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 $179.00
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
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.