Screwless terminal blocks added to AutomationDirect product line

screwless terminal blocksCumming, GA --- September 15, 2004 --- AutomationDirect has added a line of screwless terminal blocks to the company’s growing product offering. The line features a range of models, including feed-through, double-level, one-to-two connection, two-to-two connection, knife blade disconnect, and screwless ground terminal blocks, along with a line of accessories.

Screwless clamp technology offers many benefits not found in traditional terminal blocks. Without the need for screws, screwless connections can typically be made in half the time. Wiring occurs on the top of the terminal blocks, so installers can make sure wires are fully inserted into spring clamps. Screwless terminals also offer vibration-proof connections and are maintenance-free, since screw clamps conform to wires with constant tension.

Feed-through terminal blocks connect two wires together and are available in sizes suitable for up to 8 AWG. They are available in packages of 50 in blue or gray.

Double-level terminal blocks offer twice the wiring density of feed-through blocks and are available in packages of 25 in gray or blue. Cross-connected, LED and diode style double-level models are also available in packages of 10.

One connection-to-two connection and two connection-to-two connection terminal blocks allow multiple wires to be tied together by way of multiple spring clamps. They are available in packages of 25. LED and diode styles are also available in packages of 10.

Knife blade disconnect terminal blocks allow fast circuit disconnection without rewiring and provide circuit disconnection capability by means of a pivoting, insulated “knife blade”. They are available in gray in packages of 25.

Ground terminal blocks are used to mechanically and electrically connect wires to a DIN rail by means of a conducting clamp foot, allowing the DIN rail to function as a ground bus bar. Ground blocks are molded in green and yellow to meet international standards. They are available in packages of 10.

A line of accessories, including DIN rail, end brackets and covers, angled support brackets, jumper bars and marking accessories, rounds out the offering. Prices for the screwless terminals start at $0.48 per piece (sold in quantity).

AutomationDirect sells over 5,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and new 1,600-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced at half the industry average, 24-hour order entry and overnight delivery, the best documentation in the industry, and outstanding sales and technical support. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.


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