SIM drive couplings are now available in our line of mechanical power transmission products. SIM drive couplings are used to couple the shafts of various mechanical devices, often of different sizes and to compensate for shaft misalignment. Styles include: Jaw/Spider couplings that offer a wide range of fitment and higher torque; Oldham couplings for higher speed ratings and that allow for a higher misalignment of mated shafts; servo beam style couplings add a significant increase to speed rating and have zero backlash; high-gain couplings offer the highest speed ratings, excellent vibration absorption, and zero backlash. These SIM drive couplings have a 1-year warranty.
New ProSense multi-mode and off-delay timer relays offer the flexible programmability of a multi-function and multi-range time delay relay together with a universal input voltage. The TRM series multi-mode timer relays provide an easy way to select time delay functions and time range options. Available models offer timing functions up to 10,230 hours, with various power supply ratings. The TRS-TD series off-delay timer relay replaces the functionality of bulky, costly and inaccurate pneumatic time-delay relays and does not require a trigger switch or application of continuous input voltage. The onboard power source keeps the logic circuit and relay energized during the off-delay period. Available models provide up to eight selectable timing modes up to 30 minutes.
AutomationDirect has added Quabbin 600V control cable to our extensive selection of cable offerings. These cables are ideal for use in control panels, conduits, and where superior electrical properties are required. The smaller diameter design for this cable reduces cost and the space required inside panels and conduits. This cable is available in shielded and unshielded versions, in sizes from 20AWG to 14AWG, with 2 to 25 conductors. Cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum starting at $0.33 per foot and is made in the USA.
STAHL safety isolators provide a compact, cost-effective and easy-to-connect way to provide intrinsic safety and galvanic separation between a control system and field devices in a hazardous location. Digital and analog modules are available in single or dual-channel versions; a temperature module is also available. Digital and analog modules are rated for SIL applications and analog modules are HART compatible. The optional pac-BUS system can save cost and wiring time with modular accessories that allow modules to snap onto a DIN rail. These STAHL safety isolators have a 1-year warranty.
SureServo2 servo systems are now available, starting at $810 for a complete servo system, including: motor, drive, I/O breakout module, and cable set. The SureServo2 offering includes high-powered systems (up to 15kW), wide input power options (110VAC or 220VAC in single or three phase), and a host of additional hardware and software features. The absolute 24-bit encoder on every SureServo2 motor provides over 16m ppr. The built-in motion controller now includes routines for registration, electronic camming, rotary shear, flying shear and more. Option cards are available for EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP network connectivity. The FREE (downloadable) setup software now includes four tuning modes with the ability to auto-tune systems with up to 50:1 inertia mismatch, and a built-in oscilloscope for super-exacting insight into system operation for development, troubleshooting and diagnostics.
DEHN DIN-rail mounted surge protective devices set new standards for safety and ease of use. The UL 1449 4th Edition certification for these SPDs make them ideal for use with all common power systems and electrical panel applications in the United States and Canada. The DEHNguard surge protectors are available for use with 1-phase, 3-phase Wye, 3-phase Delta, and 3-phase High-leg Delta electrical systems. The DEHNrail family is ideal for protecting terminal equipment in industrial electronics environments. The DEHNpatch family fulfill requirements for universal Ethernet, industrial Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and other general applications up to the Gbit range. The DEHNpipe family mounts directly onto a field device, and their corrosion-resistant stainless steel housing makes them ideal for potentially explosive atmospheres, intrinsically safe applications, or for use inside a flameproof enclosure. Replacement protection modules are available for DEHNguard and DEHNrail SPDs. Prices start at $57.00.
AutomationDirect has added more choices to our offering of Murrplastik cable entry systems. The addition of the KDL/D MONO series cable entry system provides the same benefits as the existing KDL/D series in a round frame form. This series allows a cable to be installed through an enclosure or other bulkhead surfaces, with the added benefit that pre-made, terminated cables can be installed without disassembling the connectors. The newly added KDP/X cable entry system allows for a high density of non-terminated cables to be installed through a small area of an enclosure or other bulkhead surfaces.
Newly added safety laser scanners offer an ingenious, cost-effective way to protect an entire area. This can be a static application such as a robot cell or the area surrounding a moving device such as an AGV. They are ideal for providing safe access to potentially dangerous locations or areas. These laser area scanners are configurable and feature a 275-degree viewing window that allows for several user-defined zones of protection. I/O and dust filtering are other options configurable through the unit's GUI. Mounting brackets and replacement windows are available for these scanners. These new Datalogic Safety Laser Scanners have a 3-year warranty.
Our new 1kV ALL-FLEX MTW/THHW heavy-duty flexible power cable from Direct Wire is an extremely flexible large gauge (8AWG to 500MCM) single-conductor industrial cable that is ideal for industrial control panel distribution, VFD power feeds, servo systems and motor leads in non-drive related applications. This cable is also ideal for marine board, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), transformer wiring, battery chargers, and other non-traditional industrial applications. ALL-FLEX cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft (smaller gauges) or 10ft. (larger gauges) minimum, starts at $0.54 per foot and is made in the USA.
StrideLinx 4GG LTE cellular router (SE-SL3011-4GG), priced at $685.00 , is now certified for Verizon networks, offering even more connectivity options. The StrideLinx cloud platform has also been improved with easier navigation, user-defined page layouts, and more data display options to make remote access and monitoring even easier. Mobile App Branding / White Labeling has been added as an optional service and allows users to re-brand the mobile interface with their own corporate identity. Licenses are now purchased on our store and those with renewals start at just $15/month with options to renew monthly, yearly, or on a multiple year schedule for even more savings.
AutomationDirect has added a line of Wenglor dark and shiny object detection photoelectric sensors that use blue light technology to enable them to detect objects that other photoelectric sensors can't or that get detected multiple times erroneously. They come in either a 50x20x50mm or 32x12x16mm body sizes with an M12 or M8 quick-disconnect. These sensors can detect dark and shiny objects up to 400mm away and are IO-Link V1.1 compatible. Also added are four new models to the Wenglor performance line as well as five laser sensors to the discrete distance detection group. These new Wenglor sensors have a 1-year warranty.
ProSense GWR Series liquid level sensors provide low-cost liquid level measurement for industrial applications. These units provide continuous and point-level measurements and have a rugged IP68/IP69K rated 316 stainless steel housing that offers uncompromising protection and long life in harsh industrial environments. The GWR-1600-P probe is best suited for use with water or water-based media, and the GWR-1600-C coaxial tube and probe is optimized for use with oil or oil-based media or clean water or water-based media. The GWR-1600-C can also be used as a probe-only unit without the coaxial tube for water or water-based applications. Probe and coaxial tubes are available from 240mm to 1600mm lengths and can be cut to adapt to specific level applications.
AutomationDirect has added Schmersal two-hand control panels to its lineup of safety products. Two-hand control systems are used with a special control monitoring relay, such as the Dold BG5933-22-61-24, and require an operator to use both hands simultaneously when initiating a hazardous operation. This forces an operator to keep their hands on the two-hand control actuator and out of an unsafe spot when a system is performing a hazardous operation. Panels are available in aluminum or plastic and with or without pushbuttons. Replacement pushbuttons are also available. These new Schmersal two-hand control panels have a 1-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added Schmersal IEC limit switches to its lineup. These limit switches are available in a 30mm or 40mm body width and are offered in zinc alloy, aluminum or glass-fiber thermoplastic enclosures. The selection of actuator heads include; plunger, plunger with roller, one-way lever with roller, lever with roller, adjustable lever with roller and adjustable rod. The snap-action contacts are available in a variety of NO/NC configurations. All units have an M20 x 1.5 conduit fitting and include a ½-inch NPT adapter. These new Schmersal limit switches have a 1-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added several ProSense inductive proximity sensors to our existing portfolio. In this newest release, we have added an 8mm triple-sensing inductive proximity sensor that is available in flush and non-flush mounting options, NO or NC outputs as well as NPN or PNP logic. This sensor can detect ferrous metals up to a distance of 6mm. We have also added additional extended sensing distance inductive proximity sensors. These extended sensing distance proximity sensors come with a metal face to provide more durable protection. As expected they have exceptional environmental ratings in IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K. They are available in 8mm, 12mm, 18mm and 30mm sizes. All are available with a NO output. An M8 or M12 quick-disconnect connection is standard with all sensors that were added. All of these new ProSense proximity sensors have a lifetime warranty.
