New additions to our lineup of Hammond enclosures include more wall-mount sizes; miniature cases in more size and color choices; sanitary pushbutton enclosures; NEMA 1 rated wire troughs; and rack/desktop-mount / instrument and enclosures. New accessories such as drip shield kits, extender rings and pulls and handles have also been added.
The new LS Electric servos systems provide the most requested features - setup wizards, auto tuning, built-in indexer and more - in an extremely cost-effective package. The L7S family of brushless servo systems is fully digital and offers a rich set of features to cover a broad range of motion control applications. There are 5 standard servo motors from 100W to 1kW that can be operated in combination with one of two standard servo drives. The L7C drives accept single-phase 200-230VAC, and are controlled via analog speed or torque signal, high-speed pulse train, or internal indexing. These systems are fully compatible with most Automation Direct PLCs or any other host controller. The L7C family includes standard accessories such as pre-made servo motor encoder cables and servo motor power/brake cables. DIN-rail mount I/O break-out kits allow for easy connection of external command and I/O signals; optional external braking resistors, and optional AC input filters are also available. The L7C servo system selector tool is available here; it provides selection assistance for your application requirements and assures that all the required and optional accessories are included your first order.
New RHINO open frame and panel mount power supplies, with integrated UPS, have been added to the RHINO SELECT series. The integrated UPS provides seamless battery switchover to keep critical operations running when there is an unexpected loss of power. These industrial power supplies support a wide temperature range and can provide TTL status outputs to external monitoring systems. Their rugged aluminum housing allows for three mounting orientations. These power supplies come with a 3-year warranty, are UL 60950-1 and UL 62368-1 recognized, and are CE marked and RoHS compliant. Also added is the PSB24-240-1 to the RHINO Din Rail mount series. This power supply ensures reliable startups through the use of its "Power Boost Technology," short-term power used to support high inrush current. It comes with a 3-year warranty, and is UL 508 listed, UL 60950 recognized, CSA certified, CE marked and RoHS compliant.
LUTZE SILFLEX® control cable is a rugged industrial cable ideal for stationary and flexible applications with limited mechanical stress and free movement without any tensile stress, loads or forced movements. These cables are available in sizes from 20 AWG to 10 AWG with 3 to 41 unshielded or shielded conductors marked with numbers for easy identification, including the green with yellow stripe ground conductor. The rugged outer jacket provides resistance to sunlight, oil and moisture penetration, making these cables suitable for wet and dry locations as well as outdoors. LUTZE cable is 600V UL rated and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 20ft minimum. LUTZE servo cable starts at $0.48 per foot and is made in the USA.
The new CLICK PLUS 2-slot CPU offers an additional built-in option module slot for even more PLC I/O customization. The CLICK PLUS option module slots allow for easily changeable I/O configurations to match the job at hand in lieu of the fixed I/O offered in the original CLICK series PLCs. The 2-slot CPU can also be expanded with up to 8 additional stackable I/O modules for up to 156 discrete I/O or 60 analog I/O points total. For applications that rely heavily on serial communication, the new CLICK PLUS DCM option module adds two RS-232/RS-485 serial ports to any single-slot CLICK PLUS CPU and up to four additional serial ports to the 2-slot CPU version. This new module supports both Modbus RTU and ASCII communication and is priced at $105.00.
New ProSense T2 series timer relays are cost-effective, compact devices with easy time delay function and time range setup. T2R-M series multi-mode timer relays have timing ranges of up to 1000 minutes. T2R-ND on-delay, T2R-FD off-delay, and T2R-SST fleeting timer relays have encapsulated protection and timing ranges of up to 100 minutes. Encapsulated T2L-ND on-delay timer relays offer timing ranges of up to 100 minutes or 10,230 seconds. T2S-ND on-delay, T2S-FD off-delay, T2S-SST fleeting, and T2S-TT on-interval timer relays have timing ranges of up to 100 minutes.
