OACETT Annual Conference & Awards Gala
April 28, 2023 Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites June 1 – 3, 2023 Join engineering and applied science technology professionals, industry leaders, college representatives, association leaders, and government officials for OACETT’s Annual Conference & Awards Gala, June 1 – 3 at the Hilton, Niagara Falls. #StrengthOfPartnerships Conference This year’s conference is open to all professionals…
Eaton Canada Welcomes Dino Alimonti as New Vice President of Sales
Dino Alimonti has been selected as Vice President, Sales, Eaton Canada, effective July 1, 2023. In his new role, Dino will be responsible for leading, developing and executing sales strategies across key targeted industry segments. He will manage and direct the growth activities of the Sales and Channel teams as well as provide business and operational leadership to the sales teams and associated support functions. Read More…
Roberta Nelson Shea from Universal Robots Receives Prestigious Robotics Award for Contribution to Robot Safety
For the second time within five years, a key figure at Universal Robots (UR), the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), has been awarded the world’s most prestigious robotics prize, the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award, often described as the Nobel Prize of robotics. Following in the footsteps of UR’s co-founder Esben Østergaard, who was given the Engelberger Award in 2018 in the Technology category, Roberta Nelson Shea, UR’s Global Technical Compliance Officer received the award for Applications at a ceremony last night at the Automate Show in Detroit. Read More…
Finding Balance: The Role of Balance of System in Delivering More Efficient and Cost-Effective PV Installations
Over the past decade, the story of utility-scale solar has been one of increasing energy efficiency and decreasing costs. But as photovoltaic (PV) technology matures, these gains are seeing diminishing returns. There have been huge leaps in technology and drops in cost across the entire solar balance of system (BOS), not just in panels and inverters. BOS typically encompasses everything but the solar panel module itself: inverters, racking and trackers, cable management, batteries, and storage, even software and labor costs. Underlying and tying together all these systems is a solar plant’s physical and electrical infrastructure. Going forward, BOS will play a larger role in increasing the performance and minimizing the cost of commercial-scale PV installations.2 While there is plenty of room for individual improvements in solar infrastructure, examining BOS, as a whole, can help uncover opportunities. Physical and electrical infrastructure connects and underpins the entirety of any solar installation and is an ideal lens through which to approach BOS.
For a Multiplied Value Unified
During the last few years, the Excelpro Group has welcomed AIA Automation, Envitech Automation and Conrad Lavoie Electrical, all of which have become ‘Member of the Excelpro Group’.
It was with great excitement that in November of 2022, Excelpro announced that these three companies officially became Excelpro. This decision is part of a strategy to enhance the Excelpro Group’s brand in its market.
These companies already collaborate on various client projects. This merger brings together the complementary strengths of the employees and ensures a global synergy of the activities throughout the Group.
Eplan Rittal News HMI Hannover Messe 2023 Is Coming Next Week
Roland Younk, EPLAN Quebec Canada Inc. – The HMI Hannover Messe 2023 is happening each year, starting next week 17. April 2023. Come and see us in Hall 11. Rittal, EPLAN will be showing you our new developments for the coming year. EPLAN version 2024 will be shown here. I will be there with colleagues. Do not miss the event. I also talk about the PELAN news you can come and visit anytime. This webpage is constantly updated.
Rockwell Automation Study Reports 85% of Automotive Manufacturers Plan to Maintain or Increase Workforce
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has recently announced the results of the 8th annual “State of Smart Manufacturing Report: Automotive Edition”. The global study encompasses the responses of 197 companies from automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and electric vehicle manufacturers across 13 manufacturing countries. This year’s report emphasizes the evolution of the automotive industry with a focus on the pursuit of quality, the impact of process automation, the adoption of smart manufacturing, and the essential role of technology when mitigating risks, navigating workforce challenges, minimizing costs, and boosting production. Read More…
Emerson Helps Optimize Innovative Recycling Process That Increases Sustainability of Waste-to-Energy Industry
Emerson is helping the Swedish cleantech company HaloSep to optimize their unique process that turns hazardous incinerator flue gas residue from waste-to-energy plants into usable materials. Emerson’s control technology and software is being deployed at HaloSep’s plant for optimization, research and technology (PORT) in Gothenburg, Sweden, to manage an innovative chemical separation process that recovers valuable salt, metals and minerals from fly ash. Read More…
The wait is finally over! IDEAL Electrical is excited to introduce their totally redesigned line of auger bits
Available in single or dual flute models, these augers can easily conquer a stack of up to nine 2x4s*! With advanced features including an arced cutting edge and coated fluting, these auger drill bits are an efficient wood cutting solution for electricians.
The 3 Essentials of Robot Maintenance
Floss daily. Eat more vegetables. Exercise 30 minutes a day. All good advice to ensure a long, healthy life. But most people don’t follow that advice.
The same is true with keeping your robots healthy. Most maintenance crews know the things they should be doing to keep their robots in peak shape, but many don’t consistently do those things.
Ensuring the highest reliability and longest life requires a plan for thorough, regularly scheduled maintenance. But at a minimum, there are three service activities every robot owner should be certain to do.
Verisafe 2.0 AVT from Panduit
The Safe Way to Protect Employees and Equipment
The VeriSafe 2.0 Absence of Voltage Tester simplifies the voltage testing process. With the push of a button, workers can quickly determine voltage status and see an active indication when the absence of voltage is confirmed. This provides a new and innovative way to safely, reliably, and efficiently test for the absence of voltage without exposure to electrical hazards.
Optimizing Space Utilization and Security Through Control Panel Design
More Meaningful Connections from Panduit
This white paper explores how applying more effort during the design process can improve control panel security and save significant space compared to conventional panel design approaches. It presents design approaches and components that allow for greater design flexibility. This design flexibility also includes reducing the space needed for security features with integrated security solutions to reduce risks on the plant floor. The result is space, equipment, and cost savings to the panel builder.
Siemens: New Twin Arc Fault and Plug on Neutral Breakers
Siemens new Tandem AFCI circuit technology feeds two separate circuits from one breaker position. Twin AFCI circuit technology fits in new or existing construction and saves space in a loadcentre. Available in Pig Tail or Plug on Neutral versions. Tandem AFCI breakers provide flexibility where traditional breakers can’t, making them suited for new construction and renovation projects. Read More…
LYNN: HDA Rack Mount Patch Panels
LYNN is proud to announce the expansion of the LYNN broadband product line with HDA Rack Mount Patch Panels. Now available, the new HDA fiber patch panels are ideal for high-density and mission critical installations where speed, cable access, and performance are essential. Read More…
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