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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
IronHorse® Aluminum Worm Gearboxes (Speed Reducers)
IronHorse worm gearboxes with aluminum alloy housings offer a lightweight design with hollow-shaft outputs (all the way through from one side to the other). Optional single and double output shafts, along with output flanges, torque arms, and output covers are available. The gearboxes are available in 30 to 75mm frame sizes and gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1. The gearboxes are mountable in any direction (except motor pointing up) and utilize C-face mounting interfaces for C-face motors. Maintenance-free, these aluminum gearboxes require no vent plug or breather. IronHorse aluminum worm gearboxes are ideal for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines and rotary tables.
IronHorse aluminum worm gearboxes start at $88.00
Liquid Level Sensors/Switches and Controllers
Flowline® level sensors/switches provide ultrasonic, vibrating fork, capacitive and buoyancy sensing technologies for a variety of applications.
Intrinsically safe Ultrasonic Level Switches provide reliable liquid level detection of chemical, solvent, hydrocarbon and petroleum based liquids.
Use the Vibration Point Level Switch for level detection of liquids with light to medium coating, scaling or foaming characteristics.
The Capacitance Level Switch is ideal for water based conductive liquids with light coating, crystalizing or scaling characteristics.
The Buoyancy Level Switch is ideal for relatively clean water and chemical solutions.
Flowline level controllers are an easy-to-configure solution for controlling valves and pumps for automatic empty/fill of tanks as well as high and low level alarming.
Flowline level sensors and level controllers start at $102.00
IronHorse® Farm Duty, 1-Phase AC Motors (2 - 5 hp)
IronHorse Farm Duty motors are designed for applications requiring high starting torque and moderate starting current and are used to power agitators, augers, compressors, feeders, hay hoists, grinders, blowers and other typical farm equipment.
These motors have robust cast iron end housings with rolled steel bodies and are classified as NEMA Design L, general purpose motors with TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) enclosures. The motors operate on single-phase 230VAC at 1800 RPM and have 2, 3 and 5 horsepower ratings.
Replacement and spare parts available include start capacitors, run capacitors, centrifugal switches, locked rotor thermal overload switches, junction boxes, fans and fan shrouds.
IronHorse farm duty motors have a 2-year warranty and are in stock and ready to ship. IronHorse Farm Duty AC motors start at
Submersible Level Sensors / Transmitters
ProSense® SLT series submersible level sensors provide continuous liquid level measurement by sensing hydrostatic pressure produced by the height of liquid above the sensor and transmitting a 4-20 mA output signal. The SLT1 series has a slim 1-inch diameter housing and a ported bullet nose cap for protection of the sensor diaphragm. The series is available in cable lengths ranging from 30 feet to 140 feet and with sensing ranges of 0-5 psig to 0-50 psig. The SLT2 series features a large 2.75 inch diameter PTFE flexible diaphragm surrounded by a 316 stainless steel non-fouling protective cage and is available in cable lengths ranging from 30 feet to 100 feet and with sensing ranges of 0-5 psig to 0-30 psig. SLT series sensors start at $299.00
and have a one-year warranty, are CE marked and approved for intrinsically safe applications.
New lower cost, high performance 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon MAX+ series AC motors with integrated encoder
The 230/460 VAC MAX+ motors are designed to replace 90 and 180 volt Permanent Magnet DC (PMDC) systems, and when compared with PMDC technology, the MAX+ motor is more efficient and produces more torque per amp. MAX+ series AC motors are also great replacements for multi-speed motors, single phase motors, and as a variable speed upgrade for standard fixed speed motor systems. The MAX+ motors with integrated 1024 ppr encoder provide exceptional performance when teamed up with AutomationDirect DURApulse or GS series drives. Typical MAX+ AC electric motor applications include: machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, printing equipment, pumps and fans.
