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Tailor-Made Solutions

IVT International
When Italian forklift manufacturer Carer of Cotignola set out to design a heavy-duty alternating current (AC) forklift truck to compete with internal combustion (IC) vehicles, the company knew the vehicle’s performance capabilities would have to include high speed, rapid acceleration, heavy lift capacity, suitability for outdoor all-weather operations and excellent ...
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Vehicles of Change

IVT
Mike Miller, director of product management for Curtis Instruments, leads the worldwide product development and marketing of the company's instrumentation products for industrial electric vehicles. As a recognized expert in the field, he has held technical leadership positions at Curtis for 27 years, guiding its global instrumentation ...
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Pallet Cleanser

IVT International
Value, or in other words, high performance at an affordable price, is everything in the 'walkie' powered pallet truck market. Because end customers have relatively uniform demands for these battery-powered electric warehouse vehicles, manufacturers have been able to keep costs down by employing highly integrated subsystems and standardizing ...
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A Fast Turnaround

Advanced Lift Truck Technology International
The German Hubtex Group may well offer the world’s largest program of specialist forklift trucks – boasting heavy-duty compact models, glass transport systems and mobile order pickers, its vehicle line is impressive. With these machines, the OEM is one of the top 25 largest forklift manufacturers in the world – and is still growing rapidly.
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Trending Now

IVT International
Mark Ankers, VP of product management for Curtis Instruments, directs the worldwide product development and marketing of its motor control systems and instrumentation for industrial electric vehicles. His career began in the UK with the installation and commissioning of industrial process control systems, and has gone on to encompass the ...
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Marwell Honored at Gala Event

The Record Review
Mt. Kisco resident Stuart Marwell has been frequenting the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester for basically most of his life. He attended activities at the club during his own youth, and, after staying in his hometown and founding a world-class business, Curtis Instruments, continued his involvement by serving on the board for many years.
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Lessons Learned at The Westchester Boys & Girls Club

Westchester Business Journal
As a child who grew up in Mt. Kisco, some of my fondest memories were my childhood experiences at the Boys & Girls Club. I started to attend the club at age 13 when I was in the eight grade. The school bus from Fox lane stopped there every day after school and a great number of kids got off that bus every day to participate in club activities.
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Small Screen Starts

Advanced Lift Truck Technology
The new full-colour Curtis enGage VI vehicle instrument delivers all the capabilities of its larger sibling, enGage VII, but has been reconfigured in a compact version that is ideal for smaller industrial and off-highway vehicles. Compared with the 5.7in LCD screen of the VII, the enGage VI features a 3.5in display – about the same as that of an iPhone.
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The Corner Office: An Instrumental Approach

914 Inc.
Stuart Marwell sits at his desk and glances out the window at the lush, wooded grounds of the corporate headquarters of Mount Kisco-based Curtis Instruments, an international instruments and controllers manufacturer of which he is CEO. Inside the room, there are a few family snapshots and an iconic photograph of John F. Kennedy deep...
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Mark of Respect

Advanced Lift-Truck Technology
Most of us are familiar with the CE mark and see it every day on a wide variety of consumer products – but fewer people are aware that it applies equally to complex industrial machinery, and even industrial vehicles such as forklift trucks. With that in mind, have you ever stopped to think what the mark really signifies?
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Echoes of The March

The Journal News
They came, young and old, on school buses from the South and charters from Chicago. Celebrities came, too, but the vast majority of the 250,000 people who took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago were not boldface names. The footfalls of the March on Washington fell silent 50 years ago, not long after King's words "I have a dream"...
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Lifestage

Making the Move to Medical Mobility
Are you facing the transition to a wheelchair and wish you had an explanation of the step-by-step processes? You may be wondering: 'How do I start? What are the steps ahead of me? How will I manage, and how will I learn to drive this machine?' This article will hopefully help you with an easy to understand overview of what’s ahead...
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The Future is Electric

