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Moxa's ThingsPro 2 Suite Simplifies the development of IIoT applications, facilitates data acquisition, and enables better remote device management. Using ThingsPro, users can configure commonly used finctions such as Modbus communication, data acquisition, wireless networking, and device management in just a few steps. This allows users to focus on developing applicatiosn instead of complex system integration.

 

NBpower JoiScientific 400New Brunswick Power recently struck a deal with Joi Scientific to develop an innovative technology that generates electricity by extracting hydrogen from sea water without producing green house gas emissions. But can the technology provide a legitimate alternative to our reliance on fossil fuels?

 

 

 

 

The first step when starting any Industry 4.0 initiative or digital transformation within a manufacturing environment, is to define the common goals and consistent use of terms. One goal should be to achieve real-time processing of measured values through the use of more IT and additional sensors.  This will enable innovative applications, such as machine learning, process optimisation and predictive maintenance, which can only be done via big data analysis. Deviations can be recognised very quickly, increasing the reliability of these environments.

 

 

 

Concrete is one of the world’s most widely used materials. To make concrete, you must use cement – an industry often criticized due to its emissions.

 

 

 

Sakina Najim Sandvik 400Sakina Najmi, Vice President Marketing at Sandvik’s Applied Manufacturing Technologies division has been recognized as one of the top 20 most influential women in B2B tech for 2018.

 

 

 

Pneumatics electrics 400The requirements for modern production plants are becoming increasingly complex. It is therefore essential that the drive technology used is the best possible solution for the task at hand.

 

 

 

 

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In the digital era, and specifically for those working with automation and control products, embracing the advantages that digitization offers not only sets companies apart but projects a movement toward the future. Newark has done just that with their interactive diagrams that allow users to conveniently browse their Process & Control Product Catalogues.

 

 

SmartBuilding FM 400Digital smart technology is changing almost every aspect of how we live, and the buildings we live in are no exception.

 

 

 

 

PBSI supra sensor 400Maintaining ultra-clean, germ-free conditions is critically important for industrial production, particularly in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Keeping surfaces in clean rooms germ-free is a constant battle.

 

 

 

PBSI HannoverMesse 400There is still a major discrepancy between digitization on the one hand and data security on the other. With the advent of Industry 4.0 it is now time to reassess priorities.

 

 

 

 

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 ...
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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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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

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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