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Using withstand current rating to improve electrical system designs
Using withstand current rating to improve electrical system designs

The automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a critical part of an electrical power system. Understanding its withstand current rating (WCR) is essential. If a transfer switch does not have a sufficient WCR, severe damage can occur, and a potential fire hazard can exist. On the other hand, selecting an ATS with a higher... Read More

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7 keys to successful automation
7 keys to successful automation

Congratulations on your decision to automate. You want to build it faster, build it better, and build it safer. But with so many potential automation solutions available, it can be overwhelming for... Read More

Five reasons why aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems
Five reasons why aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems

Traditionally, engineers have specified a variety of piping materials for compressed air systems, including black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. More recently,... Read More

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9 things to know about electric pumps
9 things to know about electric pumps

1. Select the right pump for the application. Ask an application specialist to size pumps.2. Assure pumps meet all current standards and regulations.3. The more efficient the pump, the less energy... Read More

OSHA to push for electronic injury reports
OSHA to push for electronic injury reports

OSHA officials want to require electronic submission of illness and injury reports to the agency to improve tracking of the data. The proposal, announced Nov. 7, was spurred by the Bureau of Labor... Read More

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Rotary screw air compressor
Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from... Read More

Precision limit switches
Precision limit switches

AutomationDirect has added a line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol.... Read More

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing
Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic Industries' series 6500 jet venturi scrubber offers improvements in operating... Read More

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting
Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 metric size steel or stainless steel spring cotter pins. The GN 1024 spring cotter... Read More

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