FEATURED ARTICLESin Electrical & Control Panels
- A Powerful Impact - Managing Power Quality
- Enclosure Material Considerations: Fiberglass Vs. Stainless
- Reducing Hidden Costs in Electrical Systems
- Pharmaceutical Controls with Zero Contamination Transfer
- Control Panel Design With Maintenance in Mind
- They Can Talk to Anyone
- Schneider Electric's Integration of Invensys
- Circumventing a Panel Redesign
- Power Supplies Get In On The Reliability Act
- Isolating high-speed data interfaces
- Avoid a control panel redesign
- Building Better Connection Boxes
NEWSin Electrical & Control Panels
- America Semiconductor Moves to Larger Facility
- ABB to supply electrical control panels for Baltimore’s light rail vehicles
- Schaffner acquires Transformer Engineering
- ABB wins $175 million oil and gas project in the Arabian Gulf
- America Semiconductor signs Quest Components as distributor
- Roxtec cable entry seals approved for IP69K
- Microprecision Electronics achieves UL 61058 for snap action microswitches
- Schneider Electric is in talks to sell its CST sensors business
- Manufacturing Technology Orders Up and Down in January
- Survey Indicates Growing Counterfeit Awareness
- Falcon Electric Achieves UL 508 Listing for UPSes
- ABB opens fifth factory in Brazil
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RESOURCESin Electrical & Control Panels
The iDesign on-line tool offers a fast way to identify the best component for an application, find appropriate parts documentation, and order sample parts for prototyping.
Transit Designer is a free, web-based tool that simplifies both product selection according to needs and requirements and the process of designing, purchasing and installing cable and pipe transits.
The authentication technology cannot be detected by a general physical examination. Depending on customer preference, this covert capability offers four distinct layers of detection.
WHITE PAPERSin Electrical & Control Panels
By David Marin, Noren Products
Electronics for automation, process controls, drives and PLCs have become more common in NEMA enclosures. The thermal management of these electronic enclosures has become very important in protecting expensive components, as well as the cost of cooling these enclosures.
By Noren Products
Thermal management of electronic enclosures is important to protect automation and process controls as well as transformers, VFDs and PLCs. The water industry has a unique advantage with its ability to employ easily available sources of water for use in air to water panel coolers.
Explains five key elements to consider when setting up a control panel: space optimization, noise mitigation, environmental protection, security and safety.
CASE STUDIESin Electrical & Control Panels
Meltric devised an alternative to hardwiring motors, electrical equipment, and control wiring located in the rooftop cable trays. Switch-rated plugs and connectors allow technicians to safely disconnect and reconnect roof area power cables, simplifying turbine maintenance.
Carometec produces touch screen control panels, contained in a stainless steel enclosure, for use in slaughterhouses where they get pressure hosing at a temperature of over 80°C to kill all bacteria.
ABB replaced all of the electrical equipment including 5500KW motors, converter, transformer, motor control centers, switchgear and mechanical auxiliary equipment such as the cooling system pump skid, chillers and fin-fan heat exchangers.
EVENTSin Electrical & Control Panels
This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.
RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.