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Understanding IP Ratings: IP Ratings Chart Explained!

Across almost every industry, there’s a need for electrical control products. From the building and construction sector to commercial retail entities, everything requires power to run. Purchasing these components is one step, but protecting them is another. It sounds simple, but in reality, this step can be challenging, even for those well-versed in the electrical industry. This is where the IP Ratings Chart, which details such levels of protection, comes in. Does it make your head spin? That’s why we’re here! We take an in-depth look at this chart and break it down into simple categories.

Understanding UL Standards for Industrial Electrical Controls

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company that sets rigorous standards for myriad industry components to meet. Within the manufacturing sector, UL requirements help business leaders ensure safety, security, quality, confidence, and sustainability at every touchpoint. With specific guidelines in place that dictate what tests to perform and metrics to meet, employees around the world are better able to identify discrepancies while ensuring performance levels remain high. Read more for a closer look at the UL standards around industrial electrical control components.

The Difference Between UL Recognized and UL Listed

Have you ever felt that vague sense of reassurance when seeing a logo or seal of approval on a product? Have you ever stopped to think about what kind of information these seals represent? Not sure if your brand needs these certifications? If you’re not sure if the product you’re manufacturing needs this seal and why, you’re not alone. When it comes to UL certification, it’s worth it to stop and understand what those seals mean and how they can benefit you. Here, we’ll learn some of the reasons UL certification is important for both consumers and businesses. We’ll also learn the difference between UL Listed and UL Recognized. With this, you can determine which one is right for you.

NFPA 70: An Overview of the National Electrical Code for Industrial Business Owners

If you work with electrical controls, it’s important to be up-to-date on the guidelines and standards that help guide this industry and keep it safe. Yet, with all of the compliance boards and regulatory requirements to follow, it can be difficult to understand the nuances. This blog teaches you the importance of the National Electric Code.