In summer, most people are thinking about longer days and holidays. However, spare a thought for plant managers when the temperature gauge starts to rise. Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains how to keep electrical enclosures running efficiently.
High temperatures are the most common cause of sensitive electronic automation components tripping or even failing. When one component fails, it can cause an entire manufacturing line to shut down, leading to costly downtime for the plant manager. To prevent this, manufacturers need to ensure that they are prepared for the summer heat by inspecting their equipment and, in particular, their enclosures to identify the level of risk.