2012 POY Finalists: Electrical Controls

Finalists in the Electrical Controls category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.

11/19/2012


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Cabinet cooler system

The Dual High Temperature Cabinet Cooler Systems purge and cool overheated electrical control panels in harsh environments. The cabinet coolers eliminate high-temperature malfunctions and protect sensitive electronics from hot, dirty locations by keeping electrical enclosures cool with air as cold as 20 F. With high cooling capacity of up to 5,600 Btu/hr, the cabinet coolers are designed for large electrical enclosures and high heat loads. The cabinet cooler applications include variable frequency drives, programmable controllers, industrial computers, motor controls, microprocessors, and robotics.

EXAIR Corporation


Sensing switch and transducer

The ATS Current Sensing Switch and Transducer is a one-piece solution combing a limit alarm with an analog output signal transducer to monitor produced and consumed ac current up to 1,200 A while isolating outputs and input to maximize safety. The rotary switch makes it easy for operators to set the trip point. With an analog signal available at all times, increases or decreases in current can be detected. The switch also provides limit alarm contacts for over- or under-current conditions.

NK Technologies 



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