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Need some help? Welcome to the Rowse Automation Help & Advice section. Here you will find all the help, advice, news and guides that you need to succeed with automation with industry experts. At Rowse Automation we are passionate about all things automation and electrical, we also love helping you through our content, guides and downloadables.

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Siemens LOGO! 6 to LOGO! 8 Conversion

Siemens LOGO! 6 to LOGO! 8 Conversion

By: Tom Rowse - November 8, 2018

Siemens has recently announced that the LOGO! 6 basic devices and expansion modules will only now be available as a spares part only...
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How to Choose the Correct Industrial Connector

How to Choose the Correct Industrial Connector

By: Ryan - October 1, 2018

Industry 4.0, and the gradual transformation of the factory floor into a smart automation system, involves an increasing number of electrical applications working in unison...
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What is a Motor Protection Circuit Breaker?

What is a Motor Protection Circuit Breaker?

By: Ryan - September 10, 2018

A Motor Protection Circuit Breaker is a simple electromechanical device that protects an individual electric motor against overload, fluctuations in input current or unscheduled interruptions to the main circuit...
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How to Choose a Power Supply for Industrial Machinery

How to Choose a Power Supply for Industrial Machinery

By: Ryan - September 10, 2018

Every piece of complex electrical equipment comes with its own power supply, from your TV to your personal computer, because such sensitive systems require a constant supply of consistent electrical power to function...
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Why Does a Programmable Logic Controller Fail?

Why Does a Programmable Logic Controller Fail?

By: Ryan - September 6, 2018

Programmable Logic Controllers or more commonly known as a PLC were first introduced in 1968 when the automatic transmission division of General Motors (Hydra-Matic) issued requests for an electronic replacement for the current hard-wired relay systems.
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Contactors Explained - Everything You Need to Know

Contactors Explained - Everything You Need to Know

By: Ryan - September 6, 2018

Contactors are used for all kinds of electrical and automated applications, including the control of lighting, heating and electric motors...
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Push Button Colour Standards

Push Button Colour Standards

By: Ryan - August 31, 2018

Push buttons, the essential tool used within machines to control various actions. When using pushbuttons, you can follow the IEC/EN 6024-1:2006+A1:2009 Safety of Machinery standard, if applicable...
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Type 2 or Type 4 Light Curtains. What is the Difference?

Type 2 or Type 4 Light Curtains. What is the Difference?

By: Ryan - August 31, 2018

With the increase in the functional safety of machines and the use of more collaborative robots, and systems the defined areas between operators and machine have become more blurred...
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Repair or Replace Automation & Control Parts?

Repair or Replace Automation & Control Parts?

By: Ryan - August 30, 2018

Downtime, the one thing every business fears. Downtime can have detrimental effects on businesses financially. When downtime occurs, firms cannot manufacture the product they need slowing down the supply of their product to their distributors and customers...
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6 Ways Electric Motors Fail

6 Ways Electric Motors Fail

By: Ryan - August 29, 2018

Has your electric motor failed? Ensuring that your motor is operational is critical to businesses. All electric motors have a predetermined life-span. Usually, this is around 30,000 to 40,000 hours....
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