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Say goodbye old KombiSIGN 71/72 Sirens!

We've got to hand it to Werma, they really know how to give a discontinuation notice! We've got till December 31st 2018 to order the original 8-Tone Siren for their KombiSIGN 71/72 series of light towers. After that, say goodbye to this siren on March...

Exergen wants to hear from you!

A leader in the non-contact temperature sensor market, Exergen has seen solid market growth this year. Acknowledging how popular their sensors are in multiple fields, Exergen wants to hear from their customers directly (how awesome is that?).  To quote...

What is Dynamic Braking?

When it comes to the law of thermodynamics, we know that energy cannot simply go away; it needs to be transferred or transformed into something else. In industrial motor applications, this law presents itself in two common situations: Excess energy that is...

Let’s Celebrate Our Banner Month!

August was a major milestone month for us at MWA! To celebrate we decided to kick back with some cold brews and tasty tacos! Naturally someone was running around with a camera and we've got pictures to share.  We'd like to thank our vendors,...

Brain Games are Back!

Summer means beaches, ice cream, and relaxing...right? Well, normally that's what comes to mind when we think about summer fun so we decided to have another "Spot the Difference" game! This time let's see if you can find all 12 differences between the...

Say Goodbye to TECO’s N3 Series

TECO had previously announced that their new E510 series would eventually replace their N3 series and that day is quickly approaching! The N3 series was originally introduced in 2006 as TECO’s “Do it All” drive and it definitely has had a good...

Goodbye, farewell, auf wiedersehen…Frenic-Multi!

Out with the old, in with the new! A motto commonly followed in industrial automation and Fuji is no exception. Back in July of 2017 we announced the new arrival of Fuji’s Frenic Ace series of drives. Did we happen to mention the Ace is Fuji’s replacement...

HP, RPM & Torque Puzzle

Why not take some time out from your busy day to do a puzzle? You may even end up learning a thing or to once the puzzle is complete! Need a hint? Check out our blog, "What is Torque" to see the final completed image and find out what torque actually...

Stainless Steel Disconnect Switches by Altech

When you need a motor disconnect that can handle high levels of chemical resistance without breaking the bank, you should check out Altech. These non-fused stainless steel enclosed disconnects are made with hygienic and harsh environments in mind; perfect for the food...

Time to Update Your IDEC Automation Organizer!

Have you heard? IDEC has a new upgrade for the Automation Organizer Suite! Ok, granted we’ve all been getting a lot of update notifications lately but you may want to download this one sooner rather than later. 😉 Not only do these upgrades enhance usability with the...

What is Torque? Why is it Important? How do I find it?

If you’ve ever listened to a cheesy car commercial, chances are you’ve heard the term “torque” and “horsepower” thrown around. In the industrial automation industry, even though the concepts are technically the same, determining the required RPM, Horsepower and Torque...

We got new pictures…so why not have some fun?

Have you seen the "Meet our Team" page lately? It's all sorts of fancy and fresh! Since we had so many great pictures from the photo shoot, we figured why not have some fun with them? We're hoping to spark a little excitement in our customers too...which means contest...

Have you seen P+F’s new Sensor Tech?

We’re excited to introduce Pepperl+Fuchs newest addition to their high-precision monitoring sensors: SmartRunner Technology. By combining their laser light process and 2-D vision sensors with integrated LEDs, Pepperl+Fuchs has taken their sensor technology to the next...

April Snow brings…new employees?

While the midwest is dealing with its 4th winter of 2018, Marshall Wolf continues to grow! It seems like each building is receiving some new faces. Meet the newest employees to join the wolf pack!  Customer Service Warehouse Accounting...

If You Use VFD Cable You Should Read This…

Did you know NFPA 79 includes a big change for VFD cables? When we saw this we had a few questions… namely what is NFPA 79 and why does that have anything to do with our VFD cables? Let’s figure that out before we learn what the new recommendations...

Light It Up Blue with a Puzzle!

April is Autism Awareness month and we're ready to kick the month off right! Marshall Wolf has been a proud supporter of 'Light It Up Blue' for many years now and we continue to show our support to this day. We figured, start the month off right with a fun little way...

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Thermal Management

It may come as a surprise, not really, that I am not a mechanical engineer. Phew! Now that my biggest confession is out of the way, let’s get down to business; Thermal Management Solutions.   We’re going to throw a little basic information in here just to...

VFD Cheat Sheet

A few months ago Glenn joined our technical sales team. His background was heavy in sensors so he didn’t have much experience with one of our bigger categories; variable frequency drives. We were recently talking about how things were going and Glenn...

Happy “Luck O’ the Irish” Birthday DeAndra!

Our birthday girl, DeAndra, got to celebrate two holidays in one! With so many friends/co-workers (seeing as they are both) its not hard to see that MWA is a different kind of office. We really celebrate live events with each other and always look forward...

Not Where’s Waldo…Where’s Wolfie?

We've all played "Where's Waldo" before, now let's try and find Wolfie! With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to start our "Where's Wolfie?" game off with a parade. To make things even more interesting, we've added a...

Can you guess all these panel parts?

Time for another noggin scratcher! Our website has a lot of different panel components, but how many parts can you correctly name in an actual panel? We wanted to test your real-world industrial knowledge with a little game...and don't worry, there's...

Weg’s Single-Phase VFDs are a GAME CHANGER!

What is this “game changer” that we are speaking of? We’ll give you a hint; this is a much needed solution that the VFD market has been in search of for a while. That’s right, we’re talking about a reality where VFDs can have single-phase supply input of...

What do I need to know about Stepper Motors?

Precise motion control once seemed a pricey and complicated option for your applications... Until now! Allow us to introduce the AMCI by IDEC line of controllers, drives, stepper motors and combination of all three. So, let's start with the basics; what is...

With Heavy Hearts We Say Goodbye

With heavy hearts we announce that Hans Wolf passed away on Saturday, January 27th.   Hans and Kathy built a company based on family and this is evident in how their children have joined the business and continue to emphasize these values. As we all know, Hans and...

What do those NEMA ratings (and IP ratings) REALLY mean?

As e-commerce grows, the globe shrinks and industrial products will continue to cross borders more readily. We feel like it’s our duty to shed some light onto what all those pesky enclosure ratings mean and why there are so many! Let’s start on the national level with...