Electrical controls are devices, systems, and components used to automate, regulate, and manage electrical processes. They can be found in industrial and commercial settings. These Electrical Controls are designed to ensure the safety and efficiency of equipment and machinery and to promote productivity and safety in different work environments.
Some of the most common electrical controls are:
Switches & relays–These basic electrical control elements can be used to allow or interrupt circuits. These switches and relays can be used to control high-power devices with low-power signals.
Sensors —These sensors detect physical parameters that allow electrical controls to function. These include factors such as pressure, temperature, humidity, and more. These sensors convert physical values into electrical signals that can be used in different control systems.
Counters and timers —In an electrical system, counters or timers are used to delay or control activation or deactivation. A safety interlock, for example, could stop a machine when a door was open or someone got too close to moving components.
Motor starters -These devices start and stop electric motors. These motors are also protected from overloads and short circuits.
Becker Mining USA can help you customize your electrical controls to suit your operation. Contact us today to learn more.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.