New to our T-slotted rail product selection is a host of additional hardware components from Fath. These components easily install in SureFrame rails, as well as many other brands, and include roll-in T-slot nuts with spring loaded ball, slide-in T-slot nuts, screw and miter connectors, 1- and 2-slot pivot joints, extended swivel bases, foot consoles, leveling casters, magnetic catches, sensor mounting blocks, protection profiles, profile sliders, roller elements, and much more.
Also added is a 4-axis workstation and workstation components which allow PC monitors and peripherals to be mounted near the equipment. Components include swivel monitor mounts, monitor mounting joints, multi-axis mounting supports, and many other accessories.
New panel holders and panel mounting blocks are also available for wire mesh or solid machine guarding. These holders and mounting blocks allow the installation of machine guarding to protect equipment and personnel from damage and injury.
All Fath T-slotted hardware components come with a one-year warranty.
Our new addition of 300V rated Atlas Type AWM (appliance wire material) wires are made in the USA, meet National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79 requirements, and are commonly used for appliance wiring, control cabinets, and machine tool applications.
The Atlas Type AWM wires consist of a tinned copper single conductor covered with a colored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) outer jacket and are available in sizes ranging from 26 AWG to 16 AWG. They are also available in various color options including blue with white stripe, white with blue stripe, and green with yellow stripe versions. AWM wire is sold in spools of 500 or 1,000 feet (depending on gauge size) and starts at $31.00 (500 ft.) (AWM20BL)
New to our safety products lineup are IDEM two-hand safety control panels. These panels, used with a special control monitoring relay, require an operator to use both hands simultaneously during a hazardous operation. This forces operators to keep their hands on the two-hand control actuator and out of harm's way. New IDEM products include a control station with momentary pushbuttons, a control station with zero-force touch buttons, and an empty two-hand control station enclosure for custom configurations. Enclosures are made of die-cast aluminum; replacement buttons are available.
In addition to the panels, a two-hand control safety relay from IDEM is also offered. This relay is intended for use in safety circuits for presses, punches, bending tools, and any application where a threat to operator hands exists.
All IDEM two-hand control panels and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added advanced panel meters and a universal power meter to their Trumeter ADM series of graphical panel meters. These easy-to-read panel meters display critical parameters, provide a user-programmable scale and custom alarm messages which will immediately alert operators when a parameter is out of range.
Trumeter ADM200 advanced graphical panel meters feature a large 4-inch display with a color changing, full color RGB backlight for instant alerts. Select models offer digital and analog outputs, Modbus RTU/TCP communication, and an IP65 protection rating. Available models include multi-function meters to measure amps, voltage, frequency, or power (Watts, VA, Var, and power factor) for high voltage applications; all-in-one process meters can be configured as a process signal meter or can be used in conjunction with a shunt for low voltage applications
The Trumeter ADM100W is a universal power meter that features a 3-inch backlit display, 4 alarm setpoints, and offers Modbus RTU communication via RS-485.
Trumeter ADM200 meters start at $222.00 (ADM200-LN-CS) and the Trumeter ADM100W meter is priced at $147.00 (ADM100W-HPS)
Surge suppression devices protect and lengthen the life of motors, contactors, relays, solenoids, and PLC outputs by reducing voltage spikes and electromagnetic noise caused by inductive loads. New Murrelektronik surge suppression devices support a variety of applications.
Murrelektronik surge suppressors are CE marked, RoHS compliant, and offer a 1-year warranty.
Murrelektronik surge suppressors start at $8.00 (26051)
Schmersal compact limit switches provide an affordable solution for a variety of object detection applications. Their small size allows easy installation in confined spaces. These rugged limit switches offer a 31mm body width, with a 45-degree adjustable, die-cast zinc head, and a thermoplastic housing. Several actuator styles are available, including plunger, plunger with roller, side rotary lever with roller, and adjustable rod.
The new Schmersal compact limit switches are available with N.O. and N.C. contacts, snap or slow break-before-make action, and an M12 quick-disconnect connection or a 2m pigtail with right or bottom cable exits. They come with a 1-year warranty, and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
Additional energy-efficient Stratus TA series air conditioners have been added to our enclosure thermal management lineup. These new air conditioners are made in the USA, use environmentally friendly and chlorine-free R-134a refrigerant, are designed for outdoor use, and operate with an internal closed loop system to protect from dust, oil, and water. They are available with up to 5,910 BTU/H and include a programmable temperature controller and visible alarms. The new Stratus air conditioners offer NEMA 4, 4X, or 12 ratings, a 115 or 460V operating voltage, and start at $3,190.00 (TA10-027-16-12)
New ProSense VCT series vibration transmitters accurately detect vibrations of industrial equipment, primarily rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, compressors, and rolling mills. Vibration sensors provide early detection of developing malfunctions, allowing for timely maintenance before major damage or failure results in costly repairs and production downtime. These MEMS-based sensors are ideal for harsh industrial applications and offer a rugged stainless steel construction, a wide operating temperature range, and a high IP67/68/69K protection rating (depending on the IP rating of the cable used). They provide vibration sensing to standard DIN ISO 10816 and are UL listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and come with a 5-year warranty.
New Socomec modular Midget and CC Class fuse holders help complete overcurrent protection circuits for industrial systems. These finger-safe, DIN-rail mounted fuse holders are available in 1-, 2-, or 3-pole versions with a blown fuse LED indicator on select models. They are available with up to a 30A capacity and a 200kA interrupt rating.