AutomationDirect has added Norgren Excelon Plus air prep components to its existing lineup of pneumatic air prep products. Norgren, a well-known name brand for pneumatic components, is now available from your trusted source for automation products. Now available are Norgren Excelon Plus 82 Series air prep products with 1/4" and 3/8" female NPT port sizes, and the Excelon Plus 84 Series components with 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" female NPT port sizes. Included in this release are air filters (particulate, coalescing oil removal and vapor removal), air regulators, air filter regulators, air micro-fog lubricators, manual shut-off relief valves, soft start/dump valves, solenoid-activated control valves and pre-assembled combination filter-regulator-lubricator units . A range of mounting accessories, port adapters and replacement filter elements are also available. These Norgren air prep components are all stock items so they can be shipped quickly, and have a 2-year warranty.
MOSAIC Safety Controller Master Modules start at $299.00 (MOSAIC-M1S) New components for ReeR MOSAIC safety controllers have been added to expand capability. An exciting addition are MOSAIC-MV series speed monitoring expansion modules which allow the monitoring of speed of rotating machinery via proximity sensors or encoder inputs. Speed modules are available to support proximity sensor inputs as well as TTL, HTL and SIN/COS encoder inputs. Also added is the M1S enhanced controller master module that includes more built-in safety I/O and supports newer safety modules. These newer modules include two new combination safety I/O modules that support 8 or 12 inputs as well as 4 individual OSSD safety outputs; a new safety output module; and a safety analog input module to allow monitoring of analog variables. These ReeR MOSAIC safety controller components are available for fast shipping and have a 2-year warranty.
Our addition of Quadritalia modular enclosure kits adds enclosures that can be assembled to fit your application needs while maintaining their NEMA rating. Modular enclosures are available as kits that include all the necessary components and hardware (with the exception of plinths) to assemble a complete NEMA 12 rated freestanding single-door, double-door, or dual-access enclosure. The Quadritalia OKK series modular enclosure kits are available in sizes up to 2000mm (78+ in) in height, in various widths and depths. Modular enclosures provide numerous benefits including the ability to easily cut holes on individual panels before assembly or by removing the panel, damaged panels can easily be replaced, and panels can be combined or replaced with larger ones for future expansions. Individual components and accessories can also be purchased separately.
Direct Wire's portable/service cord in 8 to 6 AWG wire sizes is ideal for electrical power connections requiring flexibility that can be used for indoors and outdoors. These cables can be used in wiring for industrial machinery, large appliances, heavy duty tools, motors, and temporary electrical power and lighting for construction sites. This addition makes SOOW cable available in sizes between 6 AWG and 18 AWG and can be ordered cut to your specified lengths in 1-foot increments, with a 10- or 20-ft. minimum (depending on AWG size), starting at $0.39 per foot for the 18 AWG wire size.
AutomationDirect announces the addition of a new high-performance AC drive series that supports closed-loop flux vector and torque control modes. The WEG CFW500 AC drives come in a variety of voltage and horsepower ratings, and can control 230VAC 3-phase motors from 1/4 to 30 hp when powered with 230VAC 3-phase, and 1/4-3 hp when powered with 230VAC single-phase. The 460VAC models support motor sizes from 1/3 to 60 hp. These drives include ample built-in I/O that is expandable with option modules; they support Modbus RTU and Ethernet communications modules that allow the drive to be controlled and monitored via Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP. The CFW500 series has a built-in PLC and uses the same software for drive configuration and programming as the CFW100 and CFW300 series. Also part of this product addition is the IP66-rated CFW500, offering most features of the CFW500 in an IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure, rated for washdown environments as well as indoor or outdoor installations. The IP66-rated models come in ratings up to 20 hp. These new CFW500 high-performance AC drives have a 1-year warranty.
Another great addition to our lineup of level sensors and controllers, the ProSense CLC series conductive liquid level controllers detect and control levels of conductive liquids (tap water, seawater, sewage, chemical solutions, coffee, ice cream, etc.) in dual-probe pump-up or pump-down applications. These relays compare the value of the measured resistance between the probe and common with the setpoint controlled by the onboard potentiometer. The output relay can control pumps, solenoids or valves to automatically lower, raise or maintain the level of the liquid in the tank. These level controllers pulse the probes with a DC voltage to prevent potential electroplating issues.
