Panel Builder System Integrator

Panel Builder & Systems Integrator's Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
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 2017 - 2020 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

Automation is the Solution/ Cobots and the Future/ Product News

March 11, 2020

Enclosure Performance/ Modern HMI's/ Product News

February 26, 2020

Smarter Machines/ 2020 Trends/ VR Simulation

February 12, 2020

Panel Design/ New Enclosures/ Arc Flash Protection

January 22, 2020

Working Together on Cybersecurity/Network Defense/Intuitive Operation

January 8, 2020

Holiday Issue: Top Articles of 2019

December 25, 2019

Reducing Chaos/ Remote Access/ Peer Tested Product

December 11, 2019

Automation Events/ Strategies for Success/ New Products

November 27, 2019

Tombstones and Pyramids/ Speed to Market / DCS Migration

November 13, 2019

Control Panel Design/ 4-20 mA Current Loop/ Flir Canada Profile

October 23, 2019

Automation & Integration in Oil & Gas/ Energy Distribution/ Packaging

October 9, 2019

Liquid Enclosure Cooling/ Challenging Machine Builders/ Digitilisation

September 25, 2019
Upgrading Legacy Systems/Machine Flexibility/Protecting Workers From Injury September 11, 2019
Panel Building Efficiency/ Selecting an Integrator /Factory Automation August 28, 2019
Industry Insights/ Safety Components/ Panel Design August 14, 2019

DC Power Supplies/ Upgrade Considerations/ VFD Panels

July 24, 2019

Mobile Exhibit/ Coordinated Systems/ Warehouse Automation

July 10, 2019

Industry Insights/ Addressing Machine & System Risks/ Digital Twins

June 26, 2019

Industry Insights/ Integrated Safety/ Protecting Electrical Enclosures

June 12, 2019
Industry Insights/ RBT Electrical & Automation/ ADM Toronto May 22, 2019
Looking at Enclosure Temperatures/ Circular Connectors/ Driving Automotive Traceability May 8, 2019
Hannover Messe with Rittal/ Sleeman Breweries process Automation/ Changes to Food Manufacturing April 24, 2019
Reporting on Hannover Messe 2019 April 10, 2019
Tips from Rittal/ Stellar Power & Control Solutions/ ABB Customer World March 27, 2019
Pneumatics or Electrics/ Interactive Catalogues/ Automation Exhibition March 13, 2019
Security in manufacturing/ Smart Building Technology/ Acquisitions and Partnerships February 27, 2019
CSA Control Panel Webinar/ Innovative Enclosure Solution/ Looking ahead to Hannover Messe February 13, 2019
Hazardous locations/ Predictive analytics/ Hannover Messe January 23, 2019
Automating Micro-Breweries/ Error-Free Wi-Fi Netwrok Lifecycle/ Extending your Reach to Robotics January 9, 2019

Featured Articles and Products of 2018

December 27, 2018
IIoT Applications/ Cybersecurity/ Identifying High-Risks December 12, 2018
Phoenix Contact Black Friday Sale/ Automation and Education/ Smarter Batch Mixing November 28, 2018
Automation News - Rockwell Automation's Connected Mine/ Moxa Whitepaper/ Virtual Cabinets/ Enclosure Cooling November 14, 2018
Your Industry News! Changes coming to Phoenix Contact Canada/ Getting Up-To-Date/ Featured Videos October 24, 2018
Navigator Report Now Available/ Cybersecurity Standards/ New Products October 10, 2018
Cyber Threats/Security/Digital Learning September 26, 2018
Visualization Technologies/ IMTS and Honnover Messe USA 2018/ Full Soultion Offerings September 12, 2018
Smarter Control Systems/ Future Course/ Industry Survey August 22, 2018
Manufacturer Award/ Safety Evaluation/ Industry Research August 8, 2018
Canadian Success/ Good Cyber Hygeine/ Summer Cooling Promo July 25, 2018
Industrial Automation Solutions/ Digital Representations/ Electrical Control System Upgrades July 11, 2018
Modernization/ Modular Automation/ Cybersecurity June 27, 2018
Phoenix Contact / Rittal & IBM / Rockwell Automation Digital Twins June 13, 2018
Taking Advantage of IIoT/Safety Technology/Consulting Engineers of Ontario May 23, 2018
SafetyBridge Technology/Variable Frequency Drives/Protecting Industrial Control Systems May 9, 2018
Rittal Handbook/Panduit and Grantek Case Study/HARTING Connectors April 25, 2018
Innovation at Hannover Messe 2018/PLCNext/Innovative Enclosure Solution April 11, 2018
Preview of Hannover Messe 2018/SCADA Market/Nivek Automatisation March 28, 2018
Hanover Messe Fair Preview/Next Generation SCADA/Rittal Canada's President March 14, 2018
Industry News: What is MQTT?/Phoenix Contact Connectors/New Electric Panel Shop February 28, 2018
 Industry News: Decentralized Manufacturing/Proven Better Performance/Predicting the Future  February 14, 2018
Industry News: Rittal offers new IoT Interface/Protecting Connected Devices/IIoT Disruption January 24, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Performance Management/Protection and Sustainability/Perspectives of a Control Systems Student January 10, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Security Challenges/What Topics Interest You/Products for the New Year December 27, 2017
Robust Industrial Control System Security/ IIoT Asset Management/ Industry Input Results December 13, 2017
A varied look at the effects IIoT/Innovative Automation/The Rise of System Integration November 22, 2017
The Advantages of Automated Packaging/From the Sensor to the Controller/The Mystery of Industrial IoT November 8, 2017

