Heat-Shrink Tubing: The Versatile Tools for Maintenance and Repair
Think of heat-shrink tubing as the duct tape for electrical wiring on the factory floor. Heat-shrink tubing is versatile, easy to use, and finds wide applicability in maintenance and repair. Heat-shrink tubing can be used for preventive maintenance to avoid problems, and it is a wonderful tool for making minor repairs to cables and connectors.
A new alternative wire insulation to PVC offers better performance and significantly less environmental impact. Although PVC insulation is a mainstay of the wire and cable industry due to its mechanical and electrical properties and its low cost, it presents environmental issues due to its halogen content. Halogens are elements such as fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine that are highly reactive and can be harmful to people and animals.
Industrial Ethernet connects the office with the plant floor by utilizing a single cabling platform with Ethernet connectivity and IP addressing. This convergence of open, standards-based Ethernet communications provides all the advantages of secure, seamless interoperability among manufacturing enterprise networks — from corporate offices to the shop floor — and enables Internet and enterprise connectivity, anytime and anywhere.
Companies having products that include electronics have to deal with ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) that cause serious and costly damage to electric circuitry. If failures occur intermittently, it can be quite frustrating. The solution is to develop a quality ESD control program. Best practice is to have the program be in accordance with an international standard such as the ESD Association ANSI/ESD S20.20 For the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices) which focuses on the requirements for an ESD control program.
Understanding Impacts Cost of Interconnect Solutions
Every day, consumers embrace multiple levels of interconnecting in our activities without thinking about it. Whether it is waking up to an alarm clock, turning on the lights, placing a call on your cell phone, operating your automobile, accessing data on your computer from the cloud, watching TV, or playing a video game, various interconnect solutions are involved to enable the functionality we come to expect from these devices.
One of the most widely used figures of merit when comparing the reliability of industrial DC power supplies is MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures). A power supply with a higher MTBF number stated on the specification sheet may be chosen over a competitor due to a perceived improvement in reliability.
8 Hints for Making Better Measurements Using RF Signal Generators
Signal generators add precision modulation capabilities, and are used to simulate system signals for receiver performance testing. This guide helps you improve the accuracy of your measurements that involve using RF signal sources.
Many Control Panels are positioned in poorly lighted surroundings. Lumex's easy to mount, LED light bars, put the light were you need it. They are enery efficient, come in 6 inch to 24 inch lengths, and have long life. Lumex provides a complete complement of mounting accessories to meet every requirement.
Design Considerations for Effective Human Machine Interface Systems
A well-designed HMI system does more than just present control functions and information; it provides an operator with active functions to perform, feedback on results, and information on systems performance.
Getting Back to the Basics of Electrical Measurements
Accurate measurements are central to virtually every scientific and engineering discipline, but all too often measurement science gets little attention in the undergraduate curriculum. Even those who received a thorough grounding in measurement fundamentals as undergraduates can be forgiven if they've forgotten some of the details. This white paper is intended to refresh those fading memories or to bring those who want to learn more about making good quality measurements up to speed.
Power quality problems can cause process & equipment to malfunction or shut down. And the consequences can range from excessive energy costs to complete work stoppage, properly testing and dignosing power quality issues is critical.