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  • APG INTRODUCES NEW SERIES MNU IS INTRINSICALLY SAFE MODBUS ULTRASONIC LEVEL SENSOR

    MNU IS LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new ultrasonic level sensor, the Series MNU IS Intrinsically Safe Modbus Ultrasonic Level Sensor. The MNU IS combines the flexibility and programmability of Modbus sensors with the ability to be installed in Class I Division 1 Hazardous locations. As with all of APG’s Tank Cloud […]

  • Opto22: Announcing another Opto 22 breakthrough: groov RIO – remote I/O for the IIoT

    Read Article on Opto22’s site   You’ve heard the rumors. Now, as an OptoBlog subscriber, you can be first in line… Coming next month: groov RIO®, a new family of intelligent, standalone, Ethernet-based, PoE-powered, remote I/O units for IIoT and automation applications. groov RIO is the next step in transforming the industry for the industrial internet of things (IIoT), […]

  • ASi-5 digital module with 16 I/Os: maximum flexibility & channel-specific diagnostics

    Gain maximum flexibility in your application with the new self-configuring 16 I/O digital module by Bihl+Wiedemann (BWU4230). The 16 digital signals of the ASi-5 slave can be distributed as required – e.g. to 12 proximity sensors and 4 valves in an application with packaging technology. The IP67 module is ideally suited for high I/O densities. […]

  • Opto22: Go further with groov EPIC 2.0

    Read Article on Opto22’s site   With the latest firmware update, groov EPIC gets I/O for the IIoT and more Out this week, groov EPIC firmware version 2.0 is a milestone for the platform, and there are more than a few reasons to consider updating. Here’s an overview of what’s included. groov RIO remote I/O support What’s groov RIO? For those of […]

  • Opto22: EPIC offers extensibility

    Read Article on Opto22’s site EPIC is more than just a name; it is an acronym describing the primary capabilities in the system. In this blog post, we’ll look more in depth at the P for programmability. With today’s traditional PLC systems, you typically have one fixed development system with a limited set of tools. This is […]

  • APG INTRODUCES THE NEW SERIES FS-400 AND FS-410 STAINLESS STEEL VERTICAL FLOAT SWITCHES

    LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces two new float switches, the Series FS-400 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch, and the Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch. The Series FS-400 and FS-410 are versatile switches, compatible with a wide range of liquids, temperatures, and pressures. They feature all stainless steel wetted materials, user-reversible […]

  • Nidec Industrial Solutions new $12 million facility in CLEVELAND supports essential industries during the COVID-19 crisis and paves a path for future growth

    Cleveland, OH, August 10, 2020 – Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS), the industrial platform of Nidec Group, expands in the USA thanks to the opening of its new facility in Cleveland, OH. This new facility has been able to support essential industries during the COVID-19 crisis and paves the path for future growth in North America. The 12-million-dollar investment […]

  • ASi-5/ASi-3 gateways – advantageous even without ASi-5 slaves

    The current ASi-5/ASi-3 gateways by Bihl+Wiedemann are also the most powerful ASi-3 masters – because the integrated ASi-3 master “profits” from numerous novel features. We were able to implement many improvements also thanks to close cooperation with our ASi-5 pioneer customers. In the new gateway generation, you will probably already find the legitimate successor device. […]

  • Opto22: New White Paper: Building Industrial IoT from Edge to Cloud

    Read Article on Opto22’s site See how next-generation edge-based distributed I/O and controllers open new possibilities for connected infrastructure. In the field of industrial automation, terms like digital transformation, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), or edge computing have become common topics of discussion. Today’s businesses have IoT goals. End users need devices and applications […]

  • Opto22: New white paper introduces edge I/O – I/O for the IIoT

    Read Article on Opto22’s site Learn how edge I/O creates a simpler way to meet the needs of today’s industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications. In an era of increasing connectivity and technical capabilities, it seems like simple ideas should be simple to achieve. But IIoT projects, even simple ones, are still expensive, demand special […]

  • Opto22: New white paper explains Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

    Read Article on Opto22’s site   A new kind of industrial controller simplifies and secures automation and IIoT projects, while reducing cost and complexity. We’ve recently published a new white paper that explains why and how Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers (EPICs) are the solution for today’s–and tomorrow’s–automation applications. For today’s controls engineers, new demands to use and share […]

  • Safety Tool Box: Who Has the Right-of-Way?

    According to driving statistics in the USA last year, there were nearly 4,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents that involved a driver failing to yield the right-of-way. And while many of those accidents were due to driver distraction, (which means one or both drivers weren’t even aware of a pending right-of-way situation), many right-of-way accidents also […]

  • APG: Are Magnetostrictive Probes the Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

    Often times when our customers see magnetostrictive level transmitters, they immediately think of the oil and gas industry. While APG’s magnetostrictive probes are highly used throughout the oil and gas industry, they are utilized throughout several industries including chemical, petrochemical, water and wastewater, pharmaceutical and transportation to name a few. Magnetostrictive probes are typically selected […]

Mission

Traditional Service And New Ideas

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INDUSTRY

Service First

Electrical Control Products for Industry in Pennsylvania, Maryland  and West Virginia


The Russell F Clark Co is in business to facilitate the trade between our customers and our principals. All of our efforts and services are dedicated to meet this end.

