• SmartD Challenges the Status Quo of Motor Control with Clean Power VFDs

    SmartD Challenges the Status Quo of Motor Control with Clean Power VFDs

    SmartD’s Clean Power variable frequency drive is the next generation of motor control products. Using revolutionary power electronics and modulation algorithms, it maximizes energy efficiency and produces a clean sine wave. SmartD technologies is a Canadian startup that has developed what they say is one of the world’s first variable frequency drives (VFD) to produce…

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Accelerate your digital conversion with WAGO’s Edge Computer

WAGO’s Edge Devices combine the duality of today’s smart connected world. They provide straightforward connection to Cloud services paired with deterministic PLC control. The Edge Controller can run high speed and complex applications using its quad-core processor and Linux-based real time operating system supporting IIoT protocols such as MQTT, OPC UA and Sparkplug. Control engineers and software developers can leverage the Edge Computer’s openness to operate their edge of network applications.

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Accelerate your digital conversion with WAGO’s Edge Computer

IDEAL Electrical is pleased to announce the addition of two innovative circuit tracer models to its industry-leading lineup. Both the IDEAL Electrical SureTrace™ Circuit Tracer and the IDEAL Electrical SureTrace™ Plus Circuit Tracer will enhance the trusted SureTrace line by incorporating the latest technological advances at a more affordable price.

The new models were designed using electrician’s feedback to ensure electrical troubleshooting is made easier than ever. The Plus version distinguishes itself further with a groundbreaking new feature: an integrated continuity test to detect shorts and splice errors. In addition to this patent-pending feature, the Plus will also contain the IDEAL Electrical signature test and measurement technology – TightSight™ rotating display – which allows readings to be seen easier and clearer than anything else available on the market.

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Pilz IO-Link Safety Webinar


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Leverage NOARK Electric’s Enclosed Breaker Panels

Noark’s Enclosed Breakers combine a UL Listed enclosure with our M Series Molded Case Circuit Breakers and neutral terminals, when required for 4 wire systems.

Features include:

  • Complies with UL489 and CSA C22.2 No.5 standards.
  • Available with current ratings up to 600A at 600Vac in three Nema rated enclosure types – Nema Type 1, Nema Type 12, and Nema Type 3R.
  • Useful wherever a feeder or branch circuit breaker must be mounted independently.
  • Suitable for Service Entrance as outlined in the National Electric Code and Canadian Electrical Code.

If you’re interested in exploring how NOARK’s Enclosed Breakers can improve your power systems, contact a NOARK representative to learn more.

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Scale. Configure. PROfit.

SIMATIC HMI PRO – all-round IP65 protected, no compromises. Dust, humidity, or dirt? Our SIMATIC HMI PRO range includes control units and monitoring devices for every challenge.

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  • How Rittal and EPLAN Achieve Your Automation Goals

    How Rittal and EPLAN Achieve Your Automation Goals

    In the not-so-distant past, planning a road trip meant poring over maps and dealing with uncertainties like road construction, accidents, or bad weather. But with modern technology like GPS navigation, travelers can now anticipate and adjust their routes in real-time. Similar to road trips, the journey of panel builders, machine builders, and system integrators in… Read More…

  • Discussing Vancouver’s Building Emissions By-Law with Schneider Electric’s Emily Heitman

    Discussing Vancouver’s Building Emissions By-Law with Schneider Electric’s Emily Heitman

    The city of Vancouver is the first Canadian jurisdiction to pass a by-law regulating building emissions. The Annual Greenhouse Gas and Energy Limits bylaw will come into effect June 1st, 2024, and requires building owners for large commercial offices, retail, and residential buildings over 100,000 sq ft to report their emissions. The bylaw follows cities… 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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Eaton EV Charging Solutions

The future of transport is electric. While that changes how vehicles are powered, it does not require you to adjust your driving habits or pay a premium on your electric bill. Eaton chargers deliver real-time energy insights and enable integration with on-site renewable and energy storage systems to advance smart and sustainable energy systems to power today and tomorrow.

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