Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is a 39 year employee of Schneider Electric working mostly in motor control product management. Tom is a member of the NEMA Industrial Automation section, is past chairman of the Business committee and member of the contactors and starters technical committee.

Clearing Up the Confusion Between NEMA and IEC Contactors

Standards are supposed to make life easier for control panel builders, by guiding the way to which products they can safely incorporate into their designs and panels. But sometimes they… Read more »

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A Brief History of UL 508A and Tips for How Control Panel Builders Can More Easily Comply

Change can be hard. And in the case of industrial control panels, change also tends to come slowly. This is not a bad thing, mind you, because we must take… Read more »

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Goodbye UL 508: A Transition More Than a Decade in the Making

When it comes to standards that control panel builders have to abide by, I have an interesting view. On the one hand, I represent Schneider Electric on various standards committees… Read more »