New accessories for Eaton 3P series molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) have been added. New products include universal rotary handles and Flex ShaftTM flexible handles, both available for each MCCB frame size and suitable for NEMA 1/4/4X and 12 enclosures. Also added are high performance Flex Shaft two-position flange handles that feature external front mounting and are available for NEMA 1/3R/4/4X and 12 enclosures and for G-, F-, K- and L-frame MCCB models. New six-wire connectors, multi-wire connectors, replacement lug kits, and DIN rail mounting clips are also available.
Another great addition to Eaton MCCB accessories is the NEMA 12 safety door hardware. These are Type C361 door interlocking safety handle kits designed for use with 3P series MCCBs and flexible handle when mounted in an SDN12, or equivalent, enclosure.
New IDEM non-contact magnetic coded switches use force-guided contacts and have an internal monitoring system so that they are stand-alone, not requiring the use of a separate safety relay. The wide 14mm sensing range provides a high tolerance to misalignment. Models are available that support automatic reset or manual reset, as well as a selectable, auto/manual reset. External reset monitoring allows each switch to act as its own small safety system. These switches will maintain PLe (ISO13849-1) even when connected in series. The PSA series, in a plastic enclosure, is suitable for general industrial applications; the MSA series, encased in a 316 stainless steel enclosure, is IP69K rated for food and beverage applications or other harsh duty applications. Magnetic coding offers a degree of tamper resistance. The new IDEM stand-alone switches have a 1-year warranty.
Saginaw has been serving the electrical industry since 1963 specializing in manufacturing top-quality electrical enclosures built to accurate dimensions. AutomationDirect is proud to add Saginaw's standard stock of enclosures, including freestanding, floor-mount, wall-mount, disconnect, modular, operator system, pushbutton, junction, and wire trough enclosures. Featured are Saginaw's Enviroline and Enviroline Junction series are stylish, versatile all-purpose enclosures available in a variety of materials and finishes that offer a flush-fitting door with a flange trough collar around the door opening to channel liquids away. The doors are secured by the exclusive SCE concealed hinge, which allows the doors to open 180 degrees and can be removed by simply pulling the hinge pin.
Saginaw enclosures start at $34.00 and are shipped immediately from any of Saginaw's five stocking warehouses.
New ultrasonic level sensors feature Flowline's proprietary Reflective Technology™ that delivers reliable level measurement in condensing environments for applications that encounter weakening signal strength and reduced measurement reliability due to condensation. Newly available models include a general-purpose version and an intrinsically safe version for hazardous environments; both are available with continuous level measurement, switching and control capabilities. The standard 4-20 mA output is easily monitored by a PLC or other controller. Models with four relays can be configured for level alarms and/or stand-alone level control such as automatic fill or empty functions.
The new LUTZE Silflex Servo Motor Cable is a rugged industrial cable that is ideal for harsh environments. LUTZE Silflex cable is designed for servo drive and motor combinations and can be used for most stationary servo motor applications. Silflex is rated Tray Cable - Exposed Run (TC-ER), making the installations more cost-effective by reducing labor and materials costs. The TPE jacket is oil and sunlight resistant and suitable for dry, damp, wet, and direct burial locations. LUTZE servo motor cable has four conductors and an additional shielded signal pair for feedback or brake control. LUTZE cable is 600V UL rated and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 10ft minimum. LUTZE servo cable starts at $2.59 per foot and is made in the USA.
The Pneumatic Automation Link, or "PAL", is a versatile field I/O system that can include I/O or pneumatic valve, or a combination of both. The system is controlled either by an Ethernet/IP master or direct wiring (for exclusively pneumatic valves). All components are rated for IP65, intended to be machine mounted, and can be split into multiple subsystems that only use one master connection. Each assembly can support up to 40 I/O modules and 40 valve bases so it can control the most complex systems. Power, I/O and network connections are made via standard M8 or M12 connections. All PAL components come with an efficient diagnostic system. PAL components have a 1-year warranty.
Schmersal E series 30mm pilot devices provide simple operator controls and indication for industrial and commercial applications. These rugged and reliable IP65-rated devices include a wide assortment of pushbuttons, emergency stop pushbuttons, LED indicators, and selector switches. The pushbutton selections include illuminated and non-illuminated versions with operators available in various colors. E-Stop versions are available with either a 40mm or 55mm operator and with momentary (general purpose), push/pull or twist-to-release (emergency stop) action types. Selector switch options include two- or three-position configurations and maintained or spring return action styles. Indicator lights are available with various lens colors, with dome or flat lens options. Light modules and contact blocks for all pilot devices are sold separately.
CLICK PLUS PLCs have been added to the CLICK line. CLICK PLUS CPUs come in three styles that offer convenient USB programming and support the IIoT standard MQTT protocol and Modbus TCP. CPU modules with a built-in Ethernet port also support EtherNet/IP communication, and serial-capable models utilize Modbus RTU. Each CPU has a slot for an optional I/O module so that you can configure the stand-alone PLC of your choice. Numerous Option Slot I/O Modules are available to add discrete I/O with high-speed capability, analog I/O, or combinations of both. Data logging allows you to track system efficiency and performance, troubleshoot reoccurring or intermittent faults, and predict future breakdowns. CLICK PLUS PLCs use the same FREE software as the original CLICK PLCs.
AutomationDirect has added several different small sensors to the proximity sensor lineup. New rectangular 8mm x 16mm inductive proximity sensors are available in flush and non-flush mounting options, NO or NC outputs as well as NPN or PNP logic. The new 8mm round capacitive proximity sensors are able to detect materials other than metal, in a compact 8mm package. These capacitive proximity sensors have a potentiometer to adjust sensitivity and are available with an M8 quick-disconnect or 2m pigtail cable. Also added are two new series of photoelectric sensors. Both the 8mm round and 8mm x 8mm x 4mm rectangular models are available in diffuse with background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective and through beam sensing styles. These can sense objects at up to 2.2 meters distance. All new sensors are CE and cULus approved. New 8mm photoelectric sensors have a 2-year warranty and the new 8mm proximity sensors have a lifetime warranty.
The new Safegate non-muting Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains protect a wide range of industrial applications that do not require muting functionality. Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. ReeR Safegate non-muting light curtains are IP65/IP67 rated. Mirrors and protective columns are available to complete the installation. These light curtains come with a 1-year warranty.
These linear actuators are SureStep NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 frame stepper motors with a stainless-steel lead-screw extension of the rotor. In conjunction with the provided screw nut, this actuator translates motor torque into linear thrust. They can provide up to 193 lbs. of thrust, or speeds up to 18 in/sec. Nine standard "leads" (travel per rev) are offered, with screw lengths of 6, 9, or 12 inches, and all are stocked products ready for immediate delivery. Long life, no maintenance triangular screw nuts are included. Optional round screw nuts, and extension cables in 6-, 10-, and 20-foot lengths complete the offering.
AutomationDirect has added more high precision limit switches from Metrol. New High-temperature precision limit switches provide a 10 micron accuracy and are rated for temperatures of up to 200°C. Also new are high-vacuum resistance limit switches with an accuracy of 10 microns designed to be used in a 10-5PA high-vacuum environment. High-vacuum resistance precision limit switches come in stroke lengths from 0.8 to 5mm and are available in M5x0.5, M14x1 and 16x1 mm threaded barrel diameters. Metrol high temperature and high vacuum resistance precision limit switches have a 1-year warranty.
New additions to our offering of Sapiselco cable ties include CLICK Tie beaded cable ties, which allow release for reuse and have a double head that allows tying of a second bundle. New low-temperature UV resistant cable ties can be used outdoors in harsh cold weather conditions. Also new are assortment kits that include bulk amounts of nylon cable ties in various sizes and colors, in bulk amounts of 800 or 1,200 cable ties.
