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Using withstand current rating to improve electrical system designs
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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
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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
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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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Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier
Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec, a unit that combines a Servopack servo amplifier with a one-axis motion... Read More

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications
Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and... Read More

Modular access system
Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five... Read More

Limit switches for rugged industrial environments
Limit switches for rugged industrial environments

AutomationDirect's F25 Series NEMA limit switches are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated... Read More

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