Electrical & Control Panels

Fluke announces Motor and Drive Troubleshooting course
January 09, 2017

Fluke announces Motor and Drive Troubleshooting course

The Fluke Motor and Drive Troubleshooting Course delivers critical knowledge so maintenance professionals can gain the practical diagnostic skills needed to better understand motor/drive system health.

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library
December 01, 2016

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library

Over 140,000 updated parts, data and new records were added in 2016, including several from manufacturers such as BALLUFF, DRAGO, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens.

NEMA releases revised version of NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators guide
September 26, 2016

NEMA releases revised version of NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators guide

NEMA MG 1 addresses new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations that require motor manufacturers to comply with efficiency targets. The new rule requires most induction motors from 1 to 500 hp to meet the premium efficiency levels appearing in NEMA MG 1.

MicroPower Direct releases glossary of power conversion terms
August 10, 2016

MicroPower Direct releases glossary of power conversion terms

MicroPower Direct's free power conversion glossary contains 19 pages and 800 definitions of terms associated with a range of power technologies and produces.

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NEMA publishes NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers
July 28, 2016

NEMA publishes NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to engineers regarding the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for selective coordination.

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Rockwell Automation adds motor-control components to SCCR selection tool
June 13, 2016

Rockwell Automation adds motor-control components to SCCR selection tool

The Global Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) Selection Tool helps machine builders select the right combination of panel components to meet UL electrical standards.

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Hardwiring and Connecting in UL 508 Applications: FAQ
May 20, 2016

Hardwiring and Connecting in UL 508 Applications: FAQ

Harting has released a new FAQ on its connectors certified for use in UL 508 applications to help engineers understand how they can reap the benefits of connectors in their control cabinets and switchgear equipment.

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Fiber Optic Center releases industry glossary
May 02, 2016

Fiber Optic Center releases industry glossary

The FOC Glossary includes Acronyms and Military Specifications for Connectors in addition to the General Terms and Definition section. The goal is to make it easier to both reference and understand common industry terms and definitions.

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Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, Fourth Edition - $85.00
April 27, 2016

Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, Fourth Edition - $85.00

By: Ernest Magison
An encyclopedia of electrical safety, this classic book features expanded treatment of theory and principles to provide a foundation for addressing some of the questions that arise when no standard or regulation exists.

NK Technologies publishes power products catalog
January 02, 2016

NK Technologies publishes power products catalog

Catalog contains current, voltage and power solution guide for industrial and factory automation markets

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December 10, 2015

Phoenix Contact releases product app

Free app provides information about Phoenix Contact’s products.

R Stahl offers EC 60309 Plugs & Sockets Selection Guide website
December 08, 2015

R Stahl offers EC 60309 Plugs & Sockets Selection Guide website

Site assists customers in finding a suitable IEC 60309 plug connector for specific applications.

NEMA Publishes Electrical Standards & Products Guide
November 16, 2015

NEMA Publishes Electrical Standards & Products Guide

The 2016 Edition has a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

Harting Offers VideoCall Expert Service
October 15, 2015

Harting Offers VideoCall Expert Service

Harting now offers live support through their VideoCall service.

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Mencom offers private labeling for panel interface connectors
September 08, 2015

Mencom offers private labeling for panel interface connectors

The part is labeled with client’s part number and company info, so when the end user needs a replacement, or wants additional parts, they will be contacting the OEM.

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Helukabel publishes aluminum cable catalog
August 25, 2015

Helukabel publishes aluminum cable catalog

The catalog discusses the advantages and special characteristics related to the use of aluminum cables, and provides important facts that might facilitate a switch.

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August 03, 2015

NEMA Publishes Circuit Breaker white paper

What is the Purpose of a Molded Case Circuit Breaker? NEMA ABP 6-2015 explains.

How to measure frequency
July 17, 2015

How to measure frequency

By Fluke
This Web Card by Fluke provides a brief tutorial on how to measure frequency with your digital multimeter.

July 14, 2015

NEMA Publishes TC 13-2014 raceway standard

NEMA TC 13 covers materials, dimensions, and physical properties for Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT).

