When it comes to electrical equipment companies many of us non-electricians are at a loss as to exactly what it is that they do or sell. Electrical equipment and components are a mystery to those of us who do not work with them. Entering a manufacturing facility is overwhelming to most industrial spectators.
There are a variety of different sized pieces of equipment splayed across a large room. Each piece of equipment offers its own purpose; most involve manufacturing a product that is used to create, package or in some way bring something new into the world. There are a variety of industrial manufacturers using electrical equipment. With each industry has a specific need in regards to equipment and replacement components that is needs to have available to ensure that production never is delayed, stalled or brought to a complete halt. Electrical equipment is the backbone to many industrial manufactures. Without reliable equipment or replacement components readily available production will stop thus resulting in delayed manufacturing, decreased employee production and a loss of profit.
In the next few installments we will begin to look at new surplus and reconditioned electrical equipment and components to bring a better understanding to exactly what this intriguing industry is all about. Today we will discuss bus ducts and bus plugs and the impact they have within large industrial manufacturing plants.
In most industrial settings electrical power is not distributed the same as it is in residential and commercial settings. In these settings power is distributed through hardwiring within the walls throughout the building. This allows electricity to flow through the building distributing similar voltage to rooms throughout the building this differs from industrial manufacturing settings where the electricity needs to be distributed differently throughout the building.
Electricity in industrial manufacturing facilities needs to be directed to where it is needed. In these large open industrial settings equipment needs to be able to be moved about and the electricity needs to be designed to allow for this freedom. There are not many closed walls or permanent structures to allow electricity to be distributed throughout the plant; this is where bus ducts and bus plugs are useful.
Bus ducts are in a sense, an extension cord. Each section of the bus duct is put together and run along the ceiling to complete a super highway of industrial power throughout the plant. Bus plugs complete the entire electrical super system allowing power to get from the bus duct system to the equipment below in need of power.
Bus plugs are similar to the plugs on the ends of appliances throughout our homes that are used on a regular basis. The bus plug connects a section of the bus duct to the equipment below that is in need of power. Bus plugs can be used for anything from lighting to heavy machinery. This system is used in industrial settings because it offers flexibility and ease of use. There is no hardwiring within the building and therefore the manufacturing floor can be rearranged as needed. If new equipment is introduced or a piece is taken out, the power system can also adjust.
It is our hope that this article gives readers a basic understanding of this unique electrical component as well as how and why it is used throughout industrial manufacturing settings. If you are in need of replacement bus plugs or new surplus bus ducts for your current system look no further than the experts at J & P Electrical Company, LLC located out of Warren, MI at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/.