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 […]

Outlook Contacts

Outlook classic contacts view

This is a public service post, addressing an issue in newer versions of Outlook, and this has resolved it for us, so we want to share it. In newer versions of Outlook, clicking on a contact will open with a reduced view of the contact, showing only a few of the main details. To enable […]