4 Critical Things to Consider While Selecting a Fuse for Control Circuit Protection

By Jeson Pitt | Electrician | D&F Liquidators

An electric fuse is an important electrical component that protects against overcurrent events by melting its elements and opening the circuit. Fuses must be applied at or below their specified voltage rating, which differs between ac and dc current.

They come in different shapes and sizes. This allows you to pick a replacement easily, however, since there is such a wide variety available, the likelihood of two aesthetically identical fuses having the same operating specifications is pretty low. Due to this, one can make mistakes while selecting a new or replacement fuse. This mistake may put people and equipment at risk. Continue reading

Rugged Box PCs Redefine Embedded Systems through Modular Design

Jarvis Wenger | Product Solutions Manager, Technical Solutions Group | MEN Micro

The demand continues to increase for embedded control systems in widening areas of industry and transportation. Not only that, the demand is becoming, well, more demanding.

Industries with needs in remote and hostile areas—oil and gas, mining and marine as well as railway, trucking and mass transportation—are looking for solutions in the form of rugged, quickly configurable, deliverable and reliable systems. System designers want to order a single box, configured to their needs, that they can install, program to their specific application and easily run with minimum maintenance or concern. Continue reading

Protecting Industrial Internet of Things with Industrial UPS

By Guest Blogger, Falcon Electric

In our ever-connected world, things are about to get even more connected and automated. Thanks to the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), advanced cloud platforms, software sensors and smart devices, today’s “things” will be tomorrow’s “can’t live without things.” Smart homes, smart cities, security, self-driving cars, drones, robots and sophisticated industrial processes will all benefit from this next evolution of Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT/IIoT). However, the more interconnected things become, the more they rely on clean and steady electrical power in order to communicate and carry out the myriad of critical functions we require and expect from all connected devices. Continue reading

Electronic Access Technology: How It Fits Into the IoT

By Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access Solutions, Southco, Inc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that’s driving significant technological transformations across a broad range of industries and applications. IoT is often described as multiple, overlapping and interconnecting networks of intelligent devices, connected through various Internet- and cloud-based platforms, to provide remote monitoring and control of the connected devices. Continue reading

Custom Redesign of Enclosure Can Reduce Cost of Product by 80 Percent

By Ken Tumblison, President, Buckeye Shapeform
Enclosure Redesign
Changes and innovation are happening at a breakneck pace in industries that produce highly sensitive telecommunications equipment or electronic equipment that handles demanding high-speed data collection or advanced data analysis. Continue reading

Why the Internet of Things Needs Circuit Protection

David Johnson, Technical Market Analyst
Bourns, Inc.
IoT Circuit Protection
The world is moving toward implementing the Internet of Things (IoT), which will have far-reaching and positive impact on virtually all industries and applications. Continue reading

Expanding Enclosure Security with Electronic Access Technology

Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access Solutions
Southco, Inc.

Securing the Networked World
There are a growing number of networked high-tech devices and systems in operation throughout the world today. Most of these systems function as essential components of communications and power networks, or as intelligent equipment or devices featuring connectivity to larger networks. Continue reading