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bisco to Exhibit at Northern California Design-2-Part Show

bisco industries is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2016 Northern California Design-2-Part Show. The Northern California Design-2-Part Show is the region’s largest contract manufacturing trade show and will held be at the Santa Clara Convention Center June 8-9, 2016. The show is completely free to attend and provides opportunities to connect with design engineers, find new sources, and learn about new manufacturing techniques.

Visit bisco at Booth 320

bisco is partnering with manufacturer, Marathon Special Products, for the 2016 show. Swing by bisco’s booth to connect with local bisco representatives as well as Marathon’s regional representative. For more details or to coordinate a meeting contact the bisco marketing team. We look forward to seeing you at booth 320!

Manufacturer Profile: Marathon Special Products

Marathon Special Products is a premier manufacturer of fuse holders, terminal blocks, and power blocks. Based in Bowling Green, Ohio , Marathon’s headquarters houses an extensive electrical test lab in addition to manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Marathon Special Products is a subsidiary of Regal Beloit and the owner of the Kulka brand of terminal blocks.

Since 1955, Marathon has been developing innovative solutions including streamlined molding, stamping, and assembly. In addition to innovative design and manufacturing Marathon has also gained a reputation for quality.  In fact, many of Marathon’s terminal and power blocks are NEMA and UL rated.  Marathon offers a broad range of terminal blocks, fuse holders, and power blocks with various styles, electrical ratings, and sizes to meet diverse application requirements.

Marathon electrical distribution products include:

Marathon Fuse Holder Styles

  • Photovoltaic Fuse Holders
  • T Class Fuse Holders
  • CC Class Fuse Holders

Marathon/Kulka Terminal Block Styles

Marathon Power Block Styles

  • NEMA Power Blocks
  • High Voltage (HVPB) Power Blocks
  • Enclosed Power Blocks (EPB)

bisco – Authorized Marathon Distributor

bisco industries is your local authorized supplier for Marathon products and Kulka brand terminal blocks.  bisco stocks a wide variety of Marathon terminal blocks and accessories including the military class 37TB, 38TB, and 39TB series terminal blocks. For technical specifications view the complete Marathon Catalog. For quotes and orders simply visit biscoind.com and search the Marathon part number.

What is a Terminal Block?

Terminal blocks function as convenient connection points for electrical wires while avoiding the need for wires to be spliced together. At the most basic level a terminal block is a strip of molded plastic fitted with metal plates and screws. Each connection point (terminal) features a metal plate and two parallel screws which conduct electricity and secure the wires in place. Connections are formed when the wires (typically outfitted with terminal lugs) are clamped between the screws and the conductor plate. Terminal blocks are also available in more complex configurations which provide features like spring clamp terminals and din rail mounting. Related products include euroblocks (European style terminal blocks) and power blocks.

Common Terminal Block Configurations

  • Din Rail Mounted Terminal Blocks
  • Double Row Terminal Blocks
  • Single Row Terminal Blocks
  • Feed Thru Stud Terminal Blocks
  • Barrier Terminal Blocks

Leading Terminal Block Manufacturers

 

For more information about terminal blocks check out resources from manufacturers like ABB and Marathon. Have a question? Contact bisco’s customer support team anytime.

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