The new STRIDE SE3 series unmanaged Ethernet switches offer low-cost networking solutions for industrial applications. Built with a rugged IP30 metal housing, this series offers Fast (10/100 Base-T) and Gigabit (1000 Base-T) speeds, fiber optic connections (ST 100FX, SC 100FX, and SFP ports), and up to 16 ports total. A plastic IP67-rated version with five M12 10/100 Base-T ports is also available for applications that require higher protection from water intrusion. Also included are PoE+ models that provide both power and communication in the same port. With up to 120W (30W per port) of power, these switches reduce the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed. Fast or Gigabit PoE+ Ethernet communication speeds are available.
The new STRIDE SE3 series unmanaged Ethernet switches start at $78.00 (SE3-SW5U) , PoE+ versions start at $249.00 (SE3-SWP1A5U-T) , and the IP67 washdown model is priced at $279.00 (SE3-SW5U-N67-T).
New quality-built Saginaw carbon steel and stainless steel HMI enclosures are available in various sizes with NEMA 3R/4/12/13 ratings (stainless steel units are also rated NEMA 4X). These enclosures protect human machine interfaces (HMIs) from harsh industrial environments, helping to prolong HMI service life and ensure reliable operation. They include a removable front cover for ease when making HMI cutouts and a rear cover with a quick opening latch for access to components when needed.
In addition, HMI enclosure suspension arm systems are available, specifically designed to allow operators to easily adjust the HMI enclosure's position. These suspension arm systems consist of modular components including tubes and couplings that work together to provide easy repositioning of HMIs for better viewing and operator comfort.
HMI enclosure accessories are also available such as handles to help operators move the HMI enclosure and keyboard trays that provide a steady surface for keyboard use.
The new Saginaw HMI enclosures start at $505.00 (SCE-12HMI1610LP) , suspension arm components start at $93.00 (SCE-SA08TC) , and HMI enclosure accessories start at $31.00 (SCE-HMIPH5).
The new Metal Work Regtronic series electro-pneumatic transducers utilize two internal solenoid valves to convert an electronic signal from a PLC or other controller to a regulated precision linear pneumatic output pressure. This dual solenoid design eliminates continuous supply air consumption, reducing operational costs. Regtronic transducers feature a maximum output pressure range up to 145 psig that can be controlled with 4-20 mA, 0-5 V or 0-10 V input signals, as well as RS232 communication or the integral keypad. Models are available with low flow and exhaust capacity for controlling small volume pneumatic loads without overshoot, and high flow and exhaust capacity for fast response time with large volume pneumatic loads. A 0-10 VDC or 4-20 mA output signal (model dependent) representative of the output pressure, and two digital output switches that can be set as alarm points, are also included as well as an integral digital display that eliminates the need for external pressure gauges.
Metal Work Regtronic transducers have an IP65 environmental protection rating and can be easily panel mounted using the optional mounting bracket accessories. Transducers start at $380.00 (5520500)
The new Productivity Suite software version 4.1 adds even more versatility to the Productivity family of PLCs. With this release, the Productivity2000 P2-622 CPU's remote I/O port can also function as a general purpose 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for those applications needing additional Ethernet networking capabilities. Version 4.1 also includes support for the MQTTS protocol (P2-622 CPU only) allowing for more secure connections; a new MMSEQ motion control instruction for accurate linear interpolation when using the PS-AMC motion controllers; more security with additional user roles and project file encryption; new variable communication instructions which allow for on-the-fly changes to communication parameters through the ladder code; and more.
The Productivity Suite software package programs all Productivity series PLCs and can be downloaded free of charge from our Software Downloads page. Productivity PLC CPUs start at $237.00 (P1-540) and the newly released P2-622 for the Productivity2000 series is priced at $299.00.
New ProSense XTH2 series fixed range, head-mounted temperature transmitters have been added to our lineup of temperature transmitters/signal conditioners.
The new XTH2 series fixed-range transmitters are for Type Pt100 3-wire RTDs and are ready to use out-of-the-box with pre-configured measuring ranges up to 500°F (260°C). These convenient head-mounted temperature transmitters are ideal for a variety of industrial applications and can be installed in any ProSense connection head or any DIN Form B sensor head.
The ProSense XTH2 series fixed range, head-mounted temperature transmitters are UL Listed, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and are priced at $86.00 (XTH2-0100F-PT1).
The new P1AM-200 open-source CPU has been added to the ProductivityOpen line of controllers. This CPU can be programmed in C++ using the Arduino IDE or in CircuitPython using any text editor. CircuitPython is a derivative of the Python programming language built specifically for microcontrollers and uses a runtime interpreter instead of a compiler for more flexibility with code editors and code syntax. The P1AM-200 CPU hardware features up to 16MB of flash memory for code and file storage, a 120MHz processor, a Crypto coprocessor for higher performance when using encryption libraries, and a neo-pixel RGB LED for visualization of the CPU program status. The ProductivityOpen CPUs utilize Productivity1000 series I/O modules and most Arduino MKR form factor shields for easy connections to a wide variety of devices.
In addition, two new DC I/O modules are available for the Productivity1000 controller series. The P1-08ND-TTL and P1-08TD-TTL discrete I/O modules are 3.3 to 5 VDC input and 5 VDC output versions with 8 points per module. These modules expand the capabilities of Productivity1000 and ProductivityOpen control systems by including support for low-voltage TTL devices.
The ProductivityOpen P1AM-200 CPU and the new Productivity1000 TTL I/O modules are cULus and CE approved and feature a 2-year warranty. The P1AM-200 CPU is priced at $109.00 (P1AM-200) and the TTL I/O modules start at $48.00 (P1-08ND-TTL).
BLITZDUCTORconnect yellow/line compact data and signal surge protectors have been added to our growing lineup of surge protective devices. These surge protectors feature a modular, compact design for system protection in industrial environments, information technology signal interfaces, and automation or measuring and control systems. The integrated LifeCheck monitoring function helps ensure the arrester is able to protect equipment from lightning strikes and surges. Several protection module types are available to configure a system, including units that protect low voltage, analog and communication circuits. A status monitoring kit uses an optical signal to monitor all of the protection modules in a system and open an N.C. monitoring contact if any of the modules have reached end of life.
These Type 1 universal lightning current and surge arresters offer a slim stackable slice-type design, a high discharge capacity, a low voltage protection level, and are also capable of protecting terminal equipment.
The BLITZDUCTORconnect compact data and signal surge protectors are UL listed, RoHS compliant, CSA approved, and CE marked. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $35.50 (927910).
Additional CSmicro and new CSlaser series infrared pyrometers have been added to our growing lineup of temperature sensors. Infrared pyrometers use non-contact sensing to determine the surface temperature of an object based on its emitted infrared radiation.
Optris CSmicro LTH, 3ML/3MH, and 2MH series miniature infrared pyrometers feature a rugged stainless steel construction, provide additional temperature ranges up to 1600°C (2912°F), and offer new wavelengths that can measure temperatures through glass or can measure metal and shiny surfaces.
The new Optris CSlaser LT and 2ML/2MH series pyrometers feature an innovative double laser aiming system that instantly indicates the size of the area and the location on a target where the temperature is sensed. The CSLaser pyrometers use Q7525-1 (4/c, 22 AWG) or Q8180-1 (6/c, 24AWG) cut-to-length cables (ordered separately) which can be tailored to any desired length for an easy installation.
Optris infrared pyrometers are CE marked, RoHS compliant, and have a 2-year warranty.
New Optris CSmicro series infrared pyrometers start at
New Optris CSlaser series infrared pyrometers start at $635.00 (OPTCSLLTSF)
The new RHINO BASIC PSR series power supplies feature high power density, high efficiency, and overcurrent protection in constant current mode, making them ideal for charging applications. PSR series power supplies offer an ultra-slim design in a rugged aluminum housing, adjustable output voltage, and are available in:
New RHINO PSR series power supplies are UL Listed, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $69.00 (PSR-24-120).
