Industrial Automation and Control News

Springer Controls Offers New Explosion Proof Signal Lamps

Yulee, FL – Springer Controls, in partnership with Texelco of Italy has introduced a new line of explosion proof signal lights certified to ATEX specifications for installation in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. Multicolor lights are available in both domes and stack light styles. All can be set to provide a steady on signal… Read more »

Springer Controls Offers New Explosion Proof Pendant Controls

Yulee, FL – Springer Controls, in partnership with Tecno Elletrica Ravasi of Italy now offers explosion proof pendant controls certified by IECEx and ATEX for installation in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. This allows them to be used in environments where combustible gasses and dusts are likely to be found during normal operation. Two… Read more »

Magnetic Motor Starters: The Basics

A magnetic motor starter is an electromagnetically operated device that starts and stops a connected motor load. Magnetic starters consist of an electrical contactor and an overload which provides protection in case of a sudden loss of power. Contactor vs Relay The contactor is similar to a relay but is designed to switch a larger… Read more »

IEC vs NEMA: Which is Best?

NEMA Contactor

With so many different electrical contactors and starters to choose from, you may be curious about the pros and cons of IEC vs NEMA rated devices. Read on to learn more about the two different standards organizations and which one might suit your intended application best! What is IEC? The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is… Read more »

Springer Controls Company Appoints New National Sales Manager

Growing Electrical Controls Company Strengthens Staff Yulee, FL – Springer Controls Company ( announced today that Brian Keck has joined the firm to manage their sales network of manufacturer’s representatives across North America. Brian Keck has worked for 19 years in industrial sales, having spent the last 11 years at Tectron Engineering as the Sales… Read more »