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Industrial Circuits: How Are They Different From Traditional Circuits?


Industrial Circuits: How Are They Different From Traditional Circuits?

Industrial circuits refer to a wide range of power electronic devices used in an industrial setting. Resistors, semiconductors, analyzers, sensors, meters, and counters are just a few.

As the demand for industrial automation continues to spike, better industrial circuits are produced. This is why it’s crucial to keep your workers updated with the latest developments in safety, installation, and maintenance of industrial circuits.

Difference between Industrial and Traditional Circuits

The fundamental difference between industrial and non-industrial (traditional) circuits is the intended area of use.

While industrial circuits are used in industries, traditional circuits are designed for use in consumer electronics, devices for everyday use.

Although the individual components of both circuits are similar, industrial circuits can handle a larger electrical current.

Industrial and residential circuit breakers are a good example. Both are installed to protect the designated area from electrical surges. They minimize the risk of electrical fires, electrocution and protect electrical equipment.

Uses of Industrial Circuits in Workplaces

  • Automotive: Modern vehicles are equipped with more sensors than old models. These circuits allow the vehicles to monitors different aspects and improve overall safety. The common circuits include; anti-lock braking, cruise control, anti-collision sensors, airbag units, and traction control. Some of these features are also used in forklifts and cranes.
  • Manufacturing: Machines and robots are slowly replacing human workers. The circuits installed in machines make them to operate with minimal margins of errors, uniforms output, work longer hours, faster and cheaper.
  • Power Plants: Modern grid systems can collect real-time information about the power consumptions patterns using an array of circuits. These intelligent systems use the data obtained to conduct self-monitoring and debugging. The circuits used here include VAR compensation and static circuit breakers.
  • Meteorology: Instruments used to measure and monitor environmental conditions are made up of circuits. They utilize changes in resistance and temperature to show reading. The data is stored in a data logger for analysis.
  • Space and Defense: Space shuttles, missiles, and aircraft require circuits for power supply, navigations, sensors, meters, and switches to be able to operate. Examples are cockpit controllers, military radars and rocket launching systems.
  • Medical: Today’s medical equipment is more sophisticated to meet the demands of modern-day health challenges. Better methods of diagnosis and healing are been developed every day. Examples of industrial circuits in medicine are; defibrillators, respiratory monitors, pacemakers and glucose monitors
  • Renewable Energy: Renewable sources of power produce raw electrical power that is not directly usable. For example, solar cells produce DC power. The power must be converted to AC using electronic converters.

Why Formal Training is Important

Fewer Accidents: The major causes of accidents in the workplace are negligence, improper installation, and poor maintenance. Training your workers in industrial circuits equips them the information they need to install, repair and operate circuits and electronics properly. This significantly reduces the chances of an accident occurring.

Faster Repair: Adequately trained industrial workers are not only able to conduct a proper diagnosis of circuits, but they can also carry out necessary repairs faster. This ensures that production is only interrupted for a short time.

Updated Skills: Improvements are made to industrial circuits and electronics very often to improve their performance. Re-training allows your technical staff to re-learn the latest procedures and components. It is only a chance to update them on the latest safety regulations.

Lower Employee Turnover: There has been reported shortage of skilled workers in most technical areas. Retraining your workers on industrial circuits is a worthwhile investment. It instills confidences and eliminates the need to hire an outsider unless necessary. Training also shows your workers you care about their career growth, this instills a sense of loyalty.

Higher Productivity: When components are regularly maintained and operated by skilled workers. Fewer breakdowns happen. Less time wasted trying to troubleshoot or hire outside help translates to shorter downtime. The cumulative result is significantly higher productivity.

Cost-effective: Unscheduled maintenance operations are very costly undertakings. The workers have to work round the clock to rectify the problem. The company has to pay the workers for overtime in addition to the cost of replacing parts and components. Accidents caused by untrained workers can also cause damage to property and loss of lives.

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Electricity is an important ally but it can also be a fatal adversary. The electricity levels in an industrial environment are usually more dangerous than those used at home. This is why it is necessary to retrain your workers on industrial circuits.

NTT Training is committed to training your technical staff with minimal interruption as possible. Schedule a training seminar in Industrial electronics and circuits today. This ACCET accredited program covers a wide range of material on electrical safety, from fundamentals of circuit laws to troubleshooting and repair.

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