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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Lab-planning details that matter December 7, 2022

ProSense Float Level Switches

More ProSense Float Level Switches from AutomationDirect   AutomationDirect has added more low-cost ProSense float level switches. The new offering includes the FLS-VM-800 float switch which has a 3/4" PVC pipe fitting for use in HVAC condensate lines, and the FLS-VD series that includes a 3/4" MNPT connection for mounting to most standard 3/4” bungs in 55-gallon drums.   A selection of top- and side-mount float switches, in medium and large sizes, has also been added with various material constructions for compatibility with a variety of liquid types, temperature ranges, and system pressures.   The new ProSense float level switches are UL recognized, CE marked, RoHS compliant, come with a 1-year warranty, and start at $17.25.   Learn more by visiting: https://www.automationdirect.com/float-level-switches.

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Motors and Drives January 18, 2023

WEG CFW500 High-Performance and Washdown Duty AC Drives

More WEG CFW500 High-Performance and Washdown Duty AC Drives from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has extended its line of WEG CFW500 high-performance AC drives to include more horsepower options. With this addition, the high-performance horsepower ratings have been expanded all the way up to 150hp. Also added are new higher current high-performance 10hp drives as well as 10hp washdown rated IP66/NEMA 4X models. A full range of supporting accessories is also included with this launch. The new WEG CFW500 drives start at $826.00. All WEG CFW500 VFDs and accessories come with a one-year warranty. Learn more by visiting: https://www.automationdirect.com/ac-drives.

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Electrical November 16, 2022

DRIVEFLEX AND MOTIONFLEX VFD Cables

New LUTZE DRIVEFLEX AND MOTIONFLEX VFD Cables from AutomationDirect AutomationDirect has added new LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® and MOTIONFLEX® variable frequency drive cables which provide supreme protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). These cables are available in 18 to 8 AWG sizes and include four black conductors with a green/yellow ground conductor of the same gauge. Each conductor is labeled for easy identification and is covered in a cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation (type XHHW-2) that is oil and sun resistant, suitable for dry, damp, or wet locations, and approved for direct burial. The DRIVEFLEX series has a black PVC outer jacket ideal for stationary applications, while the MOTIONFLEX series has a black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) outer jacket designed for continuous motion applications. Both cables are tray cable-exposed run rated (TCER) for use in cable trays with or without conduit, which can significantly reduce installation costs. The new DRIVEFLEX series cable starts at $2.58 /ft.

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Codes & Standards: Lighting October 5, 2022

CCEA SIRIO Q Series LED Work Lights

CCEA SIRIO Q Series LED Work Lights from AutomationDirect   AutomationDirect has added CCEA SIRIO Q series LED work lights to expand their offering of industrial LED fixtures. These rugged, industrial-grade light bars are ideal for tractors, trucks, trailers, off-road vehicles, and earth-moving machines.   Providing up to a 1750 lumen output, these work lights feature an aluminum head on a pan-and-tilt stainless-steel bracket, allowing precise light adjustment in any direction. AC or DC powered models are available with 40° or 60° beam angles and have an IP67/69 protection rating.   CCEA SIRIO Q series LED work lights are UL recognized, CSA approved, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.

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HVAC April 27, 2022

Saginaw Enviro-Therm Series Enclosure Air Conditioners

AutomationDirect has added a new line of Saginaw enclosure air conditioners designed to efficiently keep the internal temperature of an electrical enclosure at a safe level, protecting the enclosed equipment from overheating and moisture damage. These air conditioners utilize closed-loop cooling to keep contaminants in the ambient air out of the enclosure and are perfect for applications where filter fans are not sufficient or where the ambient temperature is not adequate for a heat exchanger. Rugged, energy-efficient, and reliable Enviro-Therm air conditioners offer superior cooling capacity, up to 21,160 BTU/H, and are constructed with heavy gauge carbon or stainless steel.

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Building Envelope September 14, 2022

Stego Thermal Management Products

More Stego Thermal Management Products from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has added new additions to their existing Stego line of thermal management products for even more enclosure heating and cooling solutions. Top-mount filter fans, in axial or high-capacity versions, and compatible vents are now available to provide a low-cost cooling option for enclosures.

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Codes & Standards: Lighting September 14, 2022

SSP Safety Enabling Switches

SSP Safety Enabling Switches from AutomationDirect. AutomationDirect has added SSP safety enabling switches, also known as “hold-to-run” or “dead man’s” switches. When used in conjunction with a properly designed safety system, they provide the operator with a special control mode for tasks such as maintenance or debugging of hazardous equipment.

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