High bus voltage microstepping drives and stepper motors
The SureStep® STP-DRVAC stepper drive is powered from either 115VAC or 230VAC and is intended for use with step motors designed to handle high bus voltage. MTRAC motors are designed to work with the 115 or 230 VAC powered drives.
Auto-setup configures motor current control and anti-resonance gain settings. The high voltage drive (priced at $199.00) uses 90 to 240 VAC input (selected by switch) and output current is settable from 0.6-2.5A/phase (peak of sine). Microstep resolution is switch selectable with 16 settings from 200 to 25600 steps/rev.
High voltage, high torque MTRAC motors are available in single and dual-shaft configurations with steel case and stainless-steel shaft(s). Starting at $57.00, SureStep MTRAC motors are available in NEMA frame sizes 23 and 34 with holding torques from 75 to 1841 oz-in.
Leadshine 2-phase Digital Stepper Drives
Leadshine Technology is an industry leading motion control supplier offering high quality steppers that are simple, easy to use, long-lasting, and reliable at very reasonable prices.
Leadshine 2-phase digital drives with microstepping motor movement and anti-resonance for optimal torque provide extra smooth motion, low motor heating and low noise. These drives accept a wide range of input voltages (12-110 VDC, 18-80 VAC) and provide over-voltage and overcurrent protection, motor auto-configuration on power up and soft-start at power on. Motor output current ranges up 7.2A and pulse input frequency up to 200kHz.
Leadshine drives support NEMA 11, 14, 17, 23, 24, 34 and 42 frame size step motors. Starting at $25.50, all Leadshine drives support step and direction control, some models support CW/CCW as well.
IronHorse Helical Bevel Gearboxes with Cast-Iron Frames
The new IronHorse® HBR series of helical bevel gearboxes combines the helical gearset with a bevel gearset to create an output that is perpendicular to the input. All HBR series gearboxes are hollow shaft output and accept double or single shafts. Dual and single output shaft kits are available.
The universally interchangeable compact design ensures easy OEM replacement and provides flexible installation with C-face and TC-face inputs, perpendicular output and 6 mounting positions. Five gearbox sizes support 56C up to 254/6TC NEMA motor frames and 6 ratios are available from 10:1 to 120:1. The gearboxes are sized to handle from 1 to 24 hp motors
and feature cast-iron one-piece housings and high hardness alloy steel pinion and gears.
Ironhorse helical bevel gearboxes start at $1070.00 and have a 2-year warranty.
Continuous Flexing Profinet Cable
DataMax Extreme Industrial Profinet cables are a two-pair shielded construction with 22AWG twisted pair conductors and 7/30 stranded tinned copper with color coded high-density polyethylene insulation.
Shielded constructions include both a tinned copper braid shield and aluminized polyester foil overall shield. The cable's outer jacket is pressure extruded Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) with excellent moisture, chemical, UV and weathering resistance, exceptional low temperature flexibility, and good flame and fire resistance.
DataMax Extreme Profinet cable supports Profinet conformance classes B and C, is UL Type PLTC rated, and designed for use in EtherNet/IP™ systems.
The continuous flexing Profinet cable is available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments starting at $1.04 per foot (20-foot minimum) and has a 3-year warranty.
VFS Series Vortex Flow Sensors
ProSense® VFS series vortex flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution optimized for monitoring water and deionized water flow in industrial applications. Vortex flow sensors are a reliable alternative to other flow sensing technologies and are a simple, low cost, and proven method for measuring flow of water-based liquids that is independent of the liquid's pressure or temperature fluctuations.
Using the pushbuttons and display, the VFS series can be easily set up to measure both flow rate and temperature. The VFS series is available with 1/2" or 3/4" NPT process connections.
The TFT color display and switch point LEDs are used during configuration and operation to provide clear indication of both flow and temperature measured variables simultaneously.
ProSense VFS series vortex flow sensors start at $199.00
Eaton Electronic Overload Relays up to 175A
Eaton XT series self-powered electronic overload relays are self-contained units available at up to 175A.
Eaton XT electronic overload relays are the most compact, high-featured, economical products in class, offering additional trip classes, universal connections to any contactor, and a wide amperage range. Accessory 24VDC and 120 VAC remote reset modules provide remote overload reset capability.
Eaton XT series electronic overloads have a broad full-load-amperage (FLA) range (0.33-175A), selectable trip classes (10A, 10, 20, 30), and can be separately mounted to NEMA, IEC and DP contactors. Motor protection includes thermal overload, phase loss, selectable on/off phase imbalance and on/off ground fault (on select models).
Priced from $67.00, Eaton XT series electronic overloads are UL, CSA and CE approved.
Compact Thermoplastic and Halogen-Free Limit Switches
The new AEP series of reinforced thermoplastic compact limit switches includes a variety of actuator types including metal plunger, side rotary lever, adjustable lever, rod actuator, and 360-degree spring actuator. These compact-sized plastic limit switches have standard U.S. 25mm mounting hole spacing; housings are double-insulated and epoxy resin-filled, providing IEC IP67 protection.
Contacts are Snap-action (Z11) with 1 N.O. and 1 N.C. contact on all units. Connection types are 5-pin M12 quick disconnects or 3-meter pre-wired pigtail cable. Operating temperature range is -13 to 158°F.
Starting at $15.00, the UL and CE approved AEP series limit switches have a 1-year warranty.
Also new, AEM series metal limit switches ($24.00) have a 1-meter halogen-free cable designed for low toxicity and smoke emissions in case of fire.
4mm and 5mm photoelectric sensors redesigned for more applications
4mm (smooth) and 5mm (M5 threaded) round photoelectric sensors are now available in a wider range of sensing distances in both diffuse and through-beam sensing configurations.
These DC-powered metal sensors provide high accuracy in minimal mounting space and are ideal for use in a variety of short or long-distance sensing applications.
Diffuse photoelectric sensors that detect object presence with reflected light from the target are available in detection distance ranges up to 120mm. With available detection distances up to 600mm, through-beam photoelectric sensors detect object presence when the target obstructs light traveling from the emitter to the receiver. Emitters and receivers are sold separately.