Socomec modular fuse holders offer a 1-year warranty and are UL listed, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
AutomationDirect now offers Cat6a industrial Ethernet cables from Murrelektronik. These shielded cables include an M12 X-coded connection on one end and an RJ45 connection on the other. The X-coded designation is commonly used with industrial vision systems. The high-flex industrial Ethernet cables are available in lengths up to 5m with transmission speed capability up to 10Gbps. Cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket that is flame-retardant and chemical resistant, and come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect now offers end-of-arm tooling components for robot arm vacuum pick-and-place applications. Components can be purchased individually or in kits that include everything needed to create a single-beam or dual-beam end-of-arm tool. Kits are simple, save time and money, and include structural rails (which support optional internal vacuum), connectors, cup mounts, vacuum tubing, vacuum cups, fittings, basic ejector, flange for Universal robot, and a blank robot flange. Simply cut the structural rails to the desired lengths, determine the location of the suction cups, assemble the unit, and add the robot interface flange for your brand of robot or drill your own using the included blank robot flange. All Schmalz end-of-arm tooling components and kits come with a one-year warranty.
New RHINO PRO DC-to-DC converters are designed for harsh industrial environments and provide high EMC immunity, shock/vibration resistance, and thermal shock resistance. This line offers models with 150W outputs at 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC, and ultra-wide input voltage ranges of 9-36 VDC or 18-75 VDC. They provide protection against overtemperature, overload, short circuit, reverse input, overvoltage, and input undervoltage lock-out, and deliver a constant current output at 100% load, making them ideal for battery charging applications.
The new RHINO PRO DC-to-DC converters offer a 3-year warranty and are UL recognized, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
RHINO Pro DC-to-DC converters start at $190.00 (PSRP-12-DC24-150)
AutomationDirect has extended its line of WEG CFW500 high-performance AC drives to include more horsepower options. With this addition, the high-performance horsepower ratings have been expanded all the way up to 150 hp. Also added are new higher current high-performance 10hp drives as well as 10hp washdown rated IP66/NEMA 4X models. A full range of supporting accessories is also included with this launch. All WEG CFW500 VFDs and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
New cables from Quabbin provide even more options for reliable Ethernet and Profinet communication. New continuous flexing 26 AWG Cat5e or Cat6/6a shielded industrial Ethernet cable is available with two or four twisted pairs. New cable jacket options include Zero Halogen Flame Retardant (ZHFR), Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomer (FR-TPE), and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) jackets. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft minimum depending on style, starting at $0.78 /ft. (Q5772-1) for unshielded versions.
Unshielded 24 AWG Cat5e industrial Ethernet cable with four twisted pairs is now available and is rated for outdoor use, is resistant to sun and rain, and has additional flame resistance. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft minimum depending on style, starting at $0.69 /ft. (Q5941-1).
Continuous flexing Profinet cable is now available in a shielded, PLTC-2PR rated, Cat5e 22 AWG size with two twisted pairs, a TPE jacket, and support for Profinet Type B and C communication. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum, starting at $1.32 /ft. (Q5094-1).
AutomationDirect proudly announces its entry into the hydraulic components market by adding Peninsular hydraulic cylinders to its comprehensive line of automation products. These double-acting cylinders are interchangeable with other popular brands of NFPA hydraulic cylinders, offered with bore sizes from 1-1/2 to 4 inches, stroke lengths up to 24 inches, and tapped end caps for mounting accessories. Accessories include mounting brackets and hardware to ensure a perfect fit as a replacement cylinder on existing equipment. Peninsular hydraulic cylinders and accessories are made in the USA from the highest quality materials and come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added new models of Dold safety relays to our line of safety products. This addition includes more motor standstill monitoring relays with models that support muting, as well as safety relay extension modules with more outputs for safety system expansion. All Dold safety relays come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added more low-cost ProSense top- and side-mount float level switches including the FLS-VM-800 float switch which has a 3/4" PVC pipe fitting for use in HVAC condensate lines, and the FLS-VD series that includes a 3/4" MNPT connection for mounting to most standard 3/4" bungs in 55-gallon drums. Additional float switches, in medium and large sizes, have been added in various material constructions for compatibility with a variety of liquid types, temperature ranges, and system pressures.
New ProSense float level switches are CE marked, RoHS compliant, come with a 1-year warranty, and start at $17.25 (FLS-VM-700)
Cable entry systems allow installation of non-terminated or pre-made/terminated cables through an enclosure or other bulkhead surface. Our newest additions to the Murrplastik cable entry system product line provide even more options to fit your specific application.
The KDP/R series cable entry system is a round version of the KDP/X series. This series offers a round one-piece frame available in two different frame sizes and can hold up to 46 non-terminated cables in a single frame.
The new KDL/H-VA-FDA series FDA compliant stainless-steel split frames, available in three sizes, use KDT/X FDA series grommets and can hold up to 12 pre-made or terminated cables. Also added is the KDP series FDA Cablequick® system, a one-piece stainless-steel frame that can hold up to 56 non-terminated cables. FDA compliant cable entry systems are ideal for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and any industry requiring sanitary components.
Murrplastik cable entry systems start at $20.50 (KDP/X series), and general-purpose grommets start at $6.75.
New Contrinex specialty inductive proximity sensors are rugged, stainless steel sensors designed for extreme environments. They are offered in 3mm to 50mm diameters and provide a wide range of options and features, including:
They come with a lifetime warranty and are UL listed (except high-temperature models), CE marked and RoHS compliant.
Contrinex Inductive Proximity Sensors start at $105.00 (DW-AS-711-M12-967).
New LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® and MOTIONFLEX® variable frequency drive cables provide supreme protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). These cables are available in 18 to 8 AWG sizes and include four black conductors with a green/yellow ground conductor of the same gauge. Each conductor is labeled for easy identification and is covered in a cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation (type XHHW-2) that is oil and sun resistant, suitable for dry, damp, or wet locations, and is approved for direct burial.
The DRIVEFLEX series has a black PVC outer jacket ideal for stationary applications, while the MOTIONFLEX series has a black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) outer jacket designed for continuous motion applications. Both cables are tray cable - exposed run rated (TCER) for use in cable trays with or without conduit, which can significantly reduce installation costs.