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July 09, 2015

NEMA Publishes Installation Guidelines for Raceways

NEMA PRP 5 provides information on the proper application and installation of surface nonmetallic raceway permitted for use in dry locations, non-hazardous locations, and areas not subject to physical abuse

Lapp releases online VFD cable sizing tool
July 07, 2015

Lapp releases online VFD cable sizing tool

Engineering calculator helps users select variable frequency drive (VFD) cables that meet their application requirements.

June 10, 2015

NEMA Publishes Application Guideline for Terminal Blocks

NEMA ICS 4-2015 updates technical references to IEC 60947-7 series and ANSI/UL standards.

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June 02, 2015

NEMA Publishes Conduit standard

NEMA RV 3-2014 standard provides installers and inspectors with an industry perspective of best practices in the use and installation of flexible metal and liquidtight flexible metal and nonmetallic conduits.

June 02, 2015

NEMA Publishes Standard for Industrial Electrical Cable

ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 may be purchased in hard copy for $105 on the NEMA website.

May 14, 2015

Kooltronic updates enclosure air conditioning sizing software

Web software has been expanded to include air conditioners, heat exchangers, fans and blowers in a single user-friendly program.

May 11, 2015

Intersil updates free PowerNavigator power system design software

Enhancements in Version 5.2 include PowerMap, Rail Inspector and RailScope features to simplify design of densely populated power systems

May 07, 2015

NEMA Publishes Standard For Utility Industry End Device Data Tables

ANSI C12.19-2012 defines a table structure for utility application data to be passed between an end device and any other device.

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Roxtec publishes EMC catalog
March 04, 2015

Roxtec publishes EMC catalog

Catalog contains information on cable sealing systems.

Lapp USA releases Catalog Tablet App
February 19, 2015

Lapp USA releases Catalog Tablet App

The cable and connector catalog app is available in both iOS and Android

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MicroPower publishes Product Guide
February 16, 2015

MicroPower publishes Product Guide

Guide covers DC/DC converters, AC/DC power supplies, high brightness LED drivers, POL switching regulators and IGBT drivers.

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Eaton announces Low-Peak Upgrade Program for Circuit Protection
January 09, 2015

Eaton announces Low-Peak Upgrade Program for Circuit Protection

The free program simplifies fuse inventory and reduces costs. Eaton first conducts a full audit of a customer’s fuse inventory. does a thorough analysis, and generates an inventory and consolidation summary report.

HARTING announces iPad configurator app
November 13, 2014

HARTING announces iPad configurator app

Free app lets a user choose the connector model and size as well as all inserts, see their custom connector coming together on screen, and alter the content and layout.

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AMETEK announces Online Store
October 16, 2014

AMETEK announces Online Store

On-line store lets engineers evaluate and purchase DC power products on a variety of mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones.

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Products and Standards Guide
October 14, 2014

NEMA Publishes 2015 Products and Standards Guide

The Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) is a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

AutomationDirect publishes Free Automation 101 eBook
September 18, 2014

AutomationDirect publishes Free Automation 101 eBook

“Automation 101: An Industry Guide to Control System Engineering" is a general guide for the specification, design and installation of automated control systems.

Precision Digital Announces 2014 Catalog App
July 28, 2014

Precision Digital Announces 2014 Catalog App

The app contains all the specifications and connection drawings for digital panel meters and control instrumentation.

RST offers free on-line pressure equalisation calculator for enclosures
July 24, 2014

RST offers free on-line pressure equalisation calculator for enclosures

A user enters the enclosure volume, the start and end temperatures, the process time and the operating pressure differential, and the calculator shows how many components should be installed under the defined conditions.

Eaton Releases Updated Electrical Protection Handbook
July 23, 2014

Eaton Releases Updated Electrical Protection Handbook

The book has been published for more than 50 years and covers the selection and application of overcurrent protective devices, including code, standard and regulatory compliance.

June 20, 2014

Eaton Offers circuit protection products for HVAC/R Applications

The compact overcurrent and overvoltage products are for use in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment.

June 17, 2014

Eaton releases Solar Circuit Protection Solutions

Fuses, circuit breakers, power distribution blocks and surge protective devices (SPDs) for commercial, utility and residential solar segments reduce installation costs, maintain reliable operations, help enhance safety and maximize energy harvested.