Top 7 Reasons to Use a PLC Vs. a Microcontroller

Posted by Simon Fandrey in Power Distribution

Once you go PLC, you’ll never go back.

A microcontroller is small, integrated circuit created for the purpose of governing a specific operation within a control system. These embedded computers have...


Why Variable Frequency Drives are Critical in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Distribution

Here’s how VFDs have been providing the oil and gas sector with game-changing motor efficiency, system protection and significant cost savings

Oil and gas applications rely strongly on motor-driven...


Comparing the Use of a Variable Frequency Drive vs. a Soft Starter

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Distribution

Understand the differences, and when it’s appropriate to use each.

Both soft starters and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) minimize the inrush current through restricting voltage. However, there are...


What Makes this Drive the Best VFD for Farming Irrigation/ Agricultural Applications?

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Distribution

 

Modern growers are beginning to realize the ever-growing benefits of variable frequency drives (VFDs) for their irrigation processes. Today, VFDs are capable of helping growers bring down costs...


Why Are Controls so Beneficial for Farm Irrigation?

Posted by Ron Bougram in Power Distribution

Farmers without VFDs are losing out on significant benefits.

Many of the pumping systems used to irrigate farms are oversized in order to account for any random conditions or uncertainties. And,...


How Have VFDs been Affected by IIoT?

Posted by Ben Tinklin in Power Distribution

Here’s how IIoT adds value to VFD systems.

IIoT is becoming more and more important to industrial operations. When paired with VFDs, industrial operations can realize massive benefits in a number...


How Can OEMs Benefit from a Partnership with a Panel Shop?

Posted by Ben Tinklin in Power Distribution

Always take these key factors into consideration when choosing your panel partner.

When it comes to outsourcing an OEM panel builder, it’s important to consider several important factors to help...


What Makes Phoenix PLC Next Controllers So Ideal for Water/Wastewater Applications?

Posted by Clayton Taylor in Power Distribution

If you manage water/wastewater operations, this is the PLC for you.

Programmable Logic Controllers, also known as PLCs, are small industrial computers containing modular components designed to...


NEMA vs IP Rating: What’s the Difference Between These Two Rating Systems for Industrial Enclosures?

Posted by Clayton Taylor in Power Distribution

Let’s explore what sets these two enclosure protection ratings apart.

Although the focal point of any electrical device will be the design of the device itself, neglecting the enclosure can be a...


Why Are VFDs an Ideal Fit For Pumping Applications?

Posted by Ron Bougram in Power Distribution

Plus, here’s how to choose the right VFD for pump applications.

VFD control panels (otherwise known as an AC drives, inverters or variable speed drives) are motor devices used for controlling AC...