Month: December 2016

3 Tips for Reducing Downtime

Guest contributor:  Janet Czubek, Balluff:  Whether it’s through preventative maintenance or during planned machine downtime, reducing downtime is a common goal for manufacturers. Difficult environments create challenges for not just machines, but also the components like sensors or cables. Below are three tips to help protect these components and reduce your downtime. Cables don’t last forever.

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The pros and cons of soft starters vs. VFDs by application

Guest contributor: Eaton Motors often require large amounts of energy when quickly accelerating to full speed. Soft starters and variable frequency drives can both be used to reduce inrush currents and limit torque— protecting your valuable equipment and extending the life of your motor by reducing motor heating caused by frequent starts and stops. Choosing

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