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A Few Different Types of Ground Fault Relays

There are a large number of ground fault relays available to suit the needs of many mining applications. Finding the right ground fault relay which will suit the needs of your system will make sure that you have the right controls in place and the ideal fault relay that will keep your business up and running in a time of difficulty. Here are some of the top types of ground fault relays produced for the mining industry today:

Touchscreen Relays

Ground fault relays with a tie touchscreen in place allow for sensitive adjustments of tolerances. This is an excellent idea if you are working with sensitive electronic equipment or you need the utmost assistance with a wide range of electronics within your mining site.

Simple Ground Trip System

A simple ground trip system with a test button, reset button, and light-up display will give you all of the safety that’s required to help you manage your mine site and keep arc faults to a minimum.

Look Ahead Ground Fault Relay

Look ahead to ground fault relays or designs to provide an extra level of breaker Undervoltage to limit the chance for ground fault issues. These come with a scalable time delay for applications where initial loads require more time to dissipate back from the motor circuit. These are ground fault relays that can protect extremely sensitive equipment and maintain items like high tension couplers for locomotive applications.

If you are interested in learning more about these types of ground type relays and which would be perfect for your applications, contact us today to learn more. We can take you through the range of ground fault relays that we have in our business and recommend the best products for your day-to-day use.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best ground fault relay in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features, and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.

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