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Mythbusting: Will a VFD Only Work with Certain Motor Types?

You hear this myth often from manufacturers — you have to buy “our VFD” to match “our motor.” Mostly, you hear it because that manufacturer wants to sell you both the drive and the motor, so they make it seem like your choices are limited.

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Reading a SPOC Wiring Diagram

We talk a lot about innovation at SPOC. Sometimes innovation is a big idea, a breakthrough in technology. Other times, it’s something small; something that makes the customer’s life a little easier.

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Can a SCADA System Make Your Pumpers Better at Their Jobs?

Every producer we’ve ever worked with was looking for ways to help their pumpers be more efficient, to be better at their jobs.

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The Savings Are Real. And They Are Spectacular.

When we talk about the primary benefits of adding a drive to your rod pump applications, those benefits come in two flavors: cost savings and increased uptime. There are other benefits, however. Less stress and wear on your equipment mean things break less often so your maintenance costs go down and you get more from your investment.

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The Cost of Damage from Rod Float

The energy unleashed on your equipment from unchecked rod float is tremendous. The cost of repairing the damage is equally sobering. Consider a typical case.

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Advantages to Running Your SWD Through a VFD Versus a PLC

Look at your typical SWD set up and you’ll see it’s pretty common to run all of the field devices -- the safeties, the controls, the kills -- through a PLC.

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480V Drives Versus 4160V: Which is Better?

For the overwhelming majority of upstream and midstream oil and gas pumping operations, 480V VFDs can reduce operating expenses by double-digit percentages. This series of short articles can help you determine whether 480V is right for your oil, water or gas compression applications. Learn more. Read on.

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Lift Up: Working to make a good company great

Every great company has a purpose. A reason to be. ‘To make money’ is rarely a powerful enough purpose to drive a company to greatness.

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SPOC Automation ranked one of the 20 Most Promising Oil and Gas Technology Solution Providers

SPOC Automation is honored to be recognized by CIO Review as a "Visionary in the oil and gas sector" and as one of the 20 most promising oil and gas technology solution providers. SPOC Automation's Vice President, Ted Wilke, dives into specifics in a CIO Review article discussing a range of automation solutions that help customers increase their liability and efficiency of the equipment.

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SPOC Automation Featured in Business Alabama

Adding Brains to the Wellhead, is the headline about SPOC Automation featured in this month's publication of Business Alabama.