New to our portfolio of industrial signaling devices are Patlite NE series visual and audible-visual signaling beacons. These signaling devices are offered as visual-only beacons or as combination devices with a buzzer or selectable tone alarm (8 different tones) and signal beacon. Mono-color beacons are available in red, yellow, green, blue, or clear models. Multi-color versions support 7 selectable colors allowing users to signal numerous different equipment conditions with one device. Several connection types are available including screwless terminal block, M12 quick-diconnect, or pigtail connections, and select models support IO-Link for simplified wiring and remote configuration. The new Patlite NE series beacons are rugged devices with an IP65, IP67, or IP69k protection rating and come with a 1-year warranty.
New to our Motors category are severe duty motors from Toshiba. The Toshiba EQP SD series motors are designed to withstand the most severe conditions. Since most AC motor failures are a result of failed bearings, these inverter-duty motors feature oversized 300-series bearing for maximum motor longevity. SD series motors are available in 230/460 VAC voltages, sizes from ¼ hp up to 100 hp, and speeds of 1200, 1800, and 3600 rpm. These NEMA premium efficiency motors are made in a heavy-duty cast iron construction and are rated for hazardous locations up to Class I, Division 2, Groups, A, B, C, D. Toshiba EQP Global SD severe duty motors come with a three-year warranty.
New to our Motors category are ACCU-Torq motors from Nidec U.S. MOTORS. These 3-phase motors are high-performance inverter duty motors that are an excellent cost-effective solution for applications that require 100% torque down to zero speed. They offer premium efficiency and are available in 230/460 VAC 1800 rpm models in sizes from ¼ hp to 10 hp. ACCU-Torq motors are optimized for operation with any VFD, they feature a 5000:1 speed range, and come with a one-year warranty for 56 frame motors and a three-year warranty for all other motors.
Murrplastik EWT-PA series flexible, non-metallic, two-piece split conduit provides an easy solution for routing pre-terminated cables, eliminating the need to dismantle/reassemble the installed connectors.
This conduit consists of dual overlapping tubes that are easy to open yet provide mechanical protection and eliminate unintentional exposure of the cabling bundle inside. This conduit is ideal for cable installations on cobots, gantry systems, or any retrofitting application.
Also available are connectors and accessories to help with conduit installation. All connectors consist of two pieces that easily snap together with little effort. Mounting accessories allow mounting of the conduit with one simple push/snap into place. A wire insertion tool makes the installation of cables into the conduit quick and easy.
The new Murrplastik non-metallic two-piece split conduit starts at $57.00 / 32ft. coil (831000) and split conduit connectors start at $10.00 / pack of 5 (836121).
Balluff BCS series capacitive proximity sensors have been added to our robust selection of object detection sensors. They are available in 12 to 30mm tubular, 50mm round, and small rectangular body styles and offer sensing distances up to 30mm. These DC-powered sensors feature rugged stainless steel or thermoplastic housings with protection ratings up to IP67 for harsh industrial environments.
The BCS series capacitive proximity sensors are UL listed, RoHS compliant, and UKCA and CE marked. They offer a 2-year warranty and start at $92.00 (CM1-AP-1H).
New ProSense T30R series rugged timer relays feature a high 30A SPDT output contact that can control loads without requiring a separate contactor. These new single-function timer relays are available in on-delay, off-delay, fleeting, and cyclic mode timing options and offer easy-to-use rotary switch adjustment with timing ranges up to 10 hours. They are encapsulated for resistance to harsh environments and utilize a microprocessor-based design for superior accuracy and repeatability.
The new ProSense T30R series timer relays are UL recognized, CE marked, and RoHs compliant. They are made in the USA, have a one-year warranty, and start at $49.00 (T30R-ND-30-24AD).
RHINO PRO PSRP and RHINO TOUGH PSRT series power supplies have been added to our extensive selection of switching power supplies. The PSRP series power supplies feature a sleek, space-saving design with push-in connectors, a rugged aluminum housing, and many DC power options including:
RHINO TOUGH PSRT series machine-mount switch-mode power supplies are fully encapsulated and feature a rugged aluminum housing with a compact footprint. They are IP67 rated, field-mountable, and are suitable for harsh environments. They are available with 24 VDC outputs in 100- and 200-Watt capacities.
New RHINO PSRP and PSRT series power supplies are UL Listed, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $156.00 (PSRP-24-120).
New to our portfolio of safety products are SSP magnetic locking RFID non-contact safety switches that monitor and lock machine guards, doors, windows, or other machinery. They combine both magnetic locking and RFID technology to provide tamper-proof protection using coded actuators. Contact is not required between the switch and actuator, which allows for a degree of misalignment. Available in master-coded and reteachable-coded models, these switches feature diagnostic LEDS, a Bluetooth interface, and are the perfect size for mounting on SureFrame T-slotted rails. All SSP magnetic locking RFID non-contact safety switches come with a 1-year warranty.
Our lineup of SureServo2 servo systems now includes systems which accept 460 VAC three-phase input power.
With output power from 400W to 15kW, these 12 new perfectly matched sets of servo motors, drives, cables and accessories have all the features of our existing SureServo2 servo systems: on-board motion controller with registration, electronic camming and event-based logic control, 24-bit encoders for precise feedback, Safe Torque Off (STO) for machine safety compliance, option modules for EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP, professionally manufactured cables in 4 convenient lengths, and so much more.
And just like the 120/240 VAC models, they accept pulse and direction inputs (or CW/CCW pulses), analog velocity or torque (+/-10V) inputs, external encoder (follower) signals, and allow full command and control across EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP Ethernet networks. They can be programmed via the front panel keypad or use the free configuration software; built-in oscilloscope and multiple auto-tuning modes can perfect your system's performance.
The 460VAC SureServo2 drives start at $460.00 (SV2A-4040), and the matching 400W motors start at $360.00 (SV2L-404N).
New to our growing lineup of liquid level sensors is the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR10 series pulsed radar liquid level sensor. This new sensor is a downward facing, non-contact liquid level sensor that emits electromagnetic pulses and determines level based on the time it takes for the pulses to be reflected back to the sensor. Radar sensors are more accurate than ultrasonic sensors and are less affected by environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and dust than ultrasonic sensors.
The Micropilot level sensor is configurable via Bluetooth interface using the SmartBlue mobile app, which includes a linearization function that converts measured values to length, weight, flow, or volume. The mobile app can also display and record process envelope curves, which provide valuable diagnostic feedback for signal strength, range resolution, and interference.
Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR10 series pulsed radar level sensors are CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and are priced $793.00 (FMR10-CAQBMVCEVEE2).
New SOLO modular temperature controllers feature a modular snap-together design that allows users to add additional controllers as needed. Each controller can be configured with a different control mode and output type, making it possible to tailor a system to the application's specific requirements. These modular temperature controllers offer the same functionality as the SOLO standard controllers but at a lower price.
Up to eight independent control loops are possible, each loop supporting thermocouple, RTD, mA, mV, or voltage inputs, and voltage, current, voltage pulse, or relay outputs. All models include a second relay output that is useful for alarming or dual heating and cooling applications, and can support PID, On/Off, Ramp/Soak, or manual control modes as well as 12 different alarm modes. Configuration of SOLO modular controllers is accomplished using the free SL-SOFT SOLO configuration and monitoring software and the built-in Modbus RS-485 communications port.
The new SOLO modular temperature controllers are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. The main module and extension modules are each priced at $79.00 (SLM1-C) , and all components offer a 2-year warranty.
Iboco wire duct provides an easy, efficient, and safe way to organize wires and cables routed inside an electrical enclosure or cabinet. Our new shorter-length (1 meter) Iboco T1 series wide finger wall and T1E series narrow finger wall wire duct adds more options for installation convenience in smaller projects. In addition, T1E series narrow finger wall wire duct is now available in 2m self-adhesive versions that help reduce installation errors by temporarily holding the duct in position while being secured with screws.
Iboco wire duct is UL recognized, is made of a UL94V-0 flammability rated PVC material, and includes two predetermined break lines on the sidewalls that allow easy removal of a single finger or a full segment.
New Iboco T1 series duct in 1m lengths start at $13.00 (T1-1022G1-1) and T1E series in 2m lengths with adhesive start at $26.00 (T1E-1022GA-1). Non-slip covers are included.
Gladiator GECP series 12/24 VDC circuit protectors have been added to our selection of electronic circuit protection devices. The GECP series offers both fixed trip current versions and a version with an adjustable trip current range and adjustable trip characteristics. LED signaling with output alarms allows real-time status monitoring. This series is compact, lightweight, and available at a very low cost per channel.
