AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules

Cumming, GA --- April 20, 2017 ... AutomationDirect's line of NITRA pneumatics now includes new Total Air Prep (TAP) units and NITRA Ethernet/IP protocol compact modular valve (CMV series) modules.

Both TAP units contain an automatic drain air filter with clogged filter indicator, relieving regulator, lockable shut-off valve, pressure gauge and air dump. Electric models also have an adjustable electric soft start / shut-off valve and an adjustable pressure switch with indicator LEDs. Starting at $171.00, TAP units have a 0 to 120 psi pressure range and are IP65 rated and CE approved.

Two versions of the multi-functional filter-regulator assembly offer a common small footprint regardless of piping requirements. Units ship with 1/2" NPT inlet/outlet ports. Optional NPT or BSPP port inserts in sizes 1/4" thru 1" are available (sold separately). Any combinations of port sizes are available all in one small footprint.

Also available, new NITRA Ethernet/IP (EIP) protocol modules have been added to the NITRA CMV Series of compact modular solenoid valves. Two models (single 3/8" input and dual 3/8" input) are available. These Ethernet/IP communication end plates permit daisy chaining of as many CMV manifold banks as needed by using the Ethernet/IP connection vs. hardwiring. The EIP units are IP65 rated using M12 connectors for communication and M8 connectors for supply power. NITRA configuration software for use with the CMV series EtherNet/IP modules is available on CD, USB and as a free download.

EIP Ethernet/IP modules start at $549.00 and have a 2-year warranty.

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About AutomationDirect:
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit


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