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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}

Ideal LT Wire Connectors

Posted on Friday Aug 12, 2016

Ideal Wire ConnectorsIdeal’s Twister® LT Wire Connectors can be counted as a quality product that performs great no matter what your wire size. The Twister LT is designed for peak performance and maximum comfort on big electrical jobs in tight spaces. The compact design makes them perfect for any lighting installation or retrofit. They can handle wire ranges in sizes from 2 #22 gauge, up to 3 #12 gauge with solid or stranded conductors. The square wire spring and comfortable swept wing design provides a fast secure connection. They can be applied using any of the twisted nut screwdrivers, the spin twist connector tool or a standard ¼” hex driver. ... {Read More}

Brady BMP21

Posted on Friday Jul 29, 2016 | bmp21, handheld-printer, label-printer,

Brady BMP21Brady’s BMP21 Plus printer is terrific for industrial, electrical or construction application. It’s great for any size business. It’s packaged in an easy to use format. There are multiple symbols available making sure that your labels are correct and exactly what you need. These labels can be used in office buildings, construction materials, organizing tools and supplies making your life easier and more efficient. The rubber over mold is rugged so there’s no need to worry about it getting damaged. It comes with a 3/4” in. label cartridge, but is interchangeable with other label sizes. The printer recognizes the label size differences, so there’s no extra steps required when making size changes.... {Read More}

Make Solar Stronger™: IronRidge XR Rail Family

Posted on Friday Jul 15, 2016 | solar, solar-array, solar-rails,

IronRidge XR RailHave you considered putting solar panels on your roof at home or office? If so, is it a concern you’re your roof may become damaged from the weight of the solar array? The other question you might have is can I simply put a solar array on my roof because of the pitch? And, what about the fact that I live where it snows and the weather isn’t ideal for solar? The IronRidge XR Rail forms the backbone of a solar array – whether used in a pitched roof, flat roof, or ground-based solar installation. ... {Read More}

Want to Know how Hammond Sentinel G Distribution Transformers can Save you Time and Money?

Posted on Friday Jul 08, 2016 | distribution-transformers, doe, transformers,

Hammond Sentinel G Distribution TransformersWhen looking for a distribution transformer would you like to be able to buy one that has more pre-installed standard features and can save you time and money in labor costs and extra parts? Of course you do. Hammond’s Sentinel® G distribution transformers do just that. They also meet the new DOE efficiency standards that went into effect on January 1 of this year. If you have an application that requires a transformer that is rated for 600 volts and below the HPS Sentinel® G general purpose distribution transformer is perfect for you to use when supplying appliance, lighting, heating, motorized machine and power loads from electrical distribution systems.... {Read More}

With the PowerFlex 527 Rockwell Automation is Putting a New Spin on Motor Control

Posted on Friday Jul 01, 2016

Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 527Have you ever considered programing a PowerFlex Drive like you do a Kinetix based Servo Drive? Rockwell Automation’s PowerFlex 527 is the first drive exclusively designed with Studio5000 and the Logix based architecture. It is an ideal AC drive to complement machines already using Kinetix servo drives. It features a built-in dual port for EtherNet/IP hardwired or networked safety. Using Studio 5000 software, the configuration and programming experience saves start up time, and delivers a coordinated and synchronized machine. It’s an ideal complement is a CompactLogix, ControlLogix or GuardLogix. It comes with dual port Ethernet that supports automatic device configuration.... {Read More}

Bussmann’s High Speed Compact Fuses Use 48% Less Enclosure Space

Posted on Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Bussman HSCFHigh speed fuses are current-limiting devices. This means they reduce the prospective short-circuit current, and destructive thermal and mechanical forces in equipment to an acceptable level. High speed fuses are mainly for protecting semiconductors from short-circuits. Power semiconductors protected by high speed fuses are used in many applications: AC drives, DC drives, traction, soft starters, solid state relays, electrolysis, induction furnaces and inverters. The power source for these may be supplied by the grid, local generator or batteries. With Bussmann’s compact high speed fuses, you use 48% less enclosure space which reduces the overall size of your power conversion equipment.... {Read More}

One Source for Comprehensive Lighting Solutions

Posted on Friday Jun 17, 2016 | audits, energy-saving, lighting,

McNaughton-McKay Lighting AuditWe are all trying to find ways to save money. Right? One way that you can help your company do that is by scheduling a facility lighting audit. This is a great first step in cutting your energy costs. Our specialists will come to your facility and survey what your current lighting situation is and assess how it can be improved. They can create a lighting strategy that best fits your sustainability goals and budget. ... {Read More}

Condulet® Conduit Bodies - Cast Iron or Aluminum 1F Form 7 SnapPack™ Pre-Assembled Body, Gasket and Cover

Posted on Friday Jun 10, 2016

Crouse-Hinds Form 7 Snap PackCrouse-Hinds Form 7 SnapPack condulets are individually bar coded to simplify your inventory control. To help you save transaction costs and make product selection easier, you can order the body, cover and gasket with one catalog number. If you are a stickler for a job that looks neat and clean, Form 7 conduit bodies are compact with a round back design which makes for efficient installations. To protect your wire insulation, the conduit hubs have tapered threads and integral bushings. The integral gasket comes equipped with a sheet-steel wedge nut to simplify installation and removal.... {Read More}