In both residential as well as industrial wiring applications, stranded wire is the most popular choice to make reliable electrical connections. Why? Owing to its beneficial features like superior flexibility, durability, and long flex life, it offers more routing options than the solid wire. For most industrial equipment, hundreds of thousands of connections may be required to automate a task. If one single wire becomes loose or breaks, then there are chances of costly downtime. Thus, each electrical connection is important.
Electronics test and measuring equipment are quite common utilities in several industrial applications. Industrial operations involve several parameters like temperature, humidity, power consumption, pressure, operation time, and more. In order to monitor and control all these operational parameters, industrial manufacturing, processing, installation, and even supply chain operations are dependent on several quality electronics test and measuring equipment. There are several companies that manufacture and supply this equipment.
DIN rails are the long metal strips that are used for mounting circuit breakers and industrial process control devices. These DIN rails make a fundamental component of industrial equipment cabinet racks and are used for mounting process control products. Generally, the electronic components mounted on the DIN rail-mounting are circuit breakers, enclosures, terminal blocks, actuators, etc. Several electronic and electronic-reliant companies utilize these DIN rail terminal blocks for component mounting.
Switches are an important part of any electronic circuit, as they ensure the flow of current when the status is ON and stop the flow when the status is OFF. There are various types and configurations of switches, with some being application-specific. Switches are either manual or automatic. Switches are either electronic or mechanical devices used across industries as well as in homes, commercial spaces, and so on. This post focusses on different types of switches based on their application.
In AC or DC power supply, the phase is defined by current flow and load. Generally, this power supply is categorized into two types depending upon the load requirement- one-phase and three-phased power supply. For higher loads, 3-phase power supply is required, especially for businesses and industrial units. In this case three or four cables share the current flow load. Most times, a single-phase power supply is enough for residential consumption. In case of 1-phase power supply, one or two cables are enough.
PCB terminal blocks are the modular devices used to connect two or more wires in a printed circuit board system. These terminal blocks are used for securing the connection between two wires and/or to terminate it. These PCB terminal blocks are often used in complex PCB designs and multilayer wired boards. There are various types of PCB terminal blocks on the basis of their structure, connection devices, and connection types. This post offers an insight on different terminal blocks and their beneficiary features.
Electronic circuits equipped are with several components and devices that contribute to their functionality. Switches are one of the important devices that help turn on/off the electric circuits. Today, they are available in several varieties, capacities, and functionalities for use in homes, offices, as well as industrial and commercial areas. They are an integral part of our lives. These push button switches are most commonly used in the industrial unit for switching devices on or off. Often called as push switches, they are classified as normally open, normally closed, and double-acting push buttons.
The electronic components used in various industries are driven by the electric flow via electronic circuits. We all use these components regularly but they are rarely acknowledged. Electronic passive components do not participate in energy generation, yet they store and/or dissipate and/or release the electric energy in the circuit. Since these components have no active part in energy consumption or generation, they are pronounced as passive electronic components.
Wire harnesses are important connecting devices used in industrial applications for electrical power or signal transmission. These wire harnesses are available in different specifications. It is important for a buyer to understand important terminologies of different parts of wire harness assembly before making a buying decision. This post presents a glossary of wire harness terminologies and definitions.
Connectors play a vital role in all reliable system operations as they secure the transmission of data and power. The ideal connector not only makes your system smaller but also easier for the user to operate. They help in avoiding costly recalls, repairs, and more. With a variety of options out there, finding the right one for your project may be a challenging task. This post highlights certain essential considerations that must be taken into account when selecting connectors and cables for your application.