Industrial Automation and Control News

COVID-19 Statement

Update as of April 1, 2020: Springer Controls is an essential business to keeping homes and industries powered and operational. We are OPEN and shipping daily, Monday through Friday. We are also committed to social distancing to fight COVID-19, and not accepting visitors to the office at this time. Office personnel are working from home,… Read more »

Springer Controls to Exhibit at 2020 Conexpo-Con/Agg Show

Springer Controls will be exhibiting at the Conexpo-Con/Agg show from March 10-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Springer Controls booth is in the South Hall S84132. We will be displaying our full line of crane and hoist products from TER. We’ll have sample Mike, SPA, Alpha and Charlie pendants,… Read more »

Manual Motor Starters 101

Manual Motor starters is a term used in the industry to describe a simple, all in one motor starter. If you recall our earlier blog post about motor starters, a motor starter is a combination of a contactor and an overload relay. The contactor handles the switching of the power while the overload relay protects… Read more »

Basic Motor Starter Troubleshooting

When you’re having trouble getting a motor started there can be many reasons, but we’ll take you through some simple techniques to determine the motor starter problem and simple fixes. When the motor won’t start, there are a few things to check to determine the cause. If this is a new installation that has never… Read more »

Limit Switches 101: Types, Applications, and More

What is a limit switch? Limit switches come in many forms and functions but at their most basic definition, they are an electromechanical switch that operates based on the movement or presence of an object. While it is not an electrical switch, your toilet float valve is quite similar to a limit switch. The water… Read more »