data logging. The two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports support programming and client/server connections (Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP scanner and adapters), and connection of up to 16 variable frequency drives.
A full lineup of 29 discrete and analog I/O modules is available.
Free ProductivitySuite programming software features tag name-based programming; combined ladder logic and function block-style programming; advanced instructions that simplify complex tasks, and an exhaustive HELP file that covers both hardware and software topics.
Access Control Barrier Light Curtains
Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains are designed for protection and safety when machine design and process are inadequate and open access might be required during operation.
The 24VDC YCA-50 series is available with either a 300 or 400 mm beam gap, as well as configurable operating distances of 1-15 and 10-50 meters; protective heights range from 832 mm to 1,232 mm. Safety light curtains have Type 4 and Cat 4 PLe safety ratings and are IP65 and IP67 rated. YCA-50 series safety light curtain component prices start at
YXC-series light curtain mirror columns provide multi-sided safeguarding of danger zones and are impact resistant and built with a spring return in case of accidental contact. Mirror columns start at $640.00.
Access control barriers and accessories are cULus, CE and RoHS compliant and have a one-year warranty.
Instrumentation Cable with Individual and Overall Shielding
18 AWG instrumentation cable is available in 1, 2, 4, or 8 twisted pairs with an overall shield or in 2, 4, or 8 individually shielded twisted pairs with an overall shield.
The cable is dual listed as UL 2250 Type ITC (Instrumentation Tray Cables) and UL 13 Type PLTC (Power Limited Tray Cables) and can be used for instrumentation and control circuits, Class 2 and Class 3 remote-control, signaling, and power-limited circuits; and in hazardous locations.
Cables with both individually shielded pairs and an overall shield have twisted pair foil shields complete with separate tinned copper continuous drain wires. The cable is madein the USA, has a sunlight and moisture resistant black PVC outer jacket and is available in 100 foot, 250 foot, or 1000 foot reels, starting at $32.00.
SureMotion® Synchronous Belt Drive Components
The new SureMotion line of power transmission products includes timing pulleys (or sprockets), bushings and timing belts that allow speed and torque changes while connecting mechanically rotating components. Starting at $5.25, SureMotion L and XL timing pulleys are available in aluminum or steel, with or without hub and with smooth bore and setscrew. Also available are SureMotion L steel pulleys that are made for use with Taper-Lock or QD-style drive steel bushings. The bushings are sold separately starting at $8.75. SureMotion timing (toothed) belts are made of neoprene with fiberglass reinforcement and are an excellent choice for many industrial applications. Starting at $2.00, the belts are available in several pitches (0.200" to 0.375") and widths (0.25" to 1") to cover a wide range of power transmission requirements.
EA9 Version 6.0 Programming Software for C-more® HMIs
Version 6.0 of the C-more HMI programming software offers more alarm and recipe features, additional math and tag logic and improved Windows compatibility. This new version of the C-more software is compatible with all previous C-more projects and takes full advantage of the advanced features of the recently introduced C-more EA9 hardware.
C-more EA9 series color TFT touch screen interface panels are available in 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15-inch screen sizes with 64k colors. All models are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use) and are backed by a two-year warranty. Most models have three serial ports, an audio output port, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, and SD memory card slots. C-more programming software is $99.00 and free demo software is available for download. C-more HMI touch panel prices start at $499.00.
RL Series Reflectors for Polarized Photoelectric Sensors
AutomationDirect RL-series sensor reflectors are now available in single and multi-packs for use with polarized photoelectric sensors (RL1 series) and polarized light Laser photoelectric sensors (RL2 series). Available styles include single-hole or dual-hole mounted and self-adhesive reflective sheets; miniature types for close mounting in multiple sensor installations are also available. The RL-series reflectors are IEC IP67 rated, Reach and RoHS compliant and backed with a one-year warranty. RL100-series single-packs start at $2.00 and 10-packs start at $18.00; RL200-series single-packs start at $5.75 and five-packs are $26.00 .
