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NEMA Ratings Explained

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NEMA, or the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is a body that sets standards for electrical products used in the US. History of NEMA Ratings Established in 1926, this esteemed organization has played a pivotal role in fostering a uniform standard of safety and quality across the industry. Through its unwavering commitment to excellence, it has… Read more »

Arke Position Limit Switch by TER

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The Arke position limit switch by TER is a sturdy and reliable switch designed for controlling the movement of overhead traveling cranes, hoists, and complex machine tools. It is particularly suitable for use in harsh operating conditions.

An Overview of Crane and Hoist Controls: A Comprehensive Guide


Crane and hoist controls are used to operate the various functions of a crane or hoist, such as raising and lowering the load, moving the load horizontally, and rotating the crane or hoist. Controls can be either manual or electric. Manual or Electric Hoist Controls: What’s the Difference? Manual controls are typically used on smaller… Read more »

Lighting Contactor Selection Guide


Springer Controls offers the CR460 series of lighting contactors from ABB. Your Lighting Contactor Guide Number of Poles Poles can be added to the base as single poles or double poles to create the desired total number of poles in the circuit. Each pole is rated for 30A for lighting applications. Poles can be converted… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About How to Choose a Contactor

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Contactors are a kind of electrical switch used in the switching of electrical circuits. Commonly used in large motors, they’re useful for various purposes in industry, including protecting motors from overload conditions or overcurrent within the motor. To do their job correctly, the contactor’s power rating must be greater than that of the circuit to… Read more »