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High Conductivity Increases Product Performance and Life Cycle

Posted by Hugh Waller

Nov 11, 2015 3:28:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why some devices tend to perform better and last longer?  Maybe one should analyze the makeup of the device. When we consider electrical devices we should concentrate on the conductors or contact units. High conductivity leads to higher performance and longer life.


Topics: Joslyn Clark, Contactors, contacts

What Are Different Types of DC Contactors? | Danaher Specialty Products Blog

Posted by Hugh Waller

Jun 9, 2014 3:37:55 PM

When considering contactors, DC contactors are a completely different animal than AC contactors. This articles will discuss two types of DC contactors - DC Motor contactors and DC Drive contactors. We will discuss how each operates and provide some examples of when you need each type in your application.


Topics: Joslyn Clark, Contactors

How To Select A Contactor For Your Application

Posted by Hugh Waller

May 14, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Although the contactor is probably one of the most common components in an industrial / motor control application, selecting one correctly requires detailed application information to be provided.


Topics: Joslyn Clark, Vacuum Contactors, Contactors

Vacuum Contactor vs. Air Break Contactor | Danaher Specialty Products Blog

Posted by Hugh Waller

Apr 3, 2014 5:04:28 PM

Contactors are the heart of motor starters and many other important electrical installations and panels. They make or break the connections after receiving signals from either Over-Load Relays or any other mechanism. Being capable of performing millions of operations they have Silver Alloys as contacts and the outer body is heat resistant. They consist of a Solenoid Coil, a Core (set) and Contacts.


Topics: Joslyn Clark, Vacuum Contactors, Mining, Pump Control, Oil & Gas

Owning A Vacuum Contactor – A Perspective on Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Hugh Waller

Apr 2, 2014 4:00:00 PM

You may be saying to yourself, "Duh! It costs what I paid for it." But in fact, there are many aspects to the cost of owning a vacuum contactor. We would like to share a few with you. Total Cost of Ownership is the purchase price of an asset plus the costs of operation. When choosing among alternatives in a purchasing decision, buyers should look not just at an item's short-term price, which is its purchase price, but also at its long-term price, which is its total cost of ownership. The item with the lower total cost of ownership will be the better value in the long run. Let's explore some different factors you may want to consider.


Topics: Joslyn Clark, Vacuum Contactors, Cement, Mining, Mills, Oil & Gas

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