MAX+ series motors are UL Recognized, CSA Certified, CE Marked and have a three year warranty. MAX+ AC motors with encoder start at
More accessories for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures
Over 160 accessories have been added to the Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures lineup. New items include drip shield kits, window kits, folding shelves and internal mounting components. Starting at $37.00
, drip shields protect door hardware from dripping water and settling dust and easily attach to the enclosure with stainless steel screws, gasket and sealing washers. With window sizes from 5x3 inches to 35x23 inches, steel and stainless steel window kits are designed to be used indoors on NEMA 12 and 13 enclosures. Kits are fully gasketed to maintain an oil tight seal and start at $103.00
12x12 and 18x18 inch heavy gauge steel folding shelves support up to 35 lbs. of equipment while the user is installing and maintaining electrical components in an enclosure. Folding shelves start at $165.00
EtherNet/IP™ Scanner/Adapter Now a Standard Productivity3000 Protocol
The Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA's EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol. Through its embedded Ethernet port, the P3-550 CPU can support EtherNet/IP configurable as a Scanner or Adapter (or both simultaneously). The P3-550 CPU can communicate to devices using either Explicit messaging or Implicit "I/O" messaging methods. These two common implementations offer access to the majority of the EtherNet/IP devices available in the industry, including third-party controllers, drives and other I/O hardware. In Scanner mode, the P3-550 CPU supports up to 128 total connections with a maximum of 32 devices. Enabling the CPU to support and exchange EtherNet/IP messages simply requires completing fill-in-the-blank style configuration and Message instruction windows in the programming software.
New Serial Communications Module for the Productivity3000 PAC/PLC
The Productivity3000 programmable automation controller (PAC) is a compact logic controller that combines the features and capabilities of a PC-based control system with that of a typical programmable logic controller (PLC).
The P3-SCM is a Productivity3000 4-port serial communications module with three RS-232 (RJ12) half or full duplex ports; port 4 is selectable between an RS-232C (RJ12) or an RS-485 4-wire terminal block. All ports support Modbus RTU Master/Slave, ASCII In/Out and Custom Protocol up to 38.4K baud rate.
Using multiple P3-SCMs (up to 11) in the Productivity3000 provides additional serial ports to connect to many peripherals such as HMI displays (C-more, Micro, ViewMarQ, etc.), drives (GSDrives, SureStep, SureServo, etc.), weight scales, printers and most any Modbus or ASCII device.
The P3-SCM module is $285.00
More General Purpose Solenoid Directional Control Air Valves
NITRA® pneumatic solenoid valves are available in a wide variety of configurations to meet a broad range of pneumatic valve applications. Configurations include: Single solenoid, 2-position and Double solenoid in 2-position, 3-position center closed, and 3-position center exhaust. With the addition of 33 new part numbers, there are now more valve choices in size and volume with all the same features and benefits of the inexpensive and popular existing valves. There are now 10 additional smaller body sizes (all 1/8" NPT ports) and 8 additional larger body sizes (all 1/2" NPT ports).
Applications include controlling actuators for positioning, clamping, moving product from place to place and controlling air volume for cooling or drying.
NITRA pneumatic solenoid valves have a 2-year warranty and prices start at $18.00
New lower cost QM series mini-rectangular DC photoelectric sensors
56 new sensors and 6 accessories have been added to the photoelectric sensors lineup. The QM series mini-rectangular plastic sensors use the industry standard 25.4mm mounting hole spacing and all are IP 67 rated.
Output adjustment (light On / Dark On) and sensing adjustment are made with easy-to-use potentiometer dials and LED(s) are used for status indication.
Six styles with varying sensing distances are available: diffuse models (100mm to 1.5m), diffuse with background suppression (200 and 400mm), retroreflective models (7m), polarized retroreflective (5m), retroreflective for transparent objects (1m to 4m), and through-beam (20m and 30m).
All retroreflective models include one 41 x 60mm rectangular reflector and through-beam models include the emitter and receiver.
QM Series photoelectric sensors start at $35.00
Smaller package sizes and new jumper cutting tools for DINnectors® DIN-rail terminal blocks
DIN-rail mounted DINnectors terminal blocks provide a means of connecting and identifying two or more wires in control cabinets.
61 new part numbers have been added to the product line including repackaged smaller versions of currently offered products and new jumper cutting tools.