DRIVEFLEX series cable starts at $2.58 /ft. (A1061804-1) and MOTIONFLEX series cable starts at $3.67 /ft. (A4061804-1). Both are made in the USA and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 10ft minimum.
AutomationDirect proudly enters the industrial vision market with the addition of the Datalogic Smart Vision sensor. This vision sensor is an intelligent self-contained system that can capture an object's image as it passes by and make decisions based on the details of that image. One example is a pass/fail decision based on the label orientation or the fill level of a beverage bottle. This Smart-VS sensor is built around a powerful multiprocessor platform featuring embedded artificial intelligence technology, but remains simple to configure using the teach procedure or Web app. Mounting hardware and an assortment of communication cables are also offered, and both the sensor and accessories come with a 36-month warranty.
AutomationDirect has released additional profiles of SureFrame t-slotted rails. The addition of 30mm x 60mm and 60mm x 60mm profiles to the 30 Series allows for greater project flexibility. The new profiles offer the same durability as the existing lineup of SureFrame rails and are compatible with slotted rails/hardware from most other manufacturers. SureFrame t-slotted rails can be ordered cut to length and are guaranteed against manufacturer defects for one year from the date of purchase.
New SureFrame profiles start at $0.21/inch (30-3060C)
Bryant pin and sleeve wiring devices have been added to our offering of low-cost wiring solutions. These devices include nonconductive electrical plugs, connectors, receptacles, and inlets designed to withstand heavy-duty industrial environments and maintain a reliable watertight connection resistant to accidental disconnection. These devices are designed to meet the IEC 60309-1 and IEC 60309-2 international regulations resulting in easy-to-use standardized configurations, and safeguard against connecting devices of different amperage and voltage ratings together.
In addition, accessories for these pin and sleeve devices are available to provide various optional mounting methods and watertight seals when not in use.
Bryant pin and sleeve devices start at $74.00 (BRY320P4W) and accessories start at $16.00 (AP2030).
AutomationDirect has added IDEM Skorpion rotary trapped key systems. These safety systems control access to running equipment with locks and rotary keys. To disable power to machinery and unlock a gate, the key is turned and removed from the control switch. The released key is then inserted into the gate access module to unlock the gate. Standard and solenoid-locking control switches and associated gate sets (sold separately) are available for one to three stations and provide mechanical safeguarding in partial or full body access versions. They are rated for safety applications up to Ple/Category 3 according to EN/ISO 13849-1. IDEM Skorpion rotary trapped key systems and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
New control and signal cables from Quabbin are now available in shielded or unshielded versions, with conductor sizes from 24AWG to 16AWG, and with various conductor counts ranging from 2 to 25 conductors depending on cable size. Twisted pair or twisted triad options are also available. Individual conductors are stranded tinned copper with color coded insulation for easy identification; all cables include a PVC chrome gray jacket. These 150-, 300- or 600-volt rated cables are ideal for low voltage control signals and audio applications.
Quabbin control and signal cables are UL and CSA approved, proudly made in the USA, and can be ordered cut to your specified lengths in 1-foot increments with a 30-ft. minimum. Prices start at $0.24 per foot (Q7120-1).
New quality Seifert products have been added to our enclosure thermal management lineup. The SlimLine series enclosure air conditioners are designed for outdoor use and operate with an internal closed loop system to protect from dust, oil, and water. These air conditioners offer up to 4,900 BTU/H, high-performance fans, and are constructed of heavy gauge carbon steel. The SlimLine Vario series air conditioners feature a programmable controller and adjustable compressor for utmost energy savings and provide up to 8,700 BTU/H with Modbus communication for unit monitoring and variable speed control.
An additional Seifert SoliTherm thermoelectric cooler allows for cooling capacities as low as 100 BTUs. An external mount frame to fit the new SoliTherm thermoelectric cooler has been added as well.
A variety of Seifert fan hoods are now available in various sizes in carbon or stainless steel, the latter of which includes a food-safe silicone seal.
Seifert air conditioners start at $1,768.00 (42661001), the new SoliTherm thermoelectric cooler is priced at $555.00 (3035303) and new fan hoods start at $70.00 (4000000200).
AutomationDirect has added more intrinsically safe isolation barriers from Stahl. These modules ensure only a safe amount of energy resides in an electrical circuit, installed in a potentially explosive atmosphere, so that no sources of ignition are created. More digital, analog, and temperature modules, new frequency transmitter isolators, and a zener barrier for thermocouple signals have been added. Additional accessories include a configuration kit for the temperature and frequency modules and replacement fuse kits for the zener barrier. Stahl intrinsically safe isolation barrier modules and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
Stahl Intrinsically Safe Isolators start at $189.00 (9002-77-093-300001)
Additional LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cable options have been added to our cut-to-length cable lineup. More 20, 18, 14, and 12 AWG shielded and unshielded cables, an additional 16AWG shielded cable, and a new 10AWG shielded cable are now available. LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cable is specifically designed to meet all UL and FDA requirements for cabling used in Food and Beverage facilities. The patent-pending food-safe design of these cables have been evaluated by third party tester Ecolab for resistance to commonly used cleaning agents and a reduction of contamination risk. The Phthalate-free jacket is also resistant to oils and fats that are common to food processing. With the new additions, this cable is now available in sizes ranging from 20AWG to 10AWG with shielded and unshielded versions (10 AWG is available in shielded version only).
Order SILFLEX® FBP cables cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 ft. minimum, starting at $0.97/ft (A6012003-1) with free shipping on orders over $49.00.
