How Omron Speaks to All Levels Within a Customer’s Automation Organization – And Why That Is Important

How Omron Speaks to All Levels Within a Customer’s Automation Organization – And Why That Is Important

January 26, 2023 Manufacturing automation companies range from small to large, but even the smallest ones employ a variety of people with different roles, and therefore different concerns. Granted, everyone’s ultimate goal is to help the company make profits and fulfill its mission, but this depends on the employees at different levels within the hierarchy…

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers

January 18, 2023 By Kerrwil Editorial Team in partnership with CSA Group In this article we take a look at Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing with Alex Solomovich and Michael Henry of CSA Group. Solomovich is a Certifier III with the organization and Henry serves as the Director for Cross Market Services. In this overview of…

100 Years of Passion for Technology and Innovation at Phoenix Contact

100 Years of Passion for Technology and Innovation at Phoenix Contact

January 26, 2023 For 100 years, Phoenix Contact has been working with customers and partners to develop innovative products and solutions that get things connected. In doing this, they are opening up value-adding processes all over the world and empowering a future worth living for everyone. They can do this because they connect people and technologies…

Q&A With HELU: Grounding vs. Bonding

Q&A With HELU: Grounding vs. Bonding

One of the first lessons new electricians learn is that electricity will always look for the path of least resistance to get to the ground. The terms grounding and bonding are used every day by electricians, maintenance engineers and technicians. While they seem interchangeable, they are actually two distinct electrical installation protocols when it comes to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and installing electrical equipment. Regional Sales Manager Warren Lyles discusses this topic from questions he has heard in the field.

How 5G Technology Can Expand Your Options for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

How 5G Technology Can Expand Your Options for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

The world has been abuzz for the past couple of years over the deployment of 5G (short for “fifth generation”) networks. The topic came up in a recent episode of Omron’s podcast featuring special guest Mike Chen, Omron’s Senior Director of Solutions and Technology Development, and he provided insights into how 5G could transform automation.

Festo Didactic at the Forefront of Developing Canada’s Future Work Force

Festo Didactic at the Forefront of Developing Canada’s Future Work Force

With Canadian manufacturing suffering from a growing labour shortage, the participation of industry in skills development is emerging as a vital component in hiring and retention. The needs are stark: The Canadian Exporters and Manufacturers Association says almost 40% of its members have jobs they can’t fill. Five years from now, 60% expect to be short-staffed, especially when it comes to skilled trades. This is why Festo, through Festo Didactic, intends to help Canada meet this challenge.

Gapless Safety with Leuze

Gapless Safety with Leuze

In applications where corridor supply vehicles interact at transfer stations with a direct connection to a danger zone, operation must be as safe and efficient as possible: Throughout the entire area, the safety system must be able to differentiate reliably between forklift trucks and, in some cases, also people. This is possible using a Leuze safety solution for multi-station access guarding in forklift truck logistics.

Robotics and Automation in 2022 – Can They be a Useful Hedge to Recession?

Robotics and Automation in 2022 – Can They be a Useful Hedge to Recession?

Robotics and automation have significantly revolutionized how people work and live across a number of industries. With the increasing likelihood of a global economic recession in 2023, many industries are struggling with increasing manufacturing costs, such as labor and raw material costs, and maintaining their profit margins. The robotics and automation sector provides solutions to mitigate the issue by reducing operational costs and increasing production efficiency.

NOARK Electric – Delivering High Quality Low-Voltage Components for More Than 10 Years

NOARK Electric – Delivering High Quality Low-Voltage Components for More Than 10 Years

Manufacturers today are focused more than ever on finding reliable sources of high quality products in our suddenly fractured global supply chains. NOARK Electric is focused on ensuring that its customers continue to receive high quality products, delivered on-time, and with reasonable production lead-times.

Research from ABB Shows How Cities Can Tackle Water Stress by Reducing Carbon Emissions and Cost of Wastewater Treatment for Reuse

Research from ABB Shows How Cities Can Tackle Water Stress by Reducing Carbon Emissions and Cost of Wastewater Treatment for Reuse

Recently, ABB published the first in a series of new reports for the energy and wastewater sectors to highlight the impact that technology can have in enabling industrial customers to reduce carbon emissions and manage the energy transition for a more sustainable future.