Starting at $66.00, these photoelectric sensors are IEC IP67 rated and cULus and CE approved.
Upgraded Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors with Greater Sensing Distances
SU, UK, UT and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60mm to 8000mm, in metal or plastic housings, and M18 (18mm) and M30 (30mm) barrel or head sizes. Discrete and analog output sensors and models with both analog and discrete switching outputs are available. Discrete models are available with adjustable sensitivity and one sensor can be standardized for many materials.
Operating voltages from 10 to 30VDC are available; temperature ranges up to +70C are now offered on some models. Most sensors provide LED status indicators and have 2m output cable or M12 quick disconnect connection options. All ultrasonic sensors are IEC IP67 rated.
AutomationDirect ultrasonic proximity sensors start at $98.00 and have a lifetime warranty.
IronHorse Micro-Processor Based Digital DC Drives
The IronHorse® GSD8 series of DC drives is a microprocessor-based design with non-volatile memory storage that is programmable with adjustable parameters, programmable alarm outputs and offers a digital closed-loop algorithm for motor control.
GSD8 series DC drives are capable of factory or field configurations for a variety of industrial applications. GSD8 DC drives make use of either a pulse accumulation algorithm or a velocity PID algorithm that can be configured as a speed controller, time-based process controller, or follower drive in a master-follower application.
GSD8 output power available is 1/2 to 1 HP at 120 VAC input and 1 to 2 HP at 240 VAC input.
All units include a large 4-digit LED display; standard 1/8 or 1/4 DIN panel mount versions are available.
GSD8 series DC drives start at $405.00.
NITRA Pneumatic Coalescing Air Filters for Mist/Vapors
NITRA® pneumatic AC series coalescing air filters allow finer removal of moisture, vapor and oil mist from compressed air applications. NITRA coalescing filters are available in a range of port sizes from 1/8" to 1/2" FNPT; replaceable 0.3-micron filter elements are standard, with an optional 0.01-micron filter element available for stricter filtration requirements.
NITRA coalescing filters are available with semi-automatic / manual or full automatic drains, and polycarbonate or nylon bowls with metal guards are available on all sizes. All-metal bowls with sight gauge are available on larger sizes.
The modular filter design enables easy field assembly for combining with NITRA pneumatic particulate filters and regulators (using optional modular assembly brackets).
NITRA coalescing air filters start at $52.00 with a 2-year warranty.
Continuous Flexing Tray Rated Control Cable and Continuous Flexing Profibus-DP Cable
igus CF130US and CF140US series tray rated cables are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured for use in both continuous flexing and fixed tray applications. Starting at $1.16 per foot, the tray rated cable is available shielded or unshielded in wire sizes from 18 to 12 AWG with 4 to 25 conductors including ground. The pressure-extruded PVC outer jacket is sunlight, oil and flame resistant.
igus CFBUS series continuous flexing Profibus cable, available in 24 AWG twisted pair, is designed for constantly moving applications. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is a high-quality red and green TPE mixture. The cable's outer jacket is a pressure extruded purple PVC mixture that is resistant to sunlight, oil penetration, and is flame retardant. Profibus cable starts at $1.46 / ft.
ProSense Liquid/Air Thermal Flow Sensors
ProSense® FTS Series thermal flow sensors offer a very cost-effective solution for monitoring water, glycol solutions, or air flow. With no moving parts, thermal flow sensors are a reliable alternative to mechanical flow switches and other flow sensing technologies.
With 4-digit display and pushbutton setup, the FTS series is easily configured to measure flow velocity in feet per second (fps), or by entering the internal pipe diameter, volumetric flow rate can be measured in gallons per minute (gpm) or cubic feet per minute (cfm).
Available with probe lengths of either 100 mm or 200 mm, FTS series sensors can be used in pipes up to 16 inches in internal diameter.
Two outputs can be used as flow or temperature limit switches or to monitor continuous flow rate or temperature.
FTS series flow sensors start at $235 and have a 5-year warranty.
PID Control Functionality added to CLICK Ethernet PLCs
PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet-capable micro brick PLCs.
CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable limits, control output limits and error deadband.
The CLICK PID monitor gives access to and charts all PID parameters needed to test and tune the PID loops. An auto-tune interface sets up and initiates the auto-tuning feature.
CLICK PID control is simple. With the ability to configure up to 8 PID control loops updating at 100ms, CLICK provides the most affordable PID available, starting at only $183.00 for a standalone CLICK Ethernet analog PLC.
Secure StrideLinx Mobile VPN connections for C-more & 3rd party mobile apps
The new StrideLinx Mobile VPN feature allows 3rd party mobile apps to utilize the StrideLinx secure VPN tunnel when connecting to remote machines. Mobile apps like the C-more remote HMI app provide access to remote machines for monitoring and control.
Using StrideLinx Mobile VPN with the C-more app simplifies network configuration and adds needed security to keep customer data and machine control safe.
The StrideLinx platform provides secure, reliable access over the "industrial internet" to field devices for remote visibility.
Cloud connect any Ethernet-ready devices and connect to multiple site locations to monitor or troubleshoot multiple systems without an on-site visit.
StrideLinx routers start at $450.00, options include Gigabit wired, cellular 4G LTE and WiFi. A 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free.
3-Phase Energy Efficient Distribution Transformers (NEMA Rated)
HPS Sentinel G ventilated stand-up transformers meet the latest DOE 2016 and NRCan 2019 energy efficiency requirements.
These dry-type 3-phase transformers are open coil/core ventilated, NEMA 3R rated and offer significant energy savings and environmental benefits.
Models are rated up to 75kVA, and the standard 10kV BIL rating provides increased reliability and protection against critical equipment failure from voltage spikes and other line transients.
Advanced core and coil construction improves efficiency. The coated core is manufactured from quality non-aging, cold-rolled, silicon steel laminations.
Precision wound aluminum conductors are electrically balanced to minimize axial forces during short-circuit conditions.
