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Connectivity – Control Product Insights for the OEM

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A Quick Guide: UL 489 or UL 1077
August 1, 2018
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UL 489 or UL 1077 in Control Panels and Equipment - A Quick Guide
A common question that comes up with OEM machine builders and control panel builders is “How do I know when to use UL 1077 or UL 489 breakers in panels or equipment?” The answer is seemingly simple, but like most simple questions, there is usually some confusion. No one wants to be the only person in the room who puts up their hand and asks a question to which they believe “everyone else” knows the answer.

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Understanding Trip Curves
June 21, 2018
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Introduction to trip curves for UL 489 Miniature Circuit Breakers and UL 1077 Supplementary Protectors
Trip Curves, aka Time Current Curves, can be an intimidating topic. The goal of this short paper is to introduce you to the concept of trip curves and explain how to read and understand them.

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Understanding SCCR
May 10, 2018
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What is SCCR?
When it comes to industrial machinery, it’s critical to ensure that electrical panels are designed and built with the proper SCCR to maintain the system, eliminate downtime and increase worker safety. The goal of this paper is to explain why it is important, and how to find the calculations needed.

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What's So Cool About Manufacturing?
March 7, 2018
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Catalyst Connection, a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which has been helping regional manufacturers grow their business for 30 years, celebrated the winners of the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest at its annual Manufacturing Reception on February 22. We are excited to announce that our group of students from the Beaver Area Middle School took home second place for Most Creative!


The contest supports Catalyst’s “Expore the New Manufacturing” program, one of many programs and efforts to build awareness with young people of the career opportunities in manufacturing.

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Lowering Costs Through the c3 Experience
March 6, 2018
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By Rick O'Neal — Director of Sales
 

At c3controls, our sales team works with customers every day to bring the best industrial control solutions to their machines and processes. A big part of our job is to inform and educate them on our products and the value they bring to OEM businesses, from quality and reliability to cost efficiencies. All of these are important to our customers.

Quality and reliability are guaranteed through our limited Lifetime Warranty, a unique offering in the industry only offered by c3controls. Cost efficiencies are offered through a variety of our value propositions but may extend further than what meets the eye. And we are always excited to share with new and existing customers all the additional ways their bottom line benefits from the overall c3 experience.

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Engineering Excellence: From Concept to Design
January 23, 2018
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Identifying, selecting, and proving the best possible solution to a problem requires clarity of the requirements. It demands a critical approach to the problems needing to be solved and creativity in finding the best solution. By leveraging best practices for product development and project management, c3controls can move through the fuzzy front end of a project, bring clarity to the product and project, and execute at world-class speed.

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Advantage Pricing: The Positive Impact of c3's Vertical Integration on Your Bottom Line
January 9, 2018
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They say, "you get what you pay for," because we typically associate higher prices with higher quality and lower prices with lower quality. But when we truly examine the cost that drives product prices, it becomes clear that the notion of "you get what you pay for" may not be as straightforward as it seems. In fact, c3controls products prove every day that you can spend less – 40+% less – while getting more in quality and value. As unbelieveable as it may seem, it makes perfect sense once you take a closer look at how c3's key cost factors are impacted by one fundamental element: our vertically-integrated business model.
 

Let's examine the impact.

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What Same-Day Shipping Does for Your Business
December 18, 2017
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Imagine this: You log into a website, add the items you want to your shopping cart, and check out. An hour later, your items show up at your door.

While same-day fulfillment is still (for now) a dream in most industries, c3controls has made same-day shipping a reality.

It stands to reason that customers want their items faster. After all, when you build equipment, every component delay means more of your cash tied up in inventory.

While you’ve probably thought about that side of things, we did a little thinking and a little investigating into how same-day shipping benefits your business. Here are four things you might not have considered.

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The c3 Secret Sauce for Guaranteed Superior Quality
November 14, 2017
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At c3controls, we understand that it might be surprising to learn that every one of our world-class industrial controls is backed by a lifetime warranty. After all, our warranty is the only one of its kind in the industry. So, how does a company maintain such confidence in its product?
 

Our answer starts with the fact that c3 was built on a desire to make the best product, be our best as a team, and be the best at serving and supporting our customers. And when your sights are always set for the best, nothing less will do.

When we start to look at how to manifest that desire, the answer becomes more challenging, and more interesting. What do we do to deliver the very best controls to you so that you can deliver your best product to your customers? This is the part that requires the secret sauce. And we're happy to share our three-ingredient recipe with you.

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Control Panel Choices That Protect Your Biggest Investments
July 12, 2017
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Machinery and human resources are our biggest investments. Whether you’re an executive, an engineer, or both, we understand how important it is to you to protect the people and machines that are the lifeblood of your business.
 

When it comes to the control panels that govern the operation of machines and processes, it is critical that each component can be relied upon to optimize safety and performance. Of course, protecting your team also involves operating a productive and successful business that continues to provide jobs and attract talent, so choosing products you can rely on for efficiency is also an important part of protecting your investments.

Choosing the most reliable products for your electrical control panels starts with identifying and understanding your needs, which are based on a range of important considerations from environmental conditions and current ratings to applications and certifications. For example, if your control panel must be built to UL508A standards, that will present certain needs and requirements. And, of course, your selection process must also consider productivity and cost. Though there may be a number of criteria for savvy product selection, it all comes down to reliability, which is non-negotiable for your control panels.

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