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Get Up To $1,300 in FREE Fluke Tools With Purchase

Posted on Monday Jan 16, 2017 | meters, testing-tools, thermography,

Fluke PromotionNow through April 30, when you spend $250 or more on any qualifying Fluke product you are eligible for free Fluke tools with their “Measure of Innovation” promotion. Fluke tools have been a name that is synonymous with efficiency and accuracy in the electrical industry for years. That’s why it is great to be able to purchase an item from them and add a free gift to your tool box as well. There are several choices; you can see your gift selections by going to The more Fluke tools you purchase, the greater the value of your free tools.... {Read More}

Why You Should Use a Cable Pull Switch From Rockwell Automation

Posted on Monday Jan 09, 2017 | cable-pull-switch, e-stop, safety,

Rockwell Automation Cable Pull 440eFor machinery such as conveyors, it is often more convenient and effective to use a cable pull device along the hazard area for your emergency stop device. These devices use a steel wire rope connected to latching pull switches so that pulling on the rope in any direction at any point along its length will trip the switch to cut off the machine power. The cable pull switches must detect both a pull on the cable as well as when the cable goes slack. Slack detection ensures that the cable is not cut and is ready for use.... {Read More}

Spectrum Controls Offers Complete I/O Solutions for Rockwell Automation Industrial Controllers

Posted on Sunday Dec 18, 2016 | i/o, industrial-controls, techconnect,

Bussmann CCPLPSpectrum Controls is a leading manufacturer of hardware and software for the industrial controls industry and the first company to partner with Rockwell Automation for technical telephone support of their Spectrum Controls product line. Rockwell Automation provides technical support of Spectrum Control’s SLC 500, PLC-5 and ControlLogix I/O modules worldwide. You can access technical support for Spectrum Controls’ products via telephone from 8 am to 5 pm daily and through email with multi-lingual, state-of-the-art product support from experienced Rockwell Automation engineers.... {Read More}

Bussmann Low Profile Circuit Protector

Posted on Sunday Nov 27, 2016 | circuit-protection, disconnects, fuses,

Bussmann CCPLPBussmann’s new low profile compact circuit protector fused disconnect switch is the smallest rated fusible switch in the electrical industry helping you to minimize panel space requirements. The high short-circuit current rating allows designers to increase power density throughout the power distribution system without worrying about available fault currents or adding unnecessary transformers to increase impedance. The handle and fuse lid interlock, improves operator safety by helping to prevent the user from removing the fuse under load therefore increasing worker safety.... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation Knows Condition Sensing Controls

Posted on Sunday Nov 20, 2016 | io-link, pressure-sensing, sensors,

Rockwell Automation 836 SensorCapable of measuring pressure of liquid or gasses, the new Allen-Bradley® Solid-State 836P Pressure Sensors are available in display and non-display models in rugged, compact housings with corrosion resistant 316L solid-state sensor elements. The display model features embedded IO-Link 1.1 communications protocol, which allows for easy integration with The Connected Enterprise while delivering data directly into a control system in a very cost-efficient and easy-to-use manner when connected to an IO-Link Master and EtherNet/IP™.... {Read More}

3M Scotch® Super 33+ Vinyl Electrical Tape…No Ordinary Insulation Tape

Posted on Monday Nov 14, 2016 | elasticated, electrical-tape, vinyl-tape,

3M TapeHaving invented the world’s first insulation tape, 3M Scotch 33+ Vinyl Electrical Tape set the standard for quality, efficiency, durability and versatility. It is the flagship product in 3M’s premium tape products. It is power utility approved and dramatically outperforms cheaper alternatives. It functions specifically well in colder temperatures and where there are elasticated memory properties.... {Read More}

Roof Tech Gives You the Most Compact, Versatile, PV Mounting System Under the Sun

Posted on Tuesday Nov 08, 2016 | pv, pvmounting, solar,

Roof Tech RT MountRoof Tech’s RT-[E] Mount offers a compact mounting bracket like none the solar installation market has ever seen. With RT-[E] there’s no need to place solar panels on top of long rails because you can simply mount the brackets to rafters. Once panels are secured to the brackets, the system array is electrically bonded.... {Read More}

Electrical safety demands a precise answer to the question “Is voltage present?”