Starting at $1,235.00, HPS Sentinel transformers are UL and CSA certified, and have a 10-year warranty.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Enclosures
AttaBox NewSentry series thermoplastic PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) junction boxes are extremely rugged and light enclosures, well-suited for harsh, wet and corrosive environments. Uses vary from high-end electronics to extreme corrosive applications both indoors and out, and their small footprint allows use in tight spaces.
The easily workable PVC construction provides rounded edges and minimal protrusions or exposed pocket areas for accumulation of dust and debris. Integral mounting feet on smaller sizes allow ease of mounting. With a UL94-V0 flammability rating, AttaBox PVC enclosures are self-extinguishing, non-halogenating and non-flame propagating. Operating temperature range is -4° to 140°F.
NewSentry NEMA 1, 3, 3S, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 rated enclosures start at $13.00 and are cULus, CSA, IEC, REACH and RoHS certified.
ProSense Vibration Fork Liquid Level Switches
ProSense VFL Series Vibration Fork Level Switches use tuning fork technology for reliable liquid point level detection in monitoring, alarming, and control applications. When the switch's tuning forks contact a liquid, the fork vibration frequency changes and triggers the switch output.
For use in tanks, vessels, and pipes, the VFL series is an ideal alternative for applications where float switches or conductive, optical and capacitance sensors are not suitable due to conductivity, turbulence, buildup, air bubbles, foam, pressure, temperature, and viscosity changes.
Priced from $137.00, VFL series switches are available in two process connection sizes, two insertion lengths, standard and high temperature constructions, and a 3-wire DC switch output for connection to controller inputs or a 2-wire AC/DC switch for control of valves and pumps.
Non-contact Reflective Ultrasonic Level Sensors
Flowline's non-contact EchoPod® and EchoTouch® reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors feature proprietary Reflective Technology™ that delivers reliable level measurement in condensing environments.
Condensation is the most commonly encountered variable in liquid level applications and attenuates the acoustic signal of non-reflective ultrasonic sensors, weakening signal strength and reducing measurement reliability.
These reflective level sensors replace ultrasonic sensors in condensation applications; and replace other float, conductance and pressure sensors that fail due to contact with dirty, sticky and scaling media in small, medium and large tanks.
Starting at $405.00, both general purpose and intrinsically safe versions are available with continuous level measurement, switching and control capabilities.
C-more Remote HMI without attached display
Intended for the user who doesn't require a built-in HMI display or needs a larger display, the C-more® EA9 series remote (headless) HMI unit supports HD 1280x720 pixel screen resolution with HDMI output. The HDMI connection provides both video and audio out.
The EA9-RHMI has an 800MHz CPU and 82MB of project memory, includes (2) serial ports, USB 2.0 Type A and B ports, a built-in SD memory card slot and one Ethernet port. The Ethernet 10/100 Base-T port supports program download, remote Internet access, and communications to PLCs and PCs. USB port A can be used to connect a touchscreen, mouse and keyboard. The RHMI is compatible with EA9-PGMSW programming software.
Priced at $399.00, the DIN rail mount EA9-RHMI is 12-24 VDC powered, has a 0 to 50°C temperature range, and is UL, cUL, CE approved.
STRIDE Industrial MQTT Gateways
The STRIDE® MQTT gateway connects industrial Modbus devices to an MQTT cloud-based data logging solution. MQTT is a machine-to-machine "Internet of Things" connectivity protocol that provides low power usage, minimized data packets, and efficient distribution of information to one or many receivers.
The STRIDE MQTT gateway provides easy hardware setup to add Modbus RTU/TCP devices to an existing MQTT cloud data collection platform. The MQTT gateway interfaces with up to 32 Modbus devices; wired and Wi-Fi gateway models are available.
The Stride MQTT Gateway is the hardware component only of an MQTT cloud-based data logging solution. The user must have an existing cloud computing service account.
Starting at $215.00, Stride MQTT Gateways are CE marked and FCC tested.
Power Machine Tray Cable
Power Machine Tray Cable is available in sizes from 18 AWG to 8 AWG with 3 to 25 unshielded conductors. Conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexibility, with black PVC/Nylon insulation and marked with numbers for easy identification.
The black Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) cable outer jacket is flexible and resistant to sunlight, oil, and moisture; making the cables suitable for wet and dry locations.
With a Tray Cable Exposed Run rating (UL Type TC-ER), the tray cable can also be installed without metal conduit between the tray and equipment.
Other ratings and approvals include UL Type MTW (Machine Tool Wire), UL Type WTTC (Wind Turbine Tray Cable), Class 1 Div 2 Locations and Direct Burial.
Power Machine Tray Cable is available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments starting at $0.47 per foot (with a 20-foot minimum).
Safety Mats, Edges and Bumpers
Safety mats, edges and bumpers from ASO Safety Solutions are used to protect people and machinery.
New diamond plate safety mats (from $480.00) are available in 24 x 36 and 24 x 48-inch sizes with a diamond plate aluminum surface designed for heavy industry applications, steel wheel carts and similar equipment; and can survive welding debris, hot parts, metal chips and foundry splatter.
New safety edges (from $69.00) with 15 x 10mm profiles are factory assembled for convenience in 12 lengths, from four inches to four feet. Mounting rails and end caps are factory installed.
Safety bumpers (from $230.00) with larger 60 x 100mm profiles are available in five lengths and include mounting rails. Safety bumpers are insensitive to vibration and are used in standard safety edge and transport vehicle / industrial fork truck applications.
Precision Limit Switches from Metrol
Metrol limit switches provide precision, repeatability and a long service life. New precision limit switches are now available.
The actuator of new sliding/angled offset limit switches (from $63.00) detects objects traveling straight on or sliding into the actuator from an angle with 5-micron repeat accuracy.
Metrol low contact-force limit switches (from $38.00) are available with 5 or 10-micron repeat accuracy and an ultra-sensitive contact force of only 0.1 Newtons.
High-vacuum resistance style limit switches ($192.00) with 3-micron repeat accuracy and an ultra-small design are an excellent choice for installations inside a vacuum, such as environmentally controlled manufacturing processes.
Precision high-temperature stopper limit switches (from $158.00) are rated up to 200°C and incorporate a mechanical stop along with the limit switch function.
