Skip to content Skip to footer

Choosing the Right Surge Protection for Industrial Automation Equipment

Published by: TTI

As such more and more electronics-based equipment is being installed factory-wide in control systems and sensors of various types. At the same time most industrial manufacturing facilities contain heavy-duty equipment such as pumps, arc-welding machines and high performance AC and DC motors along with a variety of electrically controlled actuators. This equipment typically consumes high levels of current and creates voltage transients during operation, particularly at start-up and shutdown, creating the potential to interfere with, or even damage, sensitive sensors and electronic control equipment located in the vicinity.
In this whitepaper we highlight the need to employ circuit protection devices within equipment used in the industrial automation environment. With an emphasis more on the aspects of ESD rather than EMC/EMI, we highlight the possible causes of surges and the different types of protection devices available to incorporate in control systems and their associated network interfaces (CAN, Ethernet etc.). In highlighting the different types of circuit protection available, a small selection of applications are discussed, along with specific products examples.

Read More

By submitting this form you agree to TTI contacting you with marketing-related emails or by telephone. You may unsubscribe at any time. TTI web sites and communications are subject to their Privacy Notice.

By requesting this resource you agree to our terms of use. All data is protected by our Privacy Notice. If you have any further questions please email

Related Categories: , ,

digital route logo
Published: September 13, 2022 Lang: ENG
Type: Whitepaper Length: 9 pages

More resources from TTI