Posted on Sunday Oct 30, 2016 | loto, nfpa70e, voltage-indicator,

Grace Engineered Products Voltage IndicatorKeeping personnel away from live voltage is foundational to electrical safety. Thru-door voltage indicators provide visibility of voltage from outside the enclosure without exposing personnel to voltage. Workers performing mechanical LOTO must isolate electrical energy. An externally-mounted voltage detector provides a means to check voltage inside an electrical panel. Without a voltage indicator, a mechanic performing mechanical LOTO would be required to work in tandem with an electrician using a voltmeter to physically verify voltage inside an electrical panel. In this case, the electrician is exposed to voltage. With thru-door voltage detectors, the mechanic can verify zero electrical energy without any exposure to voltage.... {Read More}

Schaffner’s ECOsine® Active Eliminates Harmonics and Reduces the Cost for Reactive Power

Posted on Sunday Oct 16, 2016 | harmonics, reactive-power, vfd,

Schaffner Active FilterWhether for machinery, welding equipment, variable-frequency drives, or electric motors almost all non-linear consumers can cause substantial voltage distortion. Harmonic currents up to the 50th harmonic and expensive reactive power: ECOsine® Active eliminates both direct and reliable harmonic currents up to the 50th harmonic and expensive reactive power. This improves power quality and reduces cost. It’s easy to calculate the cost savings in reactive power, however, cost reduction due to less wear on equipment, less troubleshooting, or even prevented production downtime are more difficult to quantify.... {Read More}

With Simplified Wiring and Logix Integration Allen-Bradley’s E 300 Electronic Overload Relay is Ideal for Motor Control Applications

Posted on Monday Oct 10, 2016 | electronic-relay, logix, overload-relay,

Rockwell Automation E300The E300 Electronic Overload Relay from Allen-Bradley® makes your life easier by incorporating the latest technology directly into the device simplifying installation and configuration. With the ability to integrate into the Logix platform it is the ideal overload for motor control applications in an automation system. Its modular design, communication options, diagnostic information and simplified wiring gives you the flexibility you need resulting in reduced engineering time while maximizing uptime for motor starter applications. ... {Read More}

Greenlee LS100L11A Battery Powered Punch Tool Saves You Time and Money

Posted on Sunday Oct 02, 2016

Greenlee LS100L11AGreenlee’s LS100L11A kit features the LS100 punch tool, a 120-volt battery and charger and a carrying case. If you are like other electricians, you probably spend a lot of time threading punches on and off of draw studs and wish it wasn’t so tedious and time consuming wrestling with punches and draw studs that are rusty and cross threaded. The LS100 will get you punching holes up to three times faster than standard threaded knockouts. The secret is in the no thread design. The punch slides onto the draw stud and the speed lock secures it in place making it the fastest knockout punch system on the market. This system is extremely strong and can withstand over 40,000 pounds of punching force. ... {Read More}

Dynics HX and HW Fully Sealed Metal Enclosure Monitors Are Right for Any Industrial Application

Posted on Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 | computer-monitors, industrial-computers, nema,

Hoffman SyspendThe Dynics HX and HW platforms are fully integrated PCs. These computers and monitors are enclosed in a sealed metal enclosure keeping dirt, oil and other contaminates out that would otherwise be detrimental to computer components. By keeping the contaminates out you prolong computer life. These high performance, fanless systems, provide an ideal solution for a PC based HMI or programming workstation and are available in both standard and widescreen displays.... {Read More}

Are you Tired of Using Out-dated Touchscreens That Are Small and Hard to See and Operate?

Posted on Saturday Sep 17, 2016 | enclosure, ergonomics, hmi, integrated-motion,

Hoffman SyspendWhen designing a HMI system, you need a solution that optimizes factory workspace, without sacrificing worker ergonomics. The new Hoffman SYSPEND 180-MAX is a modular support arm system that allows you to design customized configurations to address the worker, without the lead time of a custom ordered solution, getting you to work faster. With only six small set screws connecting tubes to couplings, building a system is quick and easy to install too, cutting installation time in half.... {Read More}

Roxtec Cable and Pipe Seals for OEM Applications

Posted on Monday Sep 05, 2016

Roxtec OEM ApplicationRoxtec seals for cables and pipes benefit original equipment manufacturers and end-users. When properly installed they help to protect your employees and your assets. The advantages of using Roxtec seals are that you can quickly, easily and safely seal multiple pre-terminated cables of different sizes. The cable seals help to keep your work space neat and operations running efficiently no matter what you produce. The Roxtec design takes you from inspection to maintenance giving you the flexibility to install at the factory and make modifications or upgrades at the delivery site. ... {Read More}

Compact GuardLogix® 5370 with Integrated Safety and Motion in a Single Controller

Compact GuardLogix 5370The Compact GuardLogix® 5370 controller continues to build on the 5370 CompactLogix™ midrange portfolio with the addition of a single controller that supports Integrated Safety, CIP Motion, and Standard I/O. Along with a single hardware package, this controller utilizes a single software package for configuration and a single Network for Standard, Safety and Motion. The safety status indicators provide on-going safety updates so you’re never left wondering what your machine status is. ... {Read More}