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How Transformer Equipment Works

When you carry a good amount of powered conveyors it helps to have equipment that can generate the flow of electricity required to operate. This is where transformer equipment comes in. No, not like the robot heroes with the same name. Transformers are used to transfer an electrical current between two or more circuits. This then can allow for conveyor equipment to function properly through a steady electrical current.

How Transformers Run

Transformers work when a fluctuating electric current flows through a wire, generating a magnetic field all around it. The strength of the magnetic field is directly related to the size of the electric current. Essentially: the the bigger the current, the stronger the magnetic field.

Different Currents and Voltages

Something interesting about electricity is that it can be passed from one wire to another by touching two wires together. Most often wires are wrapped around a core to create a voltage between the two of them. Depending on how you then wrap one wire as opposed to the other, you can create a transformer that goes from a low voltage to a high voltage, or a high voltage to a low voltage.

Transformers equipment are essential in generating electricity. When purchasing equipment, it helps to know you’re getting a good deal. To that, consider visiting our online catalog. If you are not able to find what you’re looking for online, do not hesitate to contact us via online form or by phone, as we carry many products which are not listed online as well.