Connectivity – Control Product Insights for the OEM

  • UL 508A Control Panel Design Cons...

    June 17, 2019 | c3controls

    Basic UL 508A Control Panel Design Considerations

    Industrial control systems are regularly under attack, yet they play a very crucial role in any manufacturing business. Unfortunately, many industrial operational technology departments have lagged in managing new threats. Starting with a robust control panel design, you can begin to better manage your business. The goal of this blog is to introduce you to these design considerations and the UL 508A Standard.Before we delve into the control panel design considerations, let’s look at some of the basics.

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  • A Quick Guide: UL 489 or UL 1077

    August 1, 2018 | c3controls

     UL489 vs UL1077 whitepaper - blog image

    A common question that comes up with OEM machine builders and control panel builders is “How do I know when to use UL 1077 or UL 489 breakers in panels or equipment?” The answer is seemingly simple, but like most simple questions, there is usually some confusion. No one wants to be the only person in the room who puts up their hand and asks a question to which they believe “everyone else” knows the answer.

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  • Understanding Trip Curves

    June 21, 2018 | c3controls

     Understanding Trip Curves

    Introduction to trip curves for UL 489 Miniature Circuit Breakers and UL 1077 Supplementary Protectors
    Trip Curves, aka Time Current Curves, can be an intimidating topic. The goal of this short paper is to introduce you to the concept of trip curves and explain how to read and understand them.

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  • Understanding SCCR

    May 10, 2018 | c3controls

     Understanding SCCR

    What is SCCR?
    When it comes to industrial machinery, it’s critical to ensure that electrical panels are designed and built with the proper SCCR to maintain the system, eliminate downtime and increase worker safety. The goal of this paper is to explain why it is important, and how to find the calculations needed.

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  • What’s So Cool About Manufa...

    March 7, 2018 | c3controls

    Catalyst Connection, a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which has been helping regional manufacturers grow their business for 30 years, celebrated the winners of the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest at its annual Manufacturing Reception on February 22. We are excited to announce that our group of students from the Beaver Area Middle School took home second place for Most Creative!

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  • Lowering Costs Through the c3 Exp...

    March 6, 2018 | c3controls

    By Rick O’Neal — Director of Sales
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    At c3controls, our sales team works with customers every day to bring the best industrial control solutions to their machines and processes. A big part of our job is to inform and educate them on our products and the value they bring to OEM businesses, from quality and reliability to cost efficiencies. All of these are important to our customers.

    Quality and reliability are guaranteed through our limited Lifetime Warranty, a unique offering in the industry only offered by c3controls. Cost efficiencies are offered through a variety of our value propositions but may extend further than what meets the eye. And we are always excited to share with new and existing customers all the additional ways their bottom line benefits from the overall c3 experience.

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