M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries
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M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries

Delivery, reliability, and selection; are three criteria that best describe Proax’s commitment to offering optimal options for in-stock connectivity. In partnership with Phoenix Contact, customers can expect a large range of solutions designed for the safe transmission of signals and power. M12 cables are a type of circular connectors commonly used in industrial automation, ethernet networking, fieldbus communications, and power transmission. With their circular shape (12mm diameter), the cables are appropriately named for their size and can be used in varying configurations, depending on the application requirements.

Record-Breaking Automate 2024 Event Highlights Industry’s Rapid Growth and Innovation

Record-Breaking Automate 2024 Event Highlights Industry’s Rapid Growth and Innovation

The largest robotics and automation trade show in North America, Automate, achieved unprecedented success last week with record-breaking attendance and exhibitor participation. 42,895 registrants from around the globe convened at Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 6-9, 2024, to explore the latest advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence and automation technologies.

25th Edition of the MEET Show Smashes Attendance Records

25th Edition of the MEET Show Smashes Attendance Records

The energy and excitement was palpable at the 2024 edition of the MEET Show at the Moncton Coliseum on May 1 and 2. The biennial Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, and Technology show – celebrating its 25th year in 2024 – saw record-breaking attendance, welcoming 6,626 industry professionals to one of the largest tradeshows of its kind in Atlantic Canada. This year’s event featured a sold out exhibitor floor spanning across nearly 75,000 sq. ft. of the multi-purpose facility.

Safety and Security in Transformation

Safety and Security in Transformation

Pilz is an automation company. Our core competence is safety. Every day, our mission is to make the world more digital, connected, flexible, efficient, safe and secure. We want to contribute towards ensuring that the transformation of industry can succeed. Certain industries are affected more strongly by this transformation than others, because they will play a key role in tackling the tasks ahead. These include hydrogen, E-mobility, the semiconductor industry and also railway technology.

Enhancing Water Treatment Plant Efficiency with Solar Array and Active Harmonic Filtering

The search for renewable sources of energy has pushed the electrical industry to look into cutting-edge methods of generating and utilizing power in recent years and Water Treatment Plants are not an exception for being essential to ensuring a clean water supply. This case study explores the partnership between a Water Treatment Plant and Electrotek, a leading provider of Active Harmonic Filters, to establish a hybrid power system that consists of Solar Arrays and Active Harmonic Filters (AHF).

SIBERprotect Protects Industrial OT Systems with Innovative Cyber Response Solution
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SIBERprotect Protects Industrial OT Systems with Innovative Cyber Response Solution

Siemens recently introduced SIBERprotect, an automated, intelligent solution that defends critical infrastructure and OT systems in industrial settings from cyberattacks. This advanced, automatic, response to cyber-attacks can limit the impact of these threats by isolating and quarantining affected equipment and processes. Chuck Tommey, a digital connectivity executive with Siemens, discusses why OT systems need protection from cyberattacks and how SIBERprotect is the solution to defend your operation.

SmartD’s Innovation in VFD Filters: Transforming Complex System Laden with Challenges into Efficient Solutions

SmartD’s Innovation in VFD Filters: Transforming Complex System Laden with Challenges into Efficient Solutions

In a recent blog post, SmartD delved into the challenges associated with the introduction of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) into electrical systems. As a brief reminder, these challenges stem from the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), a fundamental aspect of VFD functionality. This waveform introduces complications such as voltage spikes, corona discharge, common mode voltage, and harmonic distortion.

Accelerate Production Without Sacrificing Flexibility and Quality

Accelerate Production Without Sacrificing Flexibility and Quality

Pharmaceutical and biopharma companies looking to improve quality and compliance need modern, digital solutions that can evolve with their needs. The goal is a solution that provides greater visibility and real-time insight that can help improve quality and compliance. This is especially true for companies that must properly handle thermo-sensitive material. Those that rely on cumbersome, error-prone paper tracking systems are at a disadvantage. Increasing the rate of production while staying compliant requires real-time production data using digitized compliance procedures.

ABB’s Expansion Joint System Helps Expand Sustainable Transportation Possibilities
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ABB’s Expansion Joint System Helps Expand Sustainable Transportation Possibilities

ABB is proud to have designed and produced the expansion joint system used on the Champlain Bridge section of the REM, Montreal. Canada is considered to have one of the best developed infrastructures in the world, making it attractive for businesses, technology and international trade. Investments in infrastructure projects and community improvements are helping ensure the country is well positioned for the future.  

Lubricants: Unlocking Peak Performance in Your Gearmotor
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Lubricants: Unlocking Peak Performance in Your Gearmotor

In the world of mechanical systems, gearmotors are the workhorses, driving operations across various industries. Yet, their efficiency and longevity hinge on a crucial component often overlooked: lubricants. Understanding the role of lubricants, how to select them, and the importance of maintenance can significantly impact your gearmotor’s performance and lifespan. Lubricants in gearmotors serve several vital functions. They reduce friction between moving parts, minimize wear, protect against corrosion, and help dissipate heat.

Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications
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Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications

Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) technology is a cornerstone in the realm of digital communication, particularly for conveying position and speed feedback from encoders in both rotary and linear forms. Known for its precision and resilience to noise interference, SSI plays a pivotal role in applications demanding high accuracy, such as in CNC machines and robotic control systems. This guide aims to explain the workings, advantages, and practical applications of SSI, providing a resource for engineers and professionals aiming to leverage this technology in their systems.

Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric’s Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS
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Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric’s Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS

RS offers a wide range of Schneider Electric motor control solutions engineered to help organizations in every sector of the industrial market overcome common challenges and improve their productivity, efficiency, profitability, and sustainability. Labor shortages, unplanned downtime, and rising energy costs are affecting profit margins throughout the industrial market. The U.S. has been suffering from labor shortages related to both skills gaps and Millennial and Gen-Z preferences for more efficient, connected workplaces and is expected to have 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030, which will negatively affect productivity and profitability.

Omron Proof of Concept Center Hosts Engineering Students Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Omron Proof of Concept Center Hosts Engineering Students Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

A group of engineering students from the University of Michigan–Dearborn recently had the unique opportunity to visit Omron’s Detroit Proof of Concept Center (PoCC). Hosted by the assistant director of CECS Engineering Experiential Learning at UM-Dearborn, the students were given a firsthand experience of Omron’s cutting-edge traceability 4.0 demonstration. This immersive visit provided valuable insights into the benefits of advanced quality and traceability solutions in the manufacturing industry.

Omron’s Advanced Safety Services 101
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Omron’s Advanced Safety Services 101

In any industrial setting, safety is of the utmost importance. Omron offers Advanced Safety Services to help you and your staff navigate the challenges of complex industry standards and compliance regulations. They also can provide machine safety technology to protect your people and equipment while maximizing productivity. Did you know that Omron’s safety training and services encompass safety compliance education, risk assessment, and compliance reviews led by certified safety engineers?

Become a More Sustainable Industrial Organization
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Become a More Sustainable Industrial Organization

If you’re looking for ways to become a more sustainable industrial organization this year, 98% of manufacturers are thinking the same thing. They are working towards implementing sustainability systems and solutions in their own organizations. As you work towards becoming a more sustainable industrial organization, you’re probably preparing for new mandates that regulatory bodies will require. Additionally, you’re preparing for different corporate targets for sustainability performance and profitability.