The evolution of technology, reliability and safety needs in the energy market has created a need to look at upgrading older, obsolete breakers. This article examines some of the misconceptions and realities surrounding obsolete circuit breakers.
Most government planners have their work cut out for them when it comes to transitioning to clean energies. They have citizens whose standard of living is often tied to cheap, yet environmentally harmful fossil fuels. In addition, their utilities depend on existing grids based on fossil fuel infrastructure. My message is one of optimism. The transition to clean energy is a step by step process, but three key elements are in place to ease the transition.
The first cause of fire in industrial sites is electrical equipment failure and 56% of all electrical fires are due to lack of proper maintenance. Thus, “prevention is better than cure” is the mantra that has led the industry to work towards preventive maintenance.
As the only manufacturer of IEC Pin and Sleeve Devices in North America, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is excited to announce the redesign of its superior-performing IEC Pin and Sleeve Device - now offering improved durability and increased installation efficiency.
The largest university creamery in the nation for over a century, Berkey Creamery at Penn State University has outgrown its location many times. The most recent expansion brought a move to the first floor of a new Food Sciences building where everything but the lighting in the creamery’s storage freezers was state-of-the-art.
When the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina undertook the renovation of its new Raleigh location, it wanted it to be a community project. Cree, a neighbor, stepped up with an “awesome” lighting solution.
A common struggle facing industrial users is getting a new production line connected to the plant network. 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.
Workplace safety is nothing to blink at. Over 700,000 work-related eye injuries occur every year. Avoid being one of them by following these 10 eye safety tips and giving your eye protection program the focus it requires.
United Airlines had an SRS (Storage Retrieval System) line break down in its San Francisco Terminal due to an obsolete VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) failure. Months of failed fixes plagued the project until Crescent Electric's Gary Tudor came to the rescue over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Recent enhancements to the Phoenix Contact mGuard Secure Cloud portal allow you to easily connect iOS devices (iPads, iPhones) securely to machine networks with the security of VPN. With no apps required, you can get your computer and mobile devices securely connected.
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.
Controls Engineers are often faced with the challenge of getting industrial automation devices from multiple manufacturers to communicate with each other.
Usually the issue stems around devices not knowing the communication "protocol" used (i.e. over serial or Ethernet ports), or there may be no protocol at all and the device just wants a simple string of characters sent to it. Red Lion breaks down the barriers to industrial communication with the Data Station Plus.