The new intermediate-level L7P servo systems have all the features of our basic L7C series servos, but with a larger range of system sizes and the option for 460 VAC operation. The built-in absolute encoder on each servo motor is also higher resolution at 19-bit (524,288 ppr). L7P systems are available from 100W to 7.5kW with 230 VAC input power, and 900W to 7.5kW with 460 VAC input power. 230 VAC systems can operate single-phase up to 2.2kW. All motors are available with or without a 24 VDC holding brake. The free Drive CM software eases setup/configuration and includes autotuning a lgorithms and an oscilloscope to fully optimize your application. A matched set of LS Electric gearboxes are also available for each motor, with gear ratios of 5:1, 10:1, and 20:1 (7.5kW systems limited to 15:1). Hook-up cables for motor power and encoder connections are available in standard or flex-rated lengths of 3, 5, 10, and 20m. L7P servo system components are warrantied for two years.
LS Electric L7P servo drives start at $375.00 (L7PA004U-AD)
LS Electric L7P servo motors start at $260.00 (APMC-FBL01AMK-AD)
New CCEA SIRIO Q series LED work lights expand our offering of industrial LED fixtures. These rugged, industrial-grade light bars are ideal for tractors, trucks, trailers, off-road vehicles, and earth-moving machines. Providing up to a 1750 lumen output, they feature an aluminum head on a pan-and-tilt stainless-steel bracket, allowing precise light adjustment in any direction. AC or DC powered models are available with 40° or 60° beam angles and have an IP67/69 protection rating. CCEA SIRIO Q series LED work lights are UL recognized, CSA approved, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and come with a 4-year warranty.
CCEA SIRIO Q series LED work lights start at $214.00 (SR0921Q0601)
New ProSense VCST series vibration sensors accurately detect vibrations of industrial equipment, primarily rotating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, pumps, motors, compressors, and rolling mills. Vibration sensors provide early detection of developing malfunctions, allowing for timely maintenance before major damage or failure results in costly repairs and production downtime. These MEMS based sensors are available with a 0 to 25 mm/s (RMS) or 0 to 50 mm/s (RMS) sensing range, a digital PNP output switch, and an analog 4-20 mA output. They provide vibration sensing to standard DIN ISO 10816, are UL listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and come with a 5-year warranty.
ProSense VCST Series Vibration Sensors are priced at $190.00 (VCST-25-1000)
New Fuji Command Series pushbuttons, switches, and indicators expand our offering of quality Fuji Electric control and signal devices. New round and rectangular 16mm pilot devices feature an integrated structure with built-in contacts to reduce control panel depth. Their thin-type profile with only 2mm of panel protrusion facilitates high-density mounting and attractive panel designs.
New Fuji 19mm (mounting dimension) IP65-rated knob and key selector switches provide up to three switch positions with maintained or spring return action.
Additional Fuji Emergency Stop pushbuttons include 16mm, 22mm, and 30mm barrel sizes and up to a 65mm operator. These IP65-rated E-Stops are push-to-lock with mushroom heads, providing normally open and/or normally closed contacts with select models offering lock-out/tag-out capability and LED illumination.
New Fuji Command Series pilot devices are UL recognized, CSA approved, CE marked, RoHS compliant, come with a 1-year warranty, and start at $12.00 (DR16F0N-E3G)
AutomationDirect has added linear slide actuators from igus. These lead screw-driven and belt-driven linear slide actuators can be used as single-axis slides or can provide an economical means of creating high-performance XY or XYZ gantry systems. SAW series lead-screw driven actuators offer a low-cost linear motion solution with travel distances from 50 to 750 mm, widths of 74 and 108 mm, and a 25mm pitch screw. ZLW series belt-drive actuators provide a longer travel axis with lengths from 200 to 1,000 mm and widths of 74 and 90 mm, driven by a 70mm pitch belt. Drive couplings and mounting accessories are available to fit small NEMA framed motors and SureServo motors. All igus linear slide actuator components carry a one-year warranty.
More color options are now available for Direct Wire 1kV ALL-FLEX MTW/THHW heavy-duty flexible power cable. This extremely flexible large gauge (8AWG to 500MCM) single-conductor industrial cable is ideal for industrial control panel distribution, VFD power feeds, servo systems, and non-traditional industrial applications including uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and transformer wiring, battery chargers, and marine board applications. With the new color additions, ALL-FLEX large gauge MTW cable is now available in black, brown, yellow, orange, green with a yellow stripe, and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft. (smaller gauges) or 10ft. (larger gauges) minimum. Direct Wire large gauge MTW cable starts at $1.04 per foot and is made in the USA.
Several new products have been added to Stego thermal management devices. Top-mount filter fans, in axial or high-capacity versions, and compatible vents are now available to provide a low-cost cooling solution for enclosures. Additional filter media sizes have also been added to fit the new fans. Top-mount filter fans start at $299.00 (018610-00), new vents start at $97.00 (118600-00), and new filter media start at $9.00 (086130-01)
Rack-mount fan trays provide high-performance forced air circulation in switch and server enclosures, and concerted cooling of 19in rack mounted component groups. Fan trays start at $211.00 (019310-00)
Added compact enclosure fan heaters prevent formation of condensation and frost. Additional temperature/humidity sensors work with enclosure heaters to ensure internal air is properly conditioned. Fan heaters start at $301.00 (030921-16); external temperature/humidity sensors start at $55.00 (267071)
Normally closed (N.C.) adjustable thermostats regulate heaters or other devices when temperatures fall below the setpoint value. Normally open (N.O.) versions activate cooling devices when temperature exceeds the setpoint value. New adjustable thermostats are $21.00 (111000-00)
Ambient sensors record temperature and humidity and output a 4-20 mA or IO-Link signal that can be used by control/monitoring devices to provide reliable temperature regulation, early problem detection, or monitor heater performance. Ambient sensors start at $157.00 (014112-00)
Additional pressure compensator options control pressure within the enclosure by equalizing the pressure differential between the enclosure and the outside environment. New pressure compensators start at $12.00 (284200-00)
AutomationDirect has added SSP safety enabling switches, also known as "hold-to-run" or "dead man's" switches. When used in conjunction with a properly designed safety system, they provide the operator with a special control mode for tasks such as maintenance or debugging of hazardous equipment. These switches consist of a spring-return three-position (N.O.-N.C.-N.O.) grip button that must be maintained by the operator in the middle position for the machinery to continue operating. In addition to the grip button, models are available that include a built-in E-stop button, LED indicators, additional pushbuttons for auxiliary functions, or an activity sensor to detect when the switch is in its home position. All models come in a rugged IP67 enclosure and are easy to use even with gloved hands. SSP safety enabling switches and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
New ProSense RW mini rectangular photoelectric sensors provide an affordable solution for small applications with very limited space. Available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models, their compact light spot provides accurate detection over long distances. These mini rectangular sensors easily detect small, flat, or highly reflective objects. RW series sensors offer light-on or dark-on operation, are available with NPN or PNP outputs, come with a 1-year warranty, and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
ProSense RW photoelectric sensors start at $44.00 (RWRT-LP-0A)
New ISO 5599/1 pneumatic solenoid valve components are completely interchangeable with any brand of ISO 5599/1 equipment. ISO 5599 size 1 and size 2 components include solenoid valve bodies in 5-way, 2-position with a single or double solenoid; and 5-way, 3-position, double solenoid valves with a center-pressure, center-closed, or center-exhaust configuration. Standalone bases and manifold components with a side or bottom orientation and NPT or G-thread ports are also offered. Solenoid coils are available in 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 24 VAC, 110 VAC, and 220 VAC; accessories include manifold blanking plates, inlets, blind ends, and seal kits. All ISO 5599/1 valve components come with a two-year warranty.
RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology uses radio frequencies to read and write data to/from electronic labels called tags. RFID technology doesn't require a line of sight between the tag and the Read/Write module to operate, and tags store a large amount of data that can be edited. New Contrinex RFID RW units are available in 18mm or 30mm diameters, and a 44mm x 44mm cube style, with transmission ranges of up to 78mm; these units can communicate to a PLC or other intelligent device over IO-Link. RFID tags are available in 9mm, 16mm, 20mm, 30mm, and 50mm sizes with user memory from 316 to 2000 bytes in either EEPROM or FRAM memory types. A high-temperature tag model is also available. All of these products are rated for IP67 and IP68/69k. All Contrinex RFID RW units and RFID tags come with a one-year warranty.
New Winters pressure sensing accessories will protect pressure measurement equipment from pressure surges, superheated media and more, preventing wear and damage to delicate instruments. Siphons protect pressure gauges, transmitters, and switches from the effect of high temperature media such as steam. Pressure snubbers protect instruments by suppressing the effect of damaging pressure pulsations and spikes. Manual isolation and throttling needle valves isolate instruments from the sensed media, while block and bleed valves isolate instruments with the added ability to bleed off unwanted pressure. Both valves allow for quick and easy removal and maintenance of measurement instruments without shutting down the process.
Winters pressure accessories come with a 5-year warranty and start at $7.50 (SSP556-ADC)
New Eaton E58 series 30mm harsh duty photoelectric sensors are among the most rugged and best-sealed photoelectric sensors on the market. Their stainless steel, PVDF, and tempered glass components are mechanically assembled using Vitron seals to ensure resistance to chemicals and moisture intrusion. E58 photoelectric sensors are available in diffuse reflective with background suppression, retroreflective, polarized reflective, and through-beam models. Through-beam models boast an impressive 250m (800ft) sensing range and all models offer incredible excess gain, allowing them to function in heavily contaminated applications. Eaton E58 series sensors offer light-on or dark-on operation, are available with solid state relay or NPN/PNP outputs, come with a 1-year warranty, and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
New ProSense PMRU-2C series true RMS phase monitor relays protect 3-phase equipment from damage that can occur when there is a phase loss, phase reversal, phase unbalance, undervoltage, or overvoltage condition. These relays are designed to provide protection for most generator systems and applications that use non-sinusoidal waveforms. With non-sinusoidal waveforms, the true RMS voltage measurement ensures accurate sensing, eliminating nuisance tripping.
Also added are ProSense voltage monitor relays for AC single-phase (50 to 60 Hz) or DC circuits to protect equipment from voltage faults. Over/under voltage relays, with fixed or adjustable time-delay drop-out, offer protection from over- or under-voltage conditions. Voltage band relays protect equipment required to operate within an upper and lower voltage limit; the relay is energized if the monitored voltage remains within the adjustable range.
ProSense PMRU-2C Phase Monitor Relays start at $79.00 (PMRU-2C-500A)
ProSense Voltage Monitoring Relays start at $65.00 (VMR-2C-F-120A)
The new series of IronHorse MTRJ centrifugal jet pump motors offer an economical motor solution and come in a TEFC enclosure with a 56J frame that has a threaded shaft for direct connection to a jet pump. These jet pump motors are available in 120/230 VAC from 1/3 to 2hp and in 208-230/460 VAC from 1/3 to 3hp at 3600rpm. They have a bolt-on - bolt-off base and single-phase models include built-in thermal protection.
The MTS series of IronHorse motors are premium efficiency (EISA compliant) motors with a IP69K-rated stainless steel construction and are capable of surviving the harshest of environments. Now available in sizes from 1/3 to 20hp! in 208-230/480VAC 3-phase and in speeds of 1200, 1800, and 3600rpm. These harsh duty motors come in a TEFC or TENV 304 stainless steel enclosure (end bracket, junction box and hardware are also 304 stainless steel) and are acceptable for use in Class I, Div 2 hazardous locations. They carry the baking industry's BISSC certification and are certified by NEMA, CSA, UL as well as CE. MTS series motors are offered in C-Face with rigid base and round body footless versions.
IronHorse motors have a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase.
