Electrical & Control Panels
By Dr. Qin Wang, PULS
This whitepaper is an assessment of the safety situation with AC and DC power supplies and what organizations can do to ensure safe power supplies in their facilities
This report further investigates the effects of AI-driven automation on the U.S. job market and economy, and outlines recommended policy responses.
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By Bernhard Erdl, PULS
This article should help users determine the accurate efficiency and thus the power losses of a power supply
Harsh environments similar to those found in water and wastewater facilities can affect the ability of an electrical enclosure to protect the controls contained within, leading to a multitude of problems.
Many equipment manufacturers have switched from point-to-point (hard) wiring to connector-based cable assemblies in factory and process automation and control systems. Adopting progressive connectivity solutions has improved their unit costs and productivity.
Inaccurate measurements and process oversights can result in imperfect product, decreased output, non-compliance with industry regulations and requirements, and unscheduled downtime. This trend report explores how Smart Meter Verification can help you not only minimize downtime and confirm the accuracy of your measurements, but also cut costs and maintain compliance.
Glass-reinforced polymer (GRP) composite material for protective enclosures is electromagnetically transparent, making it easier to deploy wireless instrumentation.
By Heinz-Günther Spreen, Harting
White paper describes the Han HMC connector for devices, machines and systems that require connections for more than 10,000 mating cycles.
Industrial connectors or hardwiring? More and more machine builders comparing the cost of using both wiring approaches in their operations find connectors more economical and practical.
By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as data loggers, math co-processors, communication cards, PID controllers and more. White Paper explains how consolidating functionality into fewer components creates lower costs and power usage for the total system, while providing easier integration and greater reliability.
Built to Last: Maintaining Reliability and Uptime of Critical Connected Systems in Industrial Settings
By Tim Senkbeil, Lumberg Automation
Businesses in industrial settings require cabling components that are built to last, and can be depended upon. This white paper outlines the specific challenges connected systems face in extreme industrial settings, the benefits of new solutions that help maintain uptime, and steps and strategies for finding the best products.
By Brent Purdy, AutomationDirect
Group motor protection provides numerous benefits. It’s economical because one protection device handles multiple motors. Here’s how to satisfy the NEC requirements for group motor installations.
Different national units of measurement are used for industrial wiring, cable glands and connector entries, and in particular, threading. Companies competing in global markets have to consider adopting a single unit of thread management rather than maintain different ones for different markets
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.
Power quality problems can cause processes and equipment to malfunction or shut down. And the consequences can range from excessive energy costs to complete work stoppage. Obviously, power quality is critical.
This white paper provides an overview of twisted pair cable, examines the use of bonded pair cables, and compares bonded pair to non-bonded pair cable with detailed examples of cable flex and its effect on the cable itself.
White paper identifies the differences between assembled and overmolded technologies, offers a comparison of the cordsets, and provides a detailed description of the advantages of overmolded cordsets.
TURCK announces its latest white paper, Quick Disconnect vs. Hard-Wiring: Selecting a Connectivity System For Your Industrial Application. Providing a detailed comparison between quick disconnect and hard-wiring systems, the white paper assists readers in selecting the ideal connectivity system for their industrial applications.
By Cory Jenkins and Richard Carlson, Harting
Connectorization can save significant amounts of time and money in fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment of all types. Think seriously about adding connectors at appropriate locations on wiring and cable runs, instead of hard wiring those connections.
Automation.com, September 2012
By Lee Clore, Onyx Industries
There are many uses for Stack Lights (aka: Light Towers, Tower Lights, Signal Lights, AndOn Lights, Indicator Lights, etc). This paper some simple considerations to take into account when applying Stack Lights.
Automation.com, July 2012
By Dan McGrath and Michael Berg, Panduit
Electrical noise is one of the core issues affecting the performance and reliability of industrial control systems and the real-time information they provide. Here’s how to mitigate noise in control panel environments.
Automation.com, May 2012
Identifying Tray Cables for Your Next Installation helps operators in defining, selecting and understanding tray cable uses and standards.
Automation.com, April 2012
NFPA 70E is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace, and explains in detail how to prevent electrical hazards. The white paper identifies and explains some of the key changes.
By Gordon Busch, Phoenix Contact
Push-in terminal blocks not only reduce wiring time and operator fatigue, but also meet the stringent safety requirements of the machine building industry.
Automation.com, January 2012
By John Bisson, Mencom
Spring connection terminals offer ease of use and cost savings. The spring clamp termination eliminates concerns of loosening or disconnecting often associated with classic screw-type connections.
Automation.com, January 2012
By Gary Johnson, COOPER Crouse-Hinds UK
When it comes to specifying enclosures for hazardous area electrical applications, engineers must ensure they fully understand IP protection ratings, as well as the implications of modifying an Exd or Exe enclosure prior to or after installation.
Automation.com, September 2011
System developers are becoming increasingly aware that the selection of power devices for remotely-sited applications is critical.
Automation.com, October 2011
By Michael. A Stout, Falcon Electric
UPS selection is so large that consumers are often misled into buying a UPS on price alone, without fully understanding what they are buying or available options. For industrial applications, users face a costly learning experience if they buy a UPS on cost alone. Here’s what you need to know about buying a UPS.
By Gordon Busch, Phoenix Contact
The newest generation of terminal blocks features push-in technology (PIT), which simplifies wiring and reduces installation time.
By Ken Allwine, Phoenix Contact
Today’s high-end power supplies are based on advanced primary switch mode power supply (PSMPS) technology. This improves the energy conversion process to the level where many power supplies boast efficiency levels of 93 percent or better.
Optimize your panel designs. Learn options for distributing loads in industrial control panels and how to safely apply them, while adhering to Underwriters Laboratories® standard 508A and National Electrical Code®, NFPA® 70-2011.
Cable designed to survive 10 million to 20 million flexing cycles is high-flex-life cable. It’s different from high-flex cable, which is designed to be supple and highly flexible. High-flex-life cable may actually feel stiffer than high-flex cable. The two products are distinctly different and mutually exclusive.
Fluoropolymers possess special electrical properties and have a high resistance to solvents, acids and bases. These and other characteristics make fluoropolymers ideal materials for use in the manufacture of wire and cable products.
FF-844 is the new Fieldbus Foundation cable compliance specification. FF-844 includes the electrical requirements of ISA 50.02 and IEC 61158, but it also contains some additional requirements, which help you know your cable is the right cable for use in FOUNDATION fieldbus control networks.
The "K-Factor" conveys a transformer's ability to serve varying degrees of nonlinear loads without exceeding the rated temperature rise limits.
Enclosures can house electronic controls and electrical systems in outdoor applications, protecting sensitive components from extreme environments and hazards such as water, chemicals, temperatures, dust and dirt.
By Philip Allen, Grace Engineered Products
Is a thru-panel voltage detector a safety device or just another electrical gizmo? The answer is both.
By Grace Engineered Products
Medium voltage indicators (2K-43KVolts) offer positive benefits because they keep workers away from voltage and provide an answer to the 'Is there voltage?' question.