Automation


INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS, Electrical COMPONENTs, and Electro-Mechanical SOLUTIONS FOR Automation

Automation can be defined as applying technology to reduce human intervention in a process. Electrical control components, Process control components and Electromechanical components play a large part in the control and monitoring of an apparatus, process, or system used to produce an end product. 
 
Industrial automation component users:
• Process Automation
• Factory Automation
• Production Controls
• Conveyor Systems
• Packaging Systems
• Industrial Networking
• Building Materials
• Metal Fabrication and Production Mills
• Automotive Manufacturing
• Consumer Goods Manufacturing
• Textile Manufacturing
• Chemical and Oil Processing
• Control System Integrators
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Major advantages of industrial automation  ... 

The development of complex automation systems and machines is a combination of power, data, and mechanical control. The biggest take away from automated system is that it increases productivity, yield, throughput and quality. Industrial automation massively increases the productivity of tasks, processes and overall an entire factory. What used to take many factory workers can now be done in a fraction of the time. With proper monitoring systems managers can make more informed data driven decisions, forecast output with precision and improve operational efficiency (like worker safety) – all in real time and possibly even remotely.

Dynamic represents the products that make it all work. We engineer, design and solve problems from high quality signal transmission, complex sensor applications, data communication networks, and supplying power to the numerous devices that make an automated system work. 

From IIoT & advanced AI technology with machine learning capabilities to simple conveyor belt systems we can be a valuable partner. Electrical Control Components and Systems in harmony with machines, actuators, sensors, processors, all with the goal of making your operation more productive.

 


AUTOMATION AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL COMPONENTS

Control components are used extensively in industrial equipment and within control cabinet circuits. They are used for processes involving switching, starting, protecting, detecting, monitoring, communicating, and other electro-mechanical functions. Dynamic Measurement and Control provides rugged products for high end industrial applications. Our electrical components are specified when you need the highest grade devices for Precision, Accuracy, and Continuous use.

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The operator interface is the display or device that the operator can interface with to diagnose, control and adjust the program, you are interfacing with the controller (PLC/IPC).  

  • Simple displays are usually the best
  • Colors and information need to be easy to read
  • Consider who will be using the device 

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Industrial microprocessor-based controller with programmable memory used to store program instructions and various functions.

  • Can monitor any process and provide data wherever and however you need it

 

 

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Remote or distributed I/O are the devices that send and receive input and output signals to/from master electronics like DCS, PLC and PCs. 

  • Can be field mounted in rugged IP69 type of housings
  • Usually found close to the sensors or input source

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Safety monitoring is used for error detection and recovery in which the malfunction involves a safety hazard. Safe processes are required when the automated system sensors detect a potentially unsafety condition that would be hazardous to the equipment or human life.

  • Safety Controllers
  • Safety Relays
  • Emergency Stop Switches 
  • Machine Guarding Sensors
  • Safety Positions switches 

 

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Ethernet switches connect your devices to one another by creating a network. Ethernet to Serial Gateways connect your serial devices to Ethernet and are used to convert between protocols such as Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP.

  • Modbus TCP
  • Profinet
  • EtherNet/IP
  • Fieldbus


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Converts one type of electrical or mechanical signal (input-signal) into another (output-signal)

  • translate analogue or digital signals from measuring instruments into information
  • process and integrate data into information that can be easily read by an indicating instrument or control system
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Overload protection relays prevent motor damage by breaking the circuit when an electrical overload or a phase failure is detected.

  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Different tripping curves
  • In-Rush capabilities (8x - 15x - 22x Input) 

 

 

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Relays are used to control the power along with switching the smaller current values in a control circuit.

  • Open and close circuits electromechanically or electronically
  • Convert small electrical stimuli into larger currents
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Sensors and limit switches are input devices which determine the presence of something and generates an output. The sensor can provide or convert a signals from one source of energy to an electrical signal and can be called sensors, transducers or detectors. 

  • Physical Property Detection
    • Temperature
    • Pressure
    • Radiation
  • Motion
  • Proximity 
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Disconnect switches rapidly disconnect circuits from power supplies in the event of an emergency

  • Interrupt the flow of electricity
  • Fault protection
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Power distribution blocks distribute electricity from a single source across several devices in a circuit. 
  • Touch Safe 
  • High SCCR rating
  • One input, Multiple outputs
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Used to efficiently convert AC voltage into regulated DC power. DC power is used for most industrial control electronics.  

