A common struggle facing industrial users is getting a new production line connected to the plant network. Plant network switches are often hundreds of feet away from the equipment. Many users bring in outside electrical contractors to run the CAT5/CAT6 (or even fiber optic) cabling. One alternative to running cable all over the plant is to connect the equipment to the plant’s existing WiFi network, which is made easy with Phoenix Contact's FL WLAN 1101.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This quote comes to us from the same man that reportedly experimented with electricity by flying a kite, with a key attached to the string, in a thunderstorm. Although Benjamin Franklin is known for this hair raising electrical experiment, it is the quote regarding preventative measures that we would like to focus on this month. That is right, May is Electrical Safety Month and prevention is the key!
LED high bay fixtures from Litetronics were used to replace failing metal-halide lamps. Compact and simple to install, the fixtures offered a 79,000-hour life with stronger lumen consistency, a sharp contrast to the 10,000-hour life and rapid lumen depreciation characteristic of the Club’s previous metal-halide lighting technology freeing up $8,000 annually.
Less is more when it comes to being energy efficient and code compliant on a firm budget. That's why the Isole Power Strip is for you.
WattStopper's IDP-3050-A is a solution that helps your facility comply with and effortlessly manage plug load control requirements—without breaking the bank. We'll share a few ways you can reduce the power consumed from your plugged-in loads.
Recent enhancements to the Phoenix Contact mGuard Secure Cloud portal have added the ability to easily connect iOS devices (iPads, iPhones) securely to machine networks with the security of VPN. No "apps" are required; the Secure Cloud portal makes use of the VPN capability built-in to the Apple iOS operating system. So not only can you get your computer securely connected to remote equipment with the security of VPN, you can also get your mobile device connected as well.
The Waterloo Crescent Electric team has worked closely with the Waterloo Tyson Fresh Meats Facility since 2012 to consistently evolve their facility with a series of improvements. Here's a flashback to May 13th 2016, when Senator Joni Ernst visited the Waterloo Tyson Fresh Meats Facility and walked through the plant with Crescent Electric employees.
Crescent Electric employees and customers from all over celebrate football season each year by showing support for their favorite teams. Even though those teams differ, we can all agree that football season brings us together for some healthy competition. Learn more about our Gridiron gift card promotion.
When it comes to variable frequency drives (VFDs), a lot of us might shy away from looking into the details, worrying that they’re too technical to understand. However, this article simplifies what a VFD is and how it benefits you. This way you’re not in the dark about a great value-add and energy-saving solution.