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Testing 3 Phase Line Reactor (6 easy steps)

A 3-phase line reactor is an electrical component used in applications involving Variable Frequency Drivers (VFD) to protect and stabilize three-phase power systems. Testing a 3-phase line reactor involves steps like 1. Inspect Any Visual Damage2. Test Resistance for Proper Winding Integrity3. Inductance Measurement4. Insulation Resistance5. Impedance Testing6. Functional Testing Under Load Conditions Step 1. …

What is a line reactor? What does a line reactor do?

A line reactor is an essential part of an electrical system that regulates the flow of electricity. A line reactor works by controlling the flow of electricity in an electrical system.  Line reactors are commonly used in various industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, and HVAC. What Is A Line Reactor? A line reactor is an …

What is aluminum extrusion? How aluminum extrusions are made?

Aluminum extrusions are all around us – from the sleek frames of your windows to the intricate heatsinks cooling your computer, even the familiar cylindrical shape of your favorite soda can! But how are these seemingly diverse shapes formed from the same material? Let’s delve into the fascinating world of aluminum extrusion and unveil the …

How To Cut Aluminum Extrusion

Ever seen those long, shaped metal pieces used in windows, doors, or even building parts? Those are aluminum extrusions. Aluminum extrusions often need to be cut to specific lengths or angles to fit particular applications or design requirements. Cutting these extrusions precisely is key to making perfect, finished products. This guide will show you how to …

Aluminum Extrusions: Shaping the Future, One Shape at a Time

What is Aluminum Extrusion? Imagine squeezing Play-Doh through a cookie cutter – that’s essentially the process of aluminum extrusion! Molten aluminum, heated to a specific temperature, is forced through a specially designed mold (called a die) to create long, solid shapes with specific cross-sections. These shapes can be simple, like rectangular bars, or complex, incorporating …

How to Install a Battery Disconnect Switch on Car or Boat: A Simple DIY Guide

A battery disconnect switch, also known as a battery isolator switch or kill switch, is a crucial safety device that allows you to quickly and easily disconnect the battery from the electrical system of your car or boat.  This simple yet effective device can isolate the battery from the electrical system, ensuring safety and preventing …

How To Wire A Disconnect Switch At Home

Disconnect switches are highly significant in ensuring electrical safety, by providing a quick and easy way to cut power to a circuit during an emergency or maintenance. Read this article to learn everything you need to know about wiring a disconnect switch yourself! It’s easy and simple! What is a Disconnect Switch? A Disconnect Switch …

Powering Industrial Automation Progress: Hermitage Automation and Controls

In today’s era of rapid technological advancement, the landscape of industries is undergoing a profound transformation, largely driven by the remarkable strides made in industrial automation. This automation surge has emerged as a pivotal force, revolutionizing productivity, efficiency, and innovation across various sectors. At the forefront of this revolution stands Hermitage Automation and Controls, a …

What is a motor starter? How does a motor starter work?

Motor Starters are electrical devices that are used to start and stop a motor safely. They are similar to relays and switch powers ON/OFF – although, unlike a relay, it also provides a low voltage and overcurrent protection. Motor Starters serve the functions of safely starting/stopping a motor, reversing the motor’s direction, or protecting the motor …

Proud Distributor of Sick Products in USA: Hermitage Automations

SICK established its United States subsidiary in 1976. SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, LLC (PCA), the shared services, manufacturing, and production subsidiary, was established in 2017. Our US headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN, and we have sales offices throughout the US. In addition, SICK has more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Hermitage Automation & …