Jonathan Fuller

Jonathan comes from a power and automation background with over 8 years of experience. He enjoys helping and teaching others. As the Automation and Power Distribution Product Manager at EECO, Jonathan fits right in. Jonathan’s primary goal at EECO is to help customers understand their power and automation needs and then help them come up with the right solution to fit their needs.

Siemens TIA Portal is a powerful platform that supports many devices outside of PLCs and HMIs. TIA Portal manages soft starts with ease. For those that are thinking, “Why would…

When having to program or troubleshoot automation systems it can’t always be done from the comfort of home. The technician usually needs to be in front of the system and…

04/30/2021

Usually, when someone goes to start programming automation devices, the software can become overwhelming very quickly. What software do I need? Where is it all located? Siemens has taken a new approach to this problem…

When wanting to add a PLC to TIA Portal, there are a few different options to consider.  The version of Step 7 you have, Basic or Professional, determines which PLCs can be added to a…

When working with a Siemens variable frequency drive (VFD), there are a couple of different software options available for those that desire to utilize that technology. All programming can be done from the operator panel on…

STEM is an initiative focused on teaching younger generations about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This initiative has been declining due in part to the exposure that everyone has to…

Will the ability to use hardwired or ethernet control help my facility with labor costs or reliability? Can eliminating the need for a multimeter and having someone walking around to…

A Short Circuit Study is an analysis of the protective devices of one’s electrical system, such as fuses, circuit breakers, fused switches, or any other devices intended to protect the…

A coordination study is used to determine how devices will behave when they are subjected to overcurrent or short current situations. This is important because unless protective devices are properly…

A load flow study is a study that helps to determine proper loading as well as whether the proper voltage is maintained at each circuit due to voltage drop. In…

Some common mistakes in the field are people referring to switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, and motor control centers as all the same thing. This can be confusing for people coming on…

A Circuit Breaker (C/B) is a mechanical device that will involve a magnetic solenoid and bimetallic strip inside. When the strip heats up due to current, it will bend and activate the solenoid to trip…

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute is a nonprofit association that has been around since the early 1900s. They are more focused on making sure that product is built…

What typically comes to mind when you hear Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)? Safety is usually the number one thing that comes to mind. Being able to safely lock out…

A single line diagram, also referred to as a one-line diagram, is usually a single page document that represents a facilities electrical distribution infrastructure. It will have one single line…