When you don't live in a single-family home, you may believe that owning an electric vehicle (EV) is not a possibility. But you can enjoy the benefits of battery-driven technology with planning.
Choosing a better contactor for your industrial control panel is a fast way to boost performance and reliability without replacing the entire panel. If you're still deciding between ABB vs. Allen-Bradley products for your manufacturing equipment needs, compare the features of both contactor brands directly to make the right decision. While ABB features a single line of contactors, Allen-Bradley has three different contactor product lines that are comparable.
The pumping industry was revolutionized with the creation of the vertical pump motor in the early 1920’s. This allowed for electric motors to be attached to the top of a pump, and the impacts were impressive. The installation process was simplified, and because it required fewer parts, was then less expensive. The efficiency of the pump motors increased by 30%, and because vertical pump motors are purpose specific, they are more durable and reliable than their horizontal counterparts. Vertical pump motors are generally classified by their shaft type, either hollow or solid.
The solution to extending plant equipment life cycles to maximize productivity and reduce costly downtime sounds simple enough but any experienced plant manager knows that these obvious words to the wise are easier said than done. Tracking, monitoring, and correcting the vast amount of plant equipment performance and conditions simply isn't possible with 20th Century analog procedures, or worse, pen and paper maintenance programs.
A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a small, sturdy industrial computer designed for control of automated industrial processes and machines. PLCs are used almost everywhere. They are most frequently used in factories and industrial plants to control pumps, motors, lights, circuit breakers, fans, and other machinery. In everyday life, these controllers are utilized in elevators, automatic car washes, traffic signals, amusement park rides, among other equipment that we otherwise take for granted.
A properly functioning motor is essential, not just to production, but also to the safety of operatives and other staff. When motor failure is imminent, it is often preceded by high bearing temperatures. Understanding and monitoring temperature conditions not only saves time and money in the long term, but also simplifies motor repair.
At some point or another, many homeowners wonder whether they should have a generator installed on their property. If power outages are common in your area, you may want to consider investing in a generator so that you can keep the power on in your home even if power to the rest of the street goes down.
Much of the troubleshooting, repair, and construction of an electrical system begins at a technician's ability to read a wiring diagram. Wiring diagrams show the components of a system as well as their connections.
A portable generator allows you to have power when and where you need it. However, you must follow a few basic rules when transporting your generator from one location to another. Before moving your equipment, check out this advice.
Servo motors are compact and efficient motors used in a number of industrial applications that require precise position control, such as robotics, conveyor belts, and automatic door openers. Servos are standalone electric motors that push and rotate parts in machines for which a specific task and position is required. Because a servo motor provides great efficiency and power in a relatively small package, you might find it challenging to size one properly.