IoT in Food Manufacturing: A World of Smart New Possibilities

Food processing plants have many complex mechanical challenges. Interruptions, malfunctions, and other unforeseen occurrences can easily impact the bottom line.  Fortunately, manufacturers [...]

The Basics of AC Motors

New to the industry? Trying to get a feel for how some of the basic gear in automation works? Here’s your rundown on an important machine in your line of work: The AC motor. To get far in [...]

The Top Four Features of a Perfect Control Panel

Your control panel plays a huge role in the productivity and efficiency of your operation. Even in rugged environments, your panel should be elegant in its simplicity, clear in its labeling, and [...]

AAMCOR Case Study

A mining equipment specialist company known as AAMCOR, has been a customer of Elite Controls, Inc. (ECI) from when they were doing business as Logical Control Concepts. Since 2006, this [...]

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 [...]

Elite Controls, Inc. Receives UL 508A Panel Certification

Houston, Texas, December 5, 2018 – Elite Controls, Inc. (ECI) is proud to announce accreditation as a UL 508A Certified panel shop.  The ECI team completed the necessary training and process [...]

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