More quality enclosures from Saginaw! Saginaw has been serving the electrical industry since 1963 specializing in manufacturing top-quality electrical enclosures built to accurate dimensions. Newly added enclosures include new sizes for hinged cover series, new yellow-colored pushbutton enclosures for safety or high visibility applications, new sloped top Enviroline Junction series enclosures, new sanitary enclosures and 1/4 turn enclosures and accessories, and new breather vent drain.
We’re excited to announce the addition of our new ProSense PLS series rotary paddle level switches to our already extensive line of process control solutions. These level switches are used as point level switches for dry, granular bulk solids, and are ideal for detecting full, empty, refill, or point level status in silos, hoppers, and bins containing bulk solids. Examples of products that can be sensed by rotary paddle level switches include cereals, sugar, animal feeds, washing powders, chalk dry plaster, dry cement, granulates, wood chips, and similar products. These level switches are available in three different shaft lengths, plus a rope version that can be shortened in the field based on the application.
AutomationDirect has added T-Slotted hardware components by FATH. Because the structures are lightweight, economical and easy to construct, slotted aluminum rail structures are commonly seen throughout many industries. From stands that hold barcode scanners and label applicator machines to OEM machines made entirely of T-slotted aluminum rail, this structure system is very popular. We have a wide variety of assembly hardware for T-slotted aluminum rail systems in various widths from 1 inch to 1.5 inch and 30mm to 45mm, which include T-nuts, fasteners, connecting components, joining plates and brackets, as well as floor, door and panel elements. These components are compatible with many brands. These FATH T-slot hardware products are all stock items, so they can be shipped quickly and have a 2-year warranty.
IDEM hazardous area safety devices provide similar functionality to their general-purpose counterparts but offer explosion-proof switching for use in hazardous locations. All of these devices are manufactured with ATEX Exd IIC T6 certified explosion-proof contact blocks which are encapsulated to contain explosions and prevent ignition of hazardous materials. New IDEM explosion-proof safety devices include tongue interlock safety switches, safety limit switches and safety cable-pull switches. These devices are an excellent choice for use in the oil, chemical, pharmaceutical and other hazardous industries. AutomationDirect has also extended its existing line of general-purpose safety cable-pull switches. This new line extension allows for emergency cable lengths of up to 250 meters. IDEM safety devices have a 1-year warranty.
AutomationDirect announces the addition of new temperature probes, sensors and thermowells to our existing portfolio of ProSense sensors. We have added 4 different types of probe designs and 3 sensor designs to meet the needs of unique applications. These new probes include heat trace probes; flange mount probes; cuttable probes; and melt bolt probes. The new temperature sensor designs being offered include; threaded bolt style; spade sensors; and magnet mount sensors. All of these probes and sensors are offered in type J thermocouple sensing elements. Type K thermocouple elements and PT100 RTD with class A accuracy are also offered with select series. A new line of thermowells have been added that are used specifically for sanitary Clean-in-Place applications and probes that have a tri-clamp process connection. These new ProSense temperature sensing products are proudly made in the USA and have an eighteen-month warranty.
New hazardous location alarm buzzers have been added to the lineup of control and indicating devices. The STAHL YA11 series signal alarms sound an audible warning, alert, or information in the event of equipment malfunctions, safety issues, or when systems are starting up. These alarms provide an omni-directional audible signal, are intended for use in hazardous areas or the harshest environments, and have hazardous area certifications for international use. Available in alternating two-tone, alternating fast tone and continuous tone models, with a maximum volume of 100dB at 1 meter and an aluminum/ABS plastic housing, these buzzers are NEMA 4X, IP66 rated, prewired for easy installation, and can be panel or surface mounted.
