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Thomas Klemp Joins Summit as Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Klemp is now Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Summit Electric Supply. Klemp was recently the Vice President of Finance and Administration for a division of Layne Christensen, a global water management, construction, and drilling company, where he developed operational efficiencies and oversaw global compliance programs. Klemp will be based out […]

LED Design Options, Part 2

LED Design Options, Part 2

LED lighting systems have many advantages, and we started a list of those in Part 1. Here are more: No explosions. Unlike some other types of lamps, LEDs don’t present an explosion risk as they near their end of life. Not that you’re likely to see end of life for any LED you install, but […]

Motor Disconnects, Part 2

Motor Disconnects, Part 2

Any disconnect you use with a motor must open all of the ungrounded supply conductors, and it can’t permit independent operation of any pole [430.103]. Nor can the disconnect be closed automatically. It can, however, be in the same enclosure as the controller. The disconnect must also plainly indicate its position [430.104]. A common means […]

Neon Signs and Lighting, Part 4

Neon Signs and Lighting, Part 4

The typical way to make the nice, neat bends that we see in control cabinet wiring is to grab the wire with needle-nose pliers and use a wrapping motion. You end up with a ninety degree bend on a slightly-rounded curve. But such sharp bends in a neon system could prove disastrous, due to the […]

I’m Shocked, Shocked

I’m Shocked, Shocked

That famous line from Casablanca was uttered by a police officer (Captain Renault) who was closing down Rick’s Cafe. Rick asked on what ground. The line ended with, “…to find that gambling is going on in here.” After he says that, one of Rick’s employees hands him his winnings. The word “ground” came right after […]