 

 

Changing Scene

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Rockwell Automation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data ...
January is traditionally a month for new hope and new energy to meet life and business goals. But ...
Moxa Inc. recently introduced its Industrial Network Defense Solution, which is specially designed ...
FANUC has introduced the new CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots that ...
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new TwinCAT Cloud Engineering software for IoT and Industrie 4.0 ...
Brave is pleased to announce that they have been officially recognized as an ABB Authorized ...
CW Mechanical Limited (CW) is a Sudbury-based mechanical services company providing valve repair ...
B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, announced the integration of ...

One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.

Latest Articles

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During these weeks, with the COVID-19 outbreaks, it has been possible to observe how certain ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
The need to power enclosures through traditional wiring is over. More and more panel builders are, ...
 In the Control Cabinet Classroom video series, Phoenix Contact Product Specialists Zach and ...
ISA’s Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Exam Review Course (EC00M) is a self-paced, ...
As many as 20,000 individual parts go into the production of a single vehicle, and each of these ...
Certified Electrical Safety Engineer (CESE) certificate courses are the best way to make sure your ...
The digital age has transformed the face of almost every industry around the globe and ...
EPLAN Platform, Version 2.9, has been available since the end of January. Quickly generated QR ...
  With the drive towards Industry 4.0 trends, the use of robotic, automation and control ...

ABB to Upgrade Paper Machine Drives, Motors and Electrical Control Systems at Westrock Mill in Washington, USA

ABBWestRock Company—a provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions—has selected ABB to replace its dry end drive system. This includes upgrades to its PM12 paper machine drives, motors and the installation of the ABB Ability System 800xA control system at its mill in Longview, Washington, USA. Installation and commissioning of the project is planned for completion by year-end 2020.

“ABB was chosen for this project based on the customer’s positive experience with our drives systems at its Longview mill and other WestRock sites,” said Steve St. Jarre, Head of Business Development, Pulp and Paper, Process Industries, ABB. 

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How Collaborative Robots Fit Into the Production Facilities of the Future

Collaborative RobotsThe relationship between humans and robots in manufacturing is constantly evolving. Technology advancements and safety improvements have made it possible for manufacturers to move robots out from behind the cage to interact more closely with workers. Depending on the type of application, this collaboration can open new possibilities for increased productivity, efficiency, and flexibility.

That said, collaborative robots, or cobots, are not going to replace traditional robots entirely. Instead, cobots serve as just another tool in the toolbelt when determining the right equipment to implement on the factory floor. 

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Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8 is making its first big appearance at the SPS IPC Drives. The software for virtual 3D control cabinet engineering is characterised by its expanded flexibility, surprising users with a brand new 4K-capable user interface. It’s also causing decision-makers to sit up and take notice: during live, joint presentations in Nuremberg, EPLAN and Rittal will be introducing a whole series of innovations in the context of control cabinet engineering.

These include complementary software solutions for engineering and preplanning operations, innovative system technology for housings, power distribution and climate-control systems, automation technologies, and digital assistance systems for integrated automation of manufacturing processes. EPLAN and Rittal are thereby positioning themselves as solutions providers offering integrated solutions for optimising processes in control cabinet engineering: combined machine/hardware and software solutions, product-accompanying data and comprehensive on-site process integration services for customers.

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Product News

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The complexity of automated bin picking is well-known throughout the industry, requiring huge ...
The KDL/D cable entry system allows cables to be installed through enclosures or other bulkhead ...
A lot of safety-related troubleshooting requires the input of a safety expert, but what happens ...
The podis power bus system provides decentralized and flexible power distribution for factories, ...
Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control, and ...
AS-Interface has long proven itself as a user-friendly and cost-effective wiring ...
The HYTEC‐100 is designed to control the relative humidity inside of  enclosures and ...
Siemens presents Sitrans LR100 series 80 GHz radar transmitters, compact instruments with a narrow ...
Festo’s new compact VAEM solenoid valve controller for multi-head micro-dispensing in ...
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the HARTING Technology Group has taken numerous ...
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