How Can You Find The Best Leather Handbags Manufacturers?
The twenty first century is known as the best time of technology and advancement of the human civilization. The human beings have gone a long way to make the best use of their minds and create wonders in the world that has helped them to have a comfortable life. Probably internet has stopped all types of searches with the wonderful connectivity through it. Today it is impossible to believe that you cannot know anything, when you have an internet option at your hand. There is nothing that is not available in the internet. Almost all kinds of knowledge are there in the internet. Science, arts, or business, whichever way you go, you can easily find out the best answer available in the Google. You can say it a problem shooter for millions today.
For this reason many of the business firms are opting for a website to promote their business. Websites are the best means of promotion for a company. It is easy for a person to promote one’s work through a personal website. A company provides all sorts of information through their websites. People can go through these very easily and in this way come to know about the companies or get information about various things. So, what better than internet can rest your search for the best leather handbag manufacturers? It is the best place, where you can find a great number of options to go through. You can do a study on the leather wallets manufacturers or the leather handbags manufactures.
You can also go through the fashion magazines that are available everywhere. These magazines will provide you information on the best leather wallets manufactures or handbag manufacturers.
There are also many leather fairs held in the city. These fairs are good source of information about the top companies that manufactures leather bags.
Leather handbags are something that can say as the most classic collection that one can have. These handbags if made up of genuine leather then are the best companion for all. Leather handbags though costly, but are the most reliable one in compare to the artificial ones. It is worth to buy a leather handbag by spending some bucks and using it for lifetime, rather than buying a cheap quality bag that cannot be used for even one month. Leather no doubt belongs to the best category among the all types of fibers available in the world.
Till now many synthetic fibers have been used to make different handbags. Leather has certain good qualities, for which it is the first choice of all. Leather has following properties:
1. High thermal insulation:
2. Very thick to cut easily:
3. High tensile strength:
4. Good resistivity against water:
5. Long lasting than any other synthetic fiber
Due to the above qualities of leather, all the handbag or wallet manufacturers prefer leather as the first raw material. It is one such material that has crossed the bars of generations and has still not lost its craze. Browse through the internet and keep an eye on the latest fashion news that will take you to the best leather handbag houses if you are enough passionate about it.
Hit the Prospects Hot Buttons to Close More Sales
At the conclusion of every sales presentation the salesman will have achieved one of three results: a sale is made, a sale is lost or valuable information is gleaned that can result in building a relationship. The third result can be called identifying the “hot button”. Obviously, the purpose of every sales presentation is to close the sale, and this is the only acceptable outcome any good salesman expects. However, identifying the hot button that will motivate a prospect to purchase can lead to a successful closing in a subsequent meeting.
The great salesman identifies the customer’s hot button by asking questions, listening closely to the answers and ferreting out the prospects true objections, pain, or fear about dealing with your company or your product. This is accomplished during the first meeting. Sales people never want to risk having to wait for a follow-up meeting to secure a positive result. Too many things can happen between the initial and second presentation, all bad.
However, realistically not every salesman is great, and the opportunity to re-tool a presentation based on data learned at the initial meeting can enable ordinary sales people to successfully close. Learning the customers hot button issue allows a sales man to craft a presentation that specifically addresses these open points. Not identifying and keying in on the hot button issues that are so important to buyers is the equivalent of commercial self- immolation.
Entrepreneurs must be able to sell. Golf, tennis, the trombone, driving, sailing, carpentry, indeed every activity is honed by practice. The same is true of developing crucial sales skills. You must practice, learn from mistakes, practice more and perfect a set of selling skills.
When sales people call on me I am always keen to hear the presentation and grade the effort. To say that there is a dearth of sales skills today is an understatement. When I experience a weak presentation I will cut off the presenter and tell them why they have lost the opportunity to have my business. If I am sitting through a weak presentation, but the sales person is obviously trying, I will stop them and give them pointers as to areas they might improve upon.