Magnetic Locking, Non-Contact RFID Safety Switches
The MGL Series of safety switches combines magnetic locking and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to provide non-contact operation and high anti-tamper coding. In addition, an electromagnet is used to lock machine guards. Heavy-duty or medium-duty holding force models are available in either master coded or uniquely coded actuation configurations. These safety switches are available with plastic, die cast metal or stainless steel housings. The stainless steel housings have an IP69K rating for use in food processing applications. The RFID locking switches use two LEDs to indicate all possible switch states. Two normally-closed safety outputs and one normally-open auxiliary output provide door open indication. MGL series non-contact RFID locking safety switches include both switch and actuator and start at $273.00.
Expanded General Purpose Electromechanical and Solid State Relay Lines
New 750R series general purpose electromechanical relays offer high reliability and long life. Starting at $7.75, the 10 Amp octal base relays have silver alloy / gold flashed contacts with 1500 Vrms dielectric contact strength. Coil input voltages are 12 and 24 VDC and 12 to 240 VAC. A flag indicator shows relay status, an LED indicates functionality and a pushbutton allows manual operation of the relay without the need for power to the coil.
Also, additional AD-series solid state relays (starting at $37.50) feature one AC or DC input,one AC output and contact ratings of 10A, 30A, 45A or 65A.These DIN rail or panel mountable relays have an integral safety cover / heatsink and LED status indicator.
The 750R-series and AD-series relays are UL recognized, CSA and CE / RoHS / REACH approved and have a one-year warranty.
Many More Enclosure Subpanels Added
We've added over 200 new subpanels to our Hubbell-Wiegmann line of electrical enclosures. Perforated, galvanized and stainless steel subpanels have been added to the existing product lineup and information has been updated on our existing subpanels. 2D and 3D drawings are now available for all subpanels and 3D renderings added for each part. New HF Series swing-out subpanel kits are available for the Ultimate series NEMA 4/12 enclosures and include the swing panel, brackets and hardware necessary for a tub flange install. The subpanels are fabricated from 14 gauge steel and painted with white polyester powder over phosphatized surfaces. Convenient access to the sub-enclosure is provided via 1/4 turn pull-tab. HF series subpanels range in size from 9.75 x 9.75 inches to 33.75 x 33.75 inches with prices starting at
NITRA coiled nylon hose, polyurethane tubing and push-to-connect pneumatic fittings added
Yellow nylon coiled hoses with nickel-plated brass male swivel NPT fittings are now available in 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch sizes and in 10 to 40-foot lengths. Starting at $12.50, the heavy-duty nylon hoses are also fitted with spring guards to resist kinking. Hose kits made up of 100-foot nylon hose and 10 replaceable fittings (enough material to make five hoses) are available starting at $63.00.
1/8-inch polyurethane tubing has also been added in seven colors, including UV-stabilized dark green which is an excellent choice for outdoor use. Tubing is available in 100-foot packs (starting at $13.50) and 500-foot reels (from $67.00).
Starting at $5.25 for a five-pack, NITRA 1/8-inch and 5/16-inch push-to-connect inline fittings with thermoplastic bodies and stainless steel tube gripping claws are also now available.
New PN Series Proximity Sensors - High Performance at Lower Cost
PN series inductive proximity sensors are IP 69K-rated regular and short-body sensors with metal housings. These 10-30 VDC three-wire sensors are equipped with LED status indicators and are available with an attached two-meter output cable or M12 quick-disconnect. All styles are available with shielded or unshielded housings as well as normally-open or normally-closed and PNP or NPN output types. 12mm round PNM series sensors, with 4mm and 7mm sensing ranges, start at $18.75; 18mm round PNK series sensors, with 8mm and 12mm sensing ranges, start at $19.75; 30mm round PNT series sensors, with 15mm and 22mm sensing ranges, start at $25.00. Backed by a lifetime warranty, PN series sensors are CE and RoHS approved; sensors with M12 quick disconnects are also cULus approved and sensors with two-meter cables are also UL approved.
Easy to install compact rectangular inductive proximity sensors
Additional Koyo rectangular sensors have been added to the APS proximity sensors line. Compact APS sensors have small footprint polycarbonate housings (mounting plates included) for simple mounting in tight spaces. Ten high-frequency oscillation type proximity switch models are available. Options include top or front sensing models; NPN, PNP, or NPN / PNP logic outputs; N.O. or N.C. output states and DC 2-wire or 3-wire connections. These IP67 rated sensors are equipped with LED status indicators; operate on 10 - 30 VDC supply voltage and have an attached two-meter axial output cable. APS series sensors are $17.50 each and are available in sensing ranges of 2.5mm and 4mm. APS series sensors are backed by a lifetime warranty and are cURus, CE and RoHS approved.