MTW machine tool wire is now also available in 1,000-foot reels for gauges ranging from 14 AWG to 22 AWG in various color choices. Existing MTW wire is sold in 500-foot spools for gauge sizes ranging from 20 AWG to 10 AWG in various colors, and in 2,500-foot reels for gauges ranging from 12 AWG to 18 AWG in various colors. Conductors are bare, annealed copper and the wire outer jacket is color-coded, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) that is flame-retardant and heat and moisture-resistant. Up to ten solid and four spiral-striped wire colors are available depending on wire size and length. MTW wire is UL approved, RoHS and CSA compliant and has a one-year warranty. MTW wire starts at $18.00 for 500-foot reels of 22 AWG wire.
Rack and Pinions are mechanical gear components that convert rotary motion into linear motion. High precision Helical Gear Teeth, on both the Rack and Pinion, provide smooth and quiet linear motion. These pinions are designed to be mounted to the output shaft of our SureGear stepper or servo gearboxes, and also work with other popular brands. They are hardened and work with ISO 10 hardened racks.
The NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes the D2-Series double-acting, NFPA heavy-duty tie rod air cylinders ideal for use where abusive conditions exist. These pneumatic air cylinders have a 250 psi operating pressure and are interchangeable with other popular brands. New models are available with and without adjustable cushions to provide end-of-stroke deceleration at both ends. All D2-Series cylinders are constructed with high-quality aluminum components and a magnetic piston fitted with a PTFE wear band; all cylinders have a magnetic piston and can be used along with solid-state or reed switches for rod position sensing. The series includes bore sizes from 1-1/2 inch to four inches and stroke lengths from one inch to 32 inches to meet a broad range of applications. Models feature flange, rear clevis and rear pivot, side, base and rod clevis mounting options. These cylinders are proudly made in the USA and have a 2-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added CODE brand barcode scanners for use in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. The CR950 handheld series and the CR1100 series that operate in presentation mode or as a small handheld unit can read and decode most 1D and 2D barcodes such as Code128 and QR codes. The CR6022 series scanners add Direct Part Mark (DPM) capability in addition to being able to read 1D and 2D barcodes. All three series are available with RS232 or USB communications. A full line of accessories that include communications cables, mounting stands and power supplies are available. Code Barcode scanners have a 2-, 3- or 5-year warranty.
New Dold timer relays provide timed control for industrial controls and building automation applications. The MK series timer relays are ideal for applications such as process, machine tool and safety control. These timers are available as cyclic, off-delay, on-delay, and multi-function types, with models that include up to 8 functions in one unit. RK series timers are economical and compact timer relays ideal for time-dependent control needs. These timers are available as single-function or multi-function models that cover all common timing functions, time ranges and voltage needs. Both series include LED lights that indicate current timer status.
The SureMotion® LAHP series linear actuators, slides and accessories are XYZ gantry components that allow creation of a motion system with up to three axes of movement. These motor-ready linear actuators and sliding components have travel lengths of up to 910mm. They turn rotary motion into linear motion and provide a variety of X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning system solutions. Options for mounting stepper or servo motors as well as a full selection of accessories complete a linear motion system. Actuators are available in ball screw and lead screw driven units. Undriven linear slides in the same lengths as driven actuators can be used to stabilize the x-axis. SureMotion LAHP series components have a 1-year warranty.
Hammond data communication racks provide a housing to mount data communication equipment and devices used in industrial environments. Wall-mount swing-out rack enclosures include 19-inch mounting rails for easy installation of network access equipment. Rack cabinets and open wall-mount racks are ideal for securing equipment to vertical surfaces in limited spaces. Open-frame floor-mount racks provide threaded rails on the front and back. Rack rails, angles, channels and other accessories are available.
Waterfall series enclosures are ideal for sanitary environments. Their unique hinge design allows for easy hose-down cleaning and the slope top prevents liquid accumulation. These enclosures carry IP69K and ANSI/NSF 169 ratings.
Miniature cases provide watertight protection for electronic equipment, circuit boards and DIN rail mounted components. This selection includes die-cast aluminum, polycarbonate and ABS plastic models.
Wire trough and wireways route and organize electrical cables and wires while protecting them from dust, dirt, oil and water. Hammond wireway styles include lay-in for ease of installation, and pull-through for optimum protection.
Additional models of Hammond enclosures in many categories have also been added.
The new ProSense Basic series of proximity sensors offer great value for general industrial applications. These round inductive proximity sensors made from nickel-plated brass are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm. Flush and non-flush mount styles are available in sensing distances up to 15mm and offer an LCP (liquid crystal polymer) active face. PNP logic models are available with either a N.O. or N.C. output; NPN logic is also available with a N.O. output. M12 quick-disconnect or 2m pigtail termination styles are available for all sizes. These IP67-rated sensors have a lifetime warranty.
The CWB series of IEC contactors meets the requirements of a wide range of industrial applications. The magnetic contactors are available with AC or DC coils, in ratings up to 60hp at 575V. RW27/67 series thermal overload relays include (1) N.O. and (1) N.C. isolated auxiliary contact, and mount directly to the compatible contactor for compact and reliable installation. RW-E series electronic overload relays protect motors in a wide range of applications by offering selectable trip classes. WEG CWB series contactor prices start at $25.75, with a full line of accessories available.
ESW/PESW series enclosed manual motor starters offer convenient pre-wired, ready-to-install units for operating the electric service to a motor. ESW series units with NEMA 1 rated enclosures offer a general industrial solution; PESW series units with NEMA 4 rated enclosures are perfect for harsh environments. Enclosed manual motor starters are priced from $88.00.
MPW series manual motor protectors cover the function of motor starter, disconnect, controller, overload protection and branch circuit protection in a very compact device. Models are available in ratings up to 32A. MPW series manual motor protectors start at $48.00.
New models of Contrinex DW series round proximity sensors are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm. Flush and non-flush mount models are available with standard or extended sensing distances, with complete overload protection. These IP67-rated sensors are made of nickel plated brass or 304 stainless steel. PNP models are IO Link compatible and are available with either a N.O. or N.C. output. NPN logic is also available with a N.O. output. M12 quick-disconnect termination is available on all sizes of sensors; a 2m pigtail cable is an option on 8mm and 12mm sensors. These sensors are proudly made in the USA and have a lifetime warranty.
Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller. Newly added BRX discrete I/O modules include 5, 8, and 16-point relay output modules (starting at $55) with Form A (SPST) and Form C (SPDT) options; 16-point 2-5 VDC discrete input and output modules (starting at $55); a 16-point 2-5 VDC discrete combination input/output module; and the HSIO4 high-speed pulse combo module ($219) capable of handling up to a 2MHz frequency in differential or single-ended wiring configurations. In addition, a new Pluggable Option Module (POM) with full Ethernet capability and support for MQTT Client, Do-more, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet remote I/O, and Modbus TCP protocols (for use with Ethernet MPUs only) ($79) has also been added to the lineup.
Quabbin multiconductor cable with twisted triads has been added to AutomationDirect’s current offering of instrumentation cable. These 300V UL cables with 18 or 20 AWG wire sizes are offered as 1, 2, 4 or 8 overall shielded triads, or individually shielded 2, 4, or 8-twisted triads with an overall shield. The overall shielded cables have an aluminum/polyester foil shield with 100% coverage and a tinned copper continuous drain wire for protection against external electrical noise interference. Cables with both individually shielded pairs and an overall shield have aluminum/polyester foil shields with separate tinned copper continuous drain wires. Individual conductor triads are stranded bare copper with black, white and red PVC insulation; the black PVC outer jacket is sunlight and moisture resistant. The UL ITC/PLTC listed triad cables are available cut-to-length in 1-foot increments starting at $0.25 / ft. (20-ft. min).
The Heartland series of polycarbonate enclosures from AttaBox is ideal for applications requiring protection from moisture, corrosive environments, UV exposure or extreme temperatures. The Heartland series carries NEMA 1, 3R, 4, 4X, 6P and 12 ratings, and is available in sizes up to 24 x 24 x 10 inches. These lightweight yet durable wall-mount enclosures are offered with opaque or smoked doors, with either polycarbonate or stainless steel latches. A line of accessories includes subpanels and swing panel kits, mounting feet, replacement latch kits, pole mount kits and enclosure vents. Heartland series enclosures start at $49.00. Also new are slotted security latches on select sizes of MachoBox and Triton enclosures, as well as more subpanel mounting options for Freedom series enclosures.