The smaller pack sizes make it more convenient to obtain "just the right amount" of products that are currently offered in larger sizes. New smaller 5-piece packages start at $23.75
New jumper cutting tools with interchangeable dies that maintain the jumper protective coverings are more affordable and adaptable than dedicated one size cutting tools. The DN-JKIT cutting tool kit that replaces five dedicated cutting tools is $219.00
Jumpers in convenient smaller size 25-piece packages start at $7.50
NITRA® CMV Series Compact Modular Valves
These compact valves offer the flexibility of multiple modular valve combinations.
All the pneumatic connections are on one side, with built-in push-to-connect fittings. The system offers the flexibility of one to 16 valves; the 24VDC electrical signal is relayed from one valve to the next by gold-plated contacts so the electrical connections are entirely automatic. Using one inlet end plate and one blind end plate, the valves can be configured in any combination and replaced individually as needed.
CMV series valves are available in four port size combinations, and 3-way/2-position, 5-way/2-position and 5-way/3-position configurations.
Available accessories include 25-pin pigtail cables, 35mm DIN rail mounting brackets, pneumatic release tools, and more.
Compact modular valves start at $70.00
and are backed by a two-year warranty.
All-in-One Drill and Tap Combination Bits - SAE & Metric Sizes
Drill, tap and deburr with one bit. These RUKO drill / tap combination bits and sets provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit.
Drill / tap combination bits are available in six standard SAE sizes ranging from 6-32 to 1/4-20 and six metric sizes ranging from M3 to M10.
The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with 1/4-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to 12.75 mm thick (maximum material thickness is 1.5x drill bit diameter).
Bits can be purchased separately starting at
. Seven-piece sets, priced at $28.00
, include (6) drill bit / taps and quick change bit adapter in a heavy-duty plastic case. The quick change adapter is also available separately for $3.00
SureGear® PGB series of right-angle precision gearboxes for servomotors
SureGear PGA and PGB series gearboxes are excellent choices for servo applications that require good accuracy, reliability and exceptional value. The PGA series of in-line planetary gearboxes has a thread-in mounting style, along with a level of precision and torque capacity that is best in its class. The new PGB series of right-angle planetary gear reducers offers similar technical specifications to the PGA series, and provides the customer with an excellent solution when space and clearance requirements are limited in compact footprint applications.
Four gear ratios are available (5:1, 10:1, 15:1, 25:1) and mounting hardware is included for easy mating to SureServo® motors.
SureGear in-line and right-angle planetary servomotor gearboxes have a 5-year warranty and pricing starts at
New 8-inch and 10-inch C-more Micro-Graphic Operator Touch Panels
C-more Micro touch panels provide graphics and operator interaction for even the smallest control systems. The new EA3 series 8- and 10-inch micro-graphic touch panels have 800 x 600 pixel color TFT displays and seven user-defined function keys with red LED indicators.
The panels support portrait and landscape screen modes, have 30MB memory, a USB type-B programming port, two serial communications ports (15-pin and RJ12), and a built-in alarm control setup that activates beep, backlight flash, customized alarm banner, and red LED blinking.
The EA3 series panels are UL rated for use on a flat surface of NEMA4/4X enclosures (for indoor use only); panels are powered from a Class 2, 12-24 VDC power supply.
