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Still Using Idec FC4A-C or FC5A-C?

It's Time To Make the Switch! Idec has announced they will be discontinuing the FC4A-C and FC5A-C CPU's in 2018. The good news is they made the new series easy to transfer to! The FC6A features: An all-in-one CPU that is a direct replacement...

What is a Proximity Sensor?

What is a proximity sensor? A proximity sensor is used to detect nearby objects…without touching them. Another way of saying this is ‘non-contact object detection’. How does this happen? Usually a proximity sensor sends out an electromagnetic field or a...

Lenze Rolls Out Training Videos for the i500!

This spring Lenze introduced us their new VFD series, the i500! Now the time has come to really start focusing on integrating these new models and Lenze has made it even easier by releasing a series of training videos. Check out the videos below for tips...

Most recommended VFD for Bridgeport Mills

A popular question we are often asked is which VFD we would recommend using with a Bridgeport Mill.  Generally our go to answer is the SMV vector by AC TECH LENZE. Why, you may ask? Well, it really comes down to five key points: This model has very good...

Teco Drive Replacement Cheat Sheet

Teco Westinghouse has been upgrading and replacing a number of their drives, so we wanted to create a handy dandy cheat sheet for our customers. PA7300 was replaced by the EQ5 and is now the EQ7 Series JNEV was replaced by the L510 Series MA7200 ending in...

Happy Birthday Kathy, from the whole Wolf clan!

We absolutely love celebrating birthdays and this one is extra special...Kathy and Hans will be off on another adventure soon so we had to send Kathy off with the best of wishes! Happy Birthday Kathy and we can't wait to celebrate another with you next year....

IDEC and AMCI have teamed up!

IDEC has announced their line of motion control stepper products working with AMCI (Advanced Micro Controls, Inc.), an established developer of motion control systems. AMCI has been producing specialized position sensing and motion control...

Summer Fun Day 2017

2017 has certainly been a big year here at Marshall Wolf, and we're only half way through! The Wolves wanted to give us some time to play and we ended up having two different definitions of "play"...so we split up and got to enjoy some time getting to know...

What’s New in Refrigeration Control Technology?

Keeping food, drink, and ourselves cold has been long sought after in history; humbly beginning with ice, sawdust and salt and evolving to the high end control devices we know today. The latest technology from the automation powerhouse known as AUTONICS brings us the...

Did you catch the Eclipse? We did!

Our graphic designer/photographer, Morgan, was so excited to shoot the eclipse...then it was cloudy! Either way we still got some really interesting photos, guess we'll just have to wait for the next go around! We even got the chance to do a quick...

What is an Industrial Light Curtain?

Safety…safety…safety... The entire purpose of a “safety” light curtain is to protect humans from dangerous machinery. “Dangerous machinery” is considered any machine or piece of equipment that moves in a way that could cause injury or kill you.  So what do...

Looking for a Yokogawa Big Look panel meter?

If you have been using Yokogawa's Big Look panel meter, you might be having a hard time finding it. Yokogawa left the analog panel meter market in March 2017 and this has many customers looking to find a new source. For Yokogawa's “Big Look” series...

Introducing Wolfie’s New Clothes

For a few months now we've been discussing our mascot "Wolfie" and how he needed some more personality. Morgan, our content designer, finally had a chance to come up with a new body for Wolfie in order to give him some more character. We wanted...

How to Program a VFD

This is a tutorial covering the basics of programming a VFD, strictly focusing on getting the shaft of just about any VFD to turn via the keypad on the VFD without load on motor. To start things off…let’s begin by opening the manual. That’s right! First we must...

Why Do I Want to Use An Ultrasonic Sensor?

In the most demanding of applications one type of sensor stands out amongst the sensor crowd, ultrasonic technology can be the savior in your application needs. The ultrasonic success is due to its high reliability. Versatile in a plethora of situations for object...

Marshall Wolf supports our neighbors

Rain, rain, go away...come again some other day! The new song residents of Algonquin, and most of Northern Illinois, seems to be singing lately. If you are just tuning into the news for the first time in almost two weeks, you may just be hearing how the...

What is a P.I.C? Panel Interface Connector

P.I.C.s from MENCOM are probably the most popular in sales on our site only competing with Mencom’s good old “cord grips”.  You may ask yourself, what is P.I.C.?  That’s actually a really broad category of industrial products. Let’s just start off with a...

GE Industrial Solutions Gets a New Name!

GE has announced that effective August 1st, 2017 GE Industrial Solutions will be known as Industrial Connections & Solutions LLC, a new GE-affiliated legal entity. As many of us learned late last year, the GE Industrial Solutions division was up for sale. What...

Engineering Competition at Wolf Automation

Once in a blue moon Marshall Wolf likes to give the employees a chance to stretch their engineering muscles. With our systems integration constantly producing new and innovative products, our Panel Shop manager Jon Wolf sent out a little competitive email...

Vendor Spotlight: Transtecno

TRANSTECNO may not be as recognizable as Bonfiglioli or Motovario in the gearbox/power transmission world, but they have a fantastic and wide array of offerings in the world of gearboxes. With products tailored towards the poultry/pig industry, bioenergy, solar...

Leeson’s Single Phase Unicorn

Finding a single phase input/output VFD can feel like finding a clean photo of Sasquatch. You’ve heard they exist, but can be difficult actually finding one... With the bulk of consumers using the more popular 'VFD and 3-phase motor' pairing, the market for these...