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PB Cobot ACQ 400Robots – or more specifically cobots, may or may not be coming foryour job. But they may very well make it easier.

 

 

 

 

 

For over 70 years Pilz has been inspiring its customers with innovative products and solutions: initially with glass laboratory equipment, then electronic timers and later relays and programmable control systems. At each point in time Pilz has adapted to the current needs of the market and changed significantly with its technological milestones.

 

 

 

Shelters fabricated from glassfiber-reinforced polyester are protecting gas metering instrumentation from the harsh North Sea environment on an offshore platform upgrade project engineered by Oil & Gas Systems Limited. Two outdoor shelters - supplied by Intertec Instrumentation - provide lightweight and corrosion-resistant protection for gas chromatograph analyzers and process transmitters mounted above new natural gas export pipelines connecting the platform to an onshore UK terminal.

 

 

 

 

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. One company perfectly positioned to validate this piece of wisdom is Scholle IPN Canada, a packaging company recognized as a pioneer in providing bag-in-box solutions that themselves come in all shapes and sizes. Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions in the packaging industry.

 

 

What’s the most critical information in your control system network? If you’re like most life sciences OT/IT professionals I meet, you’ll be able to answer that question even before I finish asking it. Identifying critical system data – and recognizing the need to protect it – in many ways is the easy part. But designing a network infrastructure that can both help mitigate cybersecurity risk and take advantage of the latest Internet of Things (IOT) technologies can be a sticking point.

 

 

 

There are two types of electric motors, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC motors can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous motors are found in applications where speed and accuracy are essential, including synchronous clocks, timers in electronic appliances, and audio recorders. Able to operate at variable speeds, low-maintenance, and durable, asynchronous, or induction, motors see wide industrial use.

 

 

 

The 777 zinc-copper mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba is on the wane. After 15 years in  production, the underground operation is expected to close in 2022 unless Hudbay Minerals discovers more ore. In order to keep the doors open as long as possible, the Toronto-based company is trying to find efficiencies to enhance the viability of the operation.

 

 

 

PB Belden ethernet 400What do you do when you hear directly from installers that they’re frustrated with Ethernet cable connectors available in the marketplace?

 

 

Nowadays, software development accounts for a significant part of the engineering work in mechanical engineering. Software tools from the world of IT are playing an ever greater role too. For machine manufacturers, software is valuable intellectual property. After all, it is a product of their know-how which helps to maximize the productivity of machines and systems. Through software, they stand out from the competition and can offer individual customer variants in a cost-effective manner.

 

 

 

"We are experiencing a fundamental change in industrial production towards smart, intelligent processes – from initial planning and configuration, including commissioning and as ongoing operation and maintenance," Henrik A. Schunk, Managing Partner and CEO of gripping system and clamping technology specialist SCHUNK stressed at the end of the SPS 2019.

 

 

 

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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.


ABB Canada appoints Eric Deschenes as Country Managing Director and Head of Electrification business

Eric DeschenesABB Canada has appointed Eric Deschenes as Country Managing Director and Head of the Electrification business, effective January 1, 2020.

Prior to joining ABB in 2017 as Executive Vice President of the Electrification business, Deschenes was most recently North American Vice President of Mining, Minerals & Metals Segment at Schneider Electric. Having spent 15 years at Schneider Electric, he held several executive-level positions, including Vice President End User Sales and Infrastructure (energy) and Director Offer Marketing & Business Development (industry).

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Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

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Strategies for boosting the flexibility of packaging lines and managing SKU proliferation

Omron Packaging LinesConsumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are under increasing pressure to add more product variety – more sizes, more flavors, more combo options, you name it. To retain the loyalty of customers, it’s essential for CPG companies to remain highly adaptable to the whims of the market while successfully managing the complexity of SKU proliferation.

To successfully compete in this environment, food and beverage manufacturers and other CPG companies are embracing flexible packaging strategies. Industrial flexible manufacturing can mean many things, but the overarching goal is to respond effectively to changing consumer needs and manage multiple related product types.

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Parker Hannifin has launched its robust Universal Push-to-Connect (UPTC) connector system. Designed ...
Pepperl+Fuchs now introduces a new version of its tried-and-tested OIT high temperature ...
The B&R drive technology portfolio now offers a Blackout mode that ensures safe machine control ...
Professionals searching for a reliable voltage detection solution have two new Greenlee options — ...
Balluff’s new wafer mapping sensor, BOH00EZ, utilizes a highly precise photoelectric sensor for ...
With the new Festo Process Valve Configurator, process and application engineers can configure ...
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