The DURApulse GS10 series is our newest and most affordable line of micro AC drives. The GS10 drives come in a variety of voltage and horsepower ratings including single-phase 120VAC models in sizes from ¼ to 1 hp, single-phase 230VAC models from ¼ to 3hp, three-phase 230VAC models from ¼ to 7.5 hp, and 460VAC three-phase units from ½ to 10 hp. Even with the low price, these drives still support advanced features such as sensorless vector control, PID control, multiple motor support for induction motors, as well as the ability to control permanent magnet motors. Modbus RTU communication and generous built-in I/O including analog, digital (w/ one 10kHz pulse train input), and relay are standard. These new DURApulse GS10 micro AC drives come with a two-year warranty. NEMA 1 conduit boxes, DIN rail mounting kits, braking resistors, and more are offered as optional accessories.
Our new addition of Fandis Virdis series filter fans provides a low-cost thermal management solution for applications where surrounding temperatures are low enough to be used to cool the inside of an enclosure. Most filter fans are available with a NEMA 12 rating for indoor use. NEMA 3R versions are specifically designed to preserve the integrity of components housed within an electrical enclosure located outdoors. Fans are available in various voltages and dimensions, with roof mount units offered for limited space applications.
New Fandis filter fans start at $66.00 (FF08A115UN)
In addition, Fandis Virdis series vents and grilles that work with the fans are available to draw filtered cooler ambient air into the enclosure. Vents and grilles in various sizes and materials start at $15.00 (VENT-2-P10)
New Captron Caneo Series10 and Series41 pushbuttons expand our offering of capacitive pushbutton switches. Series10 switches, suitable for a wide range applications, feature 360° visibility and are available in standard, stainless steel, and hygienic EHEDG-certified models. Series41 switches offer a large 2.36" diameter touch surface, a 7-segment display, and are ideal for applications requiring an intuitive and clearly visible status display. Captron Caneo series pushbuttons are CSA approved, CE marked, RoHs compliant, and come with a 5-year warranty.
Captron Caneo series capacitive switches start at $59.00 (CS10KMLDT-C10-00A6)
New Contrinex C23 standard and clear object detection photoelectric sensors expand our offering of discrete sensors. These Contrinex mini rectangular sensors are made in the USA and are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models. Additionally, Contrinex TRU-C23 UV photoelectric sensors are ideally suited for detecting transparent objects such as plastic or glass. Since transparent materials absorb large amounts of polarized UV light, it is very easy to set the threshold at which these sensors switch.
Select models are IO-Link® compatible, and all sensor outputs are complementary, allowing them to be used as a light-on or dark-on sensor. They come with a 2-year warranty and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHs compliant.
Contrinex C23 Photolelectric Sensors start at $32.00 (LTR-C23PA-PMK-603)
IO-Link is a powerful field I/O protocol capable of handling traditional field I/O along with diagnostic data from intelligent field devices including device health, configured parameters, and performance.
IO-Link master modules are the interface between field devices and higher-level controllers/information systems, and they also control data traffic between the connected devices. Two IO-Link master modules are now available that convert IO-Link signals to/from EtherNet/IP, OPC UA, and MQTT.
IO-Link hubs are also available with up to 16 multifunctional DIO channels that allow standard sensors and actuators to connect to an IO-Link master using a single cable. IO-Link hubs provide an economical solution for a highly decentralized installation.
A variety of IO-Link capable photoelectric and proximity sensors are available that provide signal data as well as internal diagnostics for better insight into sensor performance. IO-Link master modules will also work with any 3rd party IO-Link-capable sensor/actuator.
IO-Link master modules start at $290.00 and hubs start at $180.00 , with a 2-year warranty provided for both. IO-Link enabled sensors start at $16.00 with select models offering a limited lifetime warranty. IO-Link master modules, hubs, and their connected sensors/actuators are easily integrated with Productivity PLCs using task libraries available in the Productivity Suite programming software.
Drive isolation transformers from Hammond Power Solutions offer a rugged design that allows them to withstand the mechanical stresses, voltage distortions, and heating associated with motor drives. In addition to all of the benefits of a line reactor, they also provide isolation, common-mode noise and transient suppression, and prevent drive-induced ground currents from being passed upstream. Available in a range of sizes for 5 to 200 hp drives, they come with a 460V delta primary, a 460Y secondary, and include multiple taps for additional voltages.
The transformers are UL Listed, CSA certified and come with a 10-year warranty.
HPS drive isolation transformers starts at $1,191.00 (DM007JJ)
New sizes and styles of FATH T-slotted rail hardware are now available for use with SureFrame and other brands of T-slot rail. New fasteners include socket head cap screws, flanged button head socket cap Torx head screws, flat head socket cap screws, self-tapping screws and reducer bushings; also new are additional sizes of button head socket cap head screws, roll-in T-slot nuts, hammer nuts, eonomy nuts, caster adapter plates and transport base/plates. All FATH T-slotted hardware components have a 1-year warranty.
Stainless steel linear variable inductance transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group expand our lineup of linear position sensors. These sensors convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional analog output.
The compact LZ13 series has a 1/2-inch diameter stainless steel body in stroke lengths up to 200 mm. The larger LZ19 series feature stroke lengths up to 375 mm. The rugged LV series comes with a 45mm diameter stainless steel body and rod, and a rod eye mounting system that provides freedom of motion while tracking linear movement along a single axis.
The Alliance LVIT proprietary SenSetTM process provides the ability to match the end points of the sensor's analog output with the ends of the range of motion of a workpiece (such as a hydraulic cylinder ram) in which the sensor is installed. The SenSet feature permits the user to optimize the position measuring system resolution over the full range of motion.
These transducers are CE, RoHS approved, made in the USA, and have a 1-year warranty.
The LZ series starts at $296.00 (LZE19-2.5A-00-10S)
while the LV series starts at $922.00 (LVE45-100R-01-10S)
New Optris infrared pyrometers use non-contact sensing to determine the surface temperature of an object based on its emitted infrared radiation. They can read the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects without difficulty.