The protection modules, in ratings up to 10A, can be used as standalone devices or integrated into a modular system using optional supply and ground modules, busbars, and comb jumpers (total system load up to 40A). The modules offer a remote set/reset function useful in applications where physical access to the unit is difficult or dangerous.
New Gladiator GECP series circuit protectors are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 5-year warranty and start at $37.00 (GECP-1CH-1A).
New to our Power Transmission category are PBC linear shafts, bearings, and shaft supports. PBC linear shafts are precision ground to support high-precision linear motion applications where tight tolerances are needed. They provide an optimized surface for plain or ball bearings and are available in carbon or stainless steel with round or fully supported styles. PBC shafts are available in diameters from ¼" to 1-¼" and lengths from 6" to 36". Bearings from PBC are used with steel linear shafts and provide precise, smooth action along the linear path. These bearings are available in a maintenance-free plain bearing or as ball bearings with open or closed unmounted styles, as well as pillow block or flange mounted versions. PBC linear shaft supports can be used with any shaft material, allowing for easy shaft installation and support. PBC linear shafts, bearings, and supports come with a 1-year warranty.
Our new addition of 300V to 750V rated LUTZE Type HAR/MTW (Harmonized European Standard / Machine Tool Wire) wire meets National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79 requirements, and is commonly used for appliance wiring, control cabinets, and machine tool applications in Europe and North America.
These wires consist of a tinned copper single conductor covered with a color-coded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) outer jacket and are available in sizes ranging from 0.75 mm2 (19AWG) to 4.0 mm2 (12 AWG). Striped versions are also available in various colors including blue with white stripe, white with blue stripe, and green with yellow stripe. HAR/MTW wire is sold in boxed 328 ft. (100m) coils that start at $68.00 (A61900).
More Quabbin Datamax industrial and commercial Ethernet cable gauge sizes and styles have been added to our cut-to-length cable offering. New Quabbin DataMax Extreme industrial Ethernet cable additions include Cat6/6a cable in 26 and 24 AWG with 4-twisted pairs and 7-stranded tinned copper conductors. These cables are available with a black polyurethane jacket.
New Quabbin DataMax Cat6 or Cat6a Ethernet cable with mil-spec conductor coloring is ideal for military installations and other common commercial applications. These cables are available in 28 or 26 AWG sizes with 4-twisted pairs, 7-stranded tinned copper conductors, and a black PVC jacket.
New Quabbin DataMax Cat6 or Cat6a Ethernet cable with mil-spec conductor coloring is ideal for military installations and other common commercial applications. These cables are available in 28 or 26 AWG sizes with 4-twisted pairs, 7-stranded tinned copper conductors, and a black PVC jacket.
The new Quabbin DataMax Ethernet cable starts at $1.67 /ft (Q5919-1). and mil-spec colored versions start at $0.96 /ft (Q2067-1).
A wide assortment of quality WEG Electric contactors and motor control devices have been added to our lineup of motor controls and safety equipment.
The CWBS series IEC safety contactors provide a safe and reliable way to control electrical power in industrial and commercial applications. Available in ratings up to 80A, these contactors comply with IEC and UL standards, providing mechanically-linked and mirror contacts to ensure safety circuits for machines and equipment operate according to international safety standards.
In addition to the safety contactors, the WEG Electric motor control offering has been expanded to include the following:
The new WEG Electric motor controls are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $66.00 (PESWS-B9D15AX-RM60). The new WEG CWBS series safety contactors also have a 1-year warranty and start at $78.00 (CWBS9-33-30D02).
New ProSense XTD2 and XTH2 series programmable temperature transmitters have been added to our lineup of temperature transmitters/signal conditioners.
ProSense XTD2 series DIN rail mounted and XTH2 series head mounted universal programmable temperature transmitters are ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. These versatile and reliable temperature transmitters offer several mounting options and can be used with a variety of sensors and process inputs. They provide a linearized 2-wire current loop output that can be configured for 4 to 20 mA or 20 to 4 mA using the free ProSense field device configuration software and an XT-USB cable (purchased separately).
Several new accessories are also available for the XTH2 head mount units:
The ProSense XTD2 and XTH2 series programmable temperature transmitters are CSA, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $110.00 (XTH2-0-UNV-S).
More quality enclosures and accessories from Hammond Manufacturing are now available for a wider range of needs. These new additions include carbon and stainless steel junction boxes in various sizes, with NEMA 3/4/4X/12 ratings and screw covers. Polycarbonate and ABS miniature cases with screw covers and NEMA 4/4X/6/6P/12/13 ratings expand the line, as well as a variety of carbon and stainless steel wiring troughs, rated NEMA 1/4/4X/12.
Along with the new enclosures, numerous accessories have been added, including mounting feet for C3SC and C4XSC enclosures, more latching options, and carbon steel / stainless steel plinth options for Hammond workstation consoles.
The new Hammond junction boxes start at $59.00 (C3SC664GY), miniature cases start at $17.75 (1555Q2F17GY), wiring troughs start at $219.00 (1486E12), and accessories start at $16.50 (PMKEY).
New to our pneumatic components category are Metal Work Syntesi air prep components. Now there are even more options for modular air prep components. Not only are a full range of pre-assembled combination air prep systems, components, and accessories now available they come at a great value as well. With this launch a full selection of combination pre-assembled air prep systems to include; manual shut-off, filter/regulator and lubricator assemblies; filter/regulator and lubricator assemblies; filter and lubricator assemblies; as well as filter and coalescing filter assemblies. Also available with this launch are individual components which include; filter/regulators, filters, regulators, shut-off valves, soft start valves, lubricators, modular pressure switches, air distribution blocks, and dial gauges. All assemblies and components in this launch come in two different body sizes as well as a selection of port sizes ranging from 1/8" NPT to 1" NPT. All Metal Work Syntesi air prep components come with a two-year warranty.
AutomationDirect is pleased to announce the addition of more wire and cable cutting, stripping, and crimping tools to serve your application needs. Our new crimping tool additions include a fixed crimping tool with indent profile, more tools with oval and trapezoid crimp profiles, a crimper model with a color-coded connector reference, and a new square profile rotatable self-adjusting crimping tool. To the wire cutting and stripping products we've added a pistol grip automatic cutting/stripping tool that provides stress-free operation and a versatile cable dismantling/stripping tool that allows circular, lengthwise, and spiral stripping of all cable sizes and insulation types.
The new AutomationDirect crimping tools start at $176.00 (DN-CT-RBY), the self-adjusting cutting/stripping tool is priced at $93.00 (DN-WS-PG), and the cable dismantling/stripping tool is priced at $55.00 (DN-CS-1).
Endress+Hauser Picomag series magnetic-inductive flow meters have been added to our growing line of flow sensors. Picomag series flow meters offer reliable measuring and monitoring of conductive liquids such as drinking and industrial water with a minimum conductivity of 10 µS/cm. They allow simultaneous measurement of flow, temperature, volume, and conductivity, and provide two selectable I/O points that can be configured for analog current or voltage output, pulse or switch outputs, IO-Link connection, or status inputs for a totalizer reset. The large colored TFT display auto-rotates based on orientation and configuration parameters can be called up by simply knocking on the device.
Picomag flow meters are configured and monitored with a Bluetooth® wireless interface on Android and iOS devices via the free SmartBlue App. With a wireless connection distance of up to 32 feet, Picomag is ideal for installation sites which are difficult to access. Its IO-Link interface offers seamless integration into established fieldbus systems, allows direct access to process and diagnostics data, and enables "on the fly" device configuration.
Endress+Hauser Picomag series magnetic-inductive flow meters are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They are NSF/ANSI 61 certified for drinking water applications, offer a 1-year warranty, and start at $664.00 (DMA15-AAACA1).
The new AchieVe WDN series of wire duct provides more options for quality wire management at great prices. This rugged, narrow finger, rigid wall wire duct is made of self-extinguishing UL 94 V-0 rated flame-retardant PVC material. AchieVe wire duct features convenient upper and lower score lines to facilitate breaking off individual fingers when extra space is needed for wider cables. AchieVe WDN series narrow finger wire duct is available in gray, is sold in 6.56 ft. (2m) sections with cover included, and starts at $12.00 (VRTP-80-A8).
