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Posted: Apr 25, 2014
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How to keep your facility productive and safe using visuals.

Using visuals in your facility is essential to employee awareness when it comes to safety precautions. When dealing with biohazard/hazardous materials, electrical machine and equipment, and other safety hazards, you should have signs indicating to your employees about the hazard and what precautions they should take. Safety visuals are important to keeping your facility safe and productive.

Today we will be going over the top Five Safety Visual Tips from our friends at Brady. You can read about these tips and more in Brady’s “50 Lean Visuals” pocketbook.

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Posted: Apr 7, 2014
Categories: Motors and Drives
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Author: Jeff Zinn

Why do you need VFD cables?

Here are some of the responses I hear when I ask what customers are using to connect a Variable Frequency Drive (PowerFlex 525, 40,70, 700, 755) to a motor:

  • We use THHN in pipe, or
  • We use shielded tray cable, or
  • We use a motor supply cable... when connecting a VFD to a motor.

There are many reasons why I do not recommend using any of the above, and instead recommend Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) cables, this includes:

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