Panel Builder System Integrator

Panel Builder & Systems Integrator's Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
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 2017 - 2020 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

Intelligent Power Supplies/ Tips for You/ Product News

September 9, 2020

Products of August Issue

August 28, 2020

Product Selection/ Control Cabinet Classroom/ Looking Forward

August 26, 2020

Looking at the Future/ Cost Savings/ Product News

August 12, 2020

Enclosure Design/ Using Sensors/Control Cabinet Classroom

July 22, 2020

All About Relays/ Efficiency/ Expansion

July 8, 2020

Control Cabinet Classroom Ep.6/ Cybersecurity in Manufacturing/ Innovation in Industry

June 24, 2020

SCADA/ Partnerships/ Virtual Events

June 10, 2020

Special Product Issue - May 2020 Products

June 1, 2020

Control Cabinet Classroom/ Light Curtain Selection/ Motion Control Q&A

May 27, 2020

Automation Design/ Learning Opportunities/ Product News

May 13, 2020

Special Product Issue

April 30, 2020

Electrical Safety/ Canadian Automation and Control Impact Study/ Digital Events

April 22, 2020

Installation Safety/ New Solutions/ Product News

April 8, 2020

Panel Builder Learning/ Automation Advantages/ Product News

March 25, 2020

Automation is the Solution/ Cobots and the Future/ Product News

March 11, 2020

Enclosure Performance/ Modern HMI's/ Product News

February 26, 2020

Smarter Machines/ 2020 Trends/ VR Simulation

February 12, 2020

Panel Design/ New Enclosures/ Arc Flash Protection

January 22, 2020

Working Together on Cybersecurity/Network Defense/Intuitive Operation

January 8, 2020

Holiday Issue: Top Articles of 2019

December 25, 2019

Reducing Chaos/ Remote Access/ Peer Tested Product

December 11, 2019

Automation Events/ Strategies for Success/ New Products

November 27, 2019

Tombstones and Pyramids/ Speed to Market / DCS Migration

November 13, 2019

Control Panel Design/ 4-20 mA Current Loop/ Flir Canada Profile

October 23, 2019

Automation & Integration in Oil & Gas/ Energy Distribution/ Packaging

October 9, 2019

Liquid Enclosure Cooling/ Challenging Machine Builders/ Digitilisation

September 25, 2019
Upgrading Legacy Systems/Machine Flexibility/Protecting Workers From Injury September 11, 2019
Panel Building Efficiency/ Selecting an Integrator /Factory Automation August 28, 2019
Industry Insights/ Safety Components/ Panel Design August 14, 2019

DC Power Supplies/ Upgrade Considerations/ VFD Panels

July 24, 2019

Mobile Exhibit/ Coordinated Systems/ Warehouse Automation

July 10, 2019

Industry Insights/ Addressing Machine & System Risks/ Digital Twins

June 26, 2019

Industry Insights/ Integrated Safety/ Protecting Electrical Enclosures

June 12, 2019
Industry Insights/ RBT Electrical & Automation/ ADM Toronto May 22, 2019
Looking at Enclosure Temperatures/ Circular Connectors/ Driving Automotive Traceability May 8, 2019
Hannover Messe with Rittal/ Sleeman Breweries process Automation/ Changes to Food Manufacturing April 24, 2019
Reporting on Hannover Messe 2019 April 10, 2019
Tips from Rittal/ Stellar Power & Control Solutions/ ABB Customer World March 27, 2019
Pneumatics or Electrics/ Interactive Catalogues/ Automation Exhibition March 13, 2019
Security in manufacturing/ Smart Building Technology/ Acquisitions and Partnerships February 27, 2019
CSA Control Panel Webinar/ Innovative Enclosure Solution/ Looking ahead to Hannover Messe February 13, 2019
Hazardous locations/ Predictive analytics/ Hannover Messe January 23, 2019
Automating Micro-Breweries/ Error-Free Wi-Fi Netwrok Lifecycle/ Extending your Reach to Robotics January 9, 2019

