Press Release Summary:
Available in 4, 6, and 8-port models, Zip-Port(TM) Multiport Junction Blocks allow multiple sensors to be wired to single block with one cable connecting to control panel. Units come in field wireable or 5 m cable versions with 4 and 5-pin M12 connectors, and choice of 1 or 2 I/O per port. Providing 24 Vdc and 120 Vdc/ac operation in temperatures from -4 to +176Â°F, blocks feature IP67 protection rating when all ports are connected or covered with protective caps.
Original Press Release:
AutomationDirect Adds Multiport Junction Blocks for Sensors
Cumming, GA --- May 20, 2009 --- AutomationDirect now offers Zip-Port(TM) multiport junction blocks, that provide time, cost and space savings by allowing multiple sensors to be wired to a single block with one cable connecting to the control panel.
Zip-Ports junction blocks are available in field wireable or five-meter cable versions, feature four and five-pin M12 connectors in four, six and eight-port models, and offer a choice of one or two I/O per port. The blocks provide 24 VDC and 120 VDC/AC operation in temperatures ranging from -20°C to +80°C (-4°F to +176°F) and also provide an IP67 degree of protection when all ports are either connected or covered with recommended protective caps.
The five-meter integrated cable series come with three 18-gauge wires for power connection and four to sixteen 22-gauge wires for I/O connections, depending on the number of ports.
The field-wireable junction blocks allow the installer the option of using his cables of choice and only the I/O necessary.
All Zip-Ports models are available with or without power and signal LED indicators.
Prices for the Zip-Ports multiport junction blocks start at $39 and include two spare port caps. Additional caps can be purchased in packs of five for $2.50.
AutomationDirect sells over 8,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,000-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at www.automationdirect.com or call 800-633-0405.