Invariably, not seeking, or discovering my hot button is usually the deal killer. I want to know how a product will satisfy a need I wish to address. What does it do for me? What does the product do that my current widget does not do? Is there a saving for me of labor, energy or maintenance? Does the item feature a storage, portability or multi-use advantage? There are many more features that might be relevant to my making a decision. It is the sales person’s responsibility to discover my hot button need and directly overcome my hesitance with a soundly presented response to each objection.
Notice I did not include cost in my list of hot buttons issues. Price is never, repeat never, an acceptable reason to lose a sale. Raw materials of like quality are price sensitive. However, a commercial product, technology or service should never be sold on price alone. The seller who touts a cheaper price alone as a reason to buy will not last long. There is always someone willing or able to sell more cheaply.
There is one exception I allow to my mantra to close every sale on the first presentation. I call this the “Naked Salesman”. In specific situations, usually when I need more background on the prospect than I can find in the marketplace (and this happens rarely), I go to the meeting as the Naked Salesman.
The Naked Salesman goes into the meeting with no briefcase, no bag, no folio and no sales collateral. This tends to disarm the customer. Sales people always appear as if they are ready to negotiate the terms and conditions for building the pyramids. The buyer always expects to be sold something they do not want and tends to build a barrier that the sales person must overcome.
Here is how the Naked Salesman might handle the meeting. Consider the following talking points:
• I am not here to sell you a thing.
• I simply want to learn more about your firm, your needs and how I can customize a program that increases your profits.
• My product (service, technology, invention, etc.) is too important to both of our companies for me to present without more knowledge of your application requirements.
• Can I borrow a pen and pad to make some notes as we talk?
Why does this approach succeed? Simply because the Naked Salesman has expressed more interest in the clients needs than the client expects. This is called relationship selling. The Naked Salesman wishes to customize a program that enables the client to enjoy features and benefits their product will provide. The classic armor that sales people utilize (brief case, Mont Blanc fountain pen, power point presentation, etc.) is replaced by a conversation. And this conversation is solely about what you can do to address the customers needs, wants and problems.
The Naked Salesman will return (with a briefcase, folio, sales collateral, no longer the Naked Salesman) enjoying a different relationship with the client. The return meeting promises the deliverance of a plan to address the stated hot button issues learned by the Naked Salesman. The psychological barrier so often placed between seller and buyer is greatly minimized or eliminated. In my experience the receipt of the details contained in the customized presentation is appreciated and anticipated by the buyer. The close should be completed after the presentation is completely reviewed, all aspects discussed and each issue of concern at the initial meeting fully answered.
Do not let analysis paralysis ever become a part of your, or the customers, decision making process. The sales person has a product. The customer has a need that must be discovered and addressed. The sale should then be closed as soon as possible. All parties should leave feeling that they received a fair deal. Over analyzing the market, current business conditions, industry trends, or hundreds of other paralyzing excuses are not countenanced.
I often ask the following question of a difficult customer: “If I could give you my product for free, would accept a unit”? The answer is almost always, “yes, of course”. My next question, “How would you use my product”? The answer almost always leads to the REAL hot button you could not pull from the prospect during the meat of your presentation. Listen to the response, adjust the close to address the answers you are hearing and then reopen your effort to close the sale.
Ability to close sales is equivalent to the performance of a MRI for your business. Selling is job number one. Answering objections and differentiating between real and phony objections is crucial to sales success.
The hot button issue is the key to concluding a successful sales presentation. Find the real hot button, answer it directly and watch your business expand exponentially as selling becomes easier and even fun.
History And Facts About Egyptian Jewelry
We all know that Egyptians are the master crafters of all metals, fashioning and beautifying them As far as the history of Egyptian jewelry is concerned, The history runs back to 4BC, this was the Pharaonic era and much attention was given to their costumes. Glyptic art, meaning ancient Egyptian gem carving art was very popular back in the day and was important in the role off showing power, glory and possessions. Maybe it is the abundace of precious gems that made them divert to polychrome glass jewelry?