Universal Input Signal Conditioners and Isolators
ProSense Universal input conditioners / isolators accept a wide range of RTD, thermocouple, resistance, potentiometer, mA or voltage inputs, and offer current, voltage and/or relay outputs with programmable ranges and functions. The conditioners provide 3-way isolation between input, output and power.
Two new signal conditioners are available. The SCU-8400 ($174.00) accepts unipolar and bipolar input signals up to +/-100 mA or +/-300 VDC with spans as low as 0.5 mA or 25 mVDC. The SCU-7900 AC RMS current / voltage input conditioner ($162.00) can accurately measure AC supply voltage up to 300 VAC RMS or AC current transformers up to 5A RMS.
Units are configured with an easy-to-use detachable 4-line LCD programming module that also displays the input signal value, engineering units, output signal and relay status.
Cut-to-Length DLO Heavy Duty Power Cable
DLO Heavy Duty Cable is a 2kV rated flexible power cable with a variety of possible applications including industrial control panel power distribution, power feeds for Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), motor leads in non-drive related applications, and in non-traditional industrial applications such as drilling rigs, railroad/transit car wiring, and mining equipment.
With RHH and RHW-2 ratings these cables are suitable for use in both wet and dry locations and can be used in conduits, ducts, troughs and control panels. The maximum rating for continuous use is 90°C (194°F) either wet or dry. The extremely flexible cable is oil, heat, flame, abrasion and sunlight resistant.
In single-conductor sizes from 8AWG to 4/0 AWG, DLO heavy duty cable is available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments starting at $0.80 per foot (with a 10-foot minimum).
STRIDE Pocket Portal IoT Bridge Cloud Logger with IO
The "Internet of Things" for industrial applications (IIoT) allows greater visibility and access to machine and process data through cloud computing.
The STRIDE Pocket Portal is a low-cost ($120.00) industrial wireless IoT end-to-end cloud data logger that connects industrial equipment and sensors to the cloud. The Pocket Portal has an RS-485/power port, input/output port, browser interface, and provides limited control with Modbus RTU write capability (up to 115.2k baud) and 3VDC discrete output logic.
Unmonitored devices can be IoT connected and become monitored quickly with Modbus RTU, 4 discrete and 2 analog inputs. A Modbus device and up to four discrete outputs can be remotely controlled using the Pocket Portal mobile app.
The Pocket Portal IoT solution requires a Wi-Fi connection and monthly data subscription.
Single-Phase Open Core Industrial Control Transformers
Hammond HPS Spartan® industrial open core control transformers offer an efficient and economical solution for applications where high inrush or machine tool duty are not necessary.
These transformers are open style units in ratings from 50VA up to 5000VA. Units from 50VA to 3000VA (30 amps) include molded terminal blocks. Optional finger guards and a fuse block adapter kit are available. Four series of open core control transformers are available from 480x600 VAC, 240x480 VAC or 208x416 VAC to 120x240 VAC and 120x240 VAC to 12x24 VAC.
HPS Spartan open core control transformers are ideally suited for general purpose, industrial and light duty loads and are well suited for HVAC applications, signal and alarm systems, and motor control circuits.
Spartan control transformers start at $29.75 and have a 15-year warranty.
More BRX Analog and Temperature I/O Expansion Modules
Snap-on BRX I/O expansion modules add discrete and analog I/O to the BRX PLC system as needed to expand machine and process control applications. Eight new analog input and combination analog I/O modules are now available.
Starting at $194.00, new 16-channel current input (0-20 mA / 4-20 mA) and 16-channel voltage input (+/- 10VDC, +/- 5VDC, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC) modules provide higher density analog I/O.
Space-saving combination analog I/O modules, priced from $254.00, provide 2 or 4-channel current inputs with 2-channel current output, and 2 or 4-channel voltage inputs with 2-channel voltage output.
New temperature I/O modules (from $444.00) combine (4) Thermocouple or (4) RTD inputs with the convenience of (4) 0-20 mA / 4-20 mA current outputs.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors with Potentiometer Adjustment
Capacitive proximity sensors allow sensing of metal and non-metal objects through insulating materials such as wood or plastic and are often used to sense fill levels of liquids or powders.
New lower priced 18mm and 30mm capacitive proximity sensors have a simple potentiometer sensitivity adjustment. Operating voltages are 10 to 30 VDC; shielded and unshielded versions and NO or NC units are available. Existing capacitive sensors have a pushbutton teach function.
New CK2 series 18mm capacitive sensors are priced at $57.00 with IP65/IP67/IP69K ratings and provide an unshielded sensing distance of up to 15mm.
30mm DC-powered CT2 series capacitive sensors ($73.00) have metal (IP65 rated) or plastic (up to IP69K rated) housings with sensing distances up to 25mm.
These new sensors are cULus and CE approved.
FDA compliant Harsh/Duty Food and Beverage Micro (M12) Cables
New FDA compliant M12 quick-disconnect cables are IP69K rated to withstand high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications.
These harsh-duty quick-disconnect cables and patch cables are used to easily connect field devices in industrial installations. The FDA compliant IP69K rating and food grade TPE-S (Styrene-Butadiene Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket makes them ideal for food and beverage applications. The blue color of the jacket material assists in detection if cables come in contact with food processes.
The cables have an industry standard axial or right-angle 12mm connector on one end and open leads on the other. Starting at $12.00, the Q/D cables are available in 8 cable lengths from 2 to 25m. Patch cables have one male and one female M12 plug connector and are available in 3 lengths.
Slim Interface Electro-Mechanical Relays
Klemsan Series slim interface relays are compact and lightweight relays especially useful where cabinet space is a consideration. Encased in a self-extinguishing plastic housing, these high-quality relays offer a long useful life.
These 35mm DIN rail mount KPR series compact 6.2mm relay modules include LED indicators and integrated resistor, capacitor, and Zener diode (RCZ) filters on select models. Models are available with DC and AC supply voltage options up to 230 VAC/VDC with a 6A contact rating. Accessories include a polyamide separator plate and 8 or 16-pole push-in type interface relay jumpers.