Optris CS LT series infrared pyrometers are ideally suited for temperature measurement in small and narrow environments. These sensors feature rugged stainless steel construction, a broad measuring range (-50°C to 1030°C [-58°F to 1886°F]), and a rating for use in ambient temperatures up to 80°C (176°F) without the need for additional cooling. Optris CSmicro series miniature infrared pyrometers can be used in ambient temperatures up to 120°C (248°F); their small size allows them to be installed in tight spaces.
Optris infrared pyrometers are CE marked, RoHS compliant and have a 2-year warranty.
New Optris CS LT series infrared pyrometers start at $125.00 (OPTCSLT15SFCB1)
New Optris CS micro series infrared pyrometers start at $250.00 (OPTCSMALT15SF0505)
Our new line of Saginaw enclosure air conditioners is designed to keep the internal temperature of an electrical enclosure at a safe level, protecting the enclosed equipment from overheating and moisture damage. These air conditioners utilize closed-loop cooling to keep contaminants in the ambient air out of the enclosure, and are perfect for applications where filter fans are not sufficient or where the ambient temperature is not adequate for a heat exchanger.
These rugged, energy efficient, and reliable Enviro-Therm air conditioners offer superior cooling capacity, up to 21,160 BTU/H, and are constructed with heavy gauge carbon or stainless steel. The NextGen Enviro-Therm series provides excellent cooling with even better efficiency. Both series are available with various BTU/H, voltages, dimensions, and NEMA ratings to meet your specific needs. The new Saginaw enclosure air conditioners are easily installed, use an environmentally friendly and chlorine-free refrigerant, come with a reusable mesh filter, and start at $2,180.00 (SCE-NG1195B230V)
Additional safety mats, edges and bumpers from ASO Safety Solutions protect people and machinery from harm. Mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor); edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points; and bumpers are used in applications involving vehicles or other moving equipment.
New safety mats added (from $219.00) include five additional sizes of the standard black straight and taper edge mats and four new mats in safety yellow.
New safety edges (from $42.50) include additional 25 x 30mm profile edges with a sealing lip, and a new 30 x 70mm profile option. They are available in lengths up to 5 feet.
New safety bumpers (from $332.00) increase our 60 x 100mm offering to a maximum length of 6 feet; 100 x 200mm profile bumpers, in lengths from 1 to 6 feet, were also added. These bumpers are resistant to vibration and excellent for mobile applications such as industrial vehicles. Mounting rails are included to simplify installation.
All new safety products from ASO Safety Solutions come with a 1-year warranty.
Starting at $42.50 (1502-6220)
CLICK PLUS PLCs maintain the simplicity of the original CLICK but with advanced capabilities including Wi-Fi communication, MQTT support, data logging, and now motion control. This software release allows any CLICK PLUS CPU to be configured as a 3-axis PTO/PWM motion controller. 100kHz high-speed input and output capabilities are supported for any DC option slot I/O module placed in slot 0 of the CPU. With this capability, CLICK PLUS PLCs can easily perform velocity moves, homing commands or interpolated positioning. The easy-to-use configuration GUI built into the software and the three new motion instructions (Velocity Move, Position Move and Home) make it a cinch to control simple motion applications.
CLICK PLUS CPUs start at $93 with FREE software, high-speed I/O capable option slot modules start at $56, and both come with a two-year warranty.
LUTZE SILFLEX® FBP cable is specifically designed to meet all the UL and FDA requirements for cabling used for Food and Beverage facilities. The patent-pending food-safe design of these cables have been evaluated by third party tester Ecolab for resistance to commonly used cleaning agents and reduction of contamination risk. LUTZE SILFLEX® FBP cables are available in sizes ranging from 20 AWG to 12 AWG, and in shielded and unshielded versions. The Phthalate-free jacket is also resistant to oils and fats that are common to food processing.
Order SILFLEX® FBP cables cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 ft. minimum, starting at $1.19/ft (A6012004-1) with free shipping for orders over $49.00
The Productivity family of controllers now offers the MQTT protocol for connections to cloud computing platforms. MQTT has become the front-runner for many machine-to-machine (M2M) and IIoT/cloud networking applications, due to its lightweight overhead and reduced bandwidth consumption. Productivity PLCs now support MQTT communication and with the fill-in-the-blank MQTT messaging configurations within Productivity Suite, delivering vital data to advanced cloud computing platforms is easy.
The EDS file library offers a powerful way to organize and sort your EDS files when configuring EtherNet/IP communications - automatically group by device type or vendor and manage versions. AutomationDirect.com EtherNet/IP EDS files come already installed for added convenience.
New encapsulated core general-purpose transformers from Acme Electric use electrical grade silica and resin compounds to completely enclose the core and coil to protect it from corrosion and insulation deterioration. They are available in various voltages and sizes from 0.25 to 25 kVA.
In addition, new Acme Electric buck-boost transformers provide a low-cost and reliable option to correct off-standard voltages. They are available in a range of sizes from 0.25 to 5 kVA.
The transformers are UL Listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant and come with a 10-year warranty.
New Acme Electric Encapsulated Core General Purpose Transformers start at $100.00 (T253007S)
New Acme Electric Encapsulated Buck-Boost Transformers start at $121.00 (T181050)
New Quabbin commercial Ethernet cables and data cables bring even more choices to meet all your wiring/cabling needs. The new 26 and 24 AWG commercial Ethernet cables have a round, smooth design for added flexibility that allows easy manipulation between devices during installation and routing. These cables are available in Cat5e/6/6a/6e types, in shielded and unshielded versions; are suitable for applications from 10 Base-T to 1000 Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet); and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum, starting at $0.35/ft.
New Quabbin RS-422/485 data cables in 24, 22, and 20 AWG sizes are high quality, low-capacitance data cables are designed with impedances specific for RS-422 and RS-485 communication applications in industrial environments. These new Quabbin data cables can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 25ft minimum, starting at $0.58/ft.