Egyptian jewelry centers on color the most. It demands a creative eye to put all the glamorous colors together in order to produce a good piece of Egyptian jewellery. RRed is for life and power whereas green is for fertility and blue is symbolic of joyousness. In ancient times Egyptian jewellery were also used with the intention of having religious significance used for special occasions such as mummifications. Although a part of life in the traditional stories we know, Egyptian jewelry bears evidence for style, class and glamor in today’s age.
Types of Egyptian jewelry are a many varying from coral pins and chunky glass bracelets to ankh cross rings, gothic pewter pendants and silver thumb pharaoh rings to vintage bead necklaces. Although precious stones are not attached to these jewelry giving it value for rarity, the high price tags attached to Egyptian jewelry speaks of their value in modern days. A half an inch thick silver pharaoh ring would cost about $10 and a vintage glass bead necklace can cost up to $130 or more.
Early craftsmen used lots of gold in their works, but today, with the prices of precious metals rising, jewelers look for cheaper alternatives such as copper, brass and so on. Amethysts, garnets, opals, topazes and quartz are several of the gemstones unremarkably used in Egyptian jewelry. Bracelets, armlets and head-ornaments play serious role in the Egyptian feeling. There are a assortment of thick and thin arm bands- plain or planted with jewels, grand or simple, fancy or plain. The head decorations from hair clips to head bands are amazingly attractive. They add blessing and poise to a female when blended with a Cleopatra- type silk white dress.
More over, extended thick glamorous rings represents real Egyptian royal line. They are oftentimes etched with a present of a pharaoh wanted Ramses III unremarkably and the band is styled with Egyptian inscription, pictures of crowns, animals and ancient symbolic representations. Some see Egyptian jewelry as marks of luck and others wear it to show class the richer you are more unbridled the Egyptian jewelry you put on.
How Do Polish Women Treat Their Men When Dating?
It’s interesting to see how Polish women act when they are dating other people. Women of Polish descent often look for men of all sorts including ones that aren’t necessarily Polish. Here’s a look at a few of the ways how single Polish women tend to treat their men when dating.
First, many Polish women are respectful and careful around men. The intentions that a woman has are to be kind and comfortable to others. Anything that might be upsetting to a woman will be expressed by simply being gentle to a man without pressuring him too hard. It’s all done with the intention of keeping a man from feeling upset even if he is not the one that a woman might want.
In fact, a woman like this will be loyal to a man if the relationship is going well. It has been noticed over the years that Polish singles tend to be less likely to cheat on their partners than others in the West. This could be seen as an extension of how a woman will not want to make a man feel upset or guilty about how the relationship is going.
Also, a Polish woman will be someone who wants to avoid the drama of a relationship. This includes working hard to avoid trying to start arguments or drawing things out to be harder or more difficult than they have to be. This is done to make any date a little easier on everyone and to also keep people from feeling upset or hostile.
The feminine nature of Polish women for dating is a unique feature that comes with these women. It’s a part of how singles treat their men because they want to make sure that they are not misleading or deceptive to their men. Polish singles like to show off their feminine sides and are not afraid to be who they really are. They don’t try to hide themselves behind certain actions or fashions. They simply want to avoid the surprises or drama and just act like themselves.
Interestingly enough, Polish ladies tend to be comfortable with taking care of other men. They care about people and want to make sure that they keep everyone in a relationship or setting relaxed and at ease. In fact, many Polish girls tend to have strong family values because they care so much about people. It is a real part of comfort that makes it easier for singles to be of use to others.
The final thing about how Polish girls for dating treat their men is that they treat them as people who are capable of handling sex. A Polish lady will have a desire for sex during a strong relationship and might treat a man as someone who is able to handle sex for a while. However, a woman will still treat the man fairly and will not have sex with him if he doesn’t want it.
