AutomationDirect

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.

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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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Process Instrumentation and Sensors 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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Electrical 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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Electrical 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 and 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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Discrete Manufacturing June 10, 2017

Wide area sensors for motion detection

AutomationDirect's wide area sensors are designed for object detection of any object by sensing the light beam intensity returning from the receiver.

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System Integration May 23, 2017

Polycarbonate enclosure series

AutomationDirect's Integra polycarbonate enclosure premium series of screw-cover wall mount enclosures are engineered for durability and impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, and have a wide operating temperature range from -40 to 265°F.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors May 14, 2017

Water solenoid valves for food and beverage applications

AutomationDirect’s family of potable water solenoid valves are designed for food and beverage applications and are suitable for use with a variety of liquids, oils and gases.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors April 26, 2017

Digital temperature sensor series

AutomationDirect's ProSense ETS series digital temperature sensors combines a precision RTD sensing element, measuring electronics, and process fitting in a stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.

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Energy, Power April 11, 2017

Compact limit switch line series

AutomationDirect's AEM2G series of compact limit switch line includes four electrical connection types as well as additional options for convenient limit switch installation.

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Products

Inventory December 13, 2023

CR1500 series barcode scanners

AutomationDirect has added new Code barcode scanners to their portfolio of identification products. CR1500 series barcode scanners are compact hand-held devices with a dual-field optical platform that adds the ability to read laser etched, DPM, or high-density codes. CR5000 series barcode scanners are table-top presentation mode scanners that facilitate hands-free operation. They have advanced data formatting that provides dependable data integration into any platform, system, or solution including iOS applications. CR2700 series barcode scanners are high-end cordless scanners that use Bluetooth® 5 communications for secure, wireless data transmission, and glare reduction technology for reading barcodes on shiny surfaces. An assortment of new accessories includes more communications cables and batteries/charging systems for the CR2700 series scanners. The New Code barcode scanners start at $242.00. The Code CR1500 series barcode scanners come with a 5-year warranty; the CR5000 and CR2700 series have a 3-year warranty.  .

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Machine Safety January 10, 2024

Z-Range safety switches series

AutomationDirect has added modular Z-Range safety switch system components to their existing portfolio of safety products. The Z-Range safety switch system offers simplicity and modularity, allowing up to 30 Z-Range safety devices to be connected to one safety relay while maintaining PLe performance rating. These devices are an excellent choice for modular machines and are rated for SIL3 as well as PLe and feature built-in local diagnostics.

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Vision and Discrete Sensors December 13, 2023

AchieVe Series Inductive Proximity Sensors

AutomationDirect has added the new AchieVe series of inductive proximity sensors which offers great value for general industrial applications. These tubular inductive proximity sensors made from stainless steel are offered in 8mm, 12mm, and 18mm barrel sizes. Flush and non-flush mount styles offer a range of sensing distances up to 8mm.

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PLCs, PACs December 6, 2023

Metal work pneumatic transducers for PLCs

AutomationDirect has added Metal Work Regtronic series electro-pneumatic transducers that 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 with 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 times with large-volume pneumatic loads. A 0-10 VDC or 4-20 mA output signal (model dependent) representative of the output pressure, two digital output switches that can be set as alarm points, and an integral digital display that eliminates the need for external pressure gauges are also included.

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HMI, OI December 6, 2023

HMI enclosures and suspension arm syst

AutomationDirect has added new quality-built Saginaw carbon steel and stainless steel HMI enclosures 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.

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Wireless December 6, 2023

Ethernet switches for industrial applications

AutomationDirect has added STRIDE SE3 series unmanaged Ethernet switches that 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 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.

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Control Systems November 29, 2023

New line of controllers with open-source CPU

AutomationDirect has added the P1AM-200 open-source CPU to their 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.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors November 29, 2023

Fixed range, head-mounted temperature transmitters

AutomationDirect has added more ProSense XTH2 series fixed range, head-mounted temperature transmitters to their lineup of temperature transmitters/signal conditioners. The 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 new 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.

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Motors and Drives November 1, 2023

Three-phase inverter duty motors

AutomationDirect has added ACCU-Torq motors from Nidec U.S. MOTORS to their motor category. 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. These motors offer premium efficiency and are available in 230/460 VAC 1800 rpm models in sizes from ¼ hp to 10 hp.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors November 15, 2023

Infared pyrometer temperature sensors

AutomationDirect has added additional CSmicro and new CSlaser series infrared pyrometers to their 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 and provide additional temperature ranges up to 1600°C (2912°F) with 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 installation.

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