One of the most visible elements of industrial safety is the use of lock-out-tag-out (LOTO) devices, familiar to those with experience. But, if you are new to the workforce, a brief introduction may be helpful.
February 16, 2022 by David Peterson
Safety is of utmost importance in the day-to-day operations of any system, especially a system where humans and machines work together. Learn all about Safety Instrumented Systems and what it takes to keep workers safe, and the system running smoothly!
December 28, 2021 by David Peterson
Field oriented control (FOC), also called vector control, can control 3 phase alternating current motors, as well as brushless DC motors; read more to learn its advantages, how it works, and its best applications.
June 24, 2021 by Damond Goodwin
Three-phase motors with three or six wires have limited options for wiring, but are easier to use and have important roles to play. Learn the difference between three- and six-wire three-phase motors for low and high voltage applications.
February 13, 2021 by David Peterson
There are two types of winding designs inside three-phase industrial motors: Wye and Delta. Although the motors and connections look similar on the outside, this article discusses the internal construction for Delta wound motors.
January 20, 2021 by David Peterson
Safety is a concern within any sort of system containing potential energy, whether electrical, chemical, gravitational, or fluid. Each of these has special methods of protection, and for the fluid systems, certain shutoff valves are used in situations when excess pressure can be a problem.
July 11, 2020 by David Peterson