Electrical Equipment

  5 Things You Should Know About Electrical Storeroom Management. Electrical storerooms have been getting a lot of attention the last few years, and for good reason. For many of our customers, the electrical storeroom is both a significant expense and a big contributor to keeping the process running efficiently. Having the right parts, at the…

OVERVIEW Join Electrical Equipment Company for the 1st Annual EECO Has Heart Sporting Clay Tournament, benefiting the American Heart Association and the Triangle Heart Walk. Come on out and enjoy the food, fun, prizes, raffles and more at the beautiful Drake Landing! EVENT SCHEDULE Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:00 AM – Registration 11:00 AM – Lunch 12:00 PM –…

Shrinking size of power and control electronics such as VFDs has enabled manufacturers and panel builders to place more devices in the control panel resulting in higher panel density. A consequence of this phenomena is increasing heat levels in the panel which has focused greater attention on the issues that inevitably come with higher heat levels.…

The outdoor lighting market is continuing the migration from traditional lighting sources such as high pressure sodium, metal halide and quartz to LEDs, and for some very good reasons. Phase out of incandescent lamps is not even news anymore. Plus, they were rarely used in outdoor applications. The migration to LEDs offers some very compelling advantages: LED…

Sensors can be challenging to specify, install and program, causing extra work for engineering and maintenance. Two new laser sensors from Banner Engineering address some of the most common issues we have encountered over the years, offering advantages that no other laser sensor range provides.  1.  Sensors are often limited to just one function There are plenty of…

Variable Frequency Drive problems seem to be common these days, and for a variety of reasons. Failures or frequent drop outs due to component failures are seen often, and the reasons are worth noting.   Manufacturers of drives and soft starters have reduced costs in some cases by eliminating internal fusing, leaving sensitive electronics vulnerable…

According to industry sources, the U.S. spends over a trillion dollars a year on maintenance expense with more than 75% of those costs attributable to human error. While this is a source of concern for many maintenance managers, perhaps equally concerning is that one third of the expense is wasted expense. Good motor maintenance is predicated on…

Short-circuit and overload protection devices are both going to protect your motor circuit from excess current but in very different ways. Often times people tend to misuse the term ‘short-circuit’ to describe any electrical malfunction, regardless of what the actual problem may be. So it’s important to understand the difference between short-circuit protection and overload…

Overcurrent or excess current is a situation where a larger than intended electric current exists. As we know, overcurrent or excess current is a situation where a larger than intended electric current exists. This leads to the excessive generation of heat and the risk of fire or damage to equipment and potential injury for workers.…

Getting control of inventory, coordination, code compliance and workplace safety. The complexity of short circuit protection has grown due to increased safety requirements. The major industry regulations and standards that that must be observed are OSHA, NFPA 70E®, CSA-Z462, IEEE Standard 1584, and NFPA 70®: National Electric Code®. Technology has also improved, providing for better…

Traditional fuses are designed to limit threats to people and property by protecting your electrical system from overheating, fire and arc flash. But increasing safety requirements have created an immediate need to reduce the potential for arc flash even further. OSHA, for example, uses the new requirements of NFPA 70E to judge whether an employer…

Making choices in a contactor or motor starter Its a question we hear often - "Is it a contactor or motor starter"? This question is understandable since contactors and starters both control electric motors and many people use the two terms interchangeably, which can lead to a little confusion. The mechanical elements of starters and contactors…

2015 is the first year EECO has had calendars with custom messaging! We would like to hear your feedback on how we did. Your perspective is very important and will be considered as we plan for 2016 calendars. Please give consideration to your answers and make them as specific as you can. Completed surveys will…

Electrical motors are vital to keeping your production moving, but they can also create unnecessary, and unexpected costs. Over time, those costs can creep up. Rising motor costs can be driven by a number of factors such as: 1. The application or environment exceeds motor capability, leading to premature failure 2. Undiagnosed operations issues, leading…

The BMP41™ Label Printer is Brady’s new mid-range portable label printer for on the job labeling in electrical, telecommunications, voice & data communications, and general industrial environments. It is a rugged, portable solution that gives you the versatility to create die-cut or continuous labels up to 1” (25.4mm) wide, anywhere, anytime. From wire marking and…