AutomationDirect offers a wide variety of bulk cable, as well as specific-use cables that are connectorized at both ends, and pigtail cables which have an appropriate connector on one end and loose wires on the other for discrete termination.
Many AutomationDirect product lines include connection cables, programming cables or communication cables as accessories or as components in an integrated process control system. Cable product categories are listed by either cable type or specific device connection type.
Information on the various types of Ethernet cables, device connection cables and programming cables is also available in the applicable product category sections.
Ethernet is a multi-purpose communication protocol that has become the data standard for the industrial market. These Cat5e STP (Twisted Pairs with overall foil Shield) Ethernet patch cables and crossover cables are ideal for AutomationDirect PLCs, HMIs, drives and other devices that support the Ethernet protocols.
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Switch and sensor connection cables, quick-disconnect cables and receptacles are available for proximity sensors as well as pressure and temperature sensors.
These high quality connectors and over-molded cables help reduce wiring time. The lower voltage models, 24V or 110V AC/DC, include built-in surge suppression, Yellow LED indicator and are rated for connecting with electronics. The 230V AC/DC models are rated for straight wired products. All models are available in five sizes based on DIN 43650.
The ZIPLink connector module and cable system eliminates the tedious process of wiring PAC I/O, PLC I/O or other devices to terminal blocks. Plug one end of a ZIPLink cable into a Productivity3000 PAC I/O module, DirectLOGIC I/O module, CLICK CPU or I/O module, or GS Series/DuraPulse/SureServo AC Drive and the other end into a ZIPLink connector module. ZIPLink cables use half the space, at a fraction of the total cost of terminal blocks.