IVT International
Leif Svensson, VP of sales Western Europe for Curtis Instruments, directs continent-wide sales organisations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. With a demanding travel schedule, Svensson uses his time on the road to listen to audio-books as well as contemplate solutions for today’s electric vehicle business challenges.
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Cutting-edge Curtis Wins State Award

Record Review
Curtis Instruments was recently named one of the 50 best companies to work for in New York State by the New York Society for Human Resource Management. This was not the first time that Curtis has received this honor, and it only one of many feathers in their corporate cap, but it is very important to president, CEO and Katonah resident Stuart Marwell because it is a reflection of employee dedication to the company.
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Charging Towards The Future

Family Business Magazine
Stuart Marwell, the second-generation chairman and CEO of Curtis Instruments, knows the advantages as well as the drawbacks of operating a family business. He's also well aware of some of the inherent dangers -- and he runs his multinational family enterprise with an eagle eye on all three.
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The Secret Life of Batteries

IVT International
Battery management is a complex issue for fleet managers and other end users. For reasons of productivity, safety and cost control, it is essential to know how long the battery life will be, what the state of charge is, how healthy the battery is, and other key aspects of battery functionality.
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Yes CAN Do

Advanced Lift Truck Technology
Capability versus cost is the formula that drives industrial vehicle development. So in order to build a marketable product, today’s industrial vehicle designers use multiple CAN devices on their creations to obtain the required system functionality for an acceptable cost.
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Management Secrets of Top Westchester CEOs

914 Inc.
Suart Marwell is a pretty quiet, unassuming guy for someone who was told his company was "doing good work" by Barack Obama, following a private roundtable conference with the President in Mumbai in 2010. But then, the CEO of Curtis Instruments is no stranger to achievement.
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Livermore Branch of Electric Vehicles Running Smoothly

The Independent
A Livermore company that specializes in electric motor controls is among world leaders in providing the technology that allows golf carts, wheelchairs, forklifts and other electrically powered vehicles to accelerate and decelerate smoothly. The company is a division of Curtis Instruments, a family-owned, New York-based company with about 1,000 employees worldwide and 2011...
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Low Profile, High Marks

Westchester Business Journal
Curtis Instruments Inc. may be one of Mount Kisco’s best-kept secrets. But after a banner year in which the company posted record revenue numbers, that may no longer apply. Over its 52-year history the company has been endorsed by President Obama, worked with NASA on the Apollo space missions and established itself as one of the world’s ...
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A World of Difference?

IVT International
Curtis Instruments Inc is a worldwide technology leader in instrumentation and controls for electric vehicles. David Matthews is the vice president of sales – Americas, and vice president – Asian Operations, and has managed international operations for technical companies for more than 20 years, including 12 years at Curtis. In the following Q&A, he shares his experience ...
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Firmly in Control

Handling & Storage Solutions
Many of you will remember how lift trucks typically used to struggle with gradients. Rather than stopping dead, forklifts would creep down the slope. Modern lift trucks have got a great deal more precise and this has boosted health and safety as well as efficiency. One of the companies responsible for this development is Curtis Instruments, which manufactures motor controllers ...
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Electric Perspective

IVT International
Curtis Instruments, founded in 1960, is a world leader in advanced electric vehicle technology control systems, instrumentation and related technology. This private company, based in Mount Kisco, New York state, USA, operates 15 subsidiaries worldwide. Stuart Marwell, a descendant of one of the founders, joined the company in 1983 and has served as president, CEO ...
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In Living Colour

Advanced Lift Truck Technology
Consumers everywhere have become more visually sophisticated. Smartphones and other personal electronic devices have placed brilliant, easy-to-read displays into the hands of the global community. Now the industrial electric vehicle sector, with its focus on practical applications, can attain the pop and dazzle of advanced visual displays...
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U.S.-India CEO Summit: Electric Car Partners

