Posted on: July 15th, 2013
MODLINK: NEW FEATURES AND FRAMES = MORE OPTIONS
Suwanee, Georgia, July 15, 2013 – The Modlink MSDD interface system makes it easy to access controls in the cabinet when the time comes for in-plant or machinery diagnostics and servicing. With Modlink the cabinet can remain closed and the components inside can continue to operate with their required level of protection. This helps you maintain compliance with all necessary safety regulations. Simply snap the appropriate GFCI circuit breaker into the frame. Then, if the switch trips, it can be reset without having to open the cabinet.
Available in both a single and double frame size with a choice of cover (transparent, silver or fiberglass reinforced gray), Modlink MSDD is suitable for applications in a wide variety of environments. The covers come with a choice of locking mechanism, either a 3mm double-bit key or a knob. Both help the cover and frame meet IP65 requirements thus making the insert resistant to dirt, dust and humidity. The newly redesigned cover has a spring mechanism that lifts an open lid 30°. This allows you to see at a glance that it is open and reminds you to close it when finished.
The modular system is based on a two parts: frames and inserts. With over 4000 combinations of frames and inserts, Modlink allows manufacturers to react to country specific requirements without having to rework the size of the housing each time. The cutout dimensions, which have remained the same even though the frame has a new look, are standard across the product line no matter which insert you choose for your application. This makes it easy for both designers and installers to work with Modlink MSDD.
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About Murrelektronik, Inc.
Murrelektronik, Inc. is the North American arm of Murrelektronik GmbH, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of state-of-the-art technology and made-to-measure solutions for complex automated industrial systems, network protocols and machine connectivity. For more information on the company’s products and services, contact Murrelektronik, Inc., 1400 Northbrook Parkway, Suite 300, Suwanee, GA 30024; call 770.497.9292 or visit www.murrinc.com.
Posted on: November 30th, 2010
Hartfiel Automation is dedicated to ensuring the future of manufacturing in America by working closely with educational organizations. Realizing the importance of educating today’s youth on tomorrow’s careers in this line of work, Hartfiel has been working closely with Hennepin Technical College to try to promote and enhance the public image of the manufacturing trade. “The community colleges are promoting that they have educational training available, but you don’t hear enough about, ‘Well, did you realize that you could get that [training] for free through a tax credit, a government grant or on a loan basis where you can pay it back after you get a job?’” Mark Tomlinson says, “There needs to be a more concerted effort to make it easy for the worker to get that training.(1)
It is just this type of program that Hartfiel is working to promote not only as a fiscal contributor to the college, but also in a more personal way. Myron Moser, the current CEO of Hartfiel, is currently a board member of the Hennepin Technical College Foundation, and is working with the other members to help get the word out about these types of programs. Each year Hennepin Tech organizes a fundraiser on their campus to fill the scholarship coffer. On Saturday, October 16th, under the theme “inspiration celebration”, they held the 12th annual dinner and silent auction, raising an impressive $103,000.
As the global economy rolls into the 21st century, we are seeing many traditional careers transform into new and exciting options for up and coming students. The manufacturing sector is, contrary to current public opinion, at the forefront of this movement. Although many low-wage opportunities have been transplanted overseas, there is a very bright future in the field of complex manufacturing. Hartfiel Automation is, along with Hennepin Technical College, leading the way to ensuring a bright future for this industry.
Sources: (1) Industry Week (Help Wanted | Feb 2010 | Josh Cable)
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