Announcements has promoted these products / services: - New line of affordable micro AC drives

The new line of micro AC drives are available in a variety of voltage and horsepower ratings, including single-phase 120VAC models in sizes from ¼ to 1 hp, single-phase 230VAC models from ¼ to 3hp, three-phase 230VAC models from ¼ to 7.5 hp, and 460VAC three-phase units from ½ to 10 hp. (read more) - Low Cost Filter Fans

AutomationDirect has added a new line of enclosure filter fans to their inventory of thermal management devices. The Fandis Virdis series filter fans provide a low-cost thermal management solution for applications where the surrounding cooler air can be used to reduce the internal temperature of an enclosure. (read more) - FATH T-slotted rail hardware

AutomationDirect has added additional sizes and styles of FATH T-slotted rail hardware. Several new types of fasters have been added including socket head cap screws, flanged button head socket cap Torx head screws, flat head socket cap screws, self-tapping screws, and reducer bushings.

Additional sizes of button head socket cap head screws, roll-in T-slot nuts, hammer nuts, econo... (read more) - Infrared Temperature Sensors

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. (read more) - Safety Mats, Edges, and Bumpers

These safety products protect people and machinery from harm. Mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor), edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points, and bumpers are used in applications involving vehicles or other moving equipment. (read more) - General Purpose and Buck-Boost Transformers

Acme Electric Encapsulated Core General Purpose Transformers

and Buck-Boost Transformers from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added new 1-phase encapsulated core general purpose transformers and buck-boost transformers from Acme Electric.

These general-purpose transformers use electrical grade silica and resin compounds to completely... (read more) - New Gefran Inclination Sensors

AutomationDirect has added Gefran inclination sensors to their growing lineup of position transducers. Gefran sensors use cutting-edge MEMS technology (micro-electromechanical devices integrated onto a single silicon chip) to provide reliable and precise tilt angle measurement with respect to gravity. (read more) - Molded Case Circuit Breakers

AutomationDirect has added Gladiator GCB series molded case circuit breakers to their lineup of circuit protection devices. Gladiator MCCBs are designed to reliably protect circuits and equipment from thermal overloads, short circuits, and ground faults. Available in two or three-pole configurations, these high-performance circuit breakers are offered in seven frame sizes up to 1200A wit... (read more) - General Purpose AC Motors

IronHorse general purpose AC motors (read more) - AutomationDirect is your TOP Choice for PLCs

AutomationDirect is your top choice for affordable PLCs. Break out of the inflated Distributor pricing model with upfront pricing, no expensive service contracts, Free technical support, free programming software, fast free shipping, and your choice of several award-winning PLCs. With AutomationDirect we provide the tools to support your many innovations. (read more) - SureFrameā„¢ T-slotted Rails

SureFrame™ T-slotted aluminum rails are available in standard-size profiles, and are compatible with other brands of rails and hardware for a perfect fit. These T-slotted rails are ordered in your specified cut-to-length sections from a minimum of 4.500 inch [11.43 cm] to a maximum of 90 inches [228.60 cm], in 0.001-inch increments. You can specify if the individual cut(s) are a st... (read more) - Photoelectric Sensors with IO-Link Compatibility

AutomationDirect has added Contrinex metal M12 and M18 photoelectric sensors to their lineup of almost 4,000 sensors and switches for process and discrete control applications. These Contrinex sensors offer complete overload protection, are IP67 rated, and are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models.

Select mod... (read more) - High-Performance, and Harsh-Duty AC Motors

AutomationDirect has added a host of new motors from Regal Rexnord to its existing portfolio, including two new series of Marathon® motors and Leeson® specialty motors. (read more) - Serial Communication Slot Module & 2-Slot CPUs

The new CLICK PLUS 2-slot CPU offers an additional built-in option module slot for even more PLC I/O customization. Over 400 option slot I/O module combinations are now possible for a single stand-alone PLC unit. 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. (read more) - Compact & lightweight air prep components

AutomationDirect has added Norgren Excelon Plus air prep components to its existing lineup of pneumatic air prep products. Norgren, a well-known name for pneumatic components, manufactures products that provide exceptional performance, and their Excelon Plus air prep components are compact, lightweight, and suitable for most industrial applications. (read more) - Additional SOOW Flexible Portable Cord Sizes

This cord is highly flexible and suitable for harsh conditions, including temperature extremes, and is ideal for industrial machinery, large appliances, heavy-duty tools, motors, and temporary electrical power/lighting for construction sites. (read more) - Pendant switches with quick connectors

These switches are perfect for applications with demanding conditions where it’s essential to offer a flexible way to control equipment during production, material handling, changeovers, setup, inspection, cleaning, and troubleshooting. (read more) - High-Performance AC Drives

AutomationDirect has added a new high-performance AC drive series that supports four different control modes, including closed-loop flux vector and torque control. (read more) - More Quality Enclosures from Saginaw Control

AutomationDirect has added more enclosures from Saginaw Control & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of standard stock and custom designed electrical enclosures. Saginaw has been serving the electrical industry since 1963, specializing in manufacturing top-quality electrical enclosures built to accurate dimensions. (read more) - ProSense Rotary Paddle Level Switches

Rotary paddle level switches utilize a shaft and paddle that are in constant rotation driven by a reduction gear and synchronous motor (read more) - DC Gear Motors - Parallel & Right-Angle Shaft

These industrial grade IronHorse DC gearmotors are manufactured in the U.S.A. by a leading motor supplier with over 65 years of experience delivering high-quality motors and gearmotors to the demanding U.S. market. (read more) - FATH T-Slot Hardware Components

