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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The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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