The Wall Street Journal Blog
The White House is making the case that President Barack Obama’s India trip is about creating business opportunities overseas for U.S. firms. It’s people like Stuart Marwell who will help with that argument. Mr. Marwell, the CEO of Curtis Instruments, a New York-based company that supplies technology for electric vehicles ranging from forklifts to cars...
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In India

Time.com
Obama attended a roundtable with business leaders, accompanied by Valerie Jarrett, Mike Froman and Gary Locke. Several Indian and American business leaders sat around a u-shaped table. They stood up when the president walked in at 3:40 p.m. He made his way around the table shaking hands.
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President & CEO of Curtis Instruments Invited to US-India Roundtable Hosted by President Obama

IVT International.com
Stuart E. Marwell, the President and CEO of Curtis, was invited to a private roundtable discussion with US President Barack Obama to review and analyze US-Indian business relationships and cooperation, as it affects beneficial technologies during the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit.
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Global Opportunities for Industry Utility Electric Vehicles

Industrial Utility Vehicle & Mobile Equipment
Curtis Instruments, founded in 1960, is a world leader in advanced electric vehicle technology control systems, instrumentation and related technology. The privately held company, based in Mount Kisco, NY, operates 15 subsidiaries worldwide. Stuart Marwell, a son of one of the co-founders, joined Curtis in 1983 and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer ...
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Katonah's Marwell Meets Obama in India

The Record Review
People all over the political spectrum would likely agree that President Barack Obama has had his hands full these days. Perhaps that's what made it even more impressive that the nation's president specifically recognized the work of Curtis Instruments Inc. as he shook hands with the locally based company's CEO, Stuart Marwell.
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Obama Talks Business With Industry Heads

The Times of India.com
It was not just the Tatas and Ambanis who got to meet the US president, Barack Obama. The US prez had a tete-a-tete with a chosen few entrepreneurs with innovative models as part of a roundtable at the Trident Hotel. From Irfan Alam, the man who helps rickshaw pullers, to Chetan Sinha, founder of Mann Deshi Bank, a microfinance bank that lends, funds and teaches entrepreneurial...
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Obama Holds Discussions With Indian and US Businessmen

The Economic Times.com
Visiting American President Barack Obama today addressed corporate honchos from India, opening discussions on crucial areas of cooperation like pharma, manufacturing, transportation and clean energy. During the roundtable, Obama was accompanied by US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other top officials as also corporate leaders who are part of his entourage.
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Obama Talks Business With Industry Heads

Obama Blog
It was not just the Tatas and Ambanis who got to meet the US president, Barack Obama. The US prez had a tete-a-tete with a chosen few entrepreneurs with innovative models as part of a roundtable at the Trident Hotel. From Irfan Alam, the man who helps rickshaw pullers, to Chetan Sinha, founder of Mann Deshi Bank, a microfinance bank that lends, funds and teaches entrepreneurial...
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President & CEO of Curtis Instruments Invited to US-India Roundtable Hosted by President Obama

Forklift Action.com
Stuart E. Marwell, the President and CEO of Curtis, was invited to a private roundtable discussion with US President Barack Obama to review and analyze US-Indian business relationships and cooperation, as it affects beneficial technologies during the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit. During the meeting, President Obama told Stuart Marwell:...
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Curtis Instruments Invited to US-India Rountable Hosted by President Obama

Automotive Horizons.com
Stuart E Marwell, the President and CEO of Curtis, was invited to a private roundtable discussion with US President Barack Obama to review and analyze US-Indian business relationships and cooperation, as it affects beneficial technologies during the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit, says the online report of forkliftaction.com.
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Curtis CEO Gets Seat at Table With President Obama

The Journal News
Curtis Instruments’ president and CEO, Stuart E. Marwell, took part in a private roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama this month, the company has announced. The Nov 6. discussion to analyze U.S.-Indian business relationships was part of Obama’s trip to India.
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Reva Does Chetan Maini Proud

