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  • Siemens Offers Advanced Panelboard Options

    Siemens has come out with a couple of newer advanced Panelboard options for contractors and building maintenance staff.

    The first is a Title 24-Compliant PS Lighting Panel intended to meet various disaggregation requirements, with CT provisions for metering segregated loads with P2 panels with up to 400-amp buses in a 20 inch x 7.75 inch Type 1 or NEMA 3R enclosure.

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  • Data Center Products: More than Just Neat and Tidy

    In a previous article, I mentioned how data centers evolved from tiny spare closets to huge data-only facilities, often housed underground.

    There's no doubt that as the need for big data and other information increases, the data centers that gather and distribute this information will evolve as well. And, they're getting huge.

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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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