Slim interface relays start at $6.25 and are ideal for use with PLC automation systems, electric power plants, energy management systems, voltage panels, industrial machines and other power and sequencing control applications.
Open Drip Proof and 4-in-1 Marathon Motors
The Marathon line of AC motors now includes open drip proof (ODP) and 4 in 1 series motors. ODP motors are available in single phase, rigid base and C-face footed (rigid base) versions with NEMA Service Factor ratings.
4-in-1 motor configurations include single-phase, totally enclosed motors; and XRI 4N1 general purpose, 3-phase, totally enclosed motors. These 4-in-1 motors are UL recognized and CSA certified. Typical applications include machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, food and beverage equipment, pumps and fans.
Additional PowerWash SXT washdown duty single and three-phase motors are available, and more Marathon centrifugal pump (jet pump), fan/blower and air compressor motors have been added.
Marathon motor prices start at $114.00 with free shipping on orders over $49.
More power and I/O capabilities for the Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC
The Productivity1000 PLC provides communications, user-friendly programming, integrated data storage, and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules in a super-compact size.
The new P1-550 CPU ($203.00) adds a remote I/O port to support 16 GS drives and 4 ProtosX Modbus TCP couplers. The P1-02AC Power Supply ($50.00) provides 26W power for up to 15 P1000 I/O modules (240 hardware I/O points). A DC power supply with 16W output is also new.
8-channel analog I/O modules and a 4-channel, 16-bit resolution analog input module have been added; and a high-speed isolated input module and pulse width modulation module are now available.
Starting at $33.50, I/O modules are auto-discovered and easily added / removed. QR (Quick Response) codes are printed on each module for latest specs and wiring.
Potable Water Solenoid Valves are National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Approved
NS-Series NSF certified water valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans. Three types of 2-port, 2-position, normally closed valves are available. The NS201 and NS211 series are piloted diaphragm valves with 316L stainless steel or Nylon 6 (thermoplastic) bodies and are ported for 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 or 2-inch NPT. Cost-effective NS301 series valves are direct acting and a good choice for potable water applications up to 400 psi. NS301 valves have 303 stainless steel bodies and 1/4 -inch NPT ports. 24VDC, 24VDC, 120VAC and 240VAC replacement coils and valve repair kits are available. Made in the USA, NS Series potable water valves start at $73.00 and are NSF, CE, CSA, UL recognized and NEMA 4/4X protected.
Stacklight signal towers, audible alarms and industrial LED lighting
New all-in-one Patlite signal towers provide large signal horn and light tower combinations with ultra-bright 100mm LEDs and alarm volumes up to 105 dB. The signal towers have 1, 2, 3 and 4 LED light tiers with continuous or flashing lights and up to 32 alarms. Patlite alarm towers start at $402.00.
Also new are panel-mount audible alarm buzzers, electronic sound signal horns for indoor / outdoor mounting, and compact audible alarms with pre-recorded alarms and messages.
Patlite LED light bars and work lights for machine and workspace lighting are available in AC and DC versions. Robust construction models are suitable for heavy-duty use and IP69K rated versions are ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. New compact work lights with tilt and rotate mounting are also IP66/67/69K rated. LED light bars start at $76.00.
Control and Signal Cables in Specified Cut Lengths
Control and signal cables are available in sizes from 22 AWG to 16 AWG with 2, 3 and 4 conductors, shielded and unshielded. The cables carry both UL and CSA approvals.
Individual conductors are stranded tinned copper with PVC insulation in black, red, white and green color codes for easy identification. The flexible PVC cable outer jacket is industry standard gray. Shielded cable versions include an overall aluminum mylar foil tape with a tinned copper drain wire for maximum effectiveness against external electrical noise.
With a 300-volt rating, these cables are ideal for low voltage control of small devices, signaling lights and small motors; and for connecting temperature, pressure, proximity and other sensor types.
Starting at $0.20 per foot, control and signal cables are available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments (30-foot minimum).
More INTEGRA Premium Series Wall Mount Polycarbonate Enclosures
Three new sizes of INTEGRA Premium Series polycarbonate enclosures with lift-off screw cover, hinged screw cover and single door hinged cover are now available. All are available with clear or opaque cover.
The Premium series features INTEGRA's unique T-Rail mounting system for dead-front panels, swing-out panels, layering subpanels, and/or infinitely variable subpanel height. INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures weigh less and are engineered for durability, impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, design flexibility and machinability.
The enclosures are NEMA rated and are watertight, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and easy to install and modify. Subpanels and accessories including pole mount kits are available.
Starting at $28.50, INTEGRA enclosures are UL approved and CE, RoHs, REACH compliant.
Cut-to-Length Bulk Sensor / Actuator Cable
Flexible multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable is available in 24 AWG and 22 AWG with 3, 4 or 5 unshielded conductors. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexibility, with color coded PVC insulation for easy identification. The cable outer jacket is a flexible PVC available in either gray or yellow and the jacket is pressure extruded for optimal roundness.
The multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable carries UL and CSA approvals and is ideal for both stationary and flexible industrial factory automation applications with limited mechanical stress and free movement without any tensile stress, loads or forced movements. This cable is not suitable for continuous flexing applications.
With no cut charges, sensor/actuator cable is available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments starting at $0.22 per foot with a 30-foot minimum cut length.
Plunger Actuator and Lever Actuator Micro Limit Switches
IDEM high precision, snap action 15A-rated micro limit switches are available in plunger and lever actuator styles. Plunger Series types include pin plunger, spring plunger, and roller plunger actuator. Lever Series types include lever, hinge lever, and roller lever.
These limit switches are suitable for a wide range of operating conditions. Snap action assures reliable, repeatable contact closure regardless of actuation speed, and provides extremely long service life. Panel mount options are available and screw terminals provide easy connection. A terminal enclosure with cable strain relief is available to cover and protect the terminals.
Snap action limit switches start at $8.50 and are available individually or in packets of 5. The switches are cULus and CE approved and have a 1-year warranty.