Featured Articles and Products of 2018

December 27, 2018
IIoT Applications/ Cybersecurity/ Identifying High-Risks December 12, 2018
Phoenix Contact Black Friday Sale/ Automation and Education/ Smarter Batch Mixing November 28, 2018
Automation News - Rockwell Automation's Connected Mine/ Moxa Whitepaper/ Virtual Cabinets/ Enclosure Cooling November 14, 2018
Your Industry News! Changes coming to Phoenix Contact Canada/ Getting Up-To-Date/ Featured Videos October 24, 2018
Navigator Report Now Available/ Cybersecurity Standards/ New Products October 10, 2018
Cyber Threats/Security/Digital Learning September 26, 2018
Visualization Technologies/ IMTS and Honnover Messe USA 2018/ Full Soultion Offerings September 12, 2018
Smarter Control Systems/ Future Course/ Industry Survey August 22, 2018
Manufacturer Award/ Safety Evaluation/ Industry Research August 8, 2018
Canadian Success/ Good Cyber Hygeine/ Summer Cooling Promo July 25, 2018
Industrial Automation Solutions/ Digital Representations/ Electrical Control System Upgrades July 11, 2018
Modernization/ Modular Automation/ Cybersecurity June 27, 2018
Phoenix Contact / Rittal & IBM / Rockwell Automation Digital Twins June 13, 2018
Taking Advantage of IIoT/Safety Technology/Consulting Engineers of Ontario May 23, 2018
SafetyBridge Technology/Variable Frequency Drives/Protecting Industrial Control Systems May 9, 2018
Rittal Handbook/Panduit and Grantek Case Study/HARTING Connectors April 25, 2018
Innovation at Hannover Messe 2018/PLCNext/Innovative Enclosure Solution April 11, 2018
Preview of Hannover Messe 2018/SCADA Market/Nivek Automatisation March 28, 2018
Hanover Messe Fair Preview/Next Generation SCADA/Rittal Canada's President March 14, 2018
Industry News: What is MQTT?/Phoenix Contact Connectors/New Electric Panel Shop February 28, 2018
 Industry News: Decentralized Manufacturing/Proven Better Performance/Predicting the Future  February 14, 2018
Industry News: Rittal offers new IoT Interface/Protecting Connected Devices/IIoT Disruption January 24, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Performance Management/Protection and Sustainability/Perspectives of a Control Systems Student January 10, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Security Challenges/What Topics Interest You/Products for the New Year December 27, 2017
Robust Industrial Control System Security/ IIoT Asset Management/ Industry Input Results December 13, 2017
A varied look at the effects IIoT/Innovative Automation/The Rise of System Integration November 22, 2017
The Advantages of Automated Packaging/From the Sensor to the Controller/The Mystery of Industrial IoT November 8, 2017

 

 

Changing Scene

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The CenterLine Machinery Division designed and built this fully automated assembly system in just ...
“Mission Technical Solutions was formed to enhance our OEM, Industrial, Contractor and distribution ...
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From equipment selection to wiring methods and installation requirements, the safe installation of ...
Last year Eplan welcomed around 1,400 attendees from 73 countries to its international Virtual ...
Attend this webinar to solve your automation challenges and become more productive.   ...
Safety, efficiency, and smart design are essential when designing panels and systems.   ...
Eclipse Automation had the pleasure to host Premiere Doug Ford, Minister Victor Fedeli, and caucus ...
The HARTING Technology Group continues to briskly advance the pace of digital transformation. “The ...

Upcoming Webinar: PILZ

PILZ WebinarAutomated processes introduce unique safety challenges that require actively monitored protection for the machine operator, the machine itself, and the product that is being produced.

This often requires machines to be fenced-in with access being provided via lockable doors, however, a lockable door can also present its own hazard.

 

 

 

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All Happening Live: the Eplan Virtual Fair

Rittal and EplanLast year Eplan welcomed around 1,400 attendees from 73 countries to its international Virtual Fair. Impressive figures – and that in times before such virtual formats had become the standard almost everywhere. This year the interest in new, innovative Leadership Talks, practice-oriented webcasts and worldwide chats for talking shop with other users is likely to increase again.

This year’s Eplan Virtual Fair has a full sixteen-hour programme planned. This year marks the fifth edition of the global “trade show on the net”, which has enjoyed a continually growing number of visitors from all around the world. The fair will be broadcasting, presenting and chatting live from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm (CEST). 

