Spray lube timer control

This is to document a small control panel we built for a sheet metal fabricating facility, to operate a spray unit for applying oil to sheet metal parts. The machine operator at the customer facility had been applying the oil by hand with a spray bottle. They wised to automate the process, and purchased a […]

Portable milling head control

This is to document a small control panel we built for a portable metal milling head X-Y axis control. The machine is owned by a local machine shop and is used to resurface steel platens in the paper, printing, and milling industries, where the project is so large, it warrants bringing the milling machine to […]

Municipal village water chemical pump control

This is documenting a small project for a local municipal village water system, for a chemical pump speed control. They had a very old control for the chemical pump that died, and they needed a replacement quickly. We sourced all the needed parts the same day and installed the panel. The project included a variable […]

Windows 10 Disable Automatic Reboot

First of all, credit to the article here:¬†https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeServer/comments/5hhk8o/windows_10_settings_for_home_server/ This is a public service posting for those wishing to disable automatic reboot for Windows 10. Disable Unauthorized Reboot after Update: Step 1: Launch the Task Scheduler. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator. Right-click on the task named Reboot. Select Disable Step 2: Got to gpedit.msc Go […]

Control Panel Build

Automated Cut-To-Length Control

This is a documentation of an automated control system we designed, built, and installed for an automated saw machine. The machine was built by a local tool and die shop, and was installed for production at a wood window and door factory. We were commissioned to build the control system by the tool and die […]

RJ45 Connector Board for Modbus RS-485

In this post, we want to show how we used a RJ45 connector block for multi-point serial Modbus connections. Modbus RS-485 is often used in industry for data connections with industrial controls and instrumentation, such as VFD’s, flow meters, energy meters, etc. There are several ways of distributing the RS-485 wiring, and some OEM’s provide […]

200HP Soft Start Panel Rebuild

We re-built a 200HP soft start for a customer. The customer had purchased a used soft start bucket to run a 200HP motor on a extruder press. The panel came with an older model Cutler Hammer soft start that worked for a short time, then it burned out. As you can see, the wiring was […]

digital amp meter

Digital amp display for motor load

Today we installed a digital amp meter display at a local animal feed processing facility. The customer has a motor driving a conveyor in a location not visible by eye. The motor is run with a standard contactor, so there is not a way to monitor the load on the motor. We placed a CT […]