The ways how Polish women treat men when dating are signs that show how caring they are. They refuse to be deceptive to men and enjoy sex but only if the man wants it. They also focus on respect and loyalty when dating.
How Feeling “Ugly” Can Help You Prosper
I divided my ring finger into the three standard zones: upper, middle and bottom.
The middle zone of the ring finger, when it is the strongest of the three zones, represents the material aspects of creativity. These can include design in many forms (clothing, furniture, jewelry) and arts & crafts.
When the middle zone of the ring finger on either hand is the smallest of the three zones or has a “waisted” effect as my middle zone does, it means that the person is going through or went through an ugly duckling stage during their teen years.
What makes this aspect so very challenging is that the “ugly duckling” can only see their flaws, real or imagined. The lack of perceived ‘beauty’ in their own ‘physical design,’ i.e. their face and body, becomes all-consuming, crowding out other positive features, talents and skills. As a result, the “ugly” obsession often materializes externally, leaving the teenager to be ridiculed and excluded by their peers for being “ugly,” different or just plain weird.
So what is an ugly duckling in recovery to do? For me, it meant recovering from years of downplaying my physical appearance with black, baggy clothes and no makeup. In the past four years, I have found the best fabric colors, hair style, and jewelry designs to enhance my unique sensibilities.
In order to turn the ugly duckling years into an asset, it means claiming your beauty and reveling in it. No more hiding, no more excuses. I’ve integrated my color schemes into my web design, my home design and my wardrobe. The ugly duckling ain’t such a bad “designer” after all.
And THAT, my friends, is how the ugly duckling becomes a swan… by singing her song, strutting her stuff and getting HELP with areas that are uncomfortable. So, if you’re not sure how to wear your hair or makeup or are a fashion disaster, get some help and let yourself shine!
My mentor in this area is Kailash Sozzani. To see what she can do for you, check her out here.
Here’s my Coach’s Challenge for you this week:
Go through your closet and toss out EVERYTHING you don’t like, don’t wear or are saving for the proverbial rainy day. Sell it on E-Bay, give it to charity, or throw it away if it’s not worthy of passing on. Free yourself of all that does not reflect your true beauty.
How the Media Can Affect Your Body Image and What You Eat
The other day while waiting at the register in a local pharmacy I saw the cover of one of those trashy tabloids that showed a bunch of actresses and models in their bathing suits from the rear view. Most of the comments were talking about the women’s cellulite as though it was the biggest sin since murder. I have to admit I couldn’t stop myself from looking at the glossy pages. And for a moment, I understood how seeing these pictures could definitely make someone throw in the towel with a thought that goes something like this: “If these women who have endless access to trainers and nutritionists can’t get it right, what chance do I have?” However, a little research on cellulite will reveal that it’s a naturally occurring part of MOST women’s bodies. If you have cellulite, you are the norm, not the exception. Why should you feel bad about something that is a normally occurring part of having a human body?
The fact is that we shouldn’t feel bad, but most of us do. We contribute to one another’s bad relationships with food and with our bodies in subtle and profound ways. Take a look at the list below to see how we contribute to other people’s eating disorders:
1.Being the Media’s Puppet
Do you let film, television, and magazines dictate how you think you should look? Do you compare yourself to actresses and models? Depending on the era, different body types have been en vogue-waifish, voluptuous, zaftig, muscular. Body types change like fashion and we neither can adapt nor should we have to. We don’t have to fall prey to how the media says we should look. For example, I have worn wedge shoes for years. A couple of years ago they came into fashion and everyone assumed that I was wearing them for that reason. I wore them before and I plan on wearing them even if they become passe. You can decide what you want to look like no matter what’s on the pages of your favorite magazine. How can you become more immune to the effects of the media?