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Latest Articles

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The 2020 EPLAN Virtual Fair boasts something for everyone, from senior management to end-users, and ...
As a Premset Medium Voltage Switchgear and modular system electrical cabinets manufacturer and ...
On February 15th, 2020, the Roberson Car Wash in Salem, Oregon went up in flames.   ...
Discrimination studies are an essential factor in the design of any electrical installations. ...
True North Solutions, a Calgary-based industrial engineering solutions company, has recently ...
In this episode, Zach and Karen discuss power relay devices. What are relays, what do they do, and ...
The need for skilled workers with automation training certifications is growing. According to the ...

Safety Scanner or Safety Mat? How to Choose the Right Safeguarding Device.

 

Omron Safety ScannerYou've done your risk assessment, and now it's time to implement a risk reduction strategy using engineering control measures. Since physical barriers can be costly and impractical, many manufacturers opt for what are known as presence sensing devices, a category that includes technologies like safety light curtains, safety laser scanners, and safety mats.

Because they don’t physically prevent an operator from reaching the hazard zone, presence sensing devices only work for machines that can be stopped anywhere in their cycle. Each device must be positioned far enough away from the machine that it’s extremely unlikely for anyone to be able to reach the danger area after triggering the safety response.

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Pandemic Creates New Job Roles and Fosters Automation Investment

Pandemic Job RolesBy Pat McGibbon, Chief Knowledge Officer, AMT

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This observation was made by philosopher George Santayana in 1905, but can help manufacturers today avoid mistakes in responding to the impacts of the pandemic. History shows that there are two likely outcomes of the current crisis which relate to manufacturing.

First, automation and digital manufacturing technologies will expand sooner and faster than the manufacturing technology market as a whole over the next two years. Second, this growth spurt will lead to changes in the manufacturing workforce throughout the recovery.

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Albesol Looks to Build off Schneider Electric Premset Medium Voltage Switchgear Partnership in Canada

 

AlbesolBy Sarah Pickard

As a Premset Medium Voltage Switchgear and modular system electrical cabinets manufacturer and service provider, Albesol INC is the first licensed partner on the Premset offer for Schneider Electric in Canada. Albesol’s Canadian operations were founded in 2018 when the company expanded its operations from Albania, where they worked primarily in the energy and power sector.

The Canadian arm of the company is centered around Premset Switchgear, which is applicable across a number of industry segments: mining, data centres, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, as well as portable substations.

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Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8 is making its first big appearance at the SPS IPC Drives. The software for virtual 3D control cabinet engineering is characterised by its expanded flexibility, surprising users with a brand new 4K-capable user interface. It’s also causing decision-makers to sit up and take notice: during live, joint presentations in Nuremberg, EPLAN and Rittal will be introducing a whole series of innovations in the context of control cabinet engineering.

These include complementary software solutions for engineering and preplanning operations, innovative system technology for housings, power distribution and climate-control systems, automation technologies, and digital assistance systems for integrated automation of manufacturing processes. EPLAN and Rittal are thereby positioning themselves as solutions providers offering integrated solutions for optimising processes in control cabinet engineering: combined machine/hardware and software solutions, product-accompanying data and comprehensive on-site process integration services for customers.

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Product News

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PLANET ICS-210xT Serial Device Server series is specially designed to convert RS232, RS422 or RS485 ...
Cleaning time is downtime, and Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) cycles to eliminate product buildup in a ...
Discover the new compact MV Switchgear featuring SF6-free Shielded Solid Insulation (2SIS) and ...
With precision twice that of existing energy standards, the ION9000 redefines the standard for ...
The comprehensive power supply portfolio offers single-phase and 3-phase DIN rail power supply ...
Connectivity between production and automation systems in process manufacturing and the Internet is ...
Industrial engineers can not only design machines and processes more efficiently but also reimagine ...
Industrial enclosures play an important role in protecting controls, circuit boards, switches and ...
SCHUNK is entering a new era of tool clamping: In September, the sensory hydraulic expansion ...
OnRobot has launched OnRobot Sander, an all-electric random orbital sander for automated finishing ...

Condition Monitoring Sensor With Integrated Data Preprocessing

Condition Monitoring SensorUnscheduled stops and faults in the production process can be avoided using our new multi-functional condition monitoring sensor. This intelligent sensor provides you with condition information which you can use for automating costintensive manual inspections. This condition data is also an essential component for implementing smart and flexible manufacturing – a key to IIoT.

The Balluff condition monitoring sensor detects various physical variables such as vibration, temperature, relative humidity, and ambient pressure, processes them, and provides the desired data to a host system via IO-Link.

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