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…
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…
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…
Why Use VFD Cables? VFD cables are a critical component to extend a motor’s life cycle within a VFD system. There are three areas where VFD cables set themselves apart from traditional tray-rated power cables.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When it’s time to consider a new motion control solution for your application, rule #1 is “Solve the problem, then worry about the design.” This is easier said than done, but not if you apply a disciplined, time-tested framework.
Many businesses of all sizes turn to robots for enhancing precision, speed, and consistency while minimizing expenses and downtime. However, many of them – particularly the smaller enterprises – are initially unsure of whether the payoff will be worth it.
IoT has steadily gained popularity in recent years with more users migrating to digitalized products and smart gadgets. As an increasing amount of IoT equipment comes online, many unsecured items will be vulnerable to remote software assaults. Inadequate security gives hackers the opportunity to brick and commandeer a device to help build botnets.
Daisy chaining refers to a wiring scheme in which several devices, such as power supplies, are connected directly in series. This type of wiring is also referred to as “looping through”. The English term “Daisy Chaining” is used colloquially, since the structure is vaguely reminiscent of a daisy chain.