NITRA® Special Purpose Push-to-Connect Pneumatic Fittings
New push-to-connect NITRA fittings are designed to work with 1/4-inch and 5/16-inch flexible pneumatic tubing and can be easily added to existing circuits. NITRA pneumatic miniature pressure regulators have an adjustable range of 15 to 120 psi and a built-in relief valve to exhaust over-pressure. Also available are 0 to 170 psi pressure gauges with metal gauge housings. Pressure indicators with either green or orange pressure indicator buttons have an adjustable range of 29 to 145 psi. New 2-way and 3-way inline hand (manual shutoff) valves have a range of 0 to 150 psi and are available with or without locking capability. 7 to 150 psi quick exhaust valves are ideal for use with pneumatic actuators that require a very fast stroke speed. NITRA inline fittings start at $8.75 and are backed by a one-year warranty.
DirectSOFT6 Programming Software for DirectLOGIC PLCS
Release 6 of DirectSOFT programming software provides faster status updates and contains new features to make DirectLOGIC PLC programming go quicker and easier.
DirectSOFT6 includes over 40 new fill-in-the-blank style instructions (IBoxes) for ladder logic functions such as Memory, Discrete Helper, Analog Helper, Math, Communications and CTRIO. Other enhancements include graphic ladder view, ladder box leg labels, graphic stage view and configurable toolbars. The new Trend View tool allows visual monitoring of controller data elements over time and can monitor any numeric or bit location as well as any constant value.
DirectSoft6 is priced at $395.00 and supports the entire line of DirectLOGIC CPUs. A $249.00 upgrade package is available for older DirectSOFT versions and a free version for projects up to 100 words can be downloaded.
New AcuAMP® AC and DC voltage transducers and additional current sensors
VACT series single-phase AC voltage transducers are available in two sizes; 150V range for monitoring 120VAC systems and 500V range for monitoring 208, 240, 277 or 480VAC systems. VDCT Series DC voltage transducers are available in 15V range for monitoring 12VDC systems and 50V range for monitoring 24, 36 or 48VDC systems.
Priced at $135.00, the voltage transducers feature a 4-20mA output, are 24V powered and have built-in 35mm DIN rail mounting.
New ACSL Series AC current switches feature easy 3/4-turn linear setpoint adjustment. Additional ACTR series AC current transducers include models with a flexible split core sensing coil for easier installation around large conductors in crowded panels. Made in the USA, AcuAMP voltage and current transducers are backed by a 5-year warranty.
More WERMA visual and audible signal devices
WERMA pre-assembled 115V AC/DC and 24V AC/DC stacklights are IP65-rated and feature LED permanent optical elements. The 70mm diameter units are available in two-element (green, red) and three-element (green, yellow, red) styles. Pre-assembled stacklight prices start at $135.00.
New 98mm diameter beacon lights include permanent/blinking/rotating LED models, double flash LED, EVS (Enhanced Visibility System) flashing LED and permanent/blinking models, as well as halogen rotating mirror models. The tube mounted beacons are available in red, green, yellow, clear or blue with prices starting at $44.00.
24VDC and 115VAC bracket-mount signal horns and buzzers start at $38.00 and are available in 70 to 178mm sizes with tone volumes from 83 to 108dB. WERMA signal devices are backed with a two-year warranty.
New Protos X "Xpansion I/O" Field I/O System
The unique slim design and low cost of the Protos X™ compact, modular field I/O system makes it the most practical distributed I/O available today. The ultra-slender form factor makes it easy to install on or near machine or application components, saving installation and wiring costs and control panel space. Using Modbus RTU (RS-485) or Modbus TCP (Ethernet) communications protocols, Protos X can connect to hundreds of control devices including all AutomationDirect PLC families and most other popular PLCs and SCADA/HMI packages. Choices in I/O include 2, 4, 8 and 16-point discrete I/O terminals available in 24VDC, 120VAC and 240VAC; and 2, 4 and 8-point analog terminals with signal ranges from 4-20mA, +/-10VDC, 0-5/0-10 VDC. Also available are 2 and 4-channel thermocouple and RTD temperature terminals. Protos X I/O terminals start at