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How Do Solid State Relays Work?

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...
What’s the difference between NEMA and IEC?

What’s the difference between NEMA and IEC?

Safety standards within the industrial automation community can be, well… ”complicated” to those not indoctrinated in the ways of electrical engineering. Previously, we’ve covered IP (Ingress Protection) and NEMA protection ratings, so it’s only natural to go over IEC...
If You Use VFD Cable You Should Read This…

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 include. The NFPA...