Gladiator GCB Series molded case circuit breakers have been added to the lineup of circuit protection devices. Available in two or three-pole configurations, these high-performance circuit breakers are offered with a selection of trip units and provide up to 100kA interrupting capacity. A variety of accessories provides connection to external disconnect handles and offer auxiliary functions such as status monitoring, and shunt or undervoltage trip. The breakers are UL listed, CE approved and RoHS compliant.
The Gladiator GCB Series breakers start at $160.00 and come with a 2-year warranty. (GCB100S-2FF15LL)
Inclination sensors have been added to our growing lineup of position transducers. Gefran inclination sensors use cutting-edge MEMS technology to provide reliable and precise tilt angle measurement with respect to gravity. These rugged sensors, suitable for the harshest environments, come in an encapsulated, thermoplastic housing with a high IP67/69K rating. They are available with an integrated cable or M12 quick-disconnect; M12 quick-disconnect models are fully redundant, having two sensors in one housing. They are CE marked and RoHs compliant.
Gefran inclination sensors start at $192.00 and come with a 3-year warranty. (GIB-Z-360-V-2A)
AutomationDirect has added cable entry systems and additional cable glands from Bimed. The BPA series cable entry system allows cables to be installed through an enclosure or other bulkhead surface without requiring disassembly of connectors from pre-made or terminated cables. The BRM series allows for a high density of non-terminated cables to be installed through a small area of an enclosure or other bulkhead surface without compromising environmental protections.
New cable glands include EMC rated models available in NPT, PG, and metric threads. EMC cable glands maintain shielded cable integrity, allowing entry without compromising the cable shield's protection from electromagnetic interference. A selection of hygienic cable glands is also available in NPT and metric threads. Hygienic stainless-steel glands have a smooth finish with no threads exposed to prevent buildup of contaminants, ideal for use in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and any industry requiring cleanroom technology. A hygienic-EMC combo cable gland is also available.
Bimed Cable glands start at $22.75 (set of 5 EMC type glands), cable entry frames start at $8.75 , and general-purpose grommets start at $6.75 .
AutomationDirect has added WAGO Pro2 power supplies to their growing lineup of performance power supplies. These high-efficiency power supplies reduce losses, save cabinet space, and increase energy savings. With TopBoost, PowerBoost, and parameterizable overload behavior, WAGO Pro2 power supplies protect equipment and provide intelligent current and switching modes. The free configuration software includes long-term monitoring for maintenance and service, preventing costly downtime.
Also added are WAGO DIN-rail mount DC-to-DC converters in a compact, terminal-block style that optimizes cabinet space; they accept a wide range of DC source inputs and convert them to the required voltage levels.
These new performance WAGO power supplies start at $160.00 and come with a 2-year warranty. (2787-2144)
New MurrElektronik M12 cables and connectors provide solutions for Ethernet communications and power transmission for industrial devices. The M12 Cat5e Ethernet shielded cables include M12 axial male D-coded 4-pin connector to pigtail terminations. Another new addition is the M12 L-code power cables available in various connector styles that include M12 to M12; M12 to RJ45; RJ45 to RJ45; and M12 to pigtail. M12 D-code and L-code connectors and adapters have also been added to provide custom terminations for specific applications.
Starting at $36.50 (7700-P4201-U0D0200)
New Contrinex metal M12 and M18 photoelectric sensors expand our offering of discrete sensors. These Contrinex sensors, made in the USA, are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective and through-beam models. Select models are IO-Link® compatible, and all sensor outputs are complementary, allowing them to be used as a light-on or dark-on sensor. They come with a 2-year warranty and are UL listed, CE marked and RoHs compliant.
Starting at $27.50 (LLR-M12MA-NMK-400)
New additions to our lineup of Wiegmann enclosures include new NEMA 4/4X/12/13 rated stainless steel 22mm pushbutton enclosures; NEMA 4 rated carbon steel wiring troughs with hinged cover; and NEMA 1 rated carbon steel corner-mount including models with knockouts.
Wiegmann is a well-trusted brand and one of the largest enclosure manufacturers in North America, manufacturing a wide variety of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum enclosures, including disconnects, pushbutton and operator consoles and consolets.
Starting at $71.00 (RSCG040412)
LUTZE SILFLEX® 24VDC flexible control cable is an industrial-rated low voltage cable ideal for both stationary and flexible applications with limited mechanical stress and free movement without any tensile stress, loads or forced movements. These cables are available in sizes from 18 AWG to 16 AWG with 3 to 19 unshielded conductors. The rugged outer jacket provides resistance to sunlight, oil and moisture penetration, making these cables suitable for wet and dry locations as well as outdoors. These cables carry UL approval and TC-ER, Type MTW, Class 2 Division ratings, and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum. LUTZE 24VDC control cable starts at $0.81 per foot and is made in the USA.
Starting at $0.98 /ft. (20 ft. min.) (A3251803-1)
Automation Direct has added current, rate, process and temperature displays to their TRUMETER ADM series of graphical panel meters. These panel meters feature a programmable bar graph to provide an instant visual representation of an analog meter. They have customizable messages and alarms to alert operators when a parameter is out of range. The updated software includes 10 alarm points, 20-point linearization and better scaling. These panel meters come with a 3-year warranty and are UL listed, CE marked and RoHS compliant.
In addition to the graphical panel meters, Automation Direct has added a new line of low-cost TRUMETER hour meters and counters. Available in electromechanical and battery-powered units, they provide reliable counting and run hours tracking for any application. Optional gaskets are available to allow for Nema 4/4X rating when mounted in a suitable enclosure
TRUMETER graphical panel meters start at $81.00 (ADM100C-LN, ADM100C-LP)
TRUMETER hour meters and counters start at $21.00 (3400-0000)
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