In nearly every machine with motion, a selection of gears, belts, and chains sends power to the final mechanisms and power must be transmitted from the motor to the final load(s) device. Choosing between transmission methods isn’t always simple, but a few key properties can help to make the choices easier.
September 23, 2020 by David Peterson
Whether using an industrial DIN-rail power supply or a linear supply for an audio application, these devices have the potential to fail. Although there can be several reasons, there are a few simple (and some not-so-simple) methods of testing a power supply for proper functionality.
September 14, 2020 by David Peterson
Wiring design systems can become confusing when some switching devices send power to the load automatically while others do not. Often called ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ contacts, these devices are fairly easy to troubleshoot once the differences are understood.
May 17, 2020 by David Peterson
When it comes to electrical grounding, many strategies are employed to accomplish different tasks. One of the main reasons for grounding equipment is for the safety of users and equipment while maintaining strict adherence to regulations.
April 22, 2020 by David Peterson
The subject of grounding in electronics is broad and complex, spanning across a variety of functions and objectives. In this article, we will investigate on a fundamental level the applications and regulation of grounding in automation control systems.
April 20, 2020 by David Peterson