GEFRAN magnetostrictive linear position transducers work just like other linear position sensors, by translating a linear position to an electrical signal. However, they are contactless which provides a longer life because there is no mechanical wear; since they use magnetostrictive technology ,they are also immune to electromagnetic interferences. Transducers are available in stroke lengths from 50 to 500mm, and with an analog output signal of either 0-10VDC or 4-20mA for single output models. Double output models provide either a 0-10VDC and reverse 10-0VDC signal, or a 4-20mA with a 20-4mA reverse signal. The electrical connection is made via a standard DIN connector or M12 connection and all units are IP67 rated. Cursors are sold separately. Gefran magnetostrictive linear position transducers from AutomationDirect have a 3-year warranty.
A new series of Contrinex M18 photoelectric sensors and a sensor tester expand our selection of discrete sensors. The Contrinex M18 sensors have a short body for easy installation in even the tightest locations. These sensors are available in diffuse with adjustable background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam models, and with NPN and PNP logic. The outputs are complementary, allowing them to be used as a light-on or dark-on sensor. Connection options include a 2 meter, 4-wire PVC cable or a 4-pin M12 quick-disconnect. An AutomationDirect sensor tester can test any DC-powered sensor of any brand for proper functionality. This tool can save time before installation or while troubleshooting. The new Contrinex photoelectric sensors and the sensor tester have a two-year warranty. Sensors testers can be found under all discrete sensor categories' Accessories page.
WON linear bearing guides and rails generate lower friction than comparable sliding bearings. With less friction to overcome, less power is required to move a load, higher speeds can be achieved and greater efficiency is reached. WON linear bearing guides and rails are available in various sizes to meet the needs of any specialized motion project. The H series offers four rows of continuously circulating ball bearings and comes in a flanged or rectangular form factor; the compact M and MB series offer two rows and come in either a rectangular or long rectangular form factor. Rail in lengths up to 1000mm match the series of guides that are selected. All guide/rail systems provide 4-direction equal load sharing in any direction for lower friction and smooth motion. WON linear bearing guides and rails have a 1-year warranty.
PS-AMC motion controllers are designed to work seamlessly with select Productivity PLCs to provide accurate, coordinated, plug-and-play motion control. These controllers are capable of up to 4 coordinated axes of motion per controller (PS-AMC4) with differential encoder feedback for each axis and a maximum switching frequency of 1MHz. Up to 24 general purpose high-speed inputs and 12 general purpose high-speed outputs are also included. Available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 axes models, AMC controllers are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software which has numerous built-in motion instructions allowing for easy configuration of standard motion profiles including flying cut offs and rotary tables.
The Productivity1000 remote I/O module provides a low-cost remote I/O solution for both the P1-550 and P2-550 controllers. Up to 4 P1-RX remote modules can be used with the P1-550 and up to 8 can be used with the P2-550. That adds an additional 512 I/O points to the P1000 system, which did not offer remote expansion before, and an additional 1024 for the P2000 at a much lower cost than the existing P2-RS expansion module. All P1-RX modules and connected I/O are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software with pre-assigned tags for each I/O point that can be used right away in the ladder code or modified as needed.
New Ironhorse NEMA 4X AC drives expand our offering of precise motor control in industrial environments. The ACN series can control 230VAC 3-phase motors up to 20 hp when powered with 230VAC 3-phase, and up to 10 hp when powered with 230VAC single-phase. The 460VAC models support motor sizes up to 30 hp when powered with 460VAC 3-phase, and up to 15 hp when powered by 460VAC single-phase. These drives include ample built-in I/O and support Modbus RTU. Additional I/O is supported with option cards; Ethernet communications allows the drive to be controlled and monitored over Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP. VFD Suite is a free, user-friendly software package that configures these drives, programs the sequence controller and includes other advanced features, such as trending. These new drives have an 18-month warranty.
New Quabbin data cables are designed with impedances specifically for RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 communication applications in industrial environments. These high-quality, low-capacitance data cables have tinned copper conductors with twisted pairs that help reduce electrical noise sensitivity and are available in one-, two-, three-, or four-pair color-coded versions. The polyethylene conductor insulation provides a very high insulation resistance with a low, stable dielectric constant that results in lower capacitance and excellent propagation velocity for superior signal transmission. Order Quabbin data cables cut to your specified lengths in 1-foot increments with a 25-ft. minimum, starting at $0.22 per foot.