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 2017 - 2019 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

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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Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members are proud to support the next generation of leaders ...
 Proax invites you to attend their Automation Exhibition on March 28th, 2019 from 10am to 4pm ...
 E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) is a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed ...
The Hannover Messe 2019 trade fair will also be held under the motto “Integrated Industry ...
The upcoming HANNOVER MESSE will again feature a special Digital Energy showcase in Hall ...
At Hall 9, Stand D17 under the motto “We automate. Safely.” Pilz will again be ...
Emerson has announced it has completed the purchase of Intelligent Platforms from General Electric. ...
Stellar Power & Control Solutions LP. has been selected as a Global Partner and only the second ...
In Canada, it is mandatory to comply with SPE-1000 – Model code for the field evaluation of ...
Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection and power control, ...

Untitled 1 HANNOVERThe upcoming HANNOVER MESSE will again feature a special Digital Energy showcase in Hall 12, where innovative companies from around the world will present ideas and solutions for digitizing the entire energy sector.

A key focus will be on smart meters, particularly Germany's nationwide rollout, which is currently gathering pace. Nationwide rollout of smart, digital electricity meters is fundamental to further efficiency gains and, indeed, to the energy transition. Hans-Jürgen Schmitt, CEO of PCVue Solutions, explains: "Building automation systems and indeed the electric power system as a whole cannot work properly unless all electricity meters are capable of transmitting their consumption readings digitally, because only then is it possible to achieve efficient, profitable energy management." Read More

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.

Peers & Profiles

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  In 2015, Vector Drive Systems (Port Coquitlam, BC) and Advanced Drive Systems (Maple ...
Germain Lamonde, President and founder of EXFO, is this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The ...
  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
  Few industrial innovations have weathered the years as well as heavy duty connectors. ...
As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and ...
  Engineers play a key role in the advancement of our infrastructure and the development ...
  Kymera Systems is located in Leduc, Alberta and provides scalable IIoT solutions and the ...
  JAE Automation is proof positive that a cutting-edge, high-tech company can work with ...
  Nivek Automatisation is a forward-thinking company focused on providing advanced ...
Recently Panel Builder & Systems Integrator was invited to Rittal Canada’s Head ...

 Littelfuse to Host Webinar on Arc-Flash Protection

PBSI Littelfuse logo seminar 400Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection and power control, invites plant engineers, facility managers, and maintenance professionals to join our special arc-flash webinar on how to cost-effectively protect against catastrophic arc-flash events. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. It will also be available on demand.

Attendees will learn:
• Methods available to help identify the risk of arc flash within your system
• How to choose the right arc-flash mitigation solutions to extend the life of your equipment
• Ways to increase working safely beyond the essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit
• A real-life example of how a few thousand-dollar investment helped a customer avoid an $800,000 catastrophic arc-flash event

The webinar is free, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session after the presentation. To sign up, visit the arc-flash webinar registration page.

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 Like many cyclical industries, mining is reviving, driven by steady global economic growth and an increasing demand for materials to support new technologies like electric vehicles, renewable energy and mobile devices. Despite the optimism, the industry still faces major operational challenges including process efficiencies, cost control, worker health and safety, and skills gaps. To address these challenges, Rockwell Automation introduced The Connected Mine, leveraging the latest enabling and digital technologies.

Utilizing advanced analytics, The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.

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Latest Articles

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  The first step when starting any Industry 4.0 initiative or digital transformation within ...
  In the digital era, and specifically for those working with automation and control ...
There is still a major discrepancy between digitization on the one hand and data security on the ...
If you produce industrial control panels (ICPs) for installation in the U.S. and/or Canada, you ...
Synchro, Rittal and Proax churn out a unique, complete cabling project in record ...
There are many requirements to meet when specifying transformers, such as basic performance ...
Wi-Fi network planning and deployment can be a daunting task for most business operators. Network ...
  Removable USB media devices such as flash drives are commonplace and convenient when it ...
 For today’s manufacturers, a flexible plant floor is a business imperative. As product ...

SmartBuilding FM 400

By Caryl Anne Crowne

Digital smart technology is changing almost every aspect of how we live, and the buildings we live in are no exception. Increasingly, instead of humans deciding how a building is heated, lit, etc., smart technology is gathering data, analyzing it and reacting accordingly while whoever is inside the building goes about their normal activities. Smart technology in buildings not only makes life more convenient for their inhabitants, it is more efficient and therefore saves on energy bills and reduces the negative impact of the environment.

Smart technology will make life easier for visitors to public facilities. For example, someone attending a meeting at a given building can have their identification badge read automatically and then get a text message informing them what room their meeting is in and how to get there. Once in the room, the temperature will already be adjusted to a comfortable level. Read More

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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Global Electrical Power and Advanced Materials leader Mersen is pleased to announce the launch of ...
Phoenix Contact’s premium QUINT POWER line now includes a single-device solution that meets ...
With Phoenix Contact’s new FINEPITCH board-to-board connectors, PCB designers can customize ...
ADVANCED Motion Controls has announced the FlexPro family, their new premium digital ...
TE Connectivity (TE) has unveiled BUCHANAN WireMate ITB (Inverted Thru-Board). These ...
The new X20SO6530 digital output module provides six safety relays on a unit with the X20's ...
With digitalization at its heart, ABB Ability MineOptimize connects all ...
The new release of ABB’s Distributed Control System (DCS) 800xA 6.1 brings significant ...
Koolbridge Solar announced that its renewable energy product, the SMART LOAD CENTER (SLC), has been ...
The industrial-suited Edge Computer MICA now also comes with a secondary Ethernet interface. ...
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