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This blog will bring you the latest industry news in electrical control panels, helpful Engineering tips, and more.

Control Loops: Open vs. Closed

The feedback control loop is likely the most innovative and reliant tool in the field of control engineering. Control loops as a whole are

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How to Rank Controllers

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Industrial PCs, Programmable Automation Controllers and Programmable Logic Controllers sport different design and functionalities but in the end

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The Basics of Electrical Control Panels

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Electrical Control Panels provide a reliable and effective way to control mechanical equipment within the plant floor. Today, almost every piece

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Motor Oversizing: Does it do more harm than good?

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There are conflicting opinions on the harms and benefits of oversizing motors. According to a survey taken by Automation World, there are a number

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PLCs vs. PC-Based Controls

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Will the need for Programmable Logic Controlers (PLCs) be eliminated by PC-based Controls?

In my opinion, the simple answer to this is no. While

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Ladder Logic 102: The Pros and Cons

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Ladder Logic 102: The Pros and Cons

As we’ve seen in the previous article, Ladder Logic 101, choosing the right tool for your programming job is

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Variable Frequency Drives vs. Soft Starters

When a motor is rising to full speed, there is an inrush of current that can be harmful to connected devices and can wear out machinery quickly

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How Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Save Energy

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Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), or AC Drives, are used far less frequently than fixed speed controllers. However, VFDs can significantly reduce

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Cooling Electrical Enclosures: Two Ways to Keep Your Cool

In the cold winds of winter or the heat of summer, electrical enclosures require temperature control.

More often than not, electrical enclosures

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Considerations When Choosing a PLC

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are a great way to make a system faster and easier to handle, but there are many considerations when

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