Southwire digital multimeters (from $28.50) test for AC/DC voltage, current, resistance, continuity, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, or temperature. All meters meet or exceed UL testing standards. Models are available with auto or manual ranging and non-contact voltage detection. Clamp-on True RMS multimeters measure AC/DC current up to 1000A and include functions for resistance, continuity, capacitance, frequency, duty cycle, temperature, and diode test. Voltage testers are available with removable remote indicator, LED indication, and audible indication. UL listed models offer up to 600V detection ranges and up to Cat IV safety ratings. Cable continuity status testers are available with a removable remote indicator, LED and additional audible indication of continuity and polarity. A data/video cable tester detects issues with network and coaxial cables. Learn more
Multiconductor instrumentation cable in 20 AWG diameter has been added to AutomationDirect's current offering of 18 AWG and 16 AWG sizes. These 300V UL cables have 1, 2, 4, or 8 twisted pairs with overall shield or in 2, 4, or 8 individually shielded twisted pairs with an overall shield. The overall shielded cables have an aluminum/polyester foil shield with 100% coverage and a tinned copper continuous drain wire for protection against external electrical noise interference. Cables with both individually shielded pairs and an overall shield have aluminum/polyester foil shields with separate tinned copper continuous drain wires. Individual conductor pairs are stranded bare copper with black and white PVC insulation; the black PVC outer jacket is sunlight and moisture resistant. The UL ITC/PLTC listed cables are available cut-to-length in 1-foot increments starting at $0.20 / ft. (20-ft. min). Learn more
New RHINO PRO (DIN Rail Performance Series) PSN and PSD series switching power supplies (from $89.00) are available in single-phase and 3- phase input units and feature universal AC input voltage range (1-Phase units), a built-in constant current circuit for charging applications (3-Phase units) and a power boost of 150% for up to 7 seconds. Current output is available from 3.4A to 40A at 24 VDC. The Advanced Power Boost (APB) feature protects the system and ensures continuing operation when a large inrush current is detected due to faulty load on a multiple load connection. A built-in DC OK contact and DC OK/Overload LED indicator are common on both series. The RHINO PSD series, with built-in LCD display, gives users the ability to verify output current, output voltage, peak hold current, lifetime expectancy and ambient temperature data. Learn more
Murrelektronik optocouplers (from $16.50) are used to combine different signal levels or to isolate one signal from another. Optocouplers are similar to relay interfaces, providing an optoelectronic signal transfer between input and output. Optocouplers have a long life span and are suitable for applications with high switching frequencies, even over a long usage period. Murr slim interface relays (from $9.50) are highly compact, lightweight and especially useful when cabinet space is limited. Encased in a self-extinguishing plastic housing, these relays offer a long useful life, and are great for PLC automation systems, industrial machines and more. Murr multi-mode relay timers ($27.50) are for use in industrial installations and automation control systems. Features include 35mm DIN rail mount, slim 6.2 mm design and a green LED status indicator. Time ranges are from 0.1 to 300 seconds. Learn more
Murr distribution junction blocks (from $69.00) provide a convenient method for connecting sensors and actuators to the control cabinet. Murrelektronik supplies a comprehensive range of distribution boxes. They create optimum installations for any application and are cost-effective, reliable, and space saving solutions. Murrelektronik blocks add M8 style connectivity as well as M12 12-pin and terminal block homerun options. Murr junction blocks feature a 30mm wide footprint that saves space and offers flexible mounting options. Integrated LED indicators make troubleshooting easy and overmolded bodies provide vibration and environmental protection. The distribution blocks are available with an integrated cable or the Homerun cabling option. Marking tags are included, the voltage range is 18-30.2 VDC and the passive distribution blocks are IP67 rated and UL, CE approved. Learn more
Werma EvoSignal visual and visual-audible signal devices (from $48.00 ) are available in Mini, Midi and Maxi models in 115-230 VAC, 12/24 VAC/VDC and with base, tube, bracket and wall mounting options. Mini and Midi audible signal horn versions offer continuous or pulse sounds at 95-110 dB, 1m. EvoSignal Mini beacons (62mm) are designed for locations that have limited space; Midi beacons (85mm) are a flexible medium-range solution; Maxi beacons (120mm diameter) are a long-range solution. Mini and Midi beacons are available in TwinLIGHT and TwinFLASH lighting and TriColor versions. TwinLIGHT and TwinFLASH effects merge two lighting functions in one element that can then be remotely operated and configured to suit different warning levels. Maxi models are also available with rotating lighting effects. Werma EvoSignal devices are IP66 rated with a 2-year warranty. Learn more
ACTH series adaptive true RMS current transducers ($169.00) monitor electric heat zero-crossing burst fired SCR controllers, provide fast response and are ideal for electrical heater applications. 3ACT/3ACTR Series AC 3-phase current transducers (from $295.00) monitor three-phase loads, motors, machines or buildings. The large triple-aperture fixed core design has three current outputs and a fourth output for the average of the three. ACTS series AC current sensors ($125.00) combine a current operated switch and transducer and provides an analog output and a solid-state switched output which changes state when the current exceeds setpoint or falls below normal running current. VADT series AC/DC voltage transducers ($142.00) are high-performance True RMS sensing for AC voltage in single-phase or 3-phase installations and DC voltage sensing in DC powered installations. Learn more
New WAGO multi-channel circuit breakers (from $143.00 ) are available in two, four and eight channels. These electronic circuit breakers monitor load current and reliably recognize overloads and short circuits on an output. Circuit breaker electronics permit brief current peaks and switch longer overloads off. The rated current for each output of the multi-channel units can be set with a current selector switch. The outputs are time-delay and load-dependent activated to avoid overload current. Models range from 0.5-10A nominal current, adjustable for each channel via sealable selector switch. One illuminated and three color buttons per channel simplify switching (on/off), resetting, and on-site diagnostics. Output state is indicated with a multi-colored LED. WAGO space-saving single-channel electronic breakers (from $57.00 ) are also available and up to 10 can be bused together. Learn more
Merz enclosed versions and non-enclosed DIN rail and panel/door mount versions of Merz disconnect/motor control switches are now available. Non-enclosed UL 508 / UL 60947 600VAC manual motor controller switches (from $16.00 ) are designed for snap-on DIN rail mounting, base mounting or front mounting in a door. ML1 compact switches are available for applications from 16A to 40A. For more demanding loads, the ML2 to ML3 series accommodates loads from 63A up to 125A. Accessories such as operating handles, shafts, auxiliary contacts, terminal shrouds and more are available. The enclosed Merz UL 508 disconnect switch (starting at $52.00 ) is a non-fusible, UL 508 / UL 60947 manual motor controller 600VAC disconnect switch rated at 25-125A and 40-63A. The gray polycarbonate plastic enclosure with red handle is NEMA/UL Type 1, 3R, 4, 4X rated. Learn more
The new Safegate type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide range of industrial applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying palette passes through the detection area of safety light curtains or safety sensors. Safegate safety curtains feature integrated muting functions with two access control (body protection) hardware or software (SMPO) configuration options. Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. ReeR pre-configured and pre-wired muting arms and muting brackets, and mirrors and protective columns are available. ReeR light curtains with muting function are safety category Type 4, IP65/IP67 rated and priced from $748.00 . Learn more
Gladiator® miniature circuit breakers (starting at $13.00) offer optimum and efficient protection for branch and control circuits up to 63 amps. The Gladiator GMCBU series is available with B, C or D trip characteristics in accordance with UL 489. GMCBU units are DIN rail mountable and can be used in feeder and branch circuit applications. Designed for dual rated AC or DC applications, single-pole, two-pole and three-pole models are available. Gladiator GMCB series miniature supplemental protectors (from $7.00) offer optimum and efficient protection for branch and control circuits up to 63 amps. GMCB units are available with UL 1077 B, C or D trip characteristics. Gladiator supplementary protectors are used to provide overcurrent protection where branch protection is already provided or not required. Learn more
