Archive: Sep 2020

Shock Relay Manages Electrical Line Surges to Prevent Damage

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Shock Relay Overload Protection Device

An unexpected electrical surge or an obstruction on your production line can put unnecessary strain on motors and other drive components, resulting in equipment failure and unscheduled downtime. While shocks and jams are common, and sometimes unavoidable, having the proper overload protection device can help you save on expensive maintenance and repairs.

With the Tsubaki® Electronic Shock Relay, you can detect problems on your production line before they result in costly equipment damage. The system monitors for an increase or decrease in line amperage, and, in the event of a surge, automatically shuts down the line to prevent damage to critical equipment.


How Electronic Shock Relay Works

The Shock Relay device is easy to set up, allowing you to get equipment up and running again in no time. The system requires three set-points, or overload parameters, to be established at installation. The first set-point, the amperage limit, determines the maximum amperage that is desired for the motor. The second point, the shock time, determines how long the system can continue operation if amperage exceeds the first set-point before it trips. The last point, the start time, determines how long to allow the motor to pull amperage above the amperage limit during startup.

If an overload is detected, the Shock Relay will shut down the line by sending a shutdown signal to the motor contactor and display an alarm on the Shock Relay. This allows you to safely remove the obstruction from the production line or investigate the cause of the electrical surge. Once the issue has been corrected, you can reset the system automatically or manually at the touch of a button.

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Getting Started with Tsubaki Shock Relay

Shock Relays generally work with any voltage AC motor – single or three-phase – and are commonly used in applications involving conveyors or bucket elevators, like those used in the material handling or food processing industries. Shock Relays can also be used with pumps, filters, and other equipment found in water treatment or chemical plants, as well as tapping machines and drill presses relied on by the machine tool industry.

Each Shock Relay device can protect equipment that is up to 1,000 feet away, but it is best practice to have one Shock Relay monitor per motor. Shock Relays are solid state electronics with no wear components and are designed to retain set point accuracy to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations day after day.

In addition to its Electronic Shock Relay devices, Tsubaki also offers a line of mechanical shock guards for harsh environments where dust, humidity and high temperatures create additional challenges for electronic devices.

Whatever your application needs may be, Tsubaki has the solution you need to safeguard your power equipment and eliminate unscheduled downtime.

To learn more about Electronic Shock Relay, click here or contact us today to request specific information from our team.

Tsubaki KabelSchlepp PROTUM® Office Series Enables Smart Cable Management

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KabelSchlepp Protum

Cable management is an important consideration for any space that will house technology equipment or systems—including servers, computers, monitors, and more. Control rooms and data centers for powerplants, utility companies, emergency dispatch centers, and other industries providing essential services all need effective cable management solutions to ensure efficient and uninterrupted operation.If cables are not properly organized, they can get tangled and become difficult for a technician to conduct maintenance, troubleshoot and repair. They can also take up valuable desk space and are not visually appealing.  The Tsubaki® Kabelschlepp® PROTUM® Office Series offers a space-saving cable management solution for these environments. The small, light cable carriers can be easily installed at workstations and in control rooms to keep cables organized and protected.


Layout allows for proper spacing between cables

With an inner width of 50 mm and the ability to install cables along both sides of the center element, PROTUM Office allows for complete separation of data and power cables. Ensuring the proper separation is important because power cables can create an electromagnetic interference that will slow the speed of data transmission if the two cables are positioned too closely together.

Easy installation saves time

Installing PROTUM Office is quick and easy – simply press the cables into the tracks. PROTUM Office also offers a high degree of customization in terms of how it is positioned to the workstation. End connectors can be fixed underneath table tops or cable ducts, to rectangular or round table legs, or to the floor.


Sleek design blends in with office environments


KabelSchlepp Protum Office Cable Carrier

Tucking away electrical cables also helps keep workspaces clear and organized. With a sleek, linkless design, PROTUM Office blends right into the office environment. Available in a variety of color combinations, including silver, black, and white, PROTUM Office can also be customized to match many desk designs.

In addition to PROTUM Office, Tsubaki KabelSchlepp offers several other customized cable carrier solutions for standard applications. Our specialists are available to support customers from the planning and design stage to the onsite installation of the complete system.

To learn more about PROTUM Office, download the brochure, or contact us today to request more information from our team.