Electronic position indicators from Elesa are designed to accurately measure and display the position of a rotating shaft. They consist of a robust housing with a clear and easy-to-read display and are attached directly to a rotating shaft. As the shaft rotates, the indicators capture the rotational movement and convert it into a readable position value.
Elesa position indicators offer a large display with a wide viewing angle, excellent readability from a distance, and a rugged polyamide housing suitable for applications requiring frequent washing. They are CE marked and RoHS compliant, offer a 1-year warranty and start at $191.00 (DD51E-SST-IP65F12).
Spoked handwheels are also available for applications requiring precise manual positioning or alignment of equipment or machinery, starting at $11.00 (VRTP-80-A8).
New to our Barcode/ RFID / Vision category is the AutomationDirect RFID Standalone R/W unit. This unit is designed for easy integration into an existing EtherNet/IP network. It is a complete unit with an RFID R/W device, antenna, and EtherNet/IP interface built in. This unit is optimized for high speeds and large data transfer, has a maximum read/write distance of 220mm depending on the type of tags used, operates on RFID high frequency of 13.56 MHz per ISO 15693, and features an IP67 protection rating. The AutomationDirect RFID Standalone R/W unit comes with a five-year warranty.
International Power regulated and unregulated linear power supplies have been added to our lineup of open frame linear power supplies.
The IH series regulated open frame power supplies are designed to operate from a wide range of AC power sources. They maintain a constant output voltage, regardless of changes in input voltage or load current, and offer better voltage regulation than other types of power supplies, ensuring accurate and consistent power delivery.
The IP500U series unregulated open frame power supplies are designed for low-cost, high-current applications when full regulation is not required. These rugged, highly reliable power supplies are ideal for powering solenoids, relays, DC motors, battery chargers, and DC-to-DC converters.
International Power linear power supplies are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They are made in the USA, offer a 2-year warranty, and start at $77.00 (IHB5-3-OVP).
The XGB series PLCs are designed and manufactured by LS Electric, a well-established global PLC manufacturer with over 40 years of experience. This PLC family offers advanced controllers geared for motion applications; with high-level features such as IEC programming, they can also be beneficial in any automated system. The stackable LS Electric PLCs have numerous hardware options to exactly match the job at hand. Each super compact PLC comes with integrated 2- or 6-axis pulse/direction motion inputs/outputs (up to 200kHz) and includes Ethernet, serial, and USB ports. Use any one of the four PLC units as a stand-alone controller with 32 built-in I/O or add up to 7 expansion modules for up to 244 additional I/O points. Several expansion modules are available to add extra discrete, communication, analog, or motion control capability.
The XG5000 programming software is a FREE download and features four of the five languages included in the IEC 61131 standard for industrial controllers. Ladder diagram, instruction list, sequential function chart, and structured text are all included so programmers can use the method they prefer. This software supports the typical PLC instructions including timer, counter, compare, etc. However, the XG5000 also features a variety of specialized and state-of-the-art instructions available to use in your code development. Over 700 function blocks are provided, including over 70 motion control specific blocks, for convenience when programming complex systems. A handy built-in project simulator assists with code verification.
The motion-centric XG-PM software is provided free of charge in the same download as the XG5000 programming software. This software provides table-based position configurations of up to 400 moves per axis and a run command tool for easy position testing. With this software, the system can be configured for various single-axis and multi-axis operations including position control, speed control, feed control, circular arc interpolation, linear interpolation, and ellipse interpolation. Eight CAM control types are also available as are numerous homing control functions.
The new LS Electric XGB series PLCs start at $299.00 (2-axis model) and come with a two-year warranty. The XGB5000 with XG-PM motion configuration software can be downloaded for free from our webstore.
We're expanding our safety products line with additional Comepi safety switches. This offering includes new solenoid locking tongue interlock safety switches and RFID-coded solenoid locking tongue interlock safety switches. All switches have a 1200N holding force and require the solenoid to be energized to unlock the switch. The RFID-coded models are uniquely coded for additional tamper resistance. All Comepi safety switches come with a one-year warranty.
One new addition of LUTZE SUPERFLEX® control cable is well suited for short to medium length articulated drag chain (C-tracks) installations requiring moderate to high performance. The High Glide TPE insulation and PVC outer jacket provide resistance to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, and makes this cable suitable for indoor wet and dry applications or outdoor installations. This cable is available in 21AWG to 12AWG sizes, with up to 34 conductors including a ground, and is made in the USA. Order this cable cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 ft. minimum, starting at $1.47 /ft. (A1482003-1).
Another addition is the tray cable exposed run (TC-ER) rated LUTZE IO-Link unshielded signal and control cable, which is designed to connect IO-Link devices to a master and is also used for conventional non-IO-Link applications. This IO-Link cable is available in 22AWG to 16AWG sizes, with up to 5 color-coded conductors covered with an oil, sunlight, crush, and impact resistant overall jacket, which is flame retardant, flexible for easy installations, and is direct burial rated for 18AWG or larger sizes. Order this cable cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 ft. minimum, starting at $0.91 /ft. (A1022203-1).
AutomationDirect is pleased to announce the launch of several IEC and compact limit switches under the new house brand, AchieVe. These new AchieVe limit switches are available in a selection of sizes and styles, including:
These new limit switches are available in a variety of actuator styles, including plunger, lever, and a new pull-action style that is activated when a cable (sold separately) attached to the switch is pulled. This pull-action actuator, offered in the ADM series, is useful for simple start/stop control or signaling applications.
The AHP series 30mm IEC limit switches, with remote reset, feature a latching function that requires an external control signal to restore the switch contacts to their initial position and allow the switch to be triggered again.
These new AchieVe limit switches are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $17.00 (ADM2F11Z11).
E-T-A REX modular electronic circuit protectors have been added to our selection of circuit protection devices. These protectors safeguard electrical circuits from overcurrent, short circuit, and other faults. Featuring a modular design, individual protection modules can be combined to meet specific circuit protection requirements, allowing for flexible configurations and easy installation.
A single system consists of a supply module, which connects to the 24VDC power supply, and up to 16 circuit protection modules (40A max) that are electrically connected by the backplane (no additional accessories required). Optional load and ground distribution modules can simplify wiring to multiple loads.
New E-T-A REX modular circuit protectors are UL Recognized, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and components start at $11.00 (EM-T00-000-GND-40A).
AutomationDIrect now offers IronHorse stainless steel worm gearboxes. Worm gearboxes are power transmission devices that drive a load at a fixed reduced ratio of the motor's speed. The stainless steel housings of these gearboxes makes them suitable for the food and beverage industry and many other harsh industrial applications.
IronHorse stainless steel worm gearboxes are IP69K rated and BISSC certified (Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee) with the housing, covers, and flanges all made out of 304 stainless steel. They are available in gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1 and the input flanges accept 56C or 145TC motor frames. All IronHorse stainless steel worm gearboxes have a hollow shaft output. Single and dual output shaft kits are available as are shaft bushings if you wish to connect the gearbox to a shaft that you provide. Compatible output covers and output flanges are also available.
IronHorse stainless steel worm gearboxes come with a one-year warranty.
The 10 (1 inch), 15 (1.5 inches), and 40 (40mm) series of SureFrame rails, in standard and light weights, are now offered with a UV-resistant black anodized finish. This offering provides a new aesthetic option in addition to the standard clear anodized finish which is available for all series and weights of SureFrame T-slotted rails. SureFrame rails are used to build sturdy, custom-made structural frames and are warranted from manufacturer defects for one year from the date of purchase.
A next generation, lower-cost CPU has been released for the Productivity2000 PLC line. The P2-622 CPU has all the functionality of the original P2-550 CPU including up to 50MB ladder memory, embedded OLED status display, remote I/O and multipurpose Ethernet 10/100Base-T (RJ45) ports, and a microSD card slot. On top of that, this new CPU has a lower cost, dual software-configurable serial ports (RJ12 and 4-pin) that support both RS232 and RS485, a USB C programming port, and a new system architecture which allows for many future enhancements.
With tag name programming, easy device integration that includes PS-AMC motion controllers, GS drives, and others, and user-focused features such as analog module data displays, Productivity2000 PLCs are a perfect fit for almost any application.