The ProSense® process control temperature sensor lineup now includes RTD versions of the M12 connection transmitters, transmitter versions of the RTDs without process connection, and sanitary 3-A versions of RTDs and transmitter probes. ProSense Pt100 RTD sensors and transmitters with sanitary connection probes offer a clean-in-place tri-clamp process connection ideal for applications where corrosion and product contamination are factors. Measuring ranges for ProSense Pt100 type RTD probes with sanitary connections (from $94.00) are available from -58 to 400 °F. ProSense XTP series temperature transmitters (from $127.00) conveniently combine a precision Pt100 or Pt1000 RTD sensing element and transmitter electronics in a single stainless-steel body. Available in three preconfigured measuring ranges or use the free XT-SOFT configuration software. Learn more
The ProSense® LPM1 series of loop panel meters offers a simple, low cost digital display of an analog 4-20mA signal. Models are available for mounting in a standard 1/8 DIN size panel cut-out, and are also available in an aluminum enclosure for field mounting as a remote display for process instrumentation transmitters. The meter is powered from the mA loop and requires no external power supply. The 5-digit LCD display can be scaled to engineering units from -19999 to 99999 with a selectable decimal point location. A bar graph display indicates the relative position of the input signal. The LPM1 can be operated with backlighting to improve readability in dark areas. All models are cULus listed and one is cCSAus certified for hazardous locations. All models are CE marked and feature IP65-rated faces. Enclosed LPM1 models have an improved rating of IP66/67 NEMA 4X. Learn more
MTW machine tool wire is now available in 22 AWG. Existing MTW wire sizes are 20 AWG to 10 AWG. Type MTW conductors are primarily used in control cabinets, in machine tool applications and in appliance wiring applications. MTW wire complies with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79. Voltage rating for all applications is 600 volts. MTW wire is sold in 500-foot spools and certain sizes are also available in 2500-foot reels. Conductors are bare, annealed copper and the wire outer jacket is color-coded, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) that is flame-retardant and heat and moisture-resistant. Up to ten solid and four spiral-striped wire colors are available depending on wire size and length. MTW wire is UL approved, RoHS and CSA compliant and has a one-year warranty. 500-foot reels of MTW 22 AWG wire are $18.00. Learn more
New IronHorse® MTF2 series farm duty motors, priced from $359.00, are totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) single-phase 208-230V, 1800 RPM AC motors with increased horsepower ranges from 2 hp to 10 hp. The NEMA T-frame motors are IP55 rated and have cast-iron end housings with rolled steel bodies. Farm Duty motors are designed for general purpose applications requiring high starting torque and moderate starting current. New IronHorse MTDP series open drip-proof three-phase motors (from $197.00) range in size from 1hp to 50hp at 1800 rpm and 3hp, 5hp, and 7.5 hp at 3600 rpm. Frame sizes are available from 143T to 326T. All models have a rolled steel frame; frame sizes up to 256T have cast aluminum end bells, while frame sizes of 284T or larger have cast iron end bells. These new IronHorse motors are cURus certified, CE approved and have a 2-year warranty. Learn more
Safety light curtains provide human and machine protection. New Contrinex 14mm and 30mm beam resolution extended slim safety light curtains eliminate blind spots (the height of the light curtain is the height of the protected area) and the slim low profile makes safety curtain installation inside the machine application easier. These new slim light curtains can also be wirelessly configured through Bluetooth®. 14mm resolution light curtains provide finger safe protection and 30mm resolution curtains offer hand safe protection. Protection heights are 170mm to 1290mm (6.7 to 50.8 in) for the 14mm resolution curtains and 170 to 1610 mm (6.7 to 63.4 in) for the 30mm curtains. Operating ranges are 0.25 to 5 m (0.82 to 16.4 ft). All safety light curtains have Type 4 and Cat 4 PL e safety ratings and are IP65 rated. Extended slim safety light curtain sets start at $495.00 and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
New STEGO enclosure products include a temperature/humidity sensor, a unique form factor heater, enclosure door switches, and new Varioline series LED enclosure lights. The compact "Smart Sensor" ($126.00) electronically measures temperature and humidity and converts the measured data into a standardized analog 4 to 20 mA signal. The 8mm thin flat heater (from $92.00) provides evenly distributed temperature within enclosures; the ultra-thin design makes it particularly suitable for high-density electronic applications. Enclosure door switches ($30.00) can be used to switch a light when opening a door, or to activate a fan when closing a door. Starting at $104.00, STEGO Varioline magnetic and screw-mount enclosure lights are compact, powerful LED lamps capable of fully illuminating even very large enclosures. The glare-free 360° rotatable LED tube has a service life of 60,000 hours. Learn more
igus CF9 and CF10 series multi-conductor control cables for continuous flexing applications are available in sizes from 20AWG to 14AWG, with 3 to 7 unshielded (CF9 series) or 4 and 5 shielded (CF10 series) conductors. An insulated ground conductor is included in the conductor count. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is a mechanically high-quality black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The cable outer jacket is a low-adhesion pressure extruded slate gray TPE mixture that provides resistance to sunlight, oil penetration, and is flame-retardant. igus Chainflex® cables have a unique tear strip underneath the outer jacket (unshielded) or inner jacket (shielded) that can be opened to the desired strip length, saving wiring time and effort. Cut-to-length, high flex continuous flexing control cables start at $1.65 / ft. (20-foot min). Learn more
NSF certified lead-free brass-bodied water valves from ODE are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications. Two types of these brass solenoid valves are available; direct acting, and pilot control. Both types are 2-port, 2-position, normally closed. Direct acting solenoid valves with G1/8 or G1/4 port sizes are certified NSF/ANSI 169 for use in vending and other potable water applications. Maximum operating pressure is 580 psi. Solenoid valves with pilot control are NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certified for use with water and other compatible fluid applications. 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" NPT port sizes are available and maximum pressures are 232 - 363 psi. ODE brass potable water valves start at $77.00 and are NSF, CE, CSA, UL recognized, and IP 65 EN 60529 (DIN 40050) protected. 12VDC, 24VDC, 24VAC, 120VAC and 240VAC replacement coils are available. Learn more
IDEM non-contact RFID coded safety switches are designed to provide interlock protection on hinged, sliding or removable guard doors and are particularly advantageous when poor guard alignment exists, when high-level anti-tamper is required or where high-hygiene washdown requirements exist. New IDEM KLP-Z/KLM-Z/KL3-Z tongue interlock safety switches, with guard locking and RFID coding, fit into the leading edge of machine guard doors to provide robust guard locking while also providing a double tamper-resistant interlock mechanism. Providing position detection for moving guards, these switches remain locked until the solenoid voltage is applied to the switch. The switches can also be used with delay timers to provide the energize signal after a set time has passed. IDEM cULus and CE approved guard locking RFID coded safety switches start at $291.00 , with a 1-year warranty. Learn more
The DURApulse GS20 Series of new generation high-performance vfd drives provides many standard and advanced functions in a compact reduced size unit. The new GS20X series is IP66/NEMA 4X rated for harsh environments. The drives include many of the same standard features as our GS family of drives including dynamic braking, PID, removable keypad, and RS-485 Modbus communication. The GS20 drive expands the DURApulse family by adding single-phase input capability (ALL 230VAC drives can be supplied single-phase), a built-in PLC, and optional EtherNet/IP and ModbusTCP communication card. GS20 drives are available from 1/4 to 30 hp in single-phase 120VAC, single-phase/three-phase 230VAC, and three-phase 460VAC and 575VAC. GS20X NEMA 4X drives are available up to 10hp. GS20(X) drives start at $135.00 and have a two-year warranty. Learn more
Linear Variable Inductance Transducers (LVITs) from Alliance convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional electrical signal output of 0-10V or 4-20mA. LVITs are contactless devices with no friction issues or moving parts that can wear out. LVITs exhibit outstanding repeatability and are used when higher accuracy is required. The Alliance LVIT SenSet™ process matches the end points of the sensor's analog output with the range of motion of a workpiece such as a hydraulic cylinder ram to optimize the position measuring resolution over the full range of motion. Configuration styles include spring loaded with ball tip, 19mm (0.75in) cylinder with rod eye mounting, and 27mm (1.05in) cylinder with rod eyes. Stroke lengths vary from 6.35mm (0.25in) to 457.2mm (18in). Linear inductance transducers (from $299.00 ) are CE, RoHS approved and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
