Industrial Automation and Control News

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 »

How to Adjust the Cams on a Rotary Gear Limit Switch

Tecno Elettrica Ravasi (TER) has acquired decades of experience in designing and manufacturing the Rotary Gear Limit Switch. Rotary Gear Limit Switches control and measure the movement of industrial machines. In simple terms, the revolutions of the shaft are transmitted to a cam switch mechanism in which mechanical switching contacts are actuated. TER offers four… Read more »