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November 22, 2022

 

MC High Current Rail Mounted Terminal Blocks with Perfect Clamping Force 1 400x275

The POWER CAGE CLAMP® provides the proper clamping force for conductors up to 35, 50, 95 and 185 mm2 (2, 2/0, 4/0 AWG and 350 kcmil). WAGO's high-current, rail-mount terminal blocks are ideal for energy-intensive applications in machinery and equipment manufacturing, as well as energy production. These terminal blocks are also approved for Ex e applications.

  • •Perfect for every application: Meet the most stringent requirements, including those specified for railway and marine applications
  • •Suitable for harsh conditions: Resistant to hot and cold – even under the heaviest of loads
  • •Vibration-proof, maintenance-free spring pressure connection technology

 

For DIN-Rail Mounting

WAGO's high-current, rail-mount terminal blocks are available in four sizes for the connection range 6 to 185 mm2(16 AWG–350 kcmil). Smaller cross sections for supplying control cabinet lighting or other applications can be connected with power taps.

  • •Easy to use: Even conductors that are difficult to bend can be easily connected, since the locking tab keeps the clamp open for hands-free wiring
  • •Fast termination: No time-consuming preparation - no ring terminals or ferrules required
  • •Alway reliable: Perfect clamping force - independent of operator skill

 

To learn more about the POWER CAGE CLAMP® from WAGO, click here 

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MC What to Consider When Choosing a New Motion Control Solution 1 400x275

When it’s time to consider a new motion control solution for your application, rule #1 is “Solve the problem, then worry about the design.”

This is easier said than done, but not if you apply a disciplined, time-tested framework. First, you must clearly understand the problem and the local environment. Failure to do so often results in a suboptimal motion control solution or complete failure.

Secondly, the designer should evaluate the application in light of proven existing motion control solutions. The engineer must also take stock of their skills and the expertise of the team in order to effectively choose the right options and to accurately anticipate development time and resources.

Before choosing any motion control products, the design engineer needs a set of principles to guide his or her selection. Long term experience and common sense has taught us seven important, but often overlooked, principles. 

These key learning have been encapsulated in a simple notion known as the SHAIRED paradigm:

  • •Simplicity of design to reduce problem-causing complexity and cost
  • Homework; calculate the required torque, inertia, duty cycle, etc.
  • Analysis of the application and alternatives must be thorough
  • Integration of the system into existing factory automation
  • Redundancy built in to a system to exceed performance expectations and deal with unexpected changed in load and operating parameters
  • Economical solution for the short and long term.
  • Development time must be accurately estimated

Using the above guidelines during motion control system design, evaluation of alternatives, and final product selection will help increase the odds of application success.

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