STELLAR® SR35 full-featured solid-state Soft Starters are available in three frame sizes to control both 1-phase and 3-phase AC induction motors with 24VDC control voltage (optional 110-230 VAC). Designed for 17-361 full-load amps at 110-240 VAC (1-phase) or 200-600 VAC (3-phase), the SR35 soft starters are fully digital and use thyristors on the A and C phases for controlled reduced voltage motor starting and stopping. SR35 soft starters provide full motor overload protection and built-in SCR failure protection. The fully programmable units have an easy-to-navigate menu structure for quick application set up and feature integrated Modbus RTU communications as well as programmable digital inputs and relay outputs for remote control. An optional remote keypad is available. Starting at $387.00 with a 2-year warranty, SR35 soft starters are UL listed, CE, REACH, and RoHS approved. Learn more
C-more HMI touch panels provide a graphical interface designed to interchange and display graphics, animation and data to and from a PLC. C-more touch screen panels are available in 6", 7", 8", 10", 12" and 15" color TFT display versions. A headless HMI (no-screen) model is also available for larger display options. C-more HMI programming and configuration software provides a powerful set of tools for developing applications and makes HMI panel setup and programming quick and simple. The C-more programming software (EA9-PGMSW) is a user-friendly, Windows-based graphical editor offering a complete set of control panel objects including pushbuttons, selector switches, pilot lights, text and numeric data displays, bar graph displays, static and dynamic bit-mapped images, and more. C-more HMI software is now a FREE download; a CD is available for $11.00 . Learn more
The Productivity2000® PLC is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available. Two new 4-channel analog input modules (from $159.00) provide 0-20 ma or 0-10 VDC inputs, and two new 4-channel analog output modules supply 4-20 ma or +/- 10 VDC outputs. The new P2-02HSC high-speed counter module ($88.00) provides two independent single-ended 5-24 VDC inputs that accept up to 100kHz of pulse/direction and quadrature signals. The P2-04PWM pulse width modulation module ($97.00) supplies four channels of 5-24 VDC, sinking or sourcing, 0-20 kHz, 0-100% duty cycle outputs. The high-performance Productivity2000 has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports including Ethernet. Learn more
NITRA® pneumatic air filters, air regulators, air lubricators, air relief valves and combination air filters/regulators are now available with larger gauges and a new easy quarter-turn twist off feature. These air preparation units are available in a wide variety of port sizes to meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply filtration, air regulation and compressed air lubrication applications. The modular design allows stand-alone applications and enables easy field assembly for combining NITRA pneumatic filters, pneumatic regulators, air lubricators, and air relief valves using modular assembly brackets (purchased separately). NITRA units filter, lubricate and regulate pressure for an entire plant, at the machine, or component level to ensure consistent pressure for reliable pneumatic actuation. NITRA air preparation components start at $21.00 and have a 2-year warranty. Learn more
Versions of Hubbell-Wiegmann floor mounted, freestanding and disconnect enclosures are now available with KwikHinge door hinges. KwikHinge hinges enable quick removal of doors making tasks like subpanel installation or door modifications substantially easier. The hinge pin is made of stainless steel for strength and durability. KwikHinge series enclosures include NEMA 3R, 4, 4X and 12 freestanding single- and double-door disconnect, single- and double-door with 3-point handle and NEMA 3R, 4 and 12 double-door floor-mount. Also available are Ultimate Series NEMA 3R, 4, 12 and 13 single-door wall mount enclosures (from $209.00) with removable bottom gland plates. Gland plates permit easier cutouts and pulling of cable/wires. The gland plate is fully gasketed and can be removed for easy drilling and hole tapping without disturbing the integrity of the enclosure. Learn more
Captron SENSORswitches are capacitive pushbuttons which are activated without pressure, using a hand or other parts of the body. These capacitive pushbutton switches are easily installed via M8 connections, use touch control with no mechanical pressure required and offer visual touch feedback through LED signals. The switches are IP69K rated, and shock-resistant, vandal proof, and 100% water/oil-proof. Capacitive sensor switches are available in 22mm, 50mm and 60mm mounting diameters. Construction materials include plastic and stainless steel, aluminum or polycarbonate. Switch types include static, dynamic and toggle. Corresponding 22mm LED signal indicators are also IP69K rated and have a 20mm diameter illuminated area; green, red, yellow, white, orange, and magenta signal colors are available. Capacitive pushbutton switches start at $59.00 with a 1-year warranty. Learn more
Quabbin® DataMax Extreme Industrial Ethernet cable jackets were developed to survive the many industrial hazards that commercial jackets will not. Quabbin Cat5e industrial Ethernet cable has a UL PLTC rating allowing it to be installed in a cable tray without the need for conduit. With its 22 AWG conductors it works well in power over Ethernet (POE) applications. The rugged jacket has excellent chemical, moisture, and flame resistance, and exceptional low temperature flexibility. Designed for use in EtherNet/IP™ systems, the cable has 4 twisted pair, 22 AWG solid unshielded conductors; black or teal jacket colors are available. The cable is in compliance with TIA 568-C.2 and TIA 1005, and is UL Type CMX OUTDOOR - CMR, CMX and UL AWM Style 2463 (80°C, 600V) rated. Cut to length in 1-foot increments, Quabbin industrial Ethernet cable is $0.54 per foot (20 ft. minimum). Learn more
ProSense® digital panel meters in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes feature IP65-rated meter faces, simple menu-driven pushbutton configuration, and accept a wide variety of process inputs. Red, green or amber, 4 and 5-digit LED displays are available depending on model. Available input options include analog, temperature, AC/DC current and voltage, and now pulse/frequency inputs. New pulse/frequency input models accept input from AC voltage, magnetic sensors, NPN/PNP sensors, NAMUR sensors, TTL/24V encoders, or switched contacts. Process display options include analog process signals, load cell, or potentiometer inputs, temperature inputs, AC or DC voltage and amperage, and pulse and frequency inputs. Output options include alarm relays, analog signal re-transmission, and sensor excitation voltage. ProSense digital meters start at $72.00 and have a 3-year warranty. Learn more
VNTC (Vinyl Nylon Tray Cable) 600 Volt Type TC-ER control cables from AutomationDirect are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial and where superior electrical properties are desired. VNTC cable is available in 18 AWG to 10 AWG with 3 to 24 unshielded copper conductors. Cables are cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20-foot minimum. Cable is rated for use in Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501 and 502 and listed for exposed runs (TC-ER) per NEC 336.10. VNTC cable, with nylon layer insulation and THHN Polyvinyl Chloride jacket, is silicone free and can operate continuously at temperatures up to 75°C in wet locations and 90°C in dry locations. Made in the USA, VNTC tray cable starts at $0.24 / ft. (20 ft. min.) and has a 1-year warranty. Learn more
AMT series encoders from CUI Devices are advanced capacitive encoders with a variety of uses. AMT series encoders are typically mounted to the back of a stepper motor but can be used in many other applications. CUI offers the AMT series encoders with configurable pulses per revolution (PPR). The PPR can be set for most models using the free AMT Viewpoint software (the AMT 10-series encoders are configured using DIP switches). AMT series capacitive encoders are available for SureStep standalone dual-shaft motors and SureStep standard integrated motor/drives in all NEMA 14, 17, 23, and 34 sizes. These incremental models offer line driver and push-pull output signals configurable up to 4096 ppr. Starting at $24.25, AMT series encoders are CE approved and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
SoliTherm® Thermoelectric Coolers from Seifert use the Peltier Effect for closed-loop cooling. The only moving parts are axial fans so there is virtually no maintenance. The Seifert Peltier thermoelectric cooling units can be mounted in nearly every position (except roof mounting) because they don't have a compressor or any moving parts aside from the fans. These thermoelectric cooling units are resistant to extreme ambient conditions and can operate effectively in dusty and oily environments and both indoor and outdoor applications. Cooling capacities range from 170 to 680 BTU/H (50W to 200W); the operating temperature range is -4°F to 149°F (20°C to 65°C). Priced from $649.00, SoliTherm thermoelectric cooling units are CE, RoHS, cURus listed and and washdown friendly NEMA 4X, IP 66 rated. Learn more
