Controls, Switches & Relays

A control is the device by which the machine is regulated. A switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another. A relay is an electrically operated switch.

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Open Motor Starters
Relays & Accessories

Open Motor Starters
An Open Motor Starter is a device or a group of devices that serves to govern in some predetermined manner the performance of an electric motor. An Open Motor Starter might include a manual or automatic means for starting and stopping the motor, selecting forward or reverse rotation, selecting and regulating the speed, regulating or limiting the torque, and protecting against overloads and faults.

Enclosed Starters
Enclosed Starters are available with and without main disconnect devices, combination and non-combination and they offer a variety of available modifications. Enclosed Starters are designed to meet the requirements and the flexibility that is frequently demanded in industrial applications.

Combination Motor Starters
For hazardous and non-hazardous applications, combination magnetic line starters and enclosures are used for across-the-line motor starting, motor disconnect, motor and line protection, and start stop operations.

Contactors are electrically controlled switches that are used for switching an electrical power circuit that is similar to a relay except with higher current ratings. A contactor is controlled by a circuit, which has a much lower power level than the switched circuit.

Pushbuttons & Pilot Devices
America’s leading Industrial manufacturers, OEMs, and end-users has relied on Pushbuttons & Pilot Devices. There is a wide range of pilot lights, pushbuttons units, E-STOPs, custom enclosures, and selector switches.

Lighting Contactors Electrically Held
Lighting Contactors Electrically Held requires a maintained voltage to the control coil in order for the power contacts to stay closed. They require a constant current and a constant power dissipation to hold the circuit. A common relay or motor starter is a good example of this type of contactor.

Lighting Contactors Mechanically Held
Lighting Contactors Mechanically Held use a mechanical latch instead and have a retentive memory. Removal of the voltage from the control circuit allows them to operate quietly and consume a very little amount of control power. They are held in place without the need of a constant power drain. The coil on these types of contactors is far less likely to burn up as it is energized momentarily.

Limit Switches
Limit Switches are switches that prevent the travel of an object in a mechanism past some predetermined point, mechanically operated by the motion of the object itself.

Photoelectric Sensors
Photoelectric Sensors or photo eyes are equipment that is used to discover the distance, absence, or presence of an object by using a light transmitter, often infrared, and a photoelectric receiver. They are largely used in industrial manufacturing.

Relays & Accessories
A Relay is an electrical device that is typically incorporating an electromagnet that is activated by a current or signal in one circuit to open or close another circuit. When a machine or an engine must control a circuit using a lower-power signal, or when several circuits must be controlled using one uniform signal, a relay makes this possible.