Our company’s growth and success has paralleled new developments in the connectivity, electrical, electronic, and instrumentation markets, but the company’s service-first policy has never changed. The Russell F Clark Representatives employ a team marketing approach that provides their principals and customers with the latest and most accurate market and product information for the Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. The traditional formula of service and innovation continues for the present as the Energy, Transportation, Electric Utility, and Manufacturing industries thrive in the Pittsburgh area.

Find High-Quality Automation Products in Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy more convenient end-user configuration and more reliable output from your electrical equipment when you improve your production with our automation products in Pittsburgh, PA. At our firm, we strive to provide our clients with long-term, proven solutions that lead to more reliable operations on a worldwide scale. Developed with ease of use in mind, our electrical and industrial connectivity solutions are designed to stand up to traditional wear and tear and keep going. No matter what your performance needs, you are sure to find a suitable addition to your systems when you browse our extensive selection of electrical control products.

As a manufacturer’s representative, we consider it our duty to provide our clients with modern, cost-effective equipment and tools that will serve them well in a wide variety of electrical applications. When you turn to us for your electrical equipment and supply needs, you can rest assured that our dedicated team members will always be courteous, forthright, and reliable. Make us your dedicated source for your every connectivity, electrical, and instrumentation need, and we’ll see to it that you receive the high-performance solutions you need to continue to serve your respective industry.

Proudly Serving Clients in Various Industries

From gas and oil to wind and solar applications, we proudly provide clients in a range of energy production, logistical, and manufacturing industries with the automation products they need to improve their operations. As part of our company policy, we strive to maintain close communication between manufacturers and our clients to ensure we’re capable of promptly supplying the newest, finest quality products for every commercial and industrial application.

Whether you’re looking to transfer more power, data, or signals, or a combination of all three, our diversified range of high-performance products are sure to serve you well. No matter what you need, you can always count on our team to expedite your orders, provide accurate quotations, and answer any questions or inquiries you may have about our electrical control products. Trust us to help you get one step closer to a higher level of accuracy and efficiency.

Contact our company for more information about the list of manufacturers we work with. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia regions.

Full Variety of Electrical Control Products in Pittsburgh, PA

When you need to keep your company running efficiently and profitably, count on our full array of electrical control products in Pittsburgh, PA. We carry a full variety of products by trusted manufacturers including:

  • Industrial Connectivity Solutions by Belden: Belden’s leading automation brands, Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation, allow you to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business operations through the use of various automation products. When you rely on automation rely on Belden… Sending all the Right Signals.
  • Emphatec: We offer standard off-the-shelf products such as analog signal conditioners, relays and power supplies. We also provide our customers with custom or application specific products. Our emphasis is on solutions to your interfacing and automation needs.
  • Power Switches and Relays by ElectroSwitch Corp.: Switches, Relays, and Meters Designed & Manufactured for Protection, Monitoring, and Control of Electric Power Systems. “Never a Doubt”.
  • Switch-Safe: Magnetic Mount or full Lock Out Tag Out protective covers for Power and Control switches.
  • IDEM Safety Products:  Protect your workers as well as your bottom line with IDEM safety products including key exchange systems, configurable solenoid interlock safety switches, and more.
  • Concentric Devices LLC.: Concentric Devices is the manufacturer of the next generation of value-added electrical terminal blocks. We utilize our “iQ Technology” to provide a completely integrated connectivity solution for electrical control applications.
  • SensoPart: “We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” An innovative supplier of opto-electronic, inductive, capacitive, ultra-sonic, and image-processing vision sensors for factory automation.
  • Pro-Tech Computers: Established in 1980, Protech Systems Co., Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PCs, automation products and embedded computers for companies around the world.
  • APG: Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) is a supplier of innovative and differentiated products, solutions, and services for industrial process measurement and control. Technologies include pressure, flow, level control, analytics, and dedicated flexible control, using state of the art methodologies.
  • Nidec-Avtron: Nidec Avtron Automation brings systems and product expertise to the industrial automation market. At Nidec-Avtron, we manufacture AC, DC and SR drive systems, a complete encoder product line from light mill duty to severe duty applications, including ATEX approved encoders for hazardous environments, and diagnostic and productivity software.
  • Bihl + Wiedemann: The highly specialized engineering firm is among the leading providers of safety technology and electronic components for automation technology using AS-Interface.
  • Contact our company for more information about the list of manufacturers we work with, and our integrated services such as: Engineering, Design, Fabrication, Integration, Set-Up, and Installation. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we have proudly served clients in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia for over 100 years.

History

We take our name from our founder, Russell F Clark, a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, who began his career in the burgeoning electrical industry after graduating as an electrical engineer from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1916. Mr. Clark became a manufacturer’s representative in 1919 after working as an engineer for the Duquesne Light Company.

RELIABLE, FORTHRIGHT, & COURTEOUS

The firm’s first two customers were Mine Safety Appliances and Duquesne Light Co. They remain major accounts for the company today, along with many other industrial leaders. As his firm grew, Mr. Clark developed a policy of close communication between manufacturers and customers that assures prompt supply of the finest quality and newest design products for each application. He used his initials as the company name and logo. RFC, he was proud to say, stands for reliable, forthright & courteous.

Mr. Clark’s founding principles continue to guide the company. Always a close-knit, family-style operation, the Russell F Clark Company today is headed by Gary Crissman, President. Mr. Crissman continues the company’s dedication to the values on which the firm is based. Though mindful of the company’s heritage, Mr. Crissman insists that the Russell F Clark Company takes a leading position in service and innovation for old and new customers and principals alike.

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