I/O and Communications Expansion Modules for the BRX Micro PLC System
BRX expansion modules add discrete I/O, analog I/O and communications functions as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU).
Two High-Speed (HSIO) discrete I/O modules ($189.00 each) are available with (8) 12-24 VDC sink/source inputs and either (8) 12-24 VDC sink outputs or (8) 12-24 VDC source outputs. These BX-HSIO modules are capable of up to 250kHz high-speed input/output signals.
The BX-SERIO serial communications module provides an additional four isolated RS-232/RS-485 serial ports. Supported protocols include Do-more! Protocol, Modbus RTU (Master/Slave), K-Sequence, ASCII (In/Out) and DMX512. Data rates are 1200 to 115,200 bps. The BX-SERIO serial communications module is $159.00.
Speed/Standstill Safety Relay Modules
Safety relay modules provide a high level of fail-safe operation for critical processes and protection. Speed safety relay modules provide overspeed, under speed and/or standstill detection for single- or three-phase motors by monitoring either external proximity sensors mounted on a rotating element of the motor or load, the frequency of the motor power signal or the remanence voltage (back EMF) of the motor signal.
New Dold UH6932 speed monitor relay modules have 2 PNP or NPN sensor inputs and 2 N.O. positively driven and 2 semiconductor monitoring outputs.
New Dold UH6937 frequency monitoring relay modules require no external sensors and provide 2 N.O. positively driven and 2 semiconductor outputs for monitoring.
The new safety speed relay modules start at $380.00 and have a 1-year warranty.
DYMO XTL Series Industrial Label Printers
XTL series label makers simplify industrial labeling with a large, viewable screen, intuitive controls, and a wide range of functions. XTL series label makers can print using continuous tape, pre-sized labels, heat-shrink tubes, and small format safety labels.
The XTL 300 is a smaller, lighter system ideal for on-the-go label making, capable of printing up to 1 inch (24mm) wide labels. The XTL 500 has a touch screen, more features, and the ability to print up to 2-1/8 inch (54mm) wide labels.
XTL labels come as all-in-one cartridges or as laser compatible printer sheets. Labels types include heat-shrink tubing labels, wire/cable wrap labels, pre-sized safety labels, permanent flat surface labels, all-purpose vinyl labels and self-laminating laser printer label sheets.
DYMO label maker printers start at $209.00 and have a 3-year warranty.
AcuAMP Solid Core AC Current Transformers
AcuAMP® Solid Core current transformers are instrumentation grade (commercial class) and provide a very cost-effective means of measuring primary current. Two different window openings and two mounting styles along with numerous secondary ratios are available.
With primary current ranges up to 1000A, the transformers are compact, accurate, and ideal for applications such as monitoring motor run status, conveyors, heaters, and power.
With 1.56" and 2.50" diameter apertures available, the solid-core case is convenient for installation over large wires or bus bars. Panel mount versions available.
Secondary current is 5A; multiple connection options for 5A input devices provide compatibility with standard power monitors, data loggers and panel meters.
Solid core current transformers start at $15.75 and have a 2-year warranty.
Self-Adjusting Crimping Tool with Rotatable Crimp Die
The DN-FE-16T crimping tool has a rotatable die and a trapezoidal crimp profile. The crimper is self-adjusting for ferrule sizes of 26 to 8 AWG, and the crimp head is rotatable to accommodate crimping from the side or from the front.
Other than the rotatable die and crimp profile, this new crimper is identical to our two existing self-adjusting crimpers. These DN-FE series crimpers are lightweight, compact and comfortable for crimping a wide range of insulated and non-insulated ferrules, crimping terminals, and connectors. The crimpers feature controlled-cycle ratcheting mechanisms to guarantee a uniform crimp every time.
With ergonomic handles, the crimpers are well balanced to avoid slipping and have a non-slip grip pad for applying pressure against a surface.
DN-FE series crimp tools are $218.00 each and have a 1-year warranty.
SureStep High-Torque IP65 Rated Stepping Motors
SureStep® IP65 rated stepping motors are protected from total dust ingress and from low pressure
water jets, making them suitable for many washdown applications.
These fully sealed, single-shaft motors are available with industry-standard NEMA 17, 23, and 34 mounting flanges and provide holding torque from 61 to 1288 oz-in. The motors use 2-phase technology with 200 full steps per revolution or 1.8 degrees per full step.
The square frame step motor style produces high torque; waterproof white epoxy coating on the motor laminations and special bearings and seals keep moisture out.
IP65 Motors are available in single-shaft only and have a 1-ft. cable and locking connector. Extension cables with IP65 connector are available in 6, 10, 20 ft lengths.
Starting at $128.00, IP65 stepper motors are CE compliant and have a 1-year warranty.
SOLO Basic Single Loop Temperature Controllers
Economical SOLO® Basic temperature controllers provide single loop control for heating and cooling processes using a thermocouple or RTD input signal and a relay, voltage pulse, or current output signal (depending on model).
The 1/16 DIN panel size controller operates on 100 to 240 VAC 50 / 60 Hz input power. Two 4 character 7-segment LED displays indicate process value and setpoint (°F or °C selectable).
SOLO Basic units accept 11 types of thermocouples, 4 types of RTDs, and
support three control modes: PID, ON/OFF, and Manual. An Auto Tuning (AT) function is available with PID control.
On select models two alarm outputs are available.
These basic controllers are IP66 rated and have a 0°C to 50°C operating temperature range.
With UL, CUL, and CE agency approvals, SOLO basic temperature controllers start at $39.00.
ProSense Air Differential Pressure Gauges
ProSense® DGA series differential pressure gauges are used with air and compatible non-combustible gases to measure and display difference in pressure between two points. Applications include air/gas flow indication, filter monitoring, cabinet purging, and more.
These gauges have an industrial grade black die-cast aluminum case with two high pressure and two low pressure connection ports (1/8" female NPT), and a 4-inch (100 mm) white aluminum dial with black pressure markings.
Gauges are available for pressure ranges up to 150 inches water column (WC) and zero-center ranges from +/-1 to +/-15 inches WC with and 2% full scale accuracy. Gauges have a high temperature tolerance of -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C).