Slotted aluminum rail structures are lightweight, economical, and easy to construct (read more) - Hazardous Area & General Purpose Safety Devices

AutomationDirect’s safety product offering now includes IDEM hazardous area safety devices. These safety devices provide similar functionality to their general-purpose counterparts but offer explosion-proof switching in hazardous locations. (read more) - ProSense Temperature Probes and Sensors

New probe additions include heat trace probes, flange mount probes, cuttable probes, and melt bolt probes. New sensor designs include threaded bolt style, spade sensors, and magnet mount sensors (read more) - Short-Body Photoelectric Sensors & Tester

The Contrinex M18 sensors are made in the USA and have a short body for easy installation in even the tightest locations (read more) - Magnetostrictive Linear Position Transducers

These transducers are contactless, so there is no mechanical wear and are immune to electromagnetic interferences. (read more) - STAHL Hazardous Location Alarm Buzzers

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. (read more) - WON Linear Bearings and Rails

WON linear bearings 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. (read more) - New data cables for industrial environments

The new Quabbin data cables are designed with impedances specific 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 p... (read more) - SureStep/SureGear Motion Control System Giveaway

Individuals who enter this contest will be entered to win one of three prizes (read more) - igus Continuous Flexing Control and Signal Cable

The new igus Chainflex CF211 and CF11 series control and signal cable is specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to reliably serve continuous flexing, high mechanical load application requirements. (read more) - IronHorse ACN and ACNND NEMA 4X AC Drives

NEMA 4X rated variable frequency drives (VFD) enable speed control for three-phase AC motors such as those in conveyors, fans, pumps, and material handling, and are suitable for washdown-duty applications. They offer V/Hz, sensorless vector or field oriented vector control up to 30hp. A full line of accessories ensures a reliable installation. (read more) - LED lights - easy install & long lasting

CCEA industrial LED light bars have been added to AutomationDirect’s lighting product line. CCEA industrial LED lights provide bright lighting for work areas in commercial and industrial environments, with easy installation and long service life.

These 24 VDC powered lights are available with side-mount or recessed mounting options and offer an IP67 rating for use in various... (read more) - Larger Stepper Motors Now Available

AutomationDirect has added new SureStep® motors, now available in NEMA 42 frame sizes. Six new motor sizes are available with single or dual shafts. These twelve models extend the torque range of the SureStep line up to 4532 oz-in.

The mating extension cables are available in 6, 10, and 20-foot lengths, and an encoder adapter plate option allows the attachment of CUI Devices A... (read more) - Power line filters and surge protectors

Power line filters and surge protectors

with general purpose, drive-rated, single-phase, three-phase, and very high performance options available

Starting at $6.25 (read more) - Need a compact PLC with powerful features?

The Productivity1000 series PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of our Productivity controller family. Packed with many of the features you love about the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design and with a CPU starting at price of $180.00, the Productivity1000 PLC will deliver the time, space, and budget savings your project needs.

Built-in Commu... (read more) - Schmalz Vacuum Products for Pneumatic Systems

AutomationDirect now offers a selection of pneumatic vacuum grippers and related parts from Schmalz, widely used in pick-and-place applications. Vacuum products are an efficient means of moving products large, small, and of varying sizes.

This lineup includes suction cups in a flat style up to 60mm in diameter made of Elastodur; bellowed style cups to 78mm made of Elastodur, silic... (read more) - Modern PLCs Break Out of Automation Limitations

Old-fashioned automation architectures suffer from complexity and slow communications. See how today’s PLC advances boost simplicity and performance. (read more) - SureGear High-Precision Inline Strain Wave Gearbox

AutomationDirect has added new high-precision inline strain wave gearboxes to their lineup of SureGear gearboxes.

Strain wave technology offers many advantages over planetary and helical gearboxes, such as much higher gear ratios, higher efficiency, lower heat and noise generation, and lifetime zero backlash. These SureGear strain wave gearboxes are designed to work with SureServo... (read more) - SIM Drive Couplings from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added SIM drive couplings to their line of mechanical power transmission products (read more) - Top 10 Industrial Automation Trends

Many existing industrial automation trends gathered strength and reached Top 10 status in 2014, and some new ones emerged and now merit inclusion on the list. All industry participants should be aware of these trends as they will affect many aspects of industrial automation going forward. (read more) - Free PLC eBook

A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers (read more) - Modular Pneumatic Solenoid Valve System with I/O

Need help selecting a PAL System?
Use our selector tool to configure and order. (read more) - Stepper Motor Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are stepper motors that incorporate a lead screw as the rotor, which translates motor torque into linear thrust. No maintenance, non-lubricated lead screw nuts ensure long life. NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 frame units are available in multiple screw lengths and leads/pitches; shaft-end journal and rear-shaft for encoder are optional, along with motor power cables in three lengths. (read more) - Helical Rack and Pinions

Rack and pinion systems are actuators that convert the rotary motion of a pinion to linear motion at the rack. Helical racks and pinions help complete your linear motion solution. Helical racks and pinions are a cost-effective linear motion solution for movement lengths greater than 2 meters. (read more) - NEMA Electrical Enclosures & Industrial Cabinets

Whatever type of enclosure you need ... build your panel for less!

Check out our competitive prices

AutomationDirect has teamed with premier American enclosure manufacturers to offer you quality enclosures at great prices. Choose from over 7,000 AttaBox®, Hammond Manufacturing®, Wiegmann®, Integra and Saginaw enclosures across NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12... (read more) - SureServo2 Servo System Components

SureServo2 servo systems are now available, starting at $810 for a complete servo system, including: motor, drive, I/O breakout module, and cable set.  (read more)