The new Productivity2000 P2-622 CPU is priced at only $299.00 (P2-622) and comes with a 2-year warranty. A starter kit, priced at $649.00, (P2-START2) is also available which contains everything you need to get started with the P2-622 CPU, including CPU, base, power supply, I/O modules, terminal blocks, memory card, cables, and documentation.
Transporting tools to/from a remote job location just got easier with the addition of quality tool bags and cases from C.H. Ellis. Included in this addition is a mechanic's tool bag made of black ballistic nylon with two carry handles, four interior and three exterior pockets on each side, and 2-snap flaps for securing contents in the outer pockets.
Three different styles of tool cases are also now available. The Attaché tool case is a briefcase style with a strong, high impact plastic shell and milled aluminum valance to protect from water or dust. This case is ideal for lighter tools and test equipment. A hardcase carrying model and rolling model, both made of high-density polyethylene 25% thicker than standard cases, are also available. These cases resist gasoline, chemicals, and most solvents to reliably protect contents; numerous pockets organize tools, test equipment, and spare parts.
The C.H. Ellis tool bag is priced at $41.00 (CH037071D) and tool cases start at $227.00 (CH958570).
Megapro multi-bit drivers are versatile screwdrivers designed to house a set of common or specialized screwdriving bits for a variety of industrial applications. These bit drivers are available with various double-ended industrial grade S2 steel bits and have an alloy shaft that also serves as a 1/4" hex nut driver. The handles are made of ultra-strong Triax 1120 resin (an ABS alloy) and they all have a retractable cartridge for easy bit access and storage.
Select from seven series, including specialty models for electronic and automotive applications. Megapro multi-bit drivers start at $23.50 (151NAS) and have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
New to our growing lineup of motor disconnects and controllers are Bryant pin and sleeve mechanical interlocks. The interlocked motor disconnects use pin and sleeve technology to conveniently connect and disconnect mobile equipment safely. Interlocked motor disconnects use matching Bryant pin and sleeve connectors with keyways to safeguard against connecting devices of different amperage and voltage ratings together. The interlock's switch cannot be turned ON until the plug is completely engaged and the plug cannot be removed from the interlock until the switch has been turned to the OFF position. The interlocks are suitable for use as manual motor controllers, and their handles satisfy OSHA lockout/tagout requirements.
Pin and sleeve devices conform to IEC 60309-1 and IEC 60309-2 international regulations, resulting in easy-to-use and standardized configurations.
Bryant pin and sleeve mechanical interlocks are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $513.00 (BRY420MI9W)
New to our potable water components are Spartan Scientific valves. These solenoid valves are suitable for use with potable water and a variety of liquids, oils, and inert gases. They feature a 2-port (2-way), 2-position design with a normally closed configuration and diaphragm operator. Spartan valves are constructed of either low-lead brass or glass-reinforced nylon. They are available in port sizes of 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inch NPT or 1/4-inch push-to-connect and come in a variety of flow rates and pressure ranges. Electrical connection options include an 18-inch flying lead pigtail or a DIN connector. All Spartan potable water valves come with a one-year warranty.
New WERMA eSIGN series LED signal towers have been added to our lineup of pre-assembled stacklights. These new signal towers, available in 9- and 15-tier models, feature a variety of customizable operating modes and lighting effects. They provide full-surface signaling with electronic modularity and can operate as a traditional stacklight or be used for variable filling level indications. eSIGN signal towers can be easily configured via a USB connection and the free configuration software; select models can also be configured via IO-link. These signal towers are available with or without a 105dB, 10-tone selectable audible alarm and can be base, wall, or tube mounted (mounting accessories sold separately).
The new WERMA eSIGN signal towers are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $388.00 (65700055)
New to motor control products are IronHorse manual motor protectors, contactors, thermal overload relays, and a wide variety of supported accessories. The IronHorse HMC series contactors are a very economical solution and feature an advanced design with a sealed structure to prevent arc flash exposure; electronic coils are available on select models. HMC series 3-pole contactors have built-in auxiliary contacts, are available in a variety of coil voltages and in seven frame sizes, with ratings from 5 to 300 hp (400A) at 480 VAC.
HMMP series manual motor protectors provide an all-in-one motor control/protection solution, integrating control, disconnecting means, and circuit protection in a single compact package. These protectors offer a wide range of ambient temperature compensation, phase failure protection, a high short-circuit interrupt rating, and are available in three frame sizes with ratings up to 100A.
HTOR series thermal overload relays mount directly to the HMC contactors to protect AC circuits and motors from damaging overloads and phase failures. These relays are available in six frame sizes, in ratings up to 400A.
The IronHorse line of IEC motor controls features an extensive array of handles, auxiliary contacts, and connection accessories to assemble starters for a wide range of applications. IronHorse motor controls have a 2-year warranty, are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
IronHorse HMMP series motor protectors start at $40.00 (HMMP-32HR-0.16)
IronHorse HMC series contactors start at $17.50 (HMC-9B30-11-BS)
IronHorse HMMP series thermal overload relays start at $22.00 (HTOR32-0.16-S)
The next generation of the popular C-more HMI product line has been released. The CM5 HMI series offers lower cost, high-performance HMIs in sizes from 4 inches to an impressive 22 inches. With an amazing 1.6 GHz processor in the larger units (10" and above) and 43 Mbytes of memory, these HMIs provide much better trending, extra data storage, faster communication, and improved file types including jpegs.
With each panel comes a host of communication ports for plug-and-play connections with industrial networks. All CM5 panels have serial and Ethernet ports and several supported protocols including Modbus, EtherNet/IP, and the lightweight MQTT(S) protocol used in many machine-to-machine (M2M) and IIoT applications. The 10" and larger models feature an additional Ethernet port, allowing them to act as a data bridge between two separate networks. The included USB ports provide in-an-instant connections for programming and peripherals like keyboards, USB-to-audio converters, barcode scanners, additional memory storage, etc. The embedded SD-card slot provides easy project transfers or up to an additional 2TB (depending on model) of data storage for important log files.
CM5 HMIs utilize powerful FREE configuration software that features C-more's legendary ease of use. The software has a built-in time-saving project simulator, a convenient Event Manager, flexible recipes, a huge array of screen objects, trend graphs, PID faceplates, true historical data logging, and much, much more.
The new C-more CM5 HMIs start at $340.00 (CM5-T4W) and come with a two-year warranty. The C-more HMI Programming Software can be downloaded for free from our webstore.
Our newest addition of A-coded sensor and signal connection cables from Murrelektronik provides easy and reliable connections between panels and field devices. These cables offer several configurations including axial or right-angle female M8 or M12 screw-lock connector to pigtail, axial male to axial female with M8 or M12 screw-lock connectors, and right-angle male to right-angle female with M8 or M12 screw-lock connectors.
These A-coded sensor and signal connection cables have a PUR/PP jacket ideal for applications with oil and/or sunlight exposure, and are also great for repetitive flexing applications like robotics. Cables are available in various colors, lengths, and pole configurations and start at $10.00 (7000-08001-0300200)
Several new modules have been released for the Productivity family of controllers. Two new lower-cost, high-resolution, four-channel analog input modules, supporting current (0-20 mA) or voltage (0-10 VDC) signals, are now available for the Productivity1000 PLC. The ProductivityOpen Arduino-based controller line now offers a 2-port serial communications shield that provides a reliable interface between the ProOpen controller and serial networks/devices. The P1AM-SERIAL is housed in an industrialized Arduino MKR form factor and each 4-pin port supports RS-232 or RS-485 communications. A new lower-cost Productivity2000 base power supply is also available that accepts a 24 VDC input and delivers a maximum of 45W.
The new Productivity1000 analog modules start at $139.00 (P1-04AD-1), the ProOpen serial shield is priced at $55.00 (P1AM-SERIAL), and the Productivity2000 power supply is $85.00 (P2-02DC).
The new Stahlin enclosure line adds more fiberglass and PVC enclosure selections to our extensive inventory of non-metallic industrial electrical enclosures. Diamond Shield, Classic, N, J, RJ, JW, RJW and FatBoy wall-mount versions are NEMA 1, 3, 3S, 12, 13, and 4X rated and are ideal for applications where floor space is limited. These enclosures are constructed of fiberglass reinforced polyester in a range of sizes, with various cover, latch, window, and door configurations. NewSentry wall-mounted PVC enclosures are NEMA 1, 2, 3, 4, 4X, and 12 rated and feature screw covers.