StrideLinx® VPN routers provide an outgoing, secure connection from remote machines or systems to the StrideLinx platform. Routers are easily configured and have a built-in firewall to isolate company and control networks. These easy-to-use, IT-friendly industrial VPN routers minimize costly field support by providing remote programming, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Multiple router connection options are available including wired (gigabit), WiFi, and AT&T or T-Mobile 4G cellular where Internet connections are not readily available. The new StrideLinx SE-SL3011-4GG router ($685.00) provides support for global 4G LTE frequencies and bands. The wired basic router (SE-SL3001), priced at $369.00, offers a new low cost remote access option without data logging support. StrideLinx routers are UL/cUL, CE approved and have a 2-year warranty. Learn more
Eaton FAZ-NA and FAZ-NA-L series current-limiting miniature circuit breakers offer optimum and efficient protection for feeder, branch and control circuits up to 63 amps. These DIN-rail mountable circuit breakers are available with B, C or D trip characteristics in accordance with UL 489. The new FAZ-NA-L series is rated at 240VAC, the existing FAZ-NA series is rated at 480Y/277VAC. The magnetic trip point of newly added B-curve units is 3 to 5 times the rated current and is typically used for resistive loads such as conductors or heaters. Designed for dual rated AC or DC applications, single-pole, two-pole and three-pole models are available. The current limiting design provides fast short circuit interruption that reduces damaging let-through energy. Starting at $14.50 , FAZ-NA and FAZ-NA-L series miniature circuit breakers are UL, CSA and CE listed and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
Made exclusively for AutomationDirect by Yokogawa, ProSense® PPC5 series advanced process controllers handle temperature, pressure, level, flow, and other process variable control applications and offer a variety of control, input, output, alarm and communications options. PPC5 1/4 DIN controllers accept inputs directly from thermocouple, RTD, and analog mA, mV, V signals. Control outputs include relay, voltage pulse, or linear current. Contact outputs can be configured for 30 alarm types and 10 alarm functions. Control modes include single loop, loop control with PV hold, and cascade. Control types available are PID, On/Off, batch PID and manual control. Communication options include RS-485 Modbus slave ASCII/RTU or Ethernet+RS-485 gateway Modbus TCP/IP. Priced from $325.00 , ProSense controllers are configured with the keypad/display or free downloadable software; are UL, CSA, CE approved and have a 3-year warranty. Learn more
SureMotion® 5M and 8M (5mm and 8mm pitch) high torque synchronous drive/timing belts have a curvilinear HTD® (High Torque Drive) tooth profile which allows the belts to have a much larger pulley contact area for improved performance. The chloroprene belt body is heat and ozone resistant with a high tooth shear resistance; fiberglass tensile cord provides high dimensional stability and maximum flexibility. The nylon tooth cover provides durability, wear resistance and increased power capacity. Belt operating temperature range is -13/+185°F (-25/+85°C). Belt widths from 9mm to 30mm and circumferences from 180mm to 4400mm are available. Pitch sizes and widths match SureMotion pulleys to cover a wide range of power transmission requirements. Priced from $5.75 , SureMotion high torque belts conform to ARPM standard IP-27 and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
New styles of mirrors and safety columns for Contrinex safety curtains (machine safety light barriers) are now available. Safety light curtains are used for human protection and product/machine safety. Contrinex safety curtains provide finger, hand and body protection (access control). Three series of safety light curtains are available. Light curtains with 14mm resolution provide finger safe protection, curtains with 30mm resolution for hand safe protection and light curtains with 300 or 400mm beam gap provide body safe protection. All safety light curtains have Type 4 and Cat 4 PL e safety ratings and are IP65 rated. Starting at $692.00 , the new versions of light curtain mirror columns offer multi-sided safe guarding of danger zones and protective columns (from $392.00 ) allow radial and vertical alignment. Safety light curtain sets start at $498.00 . Learn more
Extension cable for both Type K and Type J thermocouples is available with either an overall shield (OS) or with individually shielded pairs with an overall shield (SPOS). These cables allow the connection of multiple field sensors to operating instrumentation or PLC input cards with one run versus having to install multiple extension wires. The 20AWG thermocouple extension cable is available in 2, 4, and 8 twisted pairs. Alphanumeric print on the twisted pairs makes identifying the pairs for installation and troubleshooting easy. The thermocouple extension cable is UL PLTC rated. PLTC cable (Power Limited Tray Cable) is rated at 105°C, 300V and is approved for use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations. The UL approved thermocouple extension wire and cable starts at $0.87 per foot and is cut to length in 1-foot increments with a low 20-foot minimum length. Learn more
GEFRAN linear potentiometers and accessories are now available from AutomationDirect. Linear potentiometers are used to detect position and linear direction movement. A sliding contact moves along a linear resistive element acting as a variable resistor. The proportional change in resistance indicates the position and provides a distance measurement signal. A signal conditioner can be used with the potentiometers to convert the signal to 0-10V or 4-20mA. Eight series of linear potentiometers are available. Configuration styles include slide housing, heavy duty cylinder with rod eyes, rodless slide, spring loaded with ball tip, 1/2inch diameter cylinder with flange, rod eye or bracket mounting, and 3/4inch cylinder with rod eye mounting. Stroke lengths vary from 10 to 1000mm depending on the series. Linear potentiometers, starting at $146.00 , are CE approved and have a 3-year warranty. Learn more
The KDL/D cable entry system allows cables to be installed through enclosures or other bulkhead surfaces, with the added benefit that pre-made, terminated cables can be installed without disassembling the connectors. The split-frame system enables the quick and simple installation of up to 48 cables in a single frame. Four frame sizes, starting at $16.00 , fit standard cut-out dimensions and provide integrated strain relief. The multi-part split-frame system clamps together with a grommet block and grommets to provide a high-density cable entry point with an IP65 environmental rating. Small and medium size grommets (from $6.00 ) accept cable diameters from 0.08 to 0.87 inches (2 to 22mm). Optional discharge plates ( $29.00 each) install directly to the cable entry frame on the inside of the control cabinet and eliminate interference that can occur on cable shields. Learn more
Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller. Added BRX serial communications modules ( $159.00 ) provide four isolated RS-232 ports that support communications flow control or RS-422 serial ports. Also available are BRX single-channel RS-232 (with flow control) and RS-422 Pluggable Option Modules ( $49.00 ). Universal analog I/O modules (from $159.00 ) have combined current and voltage options. Universal temperature modules provide thermocouple, mV level voltage, RTD or thermistor selection with 24-bit resolution. The 4-channel combination temperature I/O expansion module ( $349.00 ) has universal temperature inputs and analog outputs. Four-channel combination temperature input / discrete output modules ( $199.00 ) provide universal temperature inputs and discrete sink, source or relay outputs. Learn more
The LR2 line reactor series adds seven new frame sizes to match all GS, DURApulse and WEG drives, and a variety of other VFD brands. Line Reactors (from $48.00 ) are used on VFD line inputs to protect the drive from current spikes created by the VFD. On VFD outputs, line reactors protect motors, allow cooler running, and are recommended for any motors where wiring length is less than 100 feet. For wiring distances over 100 feet, the VTF series output filter is recommended. Starting at $329.00 , VTF (voltage time filter) series output filters combine line reactor and resistor-capacitor filter circuit to provide protection against voltage wave reflection, especially on long motor cable runs up to 1,000 feet. VTF filters, by increasing voltage rise time, limit voltage spikes from exceeding 1,000V to protect cable runs and reduce motor heating, noise, vibration and insulation breakdown. Learn more
