Benefits of using the Productivity1000
AutomationDIrect has added several different small sensors to the proximity sensor lineup. New rectangular 8mm x 16mm inductive proximity sensors are available in flush and non-flush mounting options, NO or NC outputs as well as NPN or PNP logic. The new 8mm round capacitive proximity sensors are able to detect materials other than metal, in a compact 8mm package. These capacitive proximity sensors have a potentiometer to adjust sensitivity and are available with an M8 quick-disconnect or 2m pigtail cable. Also added are two new series of photoelectric sensors. Both the 8mm round and 8mm x 8mm x 4mm rectangular models are available in diffuse with background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective and through beam sensing styles. These can sense objects at up to 2.2 meters distance. All new sensors are CE and cULus approved. New 8mm photoelectric sensors have a 2-year warranty and the new 8mm proximity sensors have a lifetime warranty.
These linear actuators are SureStep NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 frame stepper motors with a stainless-steel lead-screw extension of the rotor. In conjunction with the provided screw nut, this actuator translates motor torque into linear thrust. They can provide up to 193 lbs. of thrust, or speeds up to 18 in/sec. Eight standard "leads" (travel per rev) are offered, with screw lengths of 6, 9, or 12 inches, and all are stocked products ready for immediate delivery. Long life, no maintenance triangular screw nuts are included. Optional round screw nuts, and extension cables in 6-, 10-, and 20-foot lengths complete the offering.
The new Safegate non-muting Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains protect a wide range of industrial applications that do not require muting functionality. Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. ReeR Safegate non-muting light curtains are IP65/IP67 rated. Mirrors and protective columns are available to complete the installation. These light curtains come with a 1-year warranty.
AutomationDirect has added more high precision limit switches from Metrol. New High-temperature precision limit switches provide a 10 micron accuracy and are rated for temperatures of up to 200°C. Also new are high-vacuum resistance limit switches with an accuracy of 10 microns designed to be used in a 10-5PA high-vacuum environment. High-vacuum resistance precision limit switches come in stroke lengths from 0.8 to 5mm and are available in M5x0.5, M14x1 and 16x1 mm threaded barrel diameters. Metrol high temperature and high vacuum resistance precision limit switches have a 1-year warranty.