Stahlin CF and F series fiberglass pushbutton enclosures offer a selection of cover types with various in-line and multi-hole pushbutton hole configurations. They are also offered in blank screw cover models. Both series are NEMA 1, 3R, 4X, 6P, and 12 rated.
Stahlin DuraBoxx miniature cases are small fiberglass enclosures with flush fitting covers, a low-profile design, and a shallow depth. This series is NEMA 1, 3, 3S, 4X, 6, 6P, and 12 rated.
In addition, Stahlin vents and other enclosure accessories, including latches, mounting feet, subpanels, and more, have been added.
Stahlin wall-mount enclosures start at $86.00 (J604W); pushbutton enclosures start at $56.00 (CF332); miniature cases start at $82.00 (D554W); accessories start at $16.25 (REV60)
Epson LabelWorks portable label printers are now available for wire marking needs. The Epson PX series label printers are available in four different models and support 3 to 36mm [1/8 to 1-1/2 in] labels. The LW-PX300 is a low-cost, compact wire-marking, bar code, and general-identification label printer. The LW-PX400 printer is a portable, wireless industrial labeling and wire-marking printer that is Bluetooth™ compatible and works with iOS™ or Android™ mobile devices. The LW-PX700 offers time- and cost-saving features for creating custom and compliant labels, while the LW-PX900 features a high-speed 360dpi print output to print precise labels, bar codes, QR codes, and wire identification labels faster and with better detail than competing printer models.
These easy-to-use label printers print using continuous tape, pre-sized labels, heat-shrink tubes, small format safety labels, and more. They provide professional and industrial grade labeling solutions for a variety of applications from aviation and avionics, engineering, and manufacturing, to home office management. A wide variety of compatible label cartridges with various label colors, materials, and styles including magnetic, fluorescent, and removable types are available.
Select Epson LabelWorks label printers are CSA, UL recognized, CE marked, and/or RoHS compliant. All Epson label printers offer a lifetime warranty and start at $55.00 (LW-PX300)
New to our Barcode/RFID/Vision product category are Wenglor TPL series vision lighting components. Vision lighting provides the proper amount of contrast, brightness, and uniformity to an imaging surface so a good image of the code or object can be achieved. Built using high-quality LEDs, these Wenglor lighting components offer several light color options including white, red, and infrared. Bar lights, ring lights, flat lights, flat dome lights, and a variety of accessories are now available.
Bar lights consist of a linear package (bar) with a row of LEDs and are available in lengths from 125mm to 500mm. Ring lights are LEDs contained in a circular package and are sold in 80mm and 130mm diameters (approximate internal light diameter). Flat lights provide a solution for backlighting and are available in sizes from 200 x 200mm to 400 x 400mm. Flat dome lights consist of a flat light with a hole in the center for the camera to look through. Flat dome lights are available in 200 x 200mm and 300 x 300mm sizes. Accessories include mounting brackets, angle changers for bar lights, and dome light conversions for ring lights. All Wenglor TPL products come with a one-year warranty.
Now available are industrial-grade Cat6a Ethernet communication cables that support transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps full duplex. These patch cables are designed to reduce the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) by incorporating shielded RJ45 connectors, an inner foil shield around each twisted pair, and an outer foil shield around the entire set of 8 wires. These cables comply with the PoE+ standard to deliver 30W of power and are available with a blue PVC cable jacket in several lengths.
AutomationDirect Cat6a Ethernet cables will create solid, reliable Ethernet networks in any application and start at $9.00 (C6A-STPBL-S3)
New to our Barcode/RFID/Vision product category are Swivellink Standard series device mounting systems. Device mounting systems are assembled using several components and can be configured to mount vision cameras, lights, sensors, and scanners. They allow for precise adjustment and ease of equipment installation. These systems are modular and components are selected individually to suit the needs of the application.
These systems are custom configured and start with a base, which is fastened to the mounting surface. Then a link or tee is connected using knuckles which provide full rotational adjustment. Mounting plates finish the mounting system, predrilled for specific manufacturer equipment or blank for custom drilling. Components are available in metric or imperial units and include bases, knuckles, links, tees, mounting plates, sensor mounts, and optional clamp handles. All Swivellink components come with a one-year warranty.
New to our growing lineup of level sensors are Endress+Hauser Nivector FTI26 and Liquipoint FTW23 series point level capacitance switches. Capacitive level switches are contact sensors that detect presence by evaluating differences in dielectric values. They are useful for detecting the level of solids, such as plastic pellets, or water-based conductive liquids.
The Nivector® FTI26 series, available in rugged polycarbonate or stainless-steel housings, detects powders or fine-grained bulk solids in silos, hoppers, and bins. Stainless-steel versions are FDA compliant and marked with the 3-A symbol for food industry hygienic applications. Select models are CSA approved for hazardous locations.
The Liquipoint® FTW23 series, developed and built for the food industry, detects water-based liquids in storage tanks, mixing vessels, and pipes. These switches are FDA compliant and marked with the 3-A symbol for food and beverage industry hygienic applications (except versions with G1/2 threads).
Both series offer IO-Link compatible models which provide direct access to process and diagnostic data and allow device configuration while in operation.
Endress+Hauser point level capacitive switches are UL Listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $243.00 (FTI26-CA7MWDG)
We're proud to add WEG brand motors to our growing motor portfolio. With this launch, several general-purpose 1- and 3-phase motors from ¼ to 3hp have been added, as well as certain high-performance inverter duty motors from ½ to 1hp, motors certified for hazardous locations (Class I, Div 2, Groups A,B,C,D) up to 3hp, and 3-phase brake motors from ¼ to 2hp. These new motors come with a TEFC or TENV IP55 enclosure and offer speeds of 1200, 1800, or 3600 RPM (depending on model). Brake motors come with a spring set, solenoid actuated AC brake with a manual brake release lever. All WEG rolled steel motors come with an 18-month warranty.
New ProSense F18 series 18mm round sensors have been added to our extensive lineup of photoelectric sensors. The ProSense F18 series features sensing distances up to 25m, rugged PBT thermoplastic housings, and an IP67 protection rating. General purpose models are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, polarized retroreflective, and through-beam sensing styles.
The new ProSense F18 series photoelectric sensors are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $32.00 (F18I2-0N-0E)
New Wenglor OPT series cylindrical and rectangular sensors have been added to the lineup of ultrasonic proximity sensors. The new models, available in diffuse and through-beam sensing styles, offer sensing distances up to 2000mm, rugged stainless steel and plastic housings, and protection ratings up to IP68 for use in challenging industrial environments. These new Wenglor ultrasonic sensors are IO-Link v1.1 compatible, offering advanced configuration options such as through-beam, synchronous, and mute operating modes, window teach-in, and external temperature compensation.
Wenglor OPT series ultrasonic proximity sensors are easy to set up and install, and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant. They offer a 1-year warranty and start at $127.00 (OPT2200)
ProSense D80 series large rectangular proximity sensors have been added to the extensive lineup of inductive proximity sensors. The ProSense D80 series offers long sensing distances up to 60mm, large sensor faces, and robust IP65- or IP67-rated PPE housings for harsh industrial environments. These "pancake" style proximity sensors are available in 80 x 40 x 105mm or 80 x 40 x 92mm housing dimensions, with AC- or DC-power options and a variety of termination styles.
The new ProSense D80 series rectangular proximity sensors are UL listed, RoHS compliant, and CE and UKCA marked. They offer a lifetime warranty and start at $146.00 (D80-AP-3H)
New ProSense frequency signal conditioners are extremely versatile, affordable, and provide the flexibility to convert, transmit, scale, and isolate input signals from a wide variety of process sensors and controller I/O.
The SCU-2200 universal analog-to-frequency converters accept milliamp, voltage, RTD, thermocouple, or potentiometer inputs to provide a scalable single frequency output (up to 25kHz). They are helpful when a controller does not have any analog input points available but does have a frequency input.
The SCU-2500 series frequency (input) conditioners are useful for converting frequency signals from encoders, magnetic pick-ups, variable speed drives, and flow meters to an analog signal for a PLC, recorder, or digital display. They accept frequency signals up to 100kHz and provide unipolar or bipolar analog, relay, or frequency (up to 100kHz) outputs. An optional square root relationship between the input and output is also available for flow measurement applications.