  • Industry standard Din Rail Mount 
  • Easy to install and Operate 
  • High energy efficiency
  • Compact design
  • Long life and High reliability
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MCCB's are UL 489-approved circuit breakers whose current-carrying parts, mechanisms and trip devices are all completely contained within a molded case of insulating material.

  • Alarm Switch
  • Auxiliary Contact
  • Shunt Trip
  • Under-Voltage Trip
  • Mechanical Interlocks
  • Rotary Handle
  • Draw-Out Base

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Circuit Breakers protect an electrical circuit from becoming damaged by detecting when there is excess electrical current by breaking the circuit to stop the flow of electricity.

  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Different tripping curves
  • In-Rush capabilities (8x - 15x - 22x Input)
     
                                          
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Surge arresters offer electrical protection for all devices downstream PLC, the power supplies, the step-down transformer, variable-frequency drives, and the input/output devices

  • Limits voltage
  • Prevents flow  of current and voltage and diverts to ground

 

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Fuses break the circuit in case of faulty conditions so as to protect the power system equipment and auxiliaries

  • Class CC, G, H, J, K, L, R


 

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Transformers transfer electric power from the primary circuit to the secondary circuit

  • Reduces or increases the main voltage to match the system requirements
  • Secondary control circuit isolated from the primary circuit to assure safety
  • Minimize inrush and stabilize voltage

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A motor starter provides defense by first controlling the electrical output of your device or equipment at its initial point of operation.

  • Protect your system
  • Operates as a fail-safe

 

 

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A Contactor is used for switching an electrical circuit on or off

  • Provide operating power to the load
  • Most commonly used for controlling electric motors.
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A Contactor is used for switching an electrical circuit on or off

  • Provide operating power to the load
  • Most commonly used for controlling electric motors.
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Line reactors help stabilize electrical currents when VFDs and other devices are in use.

  • Help reduce transients and harmonics
  • Protect drive's life over time 

 

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Motor drivers acts as an interface between the motors and the control circuits

  • The function is to take a low-current control signal and turn it into a higher-current signal that can drive a motor

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Motors and motion control are the essential components that make things move and control the positions and speed of a machine.  

  • Servo Mechanisms
  • Hydraulic Pumps
  • Linear Actuators 
  • Motor

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A terminal block is a modular, insulated block that secures two or more wires together.

  • Most useful for connecting wiring to ground
  • Referred to as terminal connectors, connection terminals, or screw terminals

 

 

 

 

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Pushbuttons are electrical devices with a simple contact design which are pushed by the operator to control a function. Indicator lights or often called "pilot lights" are illuminated devices that signify equipment is on or that there has been a change in equipment state. i.e. = malfunction
  • E-Stops
  • 22mm and 30mm
  • Keyboards and Keypads
  • Joysticks
  • Panel Indicators 
  • LED's
  • Stack or Tower Lights
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Electrical connectors are some form of Plug and Socket combination. These are widely used in making a removable electrical connection. There are various connector systems, but to make a good connection they need to be made from high quality materials (contacts) that have as much mating surface area as possible.

  • Wire-to-Wire
  • Cable-to-Cable
  • Cable-to-Board
  • Wire-to-Board 
  • Board-to-Board

 

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A terminal block is a modular, insulated block that secures two or more wires together.

  • Most useful for connecting wiring to ground
  • Referred to as terminal connectors, connection terminals, or screw terminals

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical support system used to support electric cables. These rigid structures are used for wires, cables, raceways, and other insulated conductors.

  • Cable Tray
  • Ladder Tray
  • Basket Tray
  • Cable Trunking 
  • Electrical Raceway 



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The enclosure is a metal or plastic box which varies in size and is typically made of aluminum, stainless steel or polycarbonate.

  • IP 66/67 and NEMA 4x
  • UL 508A safety rating 

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Enclosure thermal management devices are used to maintain optimum conditions inside enclosures

  • Designed to house and protect electrical components for powering and controlling industrial, HVAC, and other equipment
  • Dissipate heat from sealed electrical and electronic cabinets in both indoor and outdoor environments
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Designed to attach and secure the end of an electric cable and the device it's connected to

  • Provide earthing, grounding, insulation, bonding and strain relief
  • Sealing and terminating device to ensure the protection
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Accessories for control panel manufacturing. These are some of the basic building blocks for starting a control panel. 

  • Wire Termination 
  • Wire Duct
  • Din Rail 
  • Installation tools 

 

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