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  • Testing the Mettle of Metalic and Non-Metallic PLC Enclosures

    At the heart of today’s automated manufacturing operations are programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are miniaturized computers installed throughout a factory floor. These devices receive input from sensors throughout the line and use that data to issue commands to control machinery operations. Though PLCs are individually protected in rugged casing, they often are ganged together in enclosures specified according to application-specific needs.

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  • Pentair Offers Non-Metallic Trough Applications

    Contractors building raceway and running wires in corrosive or hazardous environments might opt for non-metallic trough. Examples include infrastructure work such as roads, bridges, tunnels or airports and commercial applications where chemical, dust or corrosion resistance is needed. Other markets include indoor manufacturing operations, water and wastewater applications. Salt-water or marine applications such as off-shore oil drilling are other applications, as is mining and large construction.

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  • Helping PLCs Keep Their Cool

    Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are the ruggedized computers that run most automated manufacturing processes, from simple conveyor lines and pick-and-place operations, to more sophisticated machining and robotics applications. Though individual units are often quite small, PLCs are often installed in ganged enclosures and, like other types of computer equipment, they can produce a lot of heat. As a result, specifiers and contractors need to consider cooling options to protect against equipment overheating and failure.

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  • 3 Ways Wireless Lighting Control Helps Contractors

    GET IN, GET OUT, MAXIMIZE PROFITS

    The lighting landscape is getting more and more challenging for electrical contractors – increased competition, a tighter labor market, and changing energy codes. Wireless lighting solutions, such as Vive by Lutron, can help you do more jobs faster, win more projects, and increase your profitability.

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  • Emerson Offers Buck-Boost Control Panel Transformers

    Contractors and companies that need low-cost, compact and light-weight control panel transformers can turn to the SolaHD buck-boost line by Emerson.

    Buck-Boost transformers are small, single phase, dry type distribution transformers designed and shipped as insulating/isolating transformers.

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  • Lutron Simplifies Local and National Energy Code Compliance with New Tools, Products, and Webinar

    Making Code Compliance Simple and Easy

    National, state and local energy codes are constantly changing, making it a challenge to stay on top of the latest requirements. Lutron’s Vive wireless lighting control solution offers lighting and new receptacle control capabilities to meet even the most stringent energy codes with ease and flexibility.

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