2. Commenting on Other People’s Weight
Something that is often done with good intention but is nevertheless damaging is commenting on people’s weight. Even when the comment is complimentary, the results can still be destructive. I know many women who struggled with anorexia. In the throes of their eating disorders, many reported that they received so many compliments despite being unhealthily thin. Telling someone that they’ve lost or gained weight contributes to a fixation on weight and food. Share with someone how happy you are to see them or how grateful you are that they made time for you. Taking the focus away from weight helps us all in the long run. Can you stop commenting on weight changes and appearances in yourself and others?
3. Ragging on Ourselves
It’s so common to hear people call themselves fat or poke fun at their bodies that we have become desensitized to it. Talking negatively about our bodies greases the slope for everyone. It contributes to a spirit of competition and comparison. I live in Los Angeles where a lot of people will say they need to lose weight if they’re not the “required” ten pounds underweight. I often find myself getting angry wondering where exactly they think they should lose the weight…perhaps off their internal organs. If we can all learn to speak about our bodies with love and acceptance, then it will be so much easier to treat ourselves lovingly with good food and exercise. Stirring up all this negativity and hatred just sends us into the arms of food. Can you stop talking negatively about your body?
4. Good Food – Bad Food
Labeling foods good or bad can lead to binge eating. Every so often certain foods become off limits. When I was in college everyone avoided fats and lived on carbs. Now, carbs are evil and fat is your friend. When we avoid doing the work of knowing which foods are best for our particular bodies and instead get on the good food/bad food band wagon, we can get very confused. We can feel self-righteous when we are eating the “good foods.” And we can get judgmental of others when they are eating the “bad foods.” I’ve seen people glare at someone for saying “yes” to a piece of baguette with their bowl of soup. Food can almost become like the bad-boy lover. Everyone tells you to get away from him, but you just can’t seem to resist. When you take away the taboo element of it all, everything gets easier. How can you stop yourself from labeling foods good or bad?
Many of us have done these things with good intentions. Many of us have had these things done to us and suffered because of it. And there’s no question that all of these opinions and ideas are affecting how the young people in our society think about themselves. However, we can make it easier for ourselves, and others, by becoming more conscious. We often think that the answer to all of this is thinking our way into right actions. For example, I need to lose weight so that means I should eat less, and so I’ll do it and that will be that. But it doesn’t work that way. We actually need to act our way into right thinking. In other words, by changing simple actions (like the things listed above) you will begin to think in a different and more empowered way-in a way that helps you accept yourself and others more freely. When you do that, those images on the covers of magazines will not be nearly as compelling as who a person is and what they have to contribute. Wouldn’t it be nice if cellulite was no longer considered a cover story and was instead replaced with modern day stories of courage, compassion, and creativity?
Michelle Fiordaliso, writer and psychotherapist
Clinical director of www.ShrinkYourself.com
Shrink Yourself is the Proven Online Program Designed to End Emotional Eating
Hippie Mexican Baja Hoodies
If you want an item of clothing that will look stylish in any situation, buy yourself a Mexican baja hoodie sweatshirt. Since baja hoodie pullovers match just about anything, most people will have this in their wardrobe to wear with jeans, khakis, cropped pants, or skirts. The material it is made of is simply cotton and acrylic or plain cotton. But it looks more like hemp or the kind of wool that is used to make Mexican blankets. Some of them may even be made of a blend of polyester and acrylic.
The Baja Hoodie: A Fashion Statement
These hoodie sweatshirts do not look like typical Mexican ponchos. A normal poncho is simply a big blanket with a hole where you can put your head through. On the other hand, the Mexican baja hoodie is a full sweatshirt with long sleeves, a pocket in the front, and a hood to go over your head. And then, of course, there is that adorable and highly functional kangaroo pouch where you can keep your hands warm. Even sweaters cannot match the warmth and comfort that a Mexican hoodie can bring you.
If you ever go to Mexico and take a walk on its streets expecting to see ponchos or baja hoodies, then you will be disappointed. Although the hoodie originated in Mexico, it is no longer very popular there although it has taken the rest of the world by storm. What you will see a lot of though is name brand clothing just like in any other city in the world. You may expect to find other kinds of Mexican clothing there in many places. But the truth is that very few shops will stock traditional items.
