A patented modular mounting and wiring system for control panels, called "Quick Fit" technology, is available only with TeSys D Line motor starters and reportedly achieves 80% wiring, 50% time, and 30% space savings compared to conventional hard wired control panels.
Snap-in, finger-safe connectors eliminate the need for cables or tools when making motor starter power and control connections, saving on installation wiring, time, and space.
The power connection modules boost spring terminal current capacity from the 12-18A range, up to 32A, such that up to eight starters (63A max.) can be mounted on the bus that is powered by a single incoming line.
Smaller, dc, low-consumption contactors consume 75% less power (2.4W) than traditional dc contactor coils, reducing power requirements and supply size to free up control panel space.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.