A well-recognized name in the industrial automation market, AutomationDirect provides quality products with FREE award-winning in-house sales and technical support. AutomationDirect provides customers with quick order and delivery through an online store which makes self-service easy with tools such as product selectors, 3-D CAD viewer, and more. Prices are well below the industry average and a 30-day money-back guarantee is offered on nearly all items. With thousands of part listings, products include PLCs, HMIs, motors, drives, enclosures, pneumatics, pushbuttons, sensors, enclosures, circuit protection, wire, and much more. The state-of-the-art headquarters facility near Atlanta is designed throughout for maximum performance. Orders for in-stock items can be taken as late as 6 p.m. EST and shipped for fast delivery, and most orders qualify for free, two-day delivery.The company provides online tutorial videos through their web store as well as their YouTube channel. A Customer Forum provides peer support on technical and application questions.


I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 1, 2019

Remote I/O To BRX Micro PLCs by AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added input/output (I/O) expansion modules to its BRX Micro programmable logic controller (PLC) product line.

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Sensors, Actuators May 1, 2019

Multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable by AutomationDirect 

Flexible multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable is now available from AutomationDirect in 24 AWG and 22 AWG with 3, 4 or 5 unshielded conductors, and in customer specified one-foot increment lengths.

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‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 April 1, 2019

AcuAMP solid core AC current transformers by AutomationDirect 

AutomationDirect’s AcuAMP Solid Core current transformers are instrumentation grade (commercial class) and are designed to measure primary current.

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‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 March 1, 2019

Contrinex DW series by AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s Contrinex DW series of inductive proximity sensors now includes additional harsh duty sensors and new standard duty sensors with quadruple sensing ranges.

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Motors, Drives January 1, 2019

IronHorse MTCP2 by AutomationDirect 

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse MTCP2 industrial duty motors are offered in T-Frame (1 to 300 hp) and TC-Frame/C-Face (1 to 30 hp).

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Motors, Drives October 5, 2022

L7P Servo Systems

LS Electric L7P Servo Systems from AutomationDirect AutomationDirect has added new L7P servo motors, drives, cables, and gearboxes from LS Electric. These new intermediate-level L7P servo systems have all the features of the basic L7C servos including setup wizards, auto tuning, built-in indexer, and more, but with a larger range of system sizes and the option for 460VAC operation. The built-in absolute encoder on each servo motor is also higher resolution at 19-bit (524,288 ppr). The L7P systems are available from 100W to 7.5kW with 230VAC input power and 900W to 7.5kW with 460VAC input power. The 230VAC systems can operate single-phase up to 2.2kW. All motors are available with or without a 24VDC holding brake. The free Drive CM software eases setup/configuration and includes autotuning algorithms and an oscilloscope to fully optimize your application. A matched set of LS Electric gearboxes are also available for each motor, with gear ratios of 5:1, 10:1, and 20:1 (7.5kW systems limited to 15:1).

Control Systems May 4, 2022

New Optris Infrared Temperature Sensors

New Optris Infrared Temperature Sensors from AutomationDirect  AutomationDirect has added new infrared pyrometers from Optris. These pyrometers use non-contact sensing to determine the surface temperature of an object based on its emitted infrared radiation. They can read the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects without difficulty.

CNC, Motion Control April 27, 2022

Low-Cost Motion Control Offered with CLICK PLUS PLCs

Low-Cost Motion Control Offered with CLICK PLUS PLCsfrom AutomationDirect AutomationDirect has released the new CLICK PLC programming software version 3.30, which allows any CLICK PLUS CPU to be configured as a 3-axis PTO/PWM motion controller. 100kHz high-speed inputs and outputs are offered with any DC option slot I/O module placed in slot 0 of the CPU.  With this module, CLICK PLUS PLCs can easily perform velocity moves, homing commands, or interpolated positioning.

Sensors, Actuators September 28, 2022

Vibration Sensors

ProSense VCST Series Vibration Sensors from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has added new ProSense VCST series vibration sensors. These sensors accurately detect vibrations of industrial equipment, primarily rotating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, pumps, motors, compressors and rolling mills.

Process Manufacturing September 28, 2022

Additional Fuji Command Series Pilot Devices

Additional Fuji Command Series Pilot Devices from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has added new Fuji Command series pushbuttons, switches, and indicators to expand their offering of quality Fuji Electric control and signal devices.  New round and rectangular 16mm pilot devices feature an integrated structure with built-in contacts to reduce control panel depth.

Sensors, Vision June 1, 2022

Contrinex Photoelectric Sensors with IO-Link Compatibility

Contrinex Photoelectric Sensors with IO-Link Compatibilityfrom AutomationDirect  AutomationDirect has expanded their vast offering of discrete sensors by adding Contrinex C23 standard and clear object detection sensors. These Contrinex mini rectangular photoelectric sensors are ideal for limited-space applications and are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models. Sensor housings have an IP67 enclosure rating and are ECOLAB-approved for use in hygienic areas. The Contrinex TRU-C23 UV photoelectric sensors are designed for detecting transparent objects, such as those made with plastic or glass.

Energy, Power September 21, 2022

Additional Direct Wire Large Gauge MTW Cable Color Options

Additional Direct Wire Large Gauge MTW Cable Color Options from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has added more color choices for Direct Wire 1kV ALL-FLEX MTW/THHW heavy-duty flexible power cable. This extremely flexible large gauge (8AWG to 500MCM) single-conductor industrial cable is ideal for industrial control panel distribution, VFD power feeds, servo systems and non-traditional industrial applications including uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and transformer wiring, battery chargers and marine board applications.

Sensors, Vision July 20, 2022

E58 Series M30 Harsh Duty Photoelectric Sensors

AutomationDirect has added new M30 harsh duty photoelectric sensors from Eaton. The Eaton E58 series are among the most rugged and best-sealed photoelectric sensors on the market. Their stainless steel, PVDF, and tempered glass components are mechanically assembled using Vitron seals to ensure resistance to chemicals and moisture intrusion.

Motors, Drives July 29, 2022

IronHorse Jet Pump and Stainless Steel Motors

IronHorse Jet Pump and Stainless Steel Motorsfrom AutomationDirect AutomationDirect has added the new IronHorse MTRJ series of jet pump motors to their AC motor lineup. The MTRJ centrifugal jet pump motors offer an economical motor solution and come in a TEFC enclosure with a 56J frame that has a threaded shaft for direct connection to a jet pump. These jet pump motors are available in 120/230 VAC from 1/3 to 2hp and in 208-230/460 Vac from 1/3 to 3hp at 3600rpm.

Data Acquisition February 9, 2022

Murrelektronik M12 Data Cables, Power Cables, and Field Wireable Connectors

Murrelektronik M12 Data Cables, Power Cables, and Field Wireable Connectors from AutomationDirect New Murrelektronik data cables are high-flex shielded Ethernet Cat5e cables offering various connector styles, including D-coded M12 to M12, M12 to RJ45, RJ45 to RJ45, and M12 to pigtail. These cables are flame-retardant and chemical resistant with a tough TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket for typical industrial applications. A selection of RJ45 IDC field wireable connectors and adapters have also been added to provide custom terminations for specific applications.

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