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Hoffman’s Proline G2 Delivers Rigid Protection and Flexible Solutions for Industrial Controls

Posted on Friday Apr 29, 2016 | bv-m6, delrin, modular-enclosure, plinth-base, proline,

Hoffman Proline G2 SeriesWhat sets the Hoffman Proline G2 apart making it ideal for industrial environments? In short - it’s durability, custom colors, security, and ease of use. A secure door close on an electrical enclosure is an important safety consideration. The Proline G2 has a durable powder coated paint finish both inside and out, a door with a solid swing designed for high load capacity, and a smooth glide latching system. The smooth glide latching system ensures easy latching over the lifetime of the enclosure. A combination of a sturdy, double flange latch rod and three Delrin® roller pins prevent metal on metal grinding. A time latch mechanism ensures that the top and the bottom of the door catch reliably and repeatedly.... {Read More}

Brady’s BBP35 Creates Color Signs and Labels That Make a Difference

Posted on Friday Apr 22, 2016 | color-labels, labels, safety, sign-maker,

Brady BBP35Safety and productivity are important and you need signs and labels that do more than just identify hazards. You need labels and signs that will make a big impact with the right visuals in the right places and in colors that will get noticed. This ensures your employees will have the information they need at-a-glance. All creating a safer work environment which helps to maintain regulatory compliance and keep your facility running efficiently. When you need to take your visuals to the next level, you don’t have time to wait for signage to be delivered. With Brady’s BBP35 color sign and label printer, you have an in-house solution.... {Read More}

Cloud Based Monitoring with Dialight’s LED High Bay Fixtures

Posted on Friday Apr 15, 2016 | cloud-based, high-bay, led, lighting,

Dialight Vigilant LEDDialight is a leader in smart controls that give you the power to manage and control your facility lighting. Their new CE compliant and UL-certified Vigilant LED High Bay fixture has integrated controls and cloud based monitoring. These fixtures are ideal for industrial applications that include manufacturing, material handling and a host of other demanding applications. The new Vigilant features 125 lumens/watt with cloud based smart controlled LED lighting systems. ... {Read More}

What is Safety Automation Builder from Rockwell Automation?

Posted on Friday Apr 08, 2016 | safety, safety-automation-builder, safety-software,

Rockwell Automation Safety BuilderSafety Automation Builder is a software package from Rockwell Automation that allows you to develop conceptual drawings for a machine while looking at access points and hazards at working zones. It allows the development of functional safety systems and the verification of those system to prove that what you want is what you are getting. It also allows the development of a list of parts for each of those safety functions and the safety control systems.... {Read More}

Greenlee’s Conduit Bending Table Has Gone Mobile

Posted on Friday Apr 01, 2016 | bender, conduit, mbt, mobile-bending-table,

McNaughton-McKay Repair ServicesGreenlee’s newest bending innovation is the 881 Mobile Bending Table (MBT). The MBT is an all in one bending solution that gives operators the power and performance of the popular 881 bender on a wheeled table. It’s quick to setup and stores all components used for the 881 bender. It can also be wheeled around the job site with ease. This saves crews nearly an hour with every move. Whether you already own the 881 bender or our purchasing the bender and table together, the unit is rugged, feature-rich and designed to get each job done faster, safer and easier.... {Read More}

One Stop Shop for Your Product Repairs

Posted on Thursday Mar 24, 2016 | automation-repairs, product-repairs, repairs,

McNaughton-McKay Repair ServicesWhen you have faulty industrial automation parts, your company faces a real challenge. You have to consider how you handle these broken parts while still adequately using your assets and keeping your costs down. With a single source repair solution from McNaughton-McKay, all of your electrical, electronic, mechanical and servo product repairs can be handled with one phone call. Our services are available for all manufacturers. Your malfunctioning parts are cleaned, tested and analyzed. Then they are repaired, replaced and re-tested. ... {Read More}

Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) Complies with DOE 2016 Energy Efficient Distribution Transformer Mandates

Posted on Friday Mar 18, 2016 | doe, efficient-transformers, transformers,

Hammond DOE 2016 Energy Efficient Distribution TransformersTransformers supply power to industrial, commercial and residential applications. They are a crucial part of our electrical infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established new and more stringent energy efficiency levels for transformers that went into effect on January 1, 2016. HPS supports this new legislation and the environmental benefits it provides. To stay compliant with the DOE standards, HPS redesigned their product lines based on input from customers to ensure that their transformers would still meet the needs of demanding applications.... {Read More}

Is Your PLC, HIM or Drive From a Different Era?