However, you will see some folks from the older generation or people who come from the hills still sporting handmade baja hoodies in bright colors. It is unlikely that baja hoodies will die out because people love to stand out and this is a guaranteed way to do so.
How To Arrange A Dozen Roses In A Vase
When I first started to design flowers I often heard how designers had difficulty making a dozen roses look nice. That it was hard to keep the roses in place. But it is really very easy to do if you know a few simple basics.
1) First prepare the rose by taking off the bottom half of the leaves and popping off the thorns. Most people prefer the thorns off but as much as possible I leave the thorns on. This is because taking them off can leave open wounds and may allow microbial bacteria to enter and shorten the life of the flower.
2) Cut the rose stem slantwise under water (so they don’t get an air pocket that prevents them from drinking) and place in small bucket or vase that has warm water and flower food.
3) Make sure you have the right size vase. Too small and you’ll have them all standing up straight and it will look funny. Too big and you’ll have way too much space to fill in. This may sound common sense but believe me; all beginning designers have made this mistake.
There are two ways that I have found to be the best:
a) Fill a vase with water 3/4 of the way full.
b) Take your greens (usually leather leaf) and start putting them in the vase starting from the outside all around and moving inward. The greens should be crisscrossing themselves. This gives a good stiff base for the roses to be able to stand without flopping.
a) Take a dry vase and clear floral tape. You can get this at a craft store and it is very sticky and water proof.
b) Use this tape at the top of the vase by making a grid. You should leave enough room to allow the stem and greens to pass through.
c) Fill the vase with water and flower food and start putting your greens in, same as before, start inserting from outside towards the inside stems crossing each other. The advantage to using the grid is you can use fewer greens.
d) Now you are ready to place the roses in.
In most floral designing you design from the outside inward. But for roses I prefer the opposite. I start with what I call the anchor rose. I take my longest stem and stick it right in the middle. If you have done your greening correctly, is should stand straight up. Place the next 4 roses in around the first rose but slightly shorter. Continue in this fashion until all roses have been placed. Now stand back and look at it to see if you need to make any adjustments. Then place in the filler of your choice such as baby’s breath. Finish with a bow and enjoy your creation.
There are many ways to place the roses but remember, keep it simple. Don’t make it complicated. There is a beautiful motivational print called Beauty-White Magnolia that says, “Appreciate Simplicity”. That’s my motto.
How Perfect Are Your Fashion Buying Habits
“Always give yourself the right to choose whatever you are most excited about.” – The Author
If you are like most of us, your shopping habits may depend upon your budget and how much you can afford to spend at any given time. When this is the case it is important for you to make wise purchases and avoid costly mistakes.
For longer lasting wear in the clothing you purchase, plan your choices based on making good decisions. Learn from past shopping mistakes. Stay away from fads and trendy looks that go out of style in six months or less. When your fashion budget is limited, set aside a clothing allowance. Try to keep a log of everything you spend for the month and plan ahead for emergencies.
Allow half of your budget for your fall and winter wardrobe. A good part of that you may spend for a warm coat, which is your most costly investment. A winter coat should carry you through two or three years. So, be sure to buy the best you can afford in your coats; the same applies for your dresses and suits. Quality is more important then quantity.
The next half of your budget can be set aside for items that make up your spring and summer wardrobe. Out of this half, include a quarter for the spring and the other quarter for summer clothing. For each seasonal change, allow a portion of your entire budget for accessories, shoes and shoe repair, alterations and necessary cleaning.
Two other important factors that come into play in budgeting and buying fashions for your wardrobe are:
1. The area where you live
2.Whether you are socially active.
Every city, state, and country is influenced by climate changes. Climate changes may be more seasonal in one part of the country than in another. How often do you travel from state to state, or to other countries? When making your clothing purchases, keep in mind the climate changes in different parts of the state and country.
