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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 do all those motor acronyms even mean?!?

What do all those motor acronyms even mean?!?

TEFC, TEAO, ODP, TENV, EXP(L), C-Face, Footed, Footless, and Resilient Base….what do those even mean? Imagine this; you need to buy a motor and you already know your torque and horsepower requirements. You begin your search online only to be bombarded with...
All About Photoelectric Sensors

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...
A Quick Guide to Circuit Breakers

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...
Basic Construction & Sizing for Contactors

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...