Priced at $46.00, ProSense differential gauges are IP67 rated and have a 5-year warranty.
Harsh Duty and Quadruple Sensing Distance Proximity Sensors
New Contrinex DW series 4mm, 5mm, 8mm and 12mm diameter round body inductive proximity sensors have been added.
Priced at $99.00 and intended for harsh duty applications, 4mm smooth and 5mm (M5 threaded) models are available with full stainless steel housings.
Starting at $75.00, 8mm and 12mm diameter DW series sensor models are now available with quadruple sensing ranges. The 8mm M8 sensor has a 4mm (shielded) sensing distance and the 12mm M12 sensor has an 8mm (shielded) sensing distance.
DW series proximity sensors have an LED status indicator and are available with NPN and PNP, Normally-Open or Normally-Closed outputs. DW series sensors are IP67 protection rated and provide complete overload protection.
All sensors are cULus approved, CE compliant and have a lifetime warranty.
IronHorse Larger 325 Frame Size Cast Iron Worm Gearboxes
Larger frame size 325 (3.25") IronHorse® cast iron worm gearboxes are now available in ratios of 10:1, 15:1, 20:1, 30:1, 40:1, & 60:1 with outputs in left hand shaft, right hand shaft, dual shaft, and hollow shaft. The 325 gearbox C-face interfaces match NEMA 56C, 145TC, and 182/4TC motor frame sizes.
Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, worm gearboxes are used when space is at a premium, such as for conveyors, or to simplify mechanical design. IronHorse gearboxes are mountable in any direction, except motor pointing up.
Cast iron worm gearbox prices start at $157; the full line is normally available for same-day shipping and is backed by a one-year warranty. Mounting bases are available for ease of installation.
NITRA Pneumatic Miniature Solenoid Valves & Manifolds
NITRA GVP series pneumatic miniature solenoid valves are an excellent choice for many automation applications with low flow requirements. These two- and three-port valves are typically used for on/off flow control or with single-acting cylinders.
Starting at $26.00, GVP series 12 or 24 VDC solenoid valves are available in 10mm and 15mm valve widths and in 2-way or 3-way normally closed configurations. Latching solenoid valves are available in 3-way normally closed configuration.
Used with GVP series valves, NITRA GM-3 series compact, precision machined anodized aluminum manifolds are available in single to 4 or 6 stations and start at $16.50.
Also newly available are compact and miniature manual air valves, general purpose shuttle and bleed valve fittings, brass air jet nozzle kits and non-metallic pneumatic manifolds.
RHINO PSV "Value Series" DC Power Supplies
RHINO PSV series DIN rail power supplies are available in a wide range of voltages and wattages. 5V RHINO supplies are available in 15 and 25-watt ratings, and 12V supplies at 48W. 24VDC supplies are available in 30, 50, 100, 120, 240, 480W; and 48V RHINO supplies are rated up to 120W.
15 to 100W models, in ultra-compact plastic housings, have an efficiency rating of up to 89.0%, a full power operating temperature range from -10°C to +55°C and are NEC Class 2 / Limited Power Source (LPS) certified.
120-480W power supply models have a metal housing, provide full power from -10°C to +50°C and efficiencies up to 88.0%. These models have a built-in constant current circuit for reactive loads.
Starting at $32.00, RHINO PSV series DC power supplies are UL/cUL recognized, CE approved and have a 3-year warranty.
22mm Pushbutton Ease-of-Use Legend Plates
New 22mm legend plates are available in both metal and plastic.
Some special purpose 22mm pushbutton legend plates require a locator notch to be filed off in order for the legend to fit over standard pushbuttons. With no filing required, these new legend plates offer ease-of-use with all 22mm pushbutton devices.
Plastic legend plates have white engraved text on a black or red background. Aluminum legend plates have a black or red field with silver background.
Two sizes of legend plates are available: 30mm W x 45mm H standard, and jumbo at 40mm W x 45mm H. Over 50 text legends are available in black and EMERG. STOP and STOP are also available in red. Blank plates are available in red and black.
These new 22mm legend plates are $3.50 each with O-ring included, and are CE approved and have a 1-year warranty.
5-Conductor Flexible Portable Cord
In addition to existing 2, 3 and 4-conductor styles, Type SOOW and Type SEOOW flexible cord are now available with 5 conductors in 16, 14, 12 and 10 AWG.
Flexible portable cord or service cord is used for electrical power connections requiring flexibility in indoor and outdoor wiring applications. Grounded Wye or 5-wire systems are required in applications such as power drops and supply power for mobile equipment.
Type SOOW and SEOOW cord are rated at 600 VAC and are available in 18 to 10 AWG. With a thermoset rubber jacket, Type SOOW is best for abrasion resistance and offers a lower cost. Type SEOOW has a thermoplastic elastomer jacket, a wider continuous temperature range and offers better flexibility at very low temperatures.
5-conductor flexible portable cord is cut-to-length starting at $0.82 per foot (20-foot minimum).
Compact size, easy-to-use CFW300 high-performance AC drives
The WEG CFW300 variable frequency drive is a high-performance VFD for three-phase induction motors. The CFW300 series features a compact size and is ideal for applications on machines or equipment that require precise control with easy setup and operation. WEG vector control or scalar control can be selected.
The CFW300 includes built-in operator interface and SoftPLC with free WEG Programming Suite (WPS) software for custom tailored control schemes. A variety of plug-in option modules for additional I/O and communications protocols can be added to extend capabilities. A remote keypad and flash memory module are also available.
Starting at $138.00, sixteen units are available from 1/4 hp to 5 hp. Single-phase 100-127 VAC, and single or three-phase 200-240 VAC power supply options are available.
PSH High Efficiency and PSX Ruggedized RHINO DC Power Supplies
High efficiency RHINO PSH series 12, 24 and 48 VDC power supplies offer efficiencies up to 94.5%, temperature performance range of -25°C to 70°C and agency approvals for extreme conditions. The DIN rail clips can be moved to the side of the power supply for side mounting in flat panels. With a 5-year warranty and starting at $83.00, PSH series supplies are UL 508 and hazardous location listed, UL 60950 recognized, ATEX certified, CE marked and RoHS compliant.