Posted on Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

Prosoft Technology’s AN-X2-AB-DHRIO gateway helps you migrate legacy remote I/O or data highway plus PLC’s to ControlLogix or CompactLogix PAC’s. In addition, gateways also enable your Remote I/O PLC to control the latest EtherNet/IP PowerFlex drives or PanelView Plus 6 terminals. ProSoft Technology’s migration gateways can be added to an existing remote I/O network and monitor the changing states of I/O. When upgrading your control system, you can end up getting downtime. With ProSoft gateways, the ControlLogix program can be built and verified before switching to a new system. In addition to legacy control system migration, the gateways enable you to upgrade Remote I/O drives or PanelViews to EtherNet/IP PowerFlex drives or PanelView Plus 6 terminals without modifying PLC code saving you time and money.... {Read More}

Mersen’s Medium Voltage Controllable Fuse (MVCF) System Mitigates Arc-Flash Hazard for Medium Voltage Transformers

Posted on Friday Mar 11, 2016 | arc-flash, fuses, medium-voltage,

Mersen’s MVCF System is intended to decrease Arc-Flash incidents when a medium voltage transformer is in use. This is the first fuse to provide normal short-circuit and overload protection that can also open on command. The A155CNF series works just like a regular medium voltage fuse under short circuit and overload situations. ... {Read More}

EGS Appleton Enclosed, Gasketed LED Luminaires for Hazardous and Industrial Environments

Posted on Friday Mar 04, 2016 | industrial-led, led, lighting,

Only a few years have passed since its initial release, but Appleton’s Mercmaster LED fixture has already set the standard for quality and performance in industrial LED lighting. With the most advanced design, testing, materials and manufacturing, the Mercmaster LED luminaire is the preferred choice for easy installation, low maintenance, energy savings and reliable lighting quality over a 60,000+ hour lifetime.... {Read More}

Allen-Bradley GuardShield Area Access Control (AAC) Single Beam Sensors Provide Whole-Body Detection

Posted on Friday Feb 26, 2016 | light-curtains, safety, single-beam-sensors,

Allen-Bradley’s AAC single beam sensors help protect your personnel and equipment by detecting if people or objects are within a hazardous area. They are ideal for applications where people need frequent, easy and safe access to risky locations. The AAC uses a single-beam emitter and receiver unit to create a protective barrier around hazardous machines including robotic cells, transfer stations, palletizers and loading machines. ... {Read More}

How to Choose the Right Cable for Your Variable Frequency Drives

Posted on Friday Feb 19, 2016 | powerflex, vfd, vfd-cables,

How are your connection your Allen-Bradley PowerFlex Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to motors? Are you using THHN in pipe? Are you using shielded tray cable? Are you using motor supply cable? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might want to consider this. VFD cables from Belden offer greater performance over THHN because of the industrial grade insulation within the cable which results in a more reliable cable. VFD cables have a better shielding system that provides better protection for motors, bearings and drives.... {Read More}

Crouse-Hinds Champ LED Floodlights Are Ideal Solutions for Harsh and Hazardous Applications

Posted on Monday Feb 15, 2016 | hazardous-locations, led, lighting,

Do you face challenges to provide the needed amount of light? Do you face safety issues with lighting in hazardous locations? Do you face operational and maintenance issues with your current lighting in hazardous and industrial locations? If you answered yes, then consider the Crouse-Hinds FMV9. The FMV9 is great for locations where lighting maintenance is costly and time consuming, frequency of lamp changes is disruptive to work and you have high energy costs. ... {Read More}

Leviton Makes Charging Your Electronic Devices Easy

Posted on Tuesday Feb 02, 2016 | electronic-devices, outlets, receptacles, usb,

Today we are more connected than ever before. We depend on our mobile devices to communicate, entertain, access information and get us where we need to go. With Leviton’s USB Charger Devices, charging your tablets, smartphones and gaming devices just became more convenient. With Leviton’s charger devices you can plug your power cord directly into the receptacle’s USB ports.... {Read More}

Hoffman SpectraCool™ Indoor Air Conditioner

Posted on Friday Jan 22, 2016

The life expectancy of electronics can be reduced in half every time the room temperature rises by 18 degrees. Heat can reduce performance, instigate damage, and affect manufacturer warranties. Heat can be generated inside a cabinet by electronic components and intensified by external sources. This heat buildup can harm your industrial controls. Uncooled components can produce as much trapped heat as a home furnace.... {Read More}