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World’s First Spring Terminal for Conductor Cross-Sections up to 185 mm

July 31, 2015

WAGO’s new Power Cage Clamp high-current terminal blocks make it possible to connect conductors with cross-sections up to 185 mm with spring pressure connection technology. They are vibration-proof and maintenance-free, without having to rely on preparation intensive bolts or clamping yoke connection technology. Not only does this save a lot of time during cabling, but the high contact forces ensure an optimal and gas-tight contact at all times.

WAGO high current terminal blocks

For more information or to order the new WAGO Power Cage Clamp high-current terminal blocks, contact Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at info@iidm.com

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Terminal Block Assemblies, Is Outsourcing the Answer

July 1, 2015

A lot of people might wonder, should I build terminal block assemblies or should I outsource them to a manufacturer?

Let’s look at both scenarios. Typically, terminal block assemblies are used in about every control panel out there, and typically they are made out of a lot of different components. So you could go and buy each of these components from several different suppliers, and cut multiple orders. Each order might have multiple line items on it, and then when they come into your warehouse, they probably come in separate boxes which you have to unpack and put on to your shelves.

And then when it comes time to use them, you’d have to go and pull them back off the shelves one by one. So it’s a lot of extra work that’s required. On the other hand, with contract manufacturing you can outsource that assembly and buy something that looks something like this. Where it’s one part number, gets you the full assembly, you buy it from one source. There’s one box to receive, one bill to pay, and it just would make your life a whole lot easier.

So, terminal block assemblies are just one of the value added services that we provide customers at Innovative-IDM. So, whether you prefer to buy individual components, or complete assemblies, we’re here to help. After all, we’re Innovative-IDM, Home of the Legendary Customer Experience.

Why You Should Use Cage Clamp Terminal Blocks

March 25, 2015

Hi, Adam Ring with Innovative-IDM.  I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the battle between the screw terminal and the cage clamp. So, why do people choose one or the other? Well, let’s just look at some of the basic facts. On the screw terminal, when you strip a wire and insert it into a screw terminal, the tightest that that’s ever going to be is the connection at the time you actually torque that screw driver down. From that point on it’s only ever going to get looser. Now when you talk about cage clamp terminal, when you strip the wire and insert it into the cage clamp, that’s actually the loosest that connection ever is. And as that wire then starts to take the shape of the terminal and the wires kind of splay out and basically mold to the shape of the terminal, it’s actually going to get tighter over time because of the spring force that’s holding that wire in place.

So, with temperature cycling as that wire has current running through it and it heats up and cools down and heats up and cools down, it’s going to be expanding and contracting and so forth. Well with the screw terminal, that’s only going to force that screw to back out and get looser and looser over time, whereas with the cage clamp with its spring technology, the spring actually compensates. As the wire expands, it expands, when the wire shrinks back it shrinks back with it and so it always maintains the right amount of tension on the wire for the application.

Now there’s also industrial applications; there’s typically a lot of vibration that is experienced. With a screw we all knows what happens when it’s around vibration, they tend to loosen up. With the cage clamp, vibration typically doesn’t matter. It moves and it adjusts and responds to the vibration without coming loose over time.

Now think about what it costs if you’re having to install hundreds of terminals in a given control panel. If you’re having to screw and tighten down each and every terminal, that’s going to take quite a bit of time. But with the cage clamp, all you basically do is insert a screwdriver, insert your wire, remove the screwdriver and it’s done. You get the same great connection every time. The other thing to consider is first thing in the morning when your fresh, you’re probably going to be tightening down those screws a lot tighter than the last one at the end of the day when you’re kind of tired. So you get a variation of how tight those wires are. And so then what ends up happening is once that panel gets installed in a machine, you’re going to start having loose connections and that’s going to potentially cause a machine to go down and cost you extra money.

So you always want to make sure that you use the right product for the right application. In the case where you have temperature cycling and vibration and you’re looking for the most efficient and best cost to connect your wires cage clamps are definitely the leg up.

So if you’d like to learn more about cage clamps and how Innovative-IDM can help you please visit our website innovativeidm.com. We are Home of the Legendary Customer Experience.

Wago 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module

July 23, 2014

No matter whether it is for plant automation, building automation or process automation: WAGO’s new 3-phase power measurement modules permit energy consumption measurement, harmonic analysis and N-conductor measurement for comprehensive network analysis – with fieldbus connection.

Wago 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module

With the 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module, WAGO has grown to become one of the major players in energy savings projects. We will be continuing to systematically pursue the strategy: Both 750-494 and 750-495 3-Phase Power Measurement Modules not only precisely measure energy consumption values of machines and systems, they also permit comprehensive network analysis via fieldbus, while providing the basis for an efficient energy management.

For each phase of a three-phase supply network, WAGO’s power measurement modules calculate the following energy and consumption data via rms values of current/voltage: Active energy/power/factor, phase position, reactive/apparent power, as well as rotary field detection, peak current and power factor. In supply networks, overlapping harmonic power oscillations may have a negative impact on connected loads. The 750-494 Module permits internal harmonic analysis up to the 40th harmonic.

For more information please contact us at http://innovativeIDM.com

Where we’re the home of the legendary customer experience.

Wago PCB terminal blocks

July 11, 2014

Series 2081 in pin spacing of 3.5 mm is the first choice for industrial applications up to 630 V.

Wago PCB terminal blocks

These compact terminal blocks with push-buttons are available as 2- to 6-pole and 8-, 10- and 12-pole straight and angled versions and are designed Thanks to the integrated push-buttons on the front, use of the PCB terminal blocks is easy and intuitive. Any type of wire can be connected and easily disconnected without the need for special tools. The CAGE CLAMP® S connection system also enables solid and fine-stranded conductors with ferrules to be connected by simply pushing them in. The 2081 Series is also suitable for THR soldering applications.

For more information please contact us at http://innovativeIDM.com

Where we’re the home of the legendary customer experience.

Wago High-Current Terminal Blocks

July 8, 2014

Wago High-Current_Terminal Blocks

Your benefits with the high-current terminal block

  • World’s first spring terminal for conductor cross-sections up to 185 mm2
  • 353 A, AC/DC up to 1000 V and DC up to 1500 V
  • Contact forces ensure optimal conductor contact at all times
  • Quick to connect without a lot of preparation
  • No turning of the screws with a torque wrench
  • Vibration-proof and maintenance-free connection technology

For more information or to order your Wago High-Current Terminal Blocks contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or email us at info@iidm.com.

WAGO: X-COM S – 2022 Series

June 30, 2014

WAGO part

The 2022 series of X-COM®S offers a pluggable connection system to terminate up to 12 AWG wire. Available in 2, 3, and 4 conductor single deck blocks, as well as double deck versions, the 2022 series of X-COM®S  allows the system to be ‘prewired’ to save time and prevent wiring errors.

Give Innovative-IDM a call to order your Wago parts. You can reach us by phone at 877-906-2100 or email at info@iidm.com.