Panel Builder System Integrator

Panel Builder & Systems Integrator's Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
Please download any of our past issues using the links below.

 

 2017 - 2020 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

German Technology Day/ Control Cabinet Classroom/ Partnerships

September 23, 2020

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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Phoenix Contact E-Mobility is extending its production and administrative capacities – both in ...
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 ...
Automated processes introduce unique safety challenges that require actively monitored protection ...
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 ...

Arieltech Adds Mission Technical Solutions as New Manufacturers' Agents

Arieltech“Mission Technical Solutions was formed to enhance our OEM, Industrial, Contractor and distribution channel partner experience. We deliver over 150 collective years of trusted advisor solutions and dedicate ourselves to serve the marketplace with the best in class knowledge, training, and customer service.”

Arieltech clients can now leverage the enhanced experience and knowledge of MTS through the strategic partnership. Customers now get the added value of the product expertise and industry insight provided by jointly from Arieltch and MTS.

 

 

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Emerson Extends OEM Program to Life Sciences to Accelerate Industry’s Digital Transformation

Emerson OEM ProgramEmerson has started the DeltaV Life Sciences OEM Program to help life sciences companies more easily adopt digitally-enabled manufacturing that improves the quantity, quality and speed of production.

The program is built on Emerson’s Engineered Solutions Provider (ESP) program and provides structured collaboration with life sciences original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as equipment and skid builders, and will accelerate the technology transfer process that is critical to quickly manufacturing therapies for patient use. 

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Latest Articles

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At HARTING, environmental protection and production have dovetailed for many years. "Ecological ...
Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, six prominent companies in ...
A well-trained team is crucial for manufacturing success. That’s why Mazak has long offered a  ...
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 ...

At HARTING, Environmental Protection and Production Have Gone Hand in Hand for Many Years

 

Stephan MiddelkampAt HARTING, environmental protection and production have dovetailed for many years. "Ecological responsibility is a fundamental component of our actions", is the motto of our corporate philosophy. The company has been combining economy and ecology for a good four decades, and was awarded is first internal environmental prize in 1989.

For exactly 25 years now – right from the very start - the technology group has been relying on the EMAS environmental management system.

 

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Welcome to the German Technology Day Virtual Fair 2020!

Sabine SparwasserBosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, six prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s second series of German Technology Days which will be a virtual event this year. 

Collaboration & Connectivity

This year, the theme is ‘Collaboration & Connectivity’ in keeping with the new mantra in the world today, where the need to join hands and work together to overcome boundaries and to create fully integrated, connected solutions, has become so crucial for success.

 

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Mazak Delivers Progressive Learning Directly to Your Shop

 

Mazak Progressive LearningA well-trained team is crucial for manufacturing success. That’s why Mazak has long offered a Progressive Learning program with hands-on training for all of their equipment at Technology and Technical Centers across North America.

However, as with most aspects of life in 2020, COVID-19 has changed the way they approach training at Mazak – and with the help of advanced technology, Mazak have made it more accessible than ever, with remote learning opportunities that have been so popular that they’ll remain a staple of their educational programs going forward.

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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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MENNEKES' new CDS Series is the industry’s first non-metallic, curved-top disconnect switch. This ...
Wi-Fi instability is a common workplace challenge. In material handling applications with devices ...
After careful preparation and extensive beta testing with users and system integrators worldwide, ...
Festo’s heavy duty VTSA series valve terminal family keeps expanding – this time, it’s the ...
Responding to the challenge municipalities face with tightening effluent requirements, ...
The new FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR Series provides professionals with the flexibility to use one ...
Insulation type MTW machine tool wire is now available in 22-gauge from AutomationDirect. Existing ...
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 ...

MENNEKES: Introducing the New CDS Series of Non-Metallic, Curved-Top Switches

MENNEKES CDS Curved-Top SwitchMENNEKES' new CDS Series is the industry’s first non-metallic, curved-top disconnect switch. This clean, innovative design features a curved profile to eliminate standing water and minimize contaminant buildup in food processing and other cleanroom operating environments.

Improving Equipment and Personnel Safety

Disconnect switches are a reliable way to safely control power to meet lockout-tagout (LO/TO) requirements and protect plant personnel. With a curved profile and chemically resistant thermoplastic enclosure, CDS units are rated to UL Type 4X and IP69K to withstand frequent washdown and high-pressure water.

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