• Helping McMaster University Adapt its Buildings for the Future

    Helping McMaster University Adapt its Buildings for the Future

    McMaster University is using technology to better control and manage its legacy thermal systems and create smarter buildings. Carmichael Engineering Ltd., a Canadian systems integrator, worked closely with ABB Canada’s experts and its highly adaptable smart building platform, ABB Cylon, to improve energy efficiency, enhance user adaptability, and leverage innovative technologies in locations across campus.

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IO-Link Safety: Transforming the future of safety communication and diagnostics

IO-link Safety is the upcoming expansion of the already well-accepted universal industrial smart device communication standard. With IO-link Safety, a new vendor-neutral method will be available to wire, monitor, configure, and expand the function of safety components in the ever-growing machine safety market. Stay tuned for the launch of IO-link safety with Pilz.

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Changing Scene

  • Westburne and Kinova Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

    Westburne and Kinova Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

    Westburne is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership that is set to redefine the landscape of collaborative robotics. Westburne has joined forces with Kinova, a global provider in robotics innovation, to deliver cutting-edge solutions that will transform industries and elevate Westburne’s commitment to technological advancement. This partnership marks a significant milestone in Westburne’s journey towards… Read More…

  • ABB Appoints Morten Wierod to Succeed Björn Rosengren as CEO

    ABB Appoints Morten Wierod to Succeed Björn Rosengren as CEO

    The ABB Board of Directors has appointed Morten Wierod as Chief Executive Officer. He will take office on August 1, 2024, and succeed Björn Rosengren, who will step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer effective July 31, 2024, and retire as of December 31, 2024. From August 1, 2024, until the end of… Read More…



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Protect Your Power Systems with NOARK’s A40 Power Circuit Breakers

Noark Electric’s A40 Power Circuit Breakers are available up to 4000 amps and are capable of interrupting ratings up to 100kA at 635V and 85kA at 847V. UL Listed and CSA Certified, the A40 family of products provide design standardization for OEM’s no matter where they do business.

A40 breakers offer a broad range of available trip units, accessories, and communications options and are the ideal OEM solution for low voltage switchgear and customized power distribution assemblies used in Data Centers, Standby Power, Industrial, Healthcare and Commercial applications.

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Latest Articles

  • Helping McMaster University Adapt its Buildings for the Future

    Helping McMaster University Adapt its Buildings for the Future

    McMaster University is using technology to better control and manage its legacy thermal systems and create smarter buildings. Carmichael Engineering Ltd., a Canadian systems integrator, worked closely with ABB Canada’s experts and its highly adaptable smart building platform, ABB Cylon, to improve energy efficiency, enhance user adaptability, and leverage innovative technologies in locations across campus. Read More…

  • FLIR’s Thermal Camera Technology: A Crucial Component in Industrial Settings

    FLIR’s Thermal Camera Technology: A Crucial Component in Industrial Settings

    Thermal imaging technologies like the ones by FLIR improve safety, operational efficiency, and cost savings in many automated and industrial applications. By capturing the infrared radiation emitted by an object or process, it identifies thermal anomalies that warrant further investigation by experts. Today, thermography is more sophisticated and accessible than ever, making is easy for… Read More…


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VeriSafe 2.0 – Absence of Voltage Testing

Safety is everything. So, being sure the power is off before you open electrical equipment and start handling matters. But how can you be safe and be sure the circuit is de-energized? What if the only acceptable method is a complex testing process that potentially exposes you to the very danger you’re trying to avoid? Panduit introduces a new solution – absence of voltage testers (AVTs) – to prove that the power is off.

Panduit’s Safety Business is focused on innovating groundbreaking new electrical safety technology that reduces risk, increases safety, and helps industry leaders achieve operational goals.

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Innovation Talk: Robotics Day

Industrial robots play a key role in the future of smart manufacturing and smart factories. However, robotics deployments must be coupled with digitization and advanced automation to help solve manufacturers production, flexibility, and sustainability challenges. 

Machine builders (OEMs) can create value by equipping machines with automation and digitization, enabling both machines and robots to be more connected and data driven.

Due to a change in scheduling, the planned event in Montreal will now take place on Thursday, March 14. Registration for the Montreal event will close on March 11.

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Product News

  • SICK: ES21 Emergency Stop Pushbuttons

    SICK: ES21 Emergency Stop Pushbuttons

    ES21 emergency stop pushbuttons are a must for automated machines and systems. They provide a means for a person to stop a machine or system in the event of an emergency. Depending on the variant, the emergency stop pushbuttons are either integrated into a machine operator panel or mounted directly on the machine. Read More…

  • Hammond Manufacturing: 1481SDH Series Deep Hinged HMI Cover Kits

    Hammond Manufacturing: 1481SDH Series Deep Hinged HMI Cover Kits

    Introducing the 1481SDH Series Deep Hinged HMI Cover Kits from Hammond Manufacturing. These extra deep kits are designed to provide protection and easy access to components and equipment installed inside an enclosure, with your choice of 14 gauge mild steel or 316L stainless steel frames. These HMI cover kits maintain the environmental protection levels of… Read More…


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