September 2012

On-September Articles

Control Panel Solutions

  • 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.

    Read the article courtesy of Alphawire
  • Ecowire: Fully Recyclable Hook-up Wire

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Alphawire
  • Robust Ethernet Infrastructure

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Belden
  • Circuit Protection Using ESD

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Desco
  • 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.

    Read the article courtesy of 3M
  • DC Power Supply Reliability

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Sola-HD
  • 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.

    Read the article courtesy of Agilent
  • Power QuLumex Test Your Light Bar IQ

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Lumes
  • 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.

    Read the article courtesy of EAO
  • Applying Motor Starters and Contactors in Panels

    This application note discusses contactor application based n two common governing standards systems, UL/CSA/NEC and IEC.

    Read the article courtesy of Eaton
  • Panel I/O Solution: Simplified Connection of Heavy and Frequently Used Switching Loads to a PLC using G7TC Relay Terminal Blocks

    A combination of Omron G7TC relay terminal blocks and G79 cables provides flexibility to connect demanding loads and reduce wiring.

    Read the article courtesy of Omron Industrial Automation
  • 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.

    Read the article courtesy of Keithley
  • Xcelite Stripping & Crimping Tools

    Ergonomic Hand Tools Reduce Stress

    Read the article courtesy of Xcelite
  • Arc Flash & Electrical Safety

    Guide to Arc Flash Safety in the Electrical Work Place - Overview of NFPA 70E

    Read the article courtesy of Panduit
  • Unified Physical Infrastructure Solutions for Industrial Automation

    Optimizing Control Panel Layouts for Noise Mitigation in Factory Automoation Systems

    Read the article courtesy of Panduit
  • The Cost of Poor Power Quality

    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.

    Read the article courtesy of Fluke
  • ABC's of DMMs

    Multimeter Features & Functions Explained

    Read the article courtesy of Fluke
  • Clearing the Air

    Fluke 87V DMM meets chipmaker AMD's need for reliable measurements on mission-critical adjustable speed drives.

    Read the article courtesy of Fluke
  • Heavy-Duty Electrical Commercial/Industrial Products

    Power Solutions for Control Panel.

    Read the article courtesy of Tripplite
 

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