The new line of C-more Micro graphic panels is backed with a two-year warranty; prices start at $749.00
Dold Trapped Key Mechanical Interlock Safety System
A trapped key system uses a series of mechanical locks and keys to control the access of gates or doors to running equipment or machines, ensuring safe access to those machines. Dold Trapped Key System Gate Sets provide a full trapped key safety system, in one- to five-gate sets. They are available in either standard (SX) or solenoid-locking (ZRH) versions. All keys and their corresponding receivers and modules are identical within a set, but unique to any other set. Also available are tongue key actuators (purchased separately from the gate sets), and optional items such as door actuators, captive safety key sets, key modules for key exchange box setup, and mounting plates. Interlock safety switch body, coded trap key modules, coded keys, and tongue (key) gate actuator modules are all 316L stainless steel. Trapped key interlock switches start at
Eaton AEGIS Series Powerline Filters re-designed to meet new UL safety standards
AEGIS Series Powerline filters are designed to protect single-phase electrical and electronic equipment from surges and line noise that can cause misoperation and damage, leading to higher maintenance costs. The Powerline filters react instantly to changes in voltage regardless of phase angle or polarity and are effective against both low- and high-energy transients. These redesigned filters meet the latest UL safety standards for SPD (surge protective device) and EMI filtering protection. Available in premium filter and premium hybrid models, the compact AEGIS powerline filters are 35mm DIN rail-mountable and have LED status indicators. The hybrid models also have alarm contacts. Single phase 120 and 240 VAC versions are available in 1A, 3A, 5A, 10A and 15A current ranges. AEGIS powerline filters have a 10-year warranty and pricing starts at
Even More 18mm and 30mm Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors
New UK6 series 18mm ultrasonic sensors are now available with shorter bodies for easier mounting in tight spaces. Also, the new UT2F wide face series of 30mm sensors has an increased sensing distance of up to 6 meters. Ten output types in combinations of PNP and NPN discrete outputs and 0-10VDC or 4-20mA analog outputs are available. These IP67 rated sensors are equipped with LED status indicators and have ether an attached two-meter output cable or a M12 quick-disconnect connector. 18mm UK series sensors start at $89.00
and are available in sensing ranges from 40mm to 2200mm. The 30mm UT series sensors start at
and have a 250-6000 mm sensing range. Both series are backed by a lifetime warranty and are cULus, CE and RoHS approved.
C-more® HMI - New EA9 Series Touch Screens with Added Features
The New C-more EA9 series color TFT touch screen interface panels are equipped with 800 MHz CPUs and are available in 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15-inch screen sizes with 64k colors and reliable 50,000 hour LED backlights.
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 (one type A, and one type B), and one slot for an optional SD memory card. The 12 and 15-inch models support two SD cards and are equipped with one HDMI video output port. All touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered and an optional attachable AC power adapter is available.
Pricing starts at $499.00
for the 6-inch base model without Ethernet.
IronHorse® Fractional HP DC Motors and Gearmotors
MTPM series small DC motors range in size from 1/31 to 1/4 HP and have rolled steel totally enclosed non-vented (TENV) housings, high energy ceramic magnets and replaceable brushes. The motors are rated for SCR drives and accommodate 12, 24, 90, and 180 VDC. Fractional HP DC motors start at $71.00
IronHorse MTG series 1/19 to 1/5 HP DC gearmotors are available with parallel or right-angle gear shafts in 12, 24, and 90 VDC versions.
These gearmotors are designed for use on unfiltered SCR (Thyristor) type rectified AC inputs and can be used with PWM (pulse width modulated) type DC adjustable speed drives and in across-the-line applications Features include TENV enclosures, Class F insulation and replaceable brushes. IronHorse DC gearmotors start at $146.00
CWC Series Miniature Contactors - More Horsepower in a Smaller (45mm) Frame
CWC series miniature contactors from WEG are a complete solution for controlling motors and switching other loads. The compact 45mm dimensions for its up to 22A IEC current rating allows it to take up less space inside electrical enclosures (making panel design and assembly easier) while still offering up to a powerful 15HP @ 460V.
DC models feature low consumption coils allowing operation directly from a PLC without interface relays. Available in three-pole and four-pole models, contactors are DIN-rail mountable and feature self-lifting pressure plates and coil voltage indication.
WEG CWC series miniature contactor prices start at $11.00
. Matching direct mount overload relays start at $14.00
. Accessories include auxiliary contact blocks, surge suppressors, Star-Delta electronic timing relays, wiring kits, and mechanical interlock and latch blocks.
New and Newly Redesigned RHINO DC Power Supplies
RHINO® PSB series DIN rail single-phase and three-phase input power supplies offer high performance and reliability and are perfect for applications that require a basic DC voltage power supply.
Five new models are approved for Class I, Div 2 hazardous locations and one new unit is UL 1310 recognized (NEC Class 2).
