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

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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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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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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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Torque Characteristics of NEMA A, B, C, D, & E Motors

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Many aspects of a manufacturing system have various NEMA ratings to tell the manufacturers what they are best suited for. Things like size,

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HMI vs. SCADA

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Confusion surrounding Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) is not a rarity. HMIs are

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) vs. Hard Wiring

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) may not have been the best automation solutions when they were first introduced, but with astronomical

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Integrated Safety

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When looking at functionality, it is easy to trade productivity for safety, but usually machine safety is a primary concern. One way to have both

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Save Money with Soft Starters

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Starting a motor can be compared to accelerating too hard after a red light turns green; everyone gets jerked around and everything goes flying.

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Controlling Energy

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Environmental concerns have pushed the world towards better energy efficiency. In the long run, energy saving practices can also save money.

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