Don’t miss Elite Controls, Inc. at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference!

The 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is right around the corner! It also happens to be its 50th anniversary! This year, Elite Controls, Inc. is showcasing at OTC alongside some amazing [...]

Wiring Harnesses 101

A wiring harness is an assembly of electrical cables or wires which transmit signals or electrical power throughout an application. They are used in numerous applications and industries where you [...]

How do you size a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)?

Step 1: Understanding motor nameplate – the figure below shows “VOLTS 230/460” and “FLA (full load amps) 13.4/6.7” This indicates that the motor uses 13.4 FLA at 230 Volts AC while using only 6.7 [...]

How to Select the Right Motor Starter

When figuring out a power solution for an application, engineers are faced with a plethora of options, from the type of motors to how they are controlled.  This article breaks down the three [...]

The Cobot Revolution and Encoders that Make Them Function

No, that’s not a typo. Collaborative robots = cobots. Cobots are robots designed to interact with human workers in a shared workspace. In contrast to traditional industrial robots, cobots are [...]

How Electric Motors Work

It can be easy to forget the value of the modern-day electric motor. From the experiments of Benjamin Franklin to later developments with electromagnets, electric motors have developed into the [...]

Six Steps for a Perfect Electric Motor Installation

So, you’ve ordered an electric motor for your application. Before you begin the installation process, check out the following steps for perfect installation. Handling & Storage First, inspect [...]

Electric Motor: Repair vs Replacement

Despite their reliability, some motors experience failure over time. When the time comes, it’s up to you to make the smartest decision for the future of your system. Below, we’ve shared a [...]

Control Panels 101

Control panel design always starts with a set of a few basic, but essential, questions. The most important design decision to consider early on is where the panel will be installed. Location is [...]

Considerations of Energy Efficient Low Voltage Motors in Marine Industry

In 2013, the International Marine Organization (IMO), introduced new regulations for CO2 emissions on all new build ships with the Energy Efficient Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficient [...]

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