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Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure

Specifying Thermal Management Systems for a Control Enclosure

Jim Krebs, technical marketing engineer at AutomationDirect, wrote an article in Processing magazine’s July 2018 issue titled Specifying Thermal Management Systems for Control Enclosures Most automation and electrical devices must be housed in a control enclosure when used in industrial environments. This includes controllers, drives, power supplies, disconnects, fuses, terminals, relays, contactors and more. Krebs ... Read More
 
Enclosure Thermal Management: Product Types and Selection Overview

Enclosure Thermal Management: Product Types and Selection Overview

Industrial facilities use many electrical enclosures to house automation and electrical components. Several of these enclosures require cooling and/or heating to control the climate within the enclosure to prevent condensation or component overheating. In this SlideShare, you will learn about the different types of climate control, reasons for use, and how to select and size ... Read More
 
Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond

Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond

On a walk around most any city, you’ll discover dozens of gray “boxes” that are fast becoming an ordinary part of the landscape. You can see these “boxes” attached to utility poles, along sidewalks, and near businesses and schools. Such “boxes” are really enclosures that protect wiring and electrical components vital to our ever-increasing automated ... Read More
 
New Product Focus – Issue 36, 2016

New Product Focus – Issue 36, 2016

AutomationDirect’s enclosure offering now includes rugged INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures. Integra’s superior polycarbonate design provides an enclosure that is
 
Making Enclosure Cutouts

Making Enclosure Cutouts

Making enclosure cutouts…there’s an app for that? Before we answer this question, let’s talk about how we normally make a cutout on a carbon steel enclosure. Many of us have been there; we begin with making a drawing, schematic or diagram of how the system is
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
How to Control Enclosure Temperature

How to Control Enclosure Temperature

Industrial facilities have lots of enclosures housing automation and electrical components, many of which need cooling and heating. We’re going to show you how to pick the right enclosure conditioning system from these leading options: It’s simpler to heat than cool, so let’s discuss this first. A Need for Heat Enclosure heating primarily protects components ... Read More
 
Converting a Mill/Drill and Installing a VFD

Converting a Mill/Drill and Installing a VFD

Several years ago I purchased a Wadkin lathe made in England in late 1964. It is equipped with a very special motor that is 220V, three-phase and 50Hz. Because of the special design of the motor, it has a long extended shaft that carries the four sheave pulley, and because I do not have three-phase ... Read More
 
STEGO Founders’ Idea Worth Its Salt

STEGO Founders’ Idea Worth Its Salt

Salt has been an important element in the history of civilization. Once discovered that it could preserve food, great cities were established where salt was plentiful. Wars were fought and fortunes made because of salt. Even the early Romans built “salt roads” to transport the valuable commodity back to Rome. Building on the history of ... Read More