The Times of India.com
Chetan Maini had reason to puff his chest out with pride on Saturday. His electric car, Reva, appeared to have driven into the hearts of Barack Obama and US entrepreneurs accompanying the US President . It is reported that Reva, which Maini sold to Mahindra in May this year, and its US-based partner Curtis generated considerable interest at a meeting that Obama had...
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U.S.-India CEO Summit: EV Partners

EV-INFO.com
Mr. Stuart Marwell, the CEO of Curtis Instruments says he sees great potential for growth in the electric vehicle segment of the sizzling Indian auto market. The White House is making the case that President Barack Obama’s India trip is about creating business opportunities overseas for U.S. firms.
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Remarks by the President to U.S.-India Business Council and Entrepreneurship Summit

Our nations are the two largest democracies on Earth. We are bound by a common language and common values; shared aspirations and a shared belief that opportunity should be limited only by how hard you’re willing to work, only by how hard you are willing to try. Trade and commerce between our people has been happening for centuries -- even before we were independent...
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Mount Kisco's Curtis Inst. Celebrates Milestone

The Examiner News
No question that 2010 has been quite a year for Mount Kisco-based Curtis Instruments. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary on Dec. 9 and its president and CEO, Stuart Marwell, received a glowing endorsement from none other than President Barack Obama.
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All in Good Time

Advanced Lift Truck Technology
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AC Dual Drive System Configuration (Victory is Nine)

IVT International
In modern industrial vehicles, electronics play a major role in achieving high performance, efficiency and usability. Electronics are the brain of the vehicle. The key question is: how should a system be configured to result in a powerful machine that performs to the absolute best in the application, with the attributes and results that customers demand?
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Transitioning GSE Fleets to Electric

Ground Support Worldwide
Electrification of ground support vehicles and equipment is part of a global effort toward cleaner airport transportation. There has been much discussion about the benefits. Airports and airlines save significantly in operating costs by implementing green transportation because it is far less expensive in the long term, according to some industry estimates.
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Charging Ahead

Industrial Vehicle Technology
A gradual evolution, with exciting advances in hybrid technology. This is how Richard Sadler summarises the next 30 years of development for electric power in industrial vehicles. Sadler is well qualified to make these predictions. He has spent the last 30 years working in the industry, and is currently serving as executive vice president for sales and marketing at Curtis...
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Double Act

IVT International
Stöcklin Logistik of Dornach, Switzerland, has introduced a new range of tiller-operated low-lift trucks (EDP 16/20) and high-lift trucks (EDD 12 and EDS 10/14) with load capacities from 1,000-2,000kg. Also new are a low-lift truck and a high-lift truck with driver stand – ESP 20 and ESI 12.5 respectively – all of them with 24V drives. In terms of drives and controls, ...
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How A Company Transformed Itself to Capture the Opportunities of the AC Marketplace

Industrial Utility Vehicle & Mobile Equipment
On a recent busy day at HPGC, the President of the company was nowhere to be seen. Nowhere, that is, unless you happened to glance under one of the trucks in the R&D lot. That’s where you would have found President and Owner Brian Seymour, personally assembling the connections of a prototype electric drive system. For the head of a company, it doesn’t get much more hands-on ...
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Ahead of the Times

Westchester County Business Journal
technology company, Curtis Instruments knows a thing or two about innovation, company growth, increased annual sales and commitment to one’s community, which is why the Mount Kisco-based company is the 2007 recipient of The Business Council of Westchester’s Hall of Fame Entrepreneurial Success Award.
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Curtis in China

Industrial Vehicle & Sightseeing Trolley
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Food Packaging Gets Help From VCL Assisted 1210 Controller

Curtis Instruments (UK) Limited
Throw away packaging, whether it be for potato chips, pre-pack vegetables or your favourite fast food, is something we don’t give a second thought about. But for one man, Matt Payne owner of Torros Ltd of Norfolk, England its big business. The raw materials for packaging such as PVC film, is delivered to food processing plants in 500Kg reels formed around various sized cores.
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Response Ability