A certain amount of individuality is good, however, one usually adapts to the dress of other people in the same community. What is acceptable by one community group may look quite odd by those in another community group. When traveling to different parts of the world for extended periods of time, it may be wise to set aside a small budget specifically for purchasing clothing in the community where you are traveling and staying.
At times when your social life is full or more active, an ideal wardrobe should include fashions that are suitable for special occasions. In this case, your clothing may be geared to a specific type of activity. For example, if you were active in sports, your wardrobe would reflect more sportswear. And if you attend parties, entertain, or attend upscale events, then your wardrobe would have more eveningwear fashions.
Make a list of the clothing in your closet. Is there anything worth saving from past seasons? If any item needs to be altered, replaced, recycled, or thrown away, then make a decision to do so. Make an estimate of what your needs are and replace out-dated items with new ones, as they are needed.
Keeping up with fashion trends and what goes on in the fashion industry is a good habit to develop. Study fashion magazines, and go window-shopping before you plan your wardrobe. Know what looks best on your figure and plan outfits, accessories, and shoes that can be worn and coordinated into several different ensembles.
Even before you shop, think of a color scheme and build your new purchases around your favorite colors. You can always add different tops, skirts, and jackets that will work with each other. Then pair them to work with what you already have in one or more of your favorite color choices.
Make it a habit to plan and shop wisely. Give yourself the right to choose outfits that are uniquely you, and that you are excited to wear. Your wardrobe and your fashion style depend on it. Are your fashion habits perfect, yet?
How Exactly Does An AC Contactor Work?
A contactor is an electrical switching device used to regulate power circuits that run heavy-duty loads such as electric motors, heating and air-conditioning units, and industrial lighting. It is a lot like a relay, but able to handle much higher current flow. The contactor itself may well directly be directly connected to the power source, or it could be controlled by a separate economizer circuit that carries a great deal less power than the one controlled by the contactor. Contactors can certainly run on either alternating current (AC–the type received from the power grid of utility companies) or direct current (DC–from batteries, solar cells or windmill generators).
AC contactors are essentially the most common, because most household and industrial power supplies are AC. Each and every contactor has three components: 1) the contacts; 2) an electromagnet; 3) an enclosure. The enclosure is only a frame to hold the contacts and the magnet; it is made from an insulating–non-conductive–material such as Bakelite, nylon or some other type of plastic. The electromagnet is really a coil of wire surrounding a movable soft iron core. It is the driving force which usually closes the contacts (switches) so as to complete the electrical circuit and deliver power to the load device. The contacts actually carry the current. The resting condition of the contactor, once the power is off, is generally with the switches open; no power is delivered to the load; electrical engineers call this a ‘normally open’ circuit. Each contact has a fixed pole and a movable pole; the movable pole is attached to a spring which is activated by the electromagnet. When power is applied, the magnetic field generated by way of the wire coil moves the iron core and, with the use of the spring, pulls the movable pole of the contact toward the fixed pole until they are touching; this wraps up (closes) the circuit and delivers power to the load device.
A contactor has at least three switches or contacts, but can have many more depending on the complexity of the device or system it controls. There will also be different kinds of contacts on the same contactor: main power contacts or auxiliary contacts. Depending on the quantity of contacts, there may also be several electromagnets. This arrangement can be used for a system in which automatic acceleration is required. An economizer circuit lowers the amount of power necessary to keep the contacts closed and minimizes heat buildup. It is always utilized for DC contactors, but only for very big AC contactors.
The defining characteristic of alternating current is often that it reverses direction in a cyclic fashion; as a result the magnetic contactor can be pulled in alternating directions until some mechanism smoothed or averaged the current flow. AC contactors have a mechanism that does that. A shading coil is placed around a small portion of the iron core; it serves to slightly delay the flow of the electromagnetic current.
There are lots of companies that make as well as sell AC contactors. AC contactor suppliers is often brick-and-mortar home center stores or even wholesale electrical supply companies. In addition, there are plenty of online sources.