ProSense frequency signal conditioners carry a 5-year warranty and are UL Listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and start at $253.00 (SCU-2502)
More Contrinex small rectangular sensors have been added to our extensive lineup of inductive proximity sensors. These compact 12mm x 27mm x 6.5mm and 12mm x 27mm x 12mm inductive proximity sensors are non-flush mounted, have a 4mm sensing distance, and feature NPN or PNP switching outputs with N.O. or N.C. operation. Top and front sensing versions are available, and all PNP models are IO-Linkï¿½ v1.0 compatible.
The new Contrinex proximity sensors have a rugged polycarbonate housing with an IP67 protection rating, and are CE marked, UL approved, and RoHS compliant. They have a lifetime warranty and are priced at $22.00 (DW-AD-611-C12P)
New to our growing lineup of liquid level sensors are Endress+Hauser Waterpilot series submersible level sensors. These sensors measure level by continually sensing the hydrostatic pressure produced by the height of liquid above the sensor, providing a 4-20 mA output signal compatible with PLCs, panel meters, data loggers, and other electronic equipment.
The Waterpilot FMX11 series is ideally suited for freshwater applications and features a slim 22mm diameter stainless steel housing and a sensor diaphragm protection cap. These sensors are NSF Certified for drinking water applications.
The Waterpilot FMX21 series is suited for wastewater applications, offering an easy-to-clean, flush-mounted, process-isolating sensor diaphragm, a rugged 42mm diameter stainless steel housing, and a diaphragm protection cap. These sensors include FM hazardous location approvals for intrinsically safe applications.
Both styles have sensing ranges up to 2 bar (66.9 ft of water column) and are fitted with a shielded cable containing an atmospheric vent tube and a tough abrasion and UV resistant outer jacket.
Available accessories include terminal boxes for humidity and climate protection; weights to reduce measuring error by preventing sideways movement; suspension clamps for easy mounting; and cable shortening kits to easily shorten the cable and vent tube.
Endress+Hauser submersible level sensors are UL Listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and offer a 1-year warranty.
Endress+Hauser NSF Certified FMX11 Series Submersible Level Sensors start at $530.00 (FMX11-CA11DS06)
Endress+Hauser FM approved FMX21 Series Submersible Level Sensors start at $1,039.00 (FMX21-FE121FGB10A)
New to our T-slotted rail product selection is a host of additional hardware components from Fath. These components easily install in SureFrame rails, as well as many other brands, and include roll-in T-slot nuts with spring loaded ball, slide-in T-slot nuts, screw and miter connectors, 1- and 2-slot pivot joints, extended swivel bases, foot consoles, leveling casters, magnetic catches, sensor mounting blocks, protection profiles, profile sliders, roller elements, and much more.
Also added is a 4-axis workstation and workstation components which allow PC monitors and peripherals to be mounted near the equipment. Components include swivel monitor mounts, monitor mounting joints, multi-axis mounting supports, and many other accessories.
New panel holders and panel mounting blocks are also available for wire mesh or solid machine guarding. These holders and mounting blocks allow the installation of machine guarding to protect equipment and personnel from damage and injury.
All Fath T-slotted hardware components come with a one-year warranty.
Our new addition of 300V rated Atlas Type AWM (appliance wire material) wires are made in the USA, meet National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA Standard 79 requirements, and are commonly used for appliance wiring, control cabinets, and machine tool applications.
The Atlas Type AWM wires consist of a tinned copper single conductor covered with a colored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) outer jacket and are available in sizes ranging from 26 AWG to 16 AWG. They are also available in various color options including blue with white stripe, white with blue stripe, and green with yellow stripe versions. AWM wire is sold in spools of 500 or 1,000 feet (depending on gauge size) and starts at $31.00 (500 ft.) (AWM20BL)
New to our safety products lineup are IDEM two-hand safety control panels. These panels, used with a special control monitoring relay, require an operator to use both hands simultaneously during a hazardous operation. This forces operators to keep their hands on the two-hand control actuator and out of harm's way. New IDEM products include a control station with momentary pushbuttons, a control station with zero-force touch buttons, and an empty two-hand control station enclosure for custom configurations. Enclosures are made of die-cast aluminum; replacement buttons are available.
In addition to the panels, a two-hand control safety relay from IDEM is also offered. This relay is intended for use in safety circuits for presses, punches, bending tools, and any application where a threat to operator hands exists.
All IDEM two-hand control panels and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added advanced panel meters and a universal power meter to their Trumeter ADM series of graphical panel meters. These easy-to-read panel meters display critical parameters, provide a user-programmable scale and custom alarm messages which will immediately alert operators when a parameter is out of range.
Trumeter ADM200 advanced graphical panel meters feature a large 4-inch display with a color changing, full color RGB backlight for instant alerts. Select models offer digital and analog outputs, Modbus RTU/TCP communication, and an IP65 protection rating. Available models include multi-function meters to measure amps, voltage, frequency, or power (Watts, VA, Var, and power factor) for high voltage applications; all-in-one process meters can be configured as a process signal meter or can be used in conjunction with a shunt for low voltage applications
The Trumeter ADM100W is a universal power meter that features a 3-inch backlit display, 4 alarm setpoints, and offers Modbus RTU communication via RS-485.
Trumeter ADM200 meters start at $222.00 (ADM200-LN-CS) and the Trumeter ADM100W meter is priced at $147.00 (ADM100W-HPS)
Surge suppression devices protect and lengthen the life of motors, contactors, relays, solenoids, and PLC outputs by reducing voltage spikes and electromagnetic noise caused by inductive loads. New Murrelektronik surge suppression devices support a variety of applications.
Murrelektronik surge suppressors are CE marked, RoHS compliant, and offer a 1-year warranty.
Murrelektronik surge suppressors start at $8.00 (26051)
Schmersal compact limit switches provide an affordable solution for a variety of object detection applications. Their small size allows easy installation in confined spaces. These rugged limit switches offer a 31mm body width, with a 45-degree adjustable, die-cast zinc head, and a thermoplastic housing. Several actuator styles are available, including plunger, plunger with roller, side rotary lever with roller, and adjustable rod.
The new Schmersal compact limit switches are available with N.O. and N.C. contacts, snap or slow break-before-make action, and an M12 quick-disconnect connection or a 2m pigtail with right or bottom cable exits. They come with a 1-year warranty, and are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
Additional energy-efficient Stratus TA series air conditioners have been added to our enclosure thermal management lineup. These new air conditioners are made in the USA, use environmentally friendly and chlorine-free R-134a refrigerant, are designed for outdoor use, and operate with an internal closed loop system to protect from dust, oil, and water. They are available with up to 5,910 BTU/H and include a programmable temperature controller and visible alarms. The new Stratus air conditioners offer NEMA 4, 4X, or 12 ratings, a 115 or 460V operating voltage, and start at $3,190.00 (TA10-027-16-12)
New ProSense VCT series vibration transmitters accurately detect vibrations of industrial equipment, primarily rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, compressors, and rolling mills. Vibration sensors provide early detection of developing malfunctions, allowing for timely maintenance before major damage or failure results in costly repairs and production downtime. These MEMS-based sensors are ideal for harsh industrial applications and offer a rugged stainless steel construction, a wide operating temperature range, and a high IP67/68/69K protection rating (depending on the IP rating of the cable used). They provide vibration sensing to standard DIN ISO 10816 and are UL listed, CE marked, RoHS compliant, and come with a 5-year warranty.
New Socomec modular Midget and CC Class fuse holders help complete overcurrent protection circuits for industrial systems. These finger-safe, DIN-rail mounted fuse holders are available in 1-, 2-, or 3-pole versions with a blown fuse LED indicator on select models. They are available with up to a 30A capacity and a 200kA interrupt rating.
