It is the electricity that is powering the world in which we are living today. A good number of resources of this planet are put to use just to generate electricity. Thus, it should be our constant endeavour not misuse it and utilize it efficiently.
To ensure this we must use highly efficient and reliable electrical devices and equipment. Similarly, good quality plugs and sockets that helps in the power transmission must also be used.
The Industrial Plugs and sockets connect various electrical appliances used in an industry. The socket, wire, and plug complete a connection and it is through them we can harness the benefits of electricity. Therefore, there is a need to take an extra care of the plugs and sockets that we put to use.
Construction and Color Coding
Generally, the plug is the movable Industrial Connector attached to an electrically operated device’s mains cable, and the socket is fixed on equipment or a building structure and connected to an energized electrical circuit. The plug has protruding pins or, in US terminology, blades (referred to as male) that fit into matching slots or holes (called female) in the sockets. A plug is defined in IEC 60050 as an accessory having pins designed to engage with the contacts of a socket-outlet, also incorporating means for the electrical connection and mechanical retention of flexible cables or cords, a plug does not contain components that modify the electrical output from the electrical input (except where a switch or fuse is provided as a means of disconnecting the output from input). In this article, the term “plug” is used in the sense defined by IEC 60050. Sockets are designed to prevent exposure of bare energized contacts.
An artificially hollow electrical device in which plugs of several applications fits in, to receive the adequate energy, is called an Industrial Socket. These days many different types of sockets are available as per the application and requirement. Some of the main types are raw socket, stream socket, datagram socket, etc. Also, the industrial sockets are available in the various combinations of pins.
A Mechanical Interlock is an interlock that is physically connected to another device to prevent unintended actions.
Full voltage reversing motor starter
A simple example of a mechanical interlock is a full voltage reversing motor starter.
The dashed line in between the forward and reverse contact indicates that there is a mechanical interlock. This prevents the motor’s forward and reverses contactor coils from energizing at the same time. Energizing both contactor coils at the same time would cause damage to the motor.
Camlock fitting, also known as cam and groove coupling, is a form of quick hose coupling providing quick connection and disconnection for pumps, tanks, and equipment. With the features of simplicity, reliability, and versatility, Camlock fitting is trendy among many industrial sectors. They are widely applied industrial couplings available today as they realized the easy and reliable means of connecting and disconnecting hoses without using any tools. In this article, we are going to discuss what is Camlock fittings and the working principle of Camlock, and it aims to provide you more insight about Camlock fitting, understanding application, and how to use Camlock fittings.
Consisting of a modular housing and insulated body, terminal blocks are used to secure two or more wires together in electrical systems in need of safe connections. Also known as screw terminals, terminal connectors, or connection terminals, Terminal Blocks offer engineers semi-permanent wire connections that provide organized and simplified inspection or repair capabilities in the field.
Although a widely used component in numerous applications, it is still important to have a basic understanding of common terminal block types and specifications before making a final selection. This article will cover topics including key electrical and mechanical considerations, safety ratings, and more in greater detail to aid engineers in the selection process.