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

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...
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...
5 Things I Didn’t Know About Thermal Management

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 give...
VFD Cheat Sheet

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 mentioned he had...