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Looking Forward to 2023

Welcome to the new year, 2023! As we embark on a new journey, it's important to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.This year has the potential to bring about significant changes and advancements for Marshall Wolf Automation, as we begin our 39th year...

2022 in Review!

Does is seem like 2022 was just a blur? Between moving warehouses, new product releases, and constant vendor updates; MWA was able to make 2022 a year to remember! Let's review some of our best highlights throughout the year.  January We kicked off the year featuring...

I Spy Thanksgiving at MWA

Everyone loves a good I Spy puzzle! Can you find all twelve industrial products in the image below? Bonus points if you can correctly guess the vendor of each item!I spy with my little Thanksgiving Eye one: Light Tower Thru-Beam Sensor Beacon VFD Pilot Light Solid...

AC Tech/Lenze SMV Series Video Resources

Instruction manuals are great, they're chock full of the technical data we need to get a drive set up......after maybe 120+ pages of information you weren't looking for, right?AC Tech/Lenze has made things easy by creating an extensive library of video guides for...

A Spook-tacular Halloween at MWA!

We're getting into the spirit of Halloween at Marshall Wolf! The costumes are eerie-sistible and the pumpkins are waay ahead of the carve! Let us know which costume really struck a gourd with you in the comments below. Hallow-queen of Halloween?We'd tell you a joke,...

Carlo Gavazzi Solid State Relay Resources

Solid State Relays are found in almost every industrial application and Carlo Gavazzi is a leader in this market.What Makes Carlo Gavazzi Solid State Relays Stand Out?Carlo Gavazzi SSRs are available in a wide range of input ratings, output switching options, and...

How Do Solid State Relays Work?

Electrical relays, in one form or another, have been around for over 100 years. It wasn’t until 1971 when Crydom invented the solid state relay that we had our next big step in relay technology. Whether you’re switching something from on to off, managing signal...

How to Read a Motor Nameplate

Ordering an electrical motor can seem complicated, but understanding the nameplate may save you some confusion.Motor nameplates in North America are required to supply certain electrical specifications thanks to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association...

We Now Offer Extend Protection Plans!

You know that feeling when buying a product? When something is new and shiny? Protection plans are often an afterthought...until you wish you had one.Marshall Wolf Automation has partnered with Extend Inc. to provide protection plans directly through any online...

Flying High with VFDs

Summertime for many means visiting the the local fair. Fried foods, petting zoos, and carnival rides! Recently we had an especially fun customer reach out to us and we just had to highlight their story! CL Shows of Pennsylvania contacted us with a very special rush...

All About Photoelectric Sensors

Let's talk about sensors! As the automation industry becomes, well…more automated, photoelectric sensors have become a necessity to almost any production line. Whether sensing temperature, fluid levels, or minute quality details, photoelectric sensors continue to...

Did you know we accept PayPal?

Shopping has gotten so much easier...with Pay in 4 and credit options!What does that mean for you, the customer? That means we've added additional payment features at checkout: Standard Checkout with debit/credit cards Standard PayPal PayPal Pay in 4 PayPal Credit...

Best of Luck in Retirement Fred!

It is a bittersweet moment for all of us at Marshall Wolf Automation. As of July 1st our long time friend and key sales engineer, Fred Swanke, is retiring. We wish him well!After 27 years of representing Marshall Wolf Automation, Fred has built long lasting...

A Quick Guide to Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers, we’ve all seen one... Whether the application is in your home or an industrial factory, breakers have become the standard. Until now you may have never had to learn more about them besides what to do when one is tripped, but let’s take a look at some...

How Switches Improve Safety Standards

Machinery has always had one purpose, to simplify the lives of users.While advancing technology allows for improved production, it also leaves room for potential safety risks. These risks can range anywhere from a broken finger to complete loss of life. In fact, the...

Basic Construction & Sizing for Contactors

So you’re looking to purchase a contactor switch, great!There's some basic criteria to follow when looking for the right switch and it's our goal to make that process as simple as possible. When first looking into contactor switches, it may be helpful to have a...

Definite Purpose Contactors 101

Let’s start at the beginning. What are definite purpose contactors? DP contactors are electronically controlled switches that are used for switching a power circuit. Originally designed for the HVACR industry, their use has expanded to a variety of other market...

We’re Moving….Down the Street!

You read that right! Marshall Wolf Automation is moving our primary office down the road.Same city, bigger and much more modern facilities. We're finally consolidating our new warehouse with our shipping and receiving, making everyone's lives so much easier. New...

Protecting VFDs from Overheating

An easy way to calculate cooling requirements By Christopher Marlow & Blaine Witt, Pfannenberg USAVariable frequency drives are a hot topic. Advancements in VFD technology and reductions in price are driving rapid market adoption. Dramatic energy savings can...