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

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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JMP Solutions and Control Station are joining forces to provide process and control loop audit ...
JMP Solutions is helping in the fight against COVID-19 by contributing its manufacturing and ...
  With Rittal celebrating 25 years in Canada in 2020, and Franklin Empire shaping the ...
Pilz will be hosting several conferences for their 2020 Virtual Trade Show starting on Tuesday May ...
Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), a unit of Koch Industries Inc., recently announced it has acquired ...
Festo Canada is pleased to announce Electrozad, the largest independently owned electrical ...
Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control and ...
Allied Electronics & Automation has added more trusted suppliers to its 300-strong network, ...
Rockwell Automation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data ...

RS Components Launches New Season of the DesignSpark Podcast Tackling Technology With a Comedy Twist

RS Components DesignSpark PodcastRS Components (RS), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has released a new series of its popular ‘DesignSpark Podcast’ which explores some of the hottest topics in technology through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs. The podcast offers educational information on each technology topic, with an entertaining comedy angle.

The new weekly podcast is co-hosted by technology expert Professor Lucy Rogers PhD – former judge on BBC’s Robot Wars and a DesignSpark blogger – alongside award-winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine.

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JMP Solutions and Control Station Announce Exclusive Collaboration Focused on Optimizing Manufacturing Output and Efficiency

JMP SolutionsJMP Solutions and Control Station are joining forces to provide process and control loop audit services for manufacturing environments in order to identify and optimize problematic and underperforming control loops. The partnership leverages the complementary skillsets of JMP’s expert process engineering and project management competency combined with Control Station’s proprietary process analytics platform which, will work in synergy to identify and correct PID loop related sources of inefficiency and sub-optimal performance.

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Proax Is Now a Distributor of HIWIN

PB-34-Proax-HIWINLogo-400.jpgProax are pleased to announce that they are now a distributor of the HIWIN product line, a leader in motion control and system technology. Their product offer includes linear guideways, ballscrews, actuators, linear motors, torque motors & rotary tables, crossed roller bearings and more. This addition comes in line with the enhanced mechanical team and product offering announced last year by Proax. This newly added line will be available to all Proax's clients throughout Canada since this is going to be implemented on a national level.

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Latest Articles

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True North Solutions, a Calgary-based industrial engineering solutions company, has recently ...
Nexans, a driver for the world’s transition to a more connected and sustainable energy future, has ...
The phrase “up-time” is an oft-repeated phrase for IT professionals, reflecting the fact that a key ...
The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently served as the partner for an independent ...
A local manufacturer intended to complete the setup and installation of a high-speed ...
For three decades, Endress+Hauser Canada has been building strong relationships with customers ...
  I think many of us right now are caught at a point where we are either looking back at ...
Electromate has been recognized as the 28th Best Workplace in Canada. This list, and related ...
If you are interested or in the midst of switching from making cars, beverages, apparel or ...

Cybersecurity and Manufacturing – Keeping Critical Information Safe From Attackers

JAE AutomationWe all know that we’re supposed to back up our data and secure our devices against attack. But too often we put it off until it’s too late. We’re busy, and we’ll get to it another day. And then, one day, we turn on our device, look for a file, and realize something is wrong. We’ve been hacked.

The thought of losing our files, pictures, and data is scary. Scale that up to an entire company and the consequences can be severe. Think about the amount of critical and sensitive information the typical manufacturing facility has access to. Sensitive customer records, design and engineering data, intellectual property, and industrial control systems for high risk manufacturing processes – there’s a lot to lose. 

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Phoenix Contact Control Cabinet Classroom Ep. 6: How to Determine Supplementary vs. Branch Circuit Breakers

Phoenix Contact Control CabinetSometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between types of circuit breakers, especially since in appearance they look so similar. In this episode, the focus will be on the differences between two types of circuit breakers: Branch and Supplementary.

In the Control Cabinet Classroom video series, Phoenix Contact Product Specialists Zach and Karen break down some of the basics of control cabinet design, terminology and technology to be able to better understand and utilize this powerful solution.

 

 

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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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Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) is a way to digitally represent an analog measurement value from a ...
Manufacturers Automation Inc. introduces the new SDS-3008 Smart Switch, featuring a compact and ...
A new range of pressure transmitters designed to meet key requirements in most manufacturing and ...
Parker Hannifin, a global provider in motion and control technologies, has extended its Parker ...
Hammond Manufacturing has announced its 1597DIN family of UL94-V0 flame-retardant plastic ...
Phoenix Contact, Quectel and Ericsson have worked together to develop and deploy the first ...
Sensor manufacturer POSITAL has introduced an inexpensive and flexible alternative for ...
Eight well-known manufacturers established on the market for M12 connectors ­– Phoenix Contact, ...
The AutomationDirect Productivity2000® PLC is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of ...
FANUC America, an automation solutions provider, is offering a free trial version of CNC GUIDE – ...
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