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From electric bicycles to industrial air conditioning units, there are countless electric goods on the market. All of those goods must be carefully manufactured, tested, and powered. A small error in production could pose as a fire or electrocution risk. Following are some terms relating to electric equipment manufacturing.
Alligator – An alligator is a tool that helps feed cables into insulators. Without proper insulation, wiring may be damaged, probably by moisture.
Bushing – An insulator with a conductor running in it. Bushings connect equipment to a power supply.
Conductor – Conductors are wires, or groups of wires, that can transport an electrical current. This term also applies to anything that allows electrons to run through it.
Fuse – A fuse shields equipment from a power supply that is too strong for the equipment to handle. Fuses should be a component of all machinery to ensure the motor and other components will not be damaged.
Impulse Test – This test is done by manufacturers. It ensures that the wiring’s insulation can manage fluke high voltages.
Luminaire – A luminaire is a complete lighting system, including sockets, housing, and connectors. Electric bikes and construction machinery should have luminaires to provide nighttime visibility.
Standard Calibration – This refers to the typical adjustment point for electric equipment. The standard calibration varies depending on the equipment being manufactured. For instance, the motor of an exercise bicycle and a kitchen appliance would have different standard calibrations.
Voltage Rating – This is the necessary amount of electricity that a product needs in order to run. From exercise bikes to toaster ovens, all manufactured goods will have different voltage ratings.
A large variety of electrical equipment is used throughout the world. Manufacturers produce all kinds of products ranging from industrial machines to kitchen appliances. The term electric equipment can cover a wide variety of ideas and concepts.
Manufacturers also sell supplies such as cable and switches. Bulk cable sales are important and are often available at cheap prices. High voltage devices such as transformers and circuit breakers are important in industrial applications. Power equipment is vital to modern factories, hospitals and other large complexes. Electrical wiring is also commonly sold in bulk. Wiring requirements have to be met when selling these supplies, especially for underwater purposes. Control panels are often electric these days, although old-fashioned manual breakers are still available. Outdoor breakers and panels are usually kept in metal cases.
Products are sold by manufacturers to distributors and then to wholesalers and retailers. Commercial equipment and supplies go straight from a distributor or wholesaler to the end user. Packing material is still considered very important with modern equipment and supplies.
Manufacturers need to acquire supplies and materials from various sources. Large quantities of certain types of metals are used along with plastics and silicon. Most modern electrical appliances contain one or more microchips and often have more processing power than early computers do. Because of this, software is also important, often regarded as firmware, imprinted directly onto the chip.
Manufacturers are expected to stand behind their product and present a warranty. Repair and replacement of defective devices is part of their overall business profile. Most manufacturers produce a few limited lines and models.