Posted on Wednesday Sep 27, 2017
Reliability is one of the most important features any product can have, especially in a manufacturing environment. Reliability in data transmission has become increasingly critical. LUTZE has come out with a new Ethernet cable to help provide the reliability you need. LUTZE’s new flexible teal Cat5e Ethernet Cable is specially engineered to provide long-term protection and uninterrupted data transmission.
Posted on Thursday Sep 07, 2017
Today’s electronic equipment requires clean, consistent power for optimal performance. The presence of power distortions between VFDs and motors can damage equipment, jeopardize productivity, and decrease profitability.
We see line and load reactors are often applied on AC variable frequency drives (VFD) without a solid understanding of when and why they should be used. VFDs solve a host of industrial motor control issues, but can introduce power quality problems to the electric grid and/or the VFD-controlled motor.
Posted on Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems always provides quality Pin and Sleeve connections, and now they have even more to offer! Hubbell’s new Advantage™ Series Switch-Rated IEC Pin and Sleeve devices are the highest performing for harsh environments. They are now available in both 30 and 60 amp.
Posted on Thursday Aug 24, 2017
Do you need a reliable industrial computer or thin client to withstand demanding environments? Arista’s Industrial PCs are durable and ready to perform in tough conditions. That is part of what makes them so popular in automated processes and operator stations.
Posted on Thursday Aug 17, 2017
Hydraulic cylinders are well-known linear motion workhorses in industrial machinery. They’re reliable, familiar, capable of high force, and affordable, but they’re not without disadvantages. The leading ones are fluid leaks, large footprint (with hydraulic power unit or HPU), cumbersome changeovers due to lack of programmability, and high maintenance costs.
Posted on Thursday Aug 10, 2017
Variable frequency drive (VFD) cables have distinct advantages over traditional cables when used in drive and motor applications. When installed properly, VFD cables reduce cross coupling between drives and the shield contains and drains the electrical noise created by the drive. Their noise mitigation helps with the proper function of adjacent control systems and they help to reduce motor shaft voltage and bearing currents.
Posted on Thursday Aug 03, 2017
A hazardous location exists when a manufacturing, storage or handling process provides a fuel, consisting of a flammable gas vapors, combustible dust or combustible fibers are or may be present in the air in sufficient quantities to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures.
Posted on Thursday Jul 20, 2017
When it comes to color-coding your cable pathways, Eaton has two stocked B-Line series solutions that are readily available and easy to install.
Posted on Thursday Jul 13, 2017
Greenlee’s new G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller offers fast, efficient cable pulls resulting in significant labor savings!
Achieving incredible speed takes the world’s best technology, engineering and intelligence. You have no time for technology that promises to keep you efficient but can’t follow through. Time is money, and Greenlee took that into account when designing the G6 Turbo.
Posted on Thursday Jul 06, 2017
‘Tis the season for Customer Appreciation Days! We’ve been looking forward to these events and busy planning them for months. We are excited to share with you our upcoming customer appreciation events!
Posted on Monday Jul 03, 2017
In the spirit of patriotism and the Independence Day holiday, we wanted to highlight a few of our vendors who manufacture products in the USA. By supporting companies who manufacture here, you are supporting our strong, American manufacturing workforce.
As a family-owned, Midwestern-based company, we are proud to support American made products like these:
Posted on Saturday Jul 01, 2017
Thomas & Betts Stainless Steel products are built to stand up to the harshest environments. Water, salt spray, sunlight, petroleum, chemicals and extreme temperatures are all destructive enemies that can have corrosive, degrading effects on your electrical systems. Protect your wiring with conduit, fittings, cable ties, metal framing, cable tray and accessories made from tough, durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel.
Posted on Thursday Jun 29, 2017
The wire and cable industry uses a variety of metal conductors, but the two most common are copper and aluminum. Because each metal type has unique properties, they are best suited for different applications or purposes.
Posted on Monday Jun 26, 2017
This new product from Panduit is a game-changer in the industry! The Panduit VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester automates the voltage verification process for control panels to reduce the risk of exposure to electrical hazards for improved worker safety.
Posted on Thursday Jun 15, 2017
In almost every industry, the old saying “time is money” stands true. This saying is no more true than in the world of Industrial Automation. Processes that require frequent stops or continuous braking create a harsh environment for variable frequency drives (VFDs), causing overvoltage faults that stop production.