I don't want to brag...but I may be a little bit of a big deal! I sold some Autonics pilot lights to a big time Hollywood television producer today. I don't want to name drop or anything like that - I'd like to stay level headed about this whole thing...I'm just saying I'm one step closer to the big time.
In honor of my small step toward the big time, this episode of 'My Automation Education' is going to focus on the little people in the automation world: pilot lights and pushbuttons. These are not pilot lights as in the kind you have in your furnace (think Hollywood: bright lights and in your face). Instead, pilot lights are simply indicator lights on an electrical panel of some sort: think a television switch panel where a lit dome light shows which camera is live.
Pushbuttons are exactly as their name implies: a button you push that causes some action to occur. It could be used for anything from an emergency shut off button to a two-way rocker switch to an illuminated pushbutton. There are countless uses and applications for pushbuttons and pilot lights...too many to mention in this blog post.
Marshall Wolf Automation, the race leader amongst industrial automation distributors, carries an amazing variety of pushbuttons and pilot lights from manufacturers like IDEC, Autonics, and NKK Switches. Stop by our website and check out our pushbutton walk of fame.
As for me, I'm just waiting on that call to bask in the glory of the Hollywood sun! ...on second thought, I better just get back to work.