Motor control relays (starting at $24.00 ) perform specific protective functions for motors or motor components to ensure proper and efficient operation. Phase monitor relays can detect faults in a 3-phase system and provide protection against phase loss, phase reversal, phase unbalance, under voltage and overvoltage. Alternating relays are used in special applications where the optimization of load usage is required by equalizing the run time of two loads. Pump seal failure relays monitor submersible pump shaft seals; the relay output can be used to give an alarm indication of a leaking seal. The relay automatically resets when the fault condition clears. Intrinsically safe relays (from $75.00 ) allow control of up to four loads with corresponding discrete input devices (switches, sensors) located in hazardous areas. The onboard SPST relays operate at either AC or DC coil voltage ratings. Learn more
Multi-conductor flexible control cable is now available in 20 AWG unshielded models with 3 to 25 conductors. Existing control cable sizes are 18 AWG to 10 AWG with 3 to 41 unshielded or shielded conductors including ground. The cable's outer jacket is a flexible, premium grade Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) that is resistant to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, making these cables suitable for indoor and outdoor locations. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexibility, with black PVC/Nylon insulation and marked with numbers for easy identification. Tray Cable Exposed Run UL ratings allow the control cable to be installed between a cable tray and equipment or devices without requiring metal conduit and/or armor, resulting in installation/maintenance savings. Flexible control cable is available cut-to-length in 1-foot increments starting at $0.46 per foot (20-foot min). Learn more
40-micron and 5-micron filter elements for NITRA® AF-series Filters and AFR-series Filter Regulators are available with new HDPE (high density polyethylene) filter material for all sizes. The 40-micron replaceable filter element is standard; for stricter filtration, the optional 5-micron filter element is available and is easily installable. NITRA AF-series pneumatic air filters clean incoming compressed air for shop/plant air supply or air sources for individual machines. NITRA particulate and moisture separation air filters are available in a wide variety of port sizes to meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply filtration applications. AFR-series combination air filter/regulators combine a pneumatic particulate / moisture separation line filter and adjustable pressure regulator for pneumatic line filtering and regulation in a single unit. NITRA HDPE filter elements start at $1.25 and have a 2-year warranty. Learn more
Quick-disconnect cables have a 3, 4 or 5-socket M8 female connector on one end and 3, 4 or 5 open leads on the other end to provide fast and easy connection between field devices and terminal connections. A "lock in place" nickel plated brass or zinc coupling nut resists high levels of shock and vibration. New 5-pole, M8 (Pico) quick-disconnect cables are available with axial or right-angle female connectors and pigtail wiring in 1.5, 5 and 10M cable lengths. The black PUR (polyurethane) jacket of these cables is well-suited for oily, direct sunlight and robotic applications. Starting at $8.50 , the 5-pole cables are IP67 rated, UL and CSA approved and have a 1-year warranty. 5-pole, 125V AC/DC, right-angle female M12 screw connectors ( $9.75 ) are field wireable, IP67 rated, accept various cable gauges and diameters, and offer good resistance against chemicals and oils. Learn more
Higher amperage relay output modules and an 8-point input simulator module are now available for the CLICK® series stackable micro brick PLCs. The CLICK C0-04TRS-10 ( $54.00 ) is a 4-point, 10A per point, isolated relay output module with four Form A (SPST) relays and 4 isolated commons. Operating voltage range is 6-24 VDC / 6-240 VAC. The C0-08TR-3 ( $49.00 ) is an 8-point, 3A per point, relay output module with eight Form A (SPST) relays and 4 isolated commons. Operating voltage range is 6-27 VDC / 6-240 VAC. Priced at $40.00 , the C0-08SIM input simulator module provides 8 toggle switches to simulate input devices, 8 logic side green status LED indicators and an LED power indicator. CLICK PLC units, starting at $69.00 , are low-cost, brick/stackable PLCs with the processing, memory, communication and I/O interface needed in an automated control system. Learn more
The Productivity®Open platform provides all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and can utilize most Arduino sketch programs found on open-source websites. The P1AM-100 CPU supports the full line of Productivity1000 I/O modules including discrete, analog, temperature, relay, high-speed input and pulse-width-modulation modules. The industrial-grade P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is $49.00 . Priced from $32.00 , available ProductivityOpen UL-certified shields include the P1AM-ETH Ethernet shield and the P1AM-GPIO general purpose I/O shield. The P1AM-PROTO shield is also available for creating your own prototype designs. Learn more
STRIDE communication products provide reliable connectivity to industrial controllers and field devices. STRIDE Field I/O modules offer a simple and economical means to connect inputs and outputs to a Modbus TCP communications network via Ethernet 10/100 Base-T. Each module operates as a stand-alone Modbus TCP server, and can be remotely configured via a built-in web server. STRIDE Field I/O digital modules provide up to 16 discrete inputs each with options for discrete and relay outputs. STRIDE analog input modules are available with up to 8 current (-20 to +20 mA) or voltage (-10 to +10 VDC) inputs. Analog output modules provide four 0-20mA/0-10VDC output channels. Temperature modules provide 4 or 8 thermocouple inputs or 4 RTD channels per module. Starting at $139.00 , STRIDE Field I/O modules are UL listed / CE marked and have a 2-year warranty. Learn more
Rectangular 50 x 50 x 20mm photoelectric sensors from Wenglor include diffuse with background suppression, retroreflective, retroreflective for transparent objects, and through-beam models. The popular size makes these sensors ideal for drop-in replacement of other higher-cost rectangular photoelectric sensor brands. Sensing ranges vary from 1200mm for background suppression sensors to 20m for through-beam models. Wenglor rectangular photo sensors provide long range and small spot diameter, simple potentiometer sensitivity adjustment, visible red-light emission, and are compatible with the IO-Link open-standard protocol. Outputs are LO/DO (light-on/dark-on) complementary NO/NC. Right-angle fixed and swivel mounting brackets are available for flexible mounting options. Starting at $73.00 , OPT series photoelectric sensors are UL/CE approved and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more
NITRA L-Series Rodless Cylinders offer a robust design in a compact package. Rodless cylinders can offer the same stroke as rodded cylinders in a smaller space. Rodless cylinders have the piston connected to a carriage that rides outside the extruded cylinder wall, reducing overall length, making them ideal for small or tight location applications. All sizes of NITRA rodless cylinders have magnetic pistons and are double acting. The cylinders have front and rear adjustable cushions and tapped end caps for mounting. Four bore sizes from 16mm to 40mm and seven stroke lengths from 100mm to 1000mm are available. NITRA L-Series rodless cylinder accessories include sensor support brackets, end mounting brackets and center support brackets for longer cylinders. Backed by a 2-year warranty, NITRA rodless air cylinder prices start at $215.00 . Learn more
ProSense digital panel meters in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes are AC or DC powered and feature IP65-rated meter faces, simple menu-driven pushbutton configuration, and accept a wide variety of input signals. Available outputs include alarm relays, milliamp current, and sensor excitation voltage options. New process-display options now include AC or DC voltage (up to 600V) and AC or DC amperage (up to 5A). Existing display options include analog process signals, load cell, or potentiometer inputs, and temperature inputs from RTDs or thermocouples. All panels offer selectable decimal point location. The ProSense DPM2 process meter series is now available with 4-digit (-1999 to 9999) 20mm character height red LED process indicator displays in addition to the existing 4-digit (-9999 to 9999) 14mm red LED displays. ProSense digital panel meters start at $72.00 and have a 3-year warranty. Learn more
Schmersal joystick selector switches have design features that make them suitable for food processing, pharmaceutical, and medical applications. The joysticks comply with the special cleaning requirements of the food industry to prevent cross-contamination, particularly when used in machines that process raw goods. The IP69K rating also makes the joysticks suitable for marine applications, traffic systems, commercial vehicles, and any dusty, dirty environments. Blue bellows versions are used in the food processing industry to assist in the detection of foreign materials. Standard 22mm mounting makes the joysticks easily installed and standard M12 connections are used. The spring-return momentary contact joysticks allow operators to move to 2 or 4 positions. Starting at $85.00 , Schmersal IP69K rated joysticks are cULus and CE approved and have a 1-year warranty. Learn more