Industrial Automation and Control News

19 Advantages of Radio Remote Controls for Industrial Applications

radio remote control systems

Radio remote control systems are now used in a number of industries and for various applications. They make work environments safer, giving users the ability to operate equipment from a distance, in positions that offer a better view and away from noisy, unsafe environments. Remote radio controls also allow operators to more easily handle machinery,… Read more »

How Does a Motor Overload Work?

how does a motor overload work

Electric motors convert electricity into mechanical energy and are a key to powering a variety of modern devices. All sorts of equipment and devices use electric motors, including vehicles, fans, blowers, cranes, toys and other electronic mechanisms. An overload happens when an excessive amount of electricity passes through the system to the motor, which can… Read more »

How to Determine If You Need a Magnetic Motor Starter for Your Application

What Is a Motor Starter | magnetic motor starter

The efficient operation of motorized equipment is vital to many businesses and individual applications. This efficiency is maintained, in part, by effective starting and stopping of the motor as needed, as well as the safeguarding against overloading of the motor itself. Magnetic motor starters are indispensable devices across a variety of motorized applications.

Automatic vs Manual Reset on Thermal Overload

thermal overload relay

A thermal overload, sometimes called a thermal overload relay, is an essential part of a motor starter. The contactor is there to act as the switch and transmit power to the motor. The overload is there to prevent damage to the motor if the motor starts drawing too much current, i.e. more than the rated… Read more »

A Guide to Hercules Industrial Joysticks

hercules industrial joystick switch

The name says it all – the most recent joystick from Tecno Elettrica Ravasi (TER) is the Hercules industrial joystick switch. As the name implies, it is specifically designed with strength in mind. The Hercules joystick is designed for rough & harsh environments but still maintaining operation accuracy and sensitivity. The newly redesigned components guarantee… Read more »