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Success stories: Residual current devices in industrial switches

Reconectadores diferenciales

One of the leading companies in the field of electromechanical engineering, with a track record of over 60 years in design, manufacturing and sales, had a large alternating current residual current device.

With the objective of minimizing the cost of a component of the circuit board, they considered reducing its size and modifying it so that it would use direct current. To accomplish this, they decided to rely on CLR, who studied their case and offered them a reliable and cost-effective solution.

Would you like to know more about this job? Keep reading! And don’t miss the main challenges we faced and how we addressed them.

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Single-phase, two-phase and three-phase motors: all you need to know

motores monofásicos, bifásicos y trifásicos

Electric motors let us obtain mechanical energy in the simplest and most efficient manner. Depending on the number of supply phases, we can find single-phase, two-phase and three-phase motors with coiled startup winding and with coiled startup winding with a capacitor. And choosing one or the other will depend on the necessary power.

If you are involved in a project and don’t know what type of motor you should use, this post will interest you! In it, we tell you about each motor and their differences. Let’s get to it!

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Linear vs. rotary actuators

actuadores lineales o rotativos

Thanks to technological advances and the onset of the automation era, human-powered devices increasingly became a thing of the past, giving way to their automation through the use of actuators. With the purpose of improving people’s wellbeing and comfort, today linear and rotary actuators are widespread and on high demand, but before taking a closer look at them, we will give you an overview on what an actuator is and the different types in existence. Let’s get to it!

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Use of actuators with Arduino

If we look around us, we will notice how the field of robotics is undergoing a deep transformation; technology advances by leaps and bounds, and with it, the automation of everyday items. There are programing languages that make this task easier, such as Arduino, which allows for countless applications, whether in complex devices such as … Read more…

Solenoid electro valves vs. motor-driven electro valves

electroválvulas accionadas por solenoide

Electro valves play a key role in a myriad of projects, and it is common to wonder whether they should be driven by a solenoid or a motor. If you have ever come across this question, you are in luck: in this post we will explain when you should opt for one or the other. But first, we’ll clear up what an electro valve is and what types exist. Let’s get to it!

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Calculating gear ratios in projects involving gears

relación de reducción

In a myriad of projects involving motion control mechanisms, and mechanical or electromechanical transmissions, gears are a key component, which is why it is essential to know how to calculate the gear ratio for their optimal performance.

Are you undertaking a project involving gears, but don’t know how to calculate their gear ratio? Don’t miss this post, in it we will explain what this ratio is all about and the formulas to calculate it. Let’s get to it!

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Solar panel orientation mechanism

Orientación placas solares

The sun is one of the most valuable treasures Earth has, which is why it is becoming increasingly common for countries to take advantage of the benefits provided by technology and install solar panels with the purpose of obtaining clean, renewable energy.

Installing a solar panel is not enough to guarantee maximum performance; a decisive factor in regard to efficiency when obtaining photovoltaic energy is the installation of a solar tracker on the panel.

Would you like to know more about photovoltaic installations and the orientation of solar panels? Keep reading!

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