Industrial Vehicle Technology
Improving the responsiveness of industrial vehicles (EVs) to the operator is often a matter of making different components in those vehicles more responsive to one another. For such applications, the new enGage IV from Curtis Instruments has special appeal.
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All Systems Go

Industrial Vehicle Technology
Imagine an ideally synchronized electrical universe; one where all components work in perfect harmony, each empowering the other to perform at its absolute best. That was the result envisioned by the SEV group when it set out to create a fully integrated system for its new generation of electric trucks.
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A Novel Economical Single Stage Battery Charger With Power Factor Correction

APEC
Battery chargers for consumer and industry markets must be precise in function and reliable in operation at reasonable manufacturing cost. As a low cost and simple solution, ferro-resonant voltage regulation technology has been widely used in battery charger for EV for decades. This solution relies on the magnetic properties of transformer to ...
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New Gauges Raise the Bar on Instrumentation Capabilities

E-Drive
The new enGage series gauges and panels from Curtis Instruments bring a new level of technological capability to off-road vehicle instrumentation. Fully programmable and adaptable to wide-ranging customization, these units are designed to accomodate more functions in a smaller package. Becasue one basic housing can serve many needs, inventory costs are lowered...
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Curtis Pushes Products to the Limit

Journal News
Tom Bufi routinely watches through an ice-coated window as the thermometer dips to 150 degrees inside a cabinet-sized chamber that holds small parts. He is testing how the parts -- under study for future use in bulldozers, boats or everyday products -- hold up to cold far worse than the North Pole.
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Collaboration on a Roll in India

Patent Trader
Seated at the head of the table in a secluded downstairs room in Crabtree Kittle House here, Chetan Maini chats politely about newspaper business with a group of local reporters and executives from Mount Kisco-based Curtis Instruments. Small newspapers in his native India remain independent and are not interested in expanding their coverage area, he says softly.
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Electric Vehicles Vital to India and Nepal

E-Drive
While electric cars were developed in the U.S. more than 100 years ago, on this continent and in Europe the greatest number of EVs are still found off-road, mainly for industrial, recreational, personal mobility, and transport purposes. EVs fulfill an important role in these practical applications because of the evident need to eliminate indoor pollution.
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Curtis Controls REVA-lution

Journal News
As a child growing up in Bangalore, India, in the 1970s, Chetan Maini pedaled his bicycle to school. Now he said he would not even think about bicycling around the city, since its heavy pollution would fill his lungs. Instead, he drives around the city in what he sees as one of the answers to his country's pollution woes -- an electric car called REVA.
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Optimizing High Frequency Battery Charger Performance for Worldwide Applications

EDN
Manufacturers of power-conversion products are responding to the increasingly stiffer requirements in power quality and performance that the standards originating with EU (European Union) agencies prescribe. These standards address the susceptibility of AC electrical-distribution circuits to equipment damage and line interference due to harmonic distortion.
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Pure Logic: Smarter Vehicles Require Smarter Components – Distributed Logic and I/O

Industrial Vehicle Technology
Industrial EV designers are faced with a triple challenge: reducing vehicle design costs and time-to-market, while creating increasingly sophisticated vehicles. Ever since intelligent components became an integral part of vehicular design and marketing, OEMs have turned to leading industry electric suppliers, such as Curtis Instruments, to help address...
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System Customization Quick and Easy

Industrial Vehicle Technology
By its very nature, the traditional approach to industrial vehicle design creates two opposing forces in the industry. OEMs demand low-cost, reliable components that are customized to meet unique requirements of a system, whereas suppliers need to produce proven generic modules in high volume in order to make them cost-efective.
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How to Match Contactors to DC Telecommunications Power Systems

Power Quality Assurance
DC Contactors are crucial for providing low voltage (LVDC) and battery disconnect functions for telecommunication DC power distribution systems. Compared to other systems components, contactors are relatively uncomplicated -- esentially they are heavy-duty electromechanical switches. Yet, for optimum performance and durability, and trouble-free system operation, many...
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