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  • 7 Considerations When Selecting a Totalizer

    by Ed Kenny | Jan 10, 2017
    A totalizer is a counter that sums the “total” number of cycles applied to its input. Many applications require only additive counting, but we also offer electronic totalizers with bidirectional (add and subtract) capability for specialized application.
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  • Uses of Electromechanical Relays

    by Ed Kenny | Nov 10, 2016
    For this discussion we will focus on electromechanical relays that do not have any timing functions. Electromechanical relays perform a variety of switching functions in control circuits that are found in industrial, commercial, and even residential applications. Their purpose generally is to switch or control a voltage or current with that of possibly a different voltage or current.
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  • Selecting the Correct Operating Lever for your Application

    by Ed Kenny | Nov 10, 2016
    Operating levers are the last item people consider when they select a limit switch. However, they are integral to any installation and necessary for proper operation of your limit switch. This article focuses on what to consider when selecting your operating lever.
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  • Measurement Calls for Precision

    by Ed Kenny | Oct 14, 2016
    When it comes to measurement, you need to be precise and accurate. Veeder-Root allows for just that. We would like to introduce to you the 1953 Series Gear Driven Visicounter. This mechanical counter is perfect for precision linear measurement of all types of moving materials, including textiles, sheet, roll, paper, rope, cable products and so many more.
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  • Top 5 Customer Application Successes

    by Ed Kenny | Oct 14, 2016
    Thomson is constantly working on new cost reduction applications utilizing our custom wear and friction injection molding expertise, specifically to eliminate metal components and consolidate assembly operations. We have been successful in the replacement of powder metal and bronze components at major Automotive, Marine, Lawn &Garden, Appliance manufacturers. See how you can be successful with injection molding.
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  • Snap-Lock® Technology Is What You Need

    by Ed Kenny | Oct 14, 2016
    The SNAP-LOCK® Technology is what makes our remote indication devices so unique. Utilizing this technology in our design enables us to produce a robust, highly reliable and trusted product for the nuclear industry.
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  • How To Select A Contactor For Your Application

    by Ed Kenny | Oct 05, 2016
    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.
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  • What Is the Qualified Life Information for Namco Nuclear Products?

    by Ed Kenny | Aug 15, 2016
    Ready access to all of the qualified life information is provided as part of the applicable Namco Qualification Test Report (QTR). These requirements are reflected in the Section entitled Qualified Life.
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  • High Conductivity Increases Product Performance and Life Cycle

    by Ed Kenny | Aug 15, 2016
    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.
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  • What is a Multi-function Timer?

    by Ed Kenny | Aug 15, 2016
    Multifunction timers, as the name implies, are capable of providing a broad range of timing functions, or modes, within a single unit or SKU. This capability is certainly an important consideration in this day and age as end users, OEM’s, distributors, and others are looking for ways to reduce electronic timer inventories and yet be able to have programmable timer solutions for a wide range of applications. A multifunction timer is designed to be user set or programmed for a desired specific available timing mode or function. This overview provides some common features and timing modes/functions available in multifunction timers.
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  • Small Places Need Small Counters

    by Ed Kenny | Aug 15, 2016
    Small, compact areas call for small counters. With that in mind, Veeder-Root developed the Small Square Case Counter.
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  • What is a plastic bearing?

    by Ed Kenny | Aug 15, 2016
    Today we are going to cover what a plastic bearing is and what differentiates Thomson Plastic Bearings from others. If you don't feel like reading today, feel free to watch the video included instead.
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