Socomec modular fuse holders offer a 1-year warranty and are UL listed, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
AutomationDirect now offers Cat6a industrial Ethernet cables from Murrelektronik. These shielded cables include an M12 X-coded connection on one end and an RJ45 connection on the other. The X-coded designation is commonly used with industrial vision systems. The high-flex industrial Ethernet cables are available in lengths up to 5m with transmission speed capability up to 10Gbps. Cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket that is flame-retardant and chemical resistant, and come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect now offers end-of-arm tooling components for robot arm vacuum pick-and-place applications. Components can be purchased individually or in kits that include everything needed to create a single-beam or dual-beam end-of-arm tool. Kits are simple, save time and money, and include structural rails (which support optional internal vacuum), connectors, cup mounts, vacuum tubing, vacuum cups, fittings, basic ejector, flange for Universal robot, and a blank robot flange. Simply cut the structural rails to the desired lengths, determine the location of the suction cups, assemble the unit, and add the robot interface flange for your brand of robot or drill your own using the included blank robot flange. All Schmalz end-of-arm tooling components and kits come with a one-year warranty.
New RHINO PRO DC-to-DC converters are designed for harsh industrial environments and provide high EMC immunity, shock/vibration resistance, and thermal shock resistance. This line offers models with 150W outputs at 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC, and ultra-wide input voltage ranges of 9-36 VDC or 18-75 VDC. They provide protection against overtemperature, overload, short circuit, reverse input, overvoltage, and input undervoltage lock-out, and deliver a constant current output at 100% load, making them ideal for battery charging applications.
The new RHINO PRO DC-to-DC converters offer a 3-year warranty and are UL recognized, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.
RHINO Pro DC-to-DC converters start at $199.00 (PSRP-12-DC24-150)
AutomationDirect has extended its line of WEG CFW500 high-performance AC drives to include more horsepower options. With this addition, the high-performance horsepower ratings have been expanded all the way up to 150 hp. Also added are new higher current high-performance 10hp drives as well as 10hp washdown rated IP66/NEMA 4X models. A full range of supporting accessories is also included with this launch. All WEG CFW500 VFDs and accessories come with a one-year warranty.
New cables from Quabbin provide even more options for reliable Ethernet and Profinet communication. New continuous flexing 26 AWG Cat5e or Cat6/6a shielded industrial Ethernet cable is available with two or four twisted pairs. New cable jacket options include Zero Halogen Flame Retardant (ZHFR), Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Elastomer (FR-TPE), and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) jackets. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft minimum depending on style, starting at $0.68 /ft. (Q5772-1) for unshielded versions.
Unshielded 24 AWG Cat5e industrial Ethernet cable with four twisted pairs is now available and is rated for outdoor use, is resistant to sun and rain, and has additional flame resistance. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20 or 25ft minimum depending on style, starting at $0.77 /ft. (Q5941-1).
Continuous flexing Profinet cable is now available in a shielded, PLTC-2PR rated, Cat5e 22 AWG size with two twisted pairs, a TPE jacket, and support for Profinet Type B and C communication. This cable can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum, starting at $1.30 /ft. (Q5094-1).
AutomationDirect proudly announces its entry into the hydraulic components market by adding Peninsular hydraulic cylinders to its comprehensive line of automation products. These double-acting cylinders are interchangeable with other popular brands of NFPA hydraulic cylinders, offered with bore sizes from 1-1/2 to 4 inches, stroke lengths up to 24 inches, and tapped end caps for mounting accessories. Accessories include mounting brackets and hardware to ensure a perfect fit as a replacement cylinder on existing equipment. Peninsular hydraulic cylinders and accessories are made in the USA from the highest quality materials and come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added new models of Dold safety relays to our line of safety products. This addition includes more motor standstill monitoring relays with models that support muting, as well as safety relay extension modules with more outputs for safety system expansion. All Dold safety relays come with a one-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added more low-cost ProSense top- and side-mount float level switches including the FLS-VM-800 float switch which has a 3/4" PVC pipe fitting for use in HVAC condensate lines, and the FLS-VD series that includes a 3/4" MNPT connection for mounting to most standard 3/4" bungs in 55-gallon drums. Additional float switches, in medium and large sizes, have been added in various material constructions for compatibility with a variety of liquid types, temperature ranges, and system pressures.
New ProSense float level switches are CE marked, RoHS compliant, come with a 1-year warranty, and start at $17.25 (FLS-VM-700)
Cable entry systems allow installation of non-terminated or pre-made/terminated cables through an enclosure or other bulkhead surface. Our newest additions to the Murrplastik cable entry system product line provide even more options to fit your specific application.
The KDP/R series cable entry system is a round version of the KDP/X series. This series offers a round one-piece frame available in two different frame sizes and can hold up to 46 non-terminated cables in a single frame.
The new KDL/H-VA-FDA series FDA compliant stainless-steel split frames, available in three sizes, use KDT/X FDA series grommets and can hold up to 12 pre-made or terminated cables. Also added is the KDP series FDA Cablequick® system, a one-piece stainless-steel frame that can hold up to 56 non-terminated cables. FDA compliant cable entry systems are ideal for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and any industry requiring sanitary components.
Murrplastik cable entry systems start at $24.00 (KDP/X series), and general-purpose grommets start at $6.75.
New Contrinex specialty inductive proximity sensors are rugged, stainless steel sensors designed for extreme environments. They are offered in 3mm to 50mm diameters and provide a wide range of options and features, including:
They come with a lifetime warranty and are UL listed (except high-temperature models), CE marked and RoHS compliant.
Contrinex Inductive Proximity Sensors start at $105.00 (DW-AS-711-M12-967).
New LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® and MOTIONFLEX® variable frequency drive cables provide supreme protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). These cables are available in 18 to 8 AWG sizes and include four black conductors with a green/yellow ground conductor of the same gauge. Each conductor is labeled for easy identification and is covered in a cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation (type XHHW-2) that is oil and sun resistant, suitable for dry, damp, or wet locations, and is approved for direct burial.
The DRIVEFLEX series has a black PVC outer jacket ideal for stationary applications, while the MOTIONFLEX series has a black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) outer jacket designed for continuous motion applications. Both cables are tray cable - exposed run rated (TCER) for use in cable trays with or without conduit, which can significantly reduce installation costs.
DRIVEFLEX series cable starts at $3.04 /ft. (A1061804-1) and MOTIONFLEX series cable starts at $4.40 /ft. (A4061804-1). Both are made in the USA and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 10ft minimum.
AutomationDirect proudly enters the industrial vision market with the addition of the Datalogic Smart Vision sensor. This vision sensor is an intelligent self-contained system that can capture an object's image as it passes by and make decisions based on the details of that image. One example is a pass/fail decision based on the label orientation or the fill level of a beverage bottle. This Smart-VS sensor is built around a powerful multiprocessor platform featuring embedded artificial intelligence technology, but remains simple to configure using the teach procedure or Web app. Mounting hardware and an assortment of communication cables are also offered, and both the sensor and accessories come with a 36-month warranty.
AutomationDirect has released additional profiles of SureFrame t-slotted rails. The addition of 30mm x 60mm and 60mm x 60mm profiles to the 30 Series allows for greater project flexibility. The new profiles offer the same durability as the existing lineup of SureFrame rails and are compatible with slotted rails/hardware from most other manufacturers. SureFrame t-slotted rails can be ordered cut to length and are guaranteed against manufacturer defects for one year from the date of purchase.
New SureFrame profiles start at $0.18/inch (30-3060C)
Bryant pin and sleeve wiring devices have been added to our offering of low-cost wiring solutions. These devices include nonconductive electrical plugs, connectors, receptacles, and inlets designed to withstand heavy-duty industrial environments and maintain a reliable watertight connection resistant to accidental disconnection. These devices are designed to meet the IEC 60309-1 and IEC 60309-2 international regulations resulting in easy-to-use standardized configurations, and safeguard against connecting devices of different amperage and voltage ratings together.
In addition, accessories for these pin and sleeve devices are available to provide various optional mounting methods and watertight seals when not in use.
Bryant pin and sleeve devices start at $74.00 (BRY320P4W) and accessories start at $16.00 (AP2030).
AutomationDirect has added IDEM Skorpion rotary trapped key systems. These safety systems control access to running equipment with locks and rotary keys. To disable power to machinery and unlock a gate, the key is turned and removed from the control switch. The released key is then inserted into the gate access module to unlock the gate. Standard and solenoid-locking control switches and associated gate sets (sold separately) are available for one to three stations and provide mechanical safeguarding in partial or full body access versions. They are rated for safety applications up to Ple/Category 3 according to EN/ISO 13849-1. IDEM Skorpion rotary trapped key systems and accessories come with a one-year warranty.