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In industrial automation we put our products through a lot. Extreme temperatures, harsh environments, and the demands of high performance can put a strain on the components of any machine. This led me to wonder, if our products could talk, what … Continue reading
Recently I read an article in Machine Design called “When Flexible Cables Doesn’t Flex for Long” by Leland Teschler which talks about different aspects of flexible cable terms, causes of breakage and testing. The article touches on different lingo between … Continue reading
In the design of automation equipment everyone is looking for an edge. How can I make parts faster or easier or safer? I’m sure you don’t encounter the need for 360 degree rotation everyday; but when you do, it can … Continue reading
Since my first post on NFPA79 in relation to sensor cables was first posted, there have been more and more customers asking me for a statement of compliance. So after much review, we decided to ask the professionals. As a member of the NFPA you can call and talk to a document specialist to help you clarify the wording and how it applies to your exact situation.
In my conversations with them, I found out about a new revision of NFPA79 that will be released in 2011. Continue reading
Over the last year I have been discussing IP rated products with people in various positions in the manufacturing world and I have encountered some false assumptions about IP67 protection. I want to quickly go over what an IP67 test actually is and then go into the assumptions I’ve seen. Continue reading
188.8.131.52* Appliance Wiring Material. Single conductor or multi-conductor Type AWM shall not be permitted.
Exception: When part of a listed assembly suitable for the intended application, Type AWM shall be permissible.
With a simple glance at a normal sensor cable, alarms go off in my head. Most sensor cables are made with multi-conductor AWM type cables. Can I not use standard sensor cables on a government project? Continue reading