DIN Rail mount 12, 24 and 48 VDC output, 85-264 VAC / 120 -375 VDC single phase input voltage power supplies are available starting at only $21.50
Three-phase, 320-600 VAC input versions with 24 VDC outputs available from 60 to 960 Watts start at $59.00
RHINO PSB series redundancy modules (from $35.00
) help prevent costly downtime due to power supply failure, and a new buffer module ($149.00
) is a cost effective alternative to battery-based backup systems.
Low-Cost Liquid Level Float Switches
ProSense® float level switches provide a low-cost general purpose solution for monitoring of liquid level in a variety of applications.
The float switches are available in several different material constructions for compatibility with many types of liquids, and offer wide temperature and system pressure ranges. Vertical and horizontal mounting styles are available for ease of installation.
For long and trouble-free service, powerful internal permanent magnets actuate a highly reliable hermetically sealed reed switch. The switches have both AC and DC voltage ratings and are configured for normally closed operation; most models can be easily converted to normally open operation in the field.
ProSense float level switches start at $9.50
and have a one-year warranty.
Float level switch kits starting at $159.00
and float level tilt switches ($29.00
) are also available.
IronHorse GSD Series DC Drives - 1/50 HP to 3 HP
These new IronHorse® DC drives are available in open frame and NEMA 4/12 or 4X enclosed versions and can accommodate 1/50HP @ 12VDC all the way up to 3HP @ 240VAC. Input voltage ranges from 12/24/36 VDC, to 12/24 VAC and 120/240 VAC. DC output voltages of 12/24/90/180 VDC and output currents of up to 20A are available.
GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance PWM controllers for 12 to 36 volt battery/solar-powered equipment up to 1/2 HP.
GSD3, GSD4, GSD5 and GSD6 series DC drives offer cost efficient, reliable SCR control for small DC and universal motor applications up to 3HP.
GSD7 series DC drives offer instant reversing, quick stopping and rapid cycling.
GSD series DC drives have a one-year warranty and prices start at $59.00
Accessories include the GSDA-DP digital potentiometer ($215.00
) with 4-digit LED display.
Solenoid Locking, Tongue Interlock Safety Switches
These safety switches are designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift-off machine guards and provide positively operated switching contacts. They provide a tamper resistant actuator mechanism and robust position interlock detection for moving guards. Available in 30mm, 40mm and 73mm mounting profiles, the switches have multiple actuator entry points and offer adjustable heads with 90-degree and 180-degree options; switch styles provide single and multiple half-inch female NPT conduit openings.
Starting at $159.00
, solenoid safety switches are available with 24VDC, 110VAC or 230VAC operated solenoids. Anti-tamper manual release keys and actuator keys in many styles are sold separately, starting at $6.50
Additional accessories available include lockout key, gate bolts, release handles and spring-loaded catch.
NITRA Pneumatic Solenoid Process (Pipeline) Valves
AutomationDirect's line of NITRA® pneumatics products now includes a wide selection of solenoid pipeline valves designed for control of media such as air, oil, water, and inert gas. All valves are two-position, normally-closed, spring return styles with 24VAC, 24VDC or 120 VAC solenoids, and are fitted with DIN-style wire connectors. Depending on series, valves are offered with port sizes from 1/8-inch to one-inch FNPT. Valve models are available in two-way and three-way diaphragm styles; two-way and three-way poppet style and two-way media-separated diaphragm styles are also available. NITRA pipeline valves are ideal for applications such as pneumatic air line shutoff, HVAC systems, coffee and vending machines, inert gas blankets and more. Valve prices start at $20.00
and are backed by a one-year warranty.
SureGear Precision Gearboxes for Small NEMA Motors
The SureGear® PGCN series is a great gearbox value for servo, stepper, and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA size input/output interface. Applications include material handling, pick and place, automation, packaging, and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA input/output. These maintenance free gearboxes (no additional lubrication required) are available in NEMA 17, 23, and 34 sizes and offer a wide range of gear ratios (5, 10, 25, 50, and 100:1). Features include low backlash of 30 arc-min or less, and a 20,000 hour service life. Hardware is included for mounting to SureStep stepper motors and optional shaft bushings are available for mounting to other motors. Backed by a 1-year warranty, SureGear small NEMA motor gearboxes start at $209.00