RHINO PSX series power supplies are Class I, Div. 2 hazardous location rated and offer 12 and 24 VDC output voltages, universal 120/240 VAC input voltage, adjustable DC output, DC-OK LED indication, and output current limitation. Priced from $259.00, PSX supplies are IP67 and NEMA 4X rated, UL 508 listed, UL 60950 recognized, CE marked and RoHS compliant.
IronHorse MTCP2 Premium-Efficiency Cast-Iron Three-Phase AC Motors
IronHorse MTCP2 industrial duty motors are offered in T-Frame (1 to 300 hp) and TC-Frame/C-Face (1 to 30 hp) and meet premium efficiency requirements. C-face kits are available for motors over 30hp.
These motors are available in 1200, 1800, & 3600 RPM and have TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) enclosures with cast iron frame and ribbed design for maximum cooling. The motors feature full-length, cast iron mounting feet, steel fan cover, and cast iron junction box with rubber gasket and rubber dust cover.
The motors are electrically reversible and have Class F winding insulation.
MTCP2-series motors start at $180.00, have a two-year warranty, and are CSA and CE approved. Available accessories include bases, junction boxes, fans and fan shrouds.
AttaBox Brand Corrosion-Resistant Fiberglass and Polycarbonate Enclosures
The AttaBox brand from Robroy Enclosures offers large selections of non-metallic polycarbonate, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) enclosures in a wide range of applications at significant savings over alternatives such as stainless steel.
AttaBox models are available from AutomationDirect in pushbutton, window and clear cover, keylocking, fiberglass, and NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4X, 6P, 12, 13 enclosure offerings.
AttaBox Freedom, Commander, Centurion, MachoBox, and Triton Series enclosures feature Robroy's SolarGuard® fiberglass-reinforced polyester formulation for maximum UV resistance in a corrosion-resistant non-metallic enclosure.
Same-day shipping on most AttaBox enclosures and accessories is available directly from the Robroy manufacturing facility in Belding, Michigan.
MOSAIC Modular Safety Integrated Controller System
The ReeR MOSAIC safety controller system is modular, expandable and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant.
As a stand-alone, the master MOSAIC module has 8 inputs, 2 safety outputs, 2 status outputs and 2 inputs for Start/Stop interlock (RST) and external device monitoring (EDM).
By adding up to 14 expansion modules, the safety controller system can have up to 128 inputs, 16 safety outputs, 16 RST/EDM inputs, 32 status outputs, and EtherNet/IP or MODBUS TCP/IP connectivity.
MOSAIC reduces number of devices and wiring used, the size of the project and speeds up control panel construction. All logic is configured through a pictorial interface.
The master module is $299.00, expansion modules start at $112.00.
NITRA Hybrid PVC Hose for Air and Water
NITRA® Hybrid PVC Hose is a blend of PVC and rubber with a polyester braided reinforcement. The PVC gives light weight, color stability and hardness for higher working pressures while the rubber gives improved flexibility and operating temperature range.
The black with green stripe color hose works with air or water (non-potable) and is strong, flexible, kink resistant and has a Shore A 62 hardness rating.
The hybrid PVC hose is available in 1/4" and 3/8" hose inside diameters and is sold with or without 1/4 inch male NPT nickel-plated brass rigid fittings (additional fittings may be purchased separately). The hose is available in 25 and 50-foot hose lengths with fittings; and in 100, 250 and 500-foot bulk hose lengths without fittings.
Hybrid PVC hose prices start at $16.00 (25 ft. length with fittings).
Motors, Encoders and Inertia Dampers added to SureStep Stepping Systems
SureStep® series high-torque industry-standard NEMA 14, 17, 23, and 34 stepper motors now provide holding torque from 8 to 1288 oz-in. The new smaller frame size NEMA 14 motors (1.4" wide) start at $22.00 and are available in single and dual shaft versions.
The SureStep family has options for open loop control (no encoder), position monitoring (external encoder feedback), and position verification (integrated motor/drives with internal encoder).
Replacement and optional encoders (starting at $42.00) are available for standalone dual-shaft motors and standard integrated motor/drives in all NEMA 14, 17, and 23 sizes; resolutions include 400 ppr and 1000 ppr fixed, along with new configurable models (48 to 4096 ppr).
New inertia dampers (starting at $13.00) smooth step oscillations and can be used as a hand wheel for motor rotation.
Harsh Duty Sensors for Ferrous, Non-Ferrous and Weld Applications
KS series Factor 1 inductive proximity sensors, with stainless steel housing, have a correction factor K=1 and provide a constant sensing range without adjustment on all ferrous and non-ferrous metals alike.
WK series (Factor 1) sensors and WS series sensors have a coating that makes them ideal for welding applications where weld slag build-up is a large cause of sensor failure. The PTFE material coating prevents slag build-up and allows weld spatter to be wiped off easily.
These harsh duty sensors are available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm diameter sizes and operate on 10 to 30 VDC input voltage. Sensing distances range from 2mm to 30mm depending on series.
All sensors are cULus approved, CE compliant and have a lifetime warranty. KS series Factor 1 sensors start at $24.00 and weld slag resistant coated sensors are priced from $27.00.
High-Speed Counting Features added to the CLICK stackable micro brick PLC
New features supported by CLICK Ethernet PLCs with DC inputs (Basic, Standard and Analog Ethernet CPUs) include up to 100 kHz high speed counting, and interval, duration and frequency measurements
Up, Down, Up/Down, Pulse/Direction and Quadrature (with Z) counting functions have been added and new measurement functions include interval (edge-edge), duration (high/low), and frequency (Hz/RPM).
A Preset Table is used to trigger outputs or call interrupt programs.
No new programming instructions are required; the high-speed counting configuration is done in a new Graphical User Interface GUI software display and guides the user through the available functions, features and options.
CLICK Ethernet PLC units with the new high-speed counting functions start at $129.00 and have a 2-year warranty.