Panel Builder System Integrator

In times past, farmers were at the mercy of the elements to determine a successful yield of crops. As the global population grows and consumer preferences evolve, today’s modern farmer must also consider the scarcity of natural resources, the threat of climate change and the growing problem of food waste. Here, Darcy Simonis, Industry Network Leader for food and beverage at ABB, explores the rise of the smart farm and the electrical considerations that accompany bringing farming into the digital age.

 

 

 

As plant floors become more connected – from the equipment to the systems – the way manufacturers manage internal and external access to that technology is evolving. Digitization has myriad benefits, but it also comes with inherent risks, and IT/OT convergence doesn’t make it any easier. Every manufacturer should be concerned about the rise in ransomware and cyber attacks that have taken advantage of the vulnerabilities specific to the OT environment.

 

 

 

 

Anyone working in the electrical industry knows the importance of labelling for both safety and organization. But at times it can also be an additional step that can take time and possibly different products, or labelers need for various jobs or applications. However, Brother’s PT-E300VP Industrial labeller is a versatile label printer that provides all the necessary labelling needs to anyone industrial electrician. Read a review of the product from fellow electricians today.

 

 

 

On November 19, 2019 The German Technology Day hosted by Rittal, Eplan, Wago and Pilz was held in Mississauga. The event showcased a unique conversion of 4 companies in an effort that strongly resembles the collaborative efforts that German companies have largely embraced and is often showcased in European shows but has yet to be fully embraced in North America.

 

 

To keep up with the demands of today’s consumer-driven economy, manufacturers are increasingly adopting flexible production strategies. This can help companies be much more responsive to the whims of the market, but it creates some new challenges in its own right. Such challenges include reduced throughput, extra complexity and high installation costs.

 

 

 

Sometimes, when we’re presented with disruptive change – like we are today with the industrial IoT – we can learn a lot by looking to the past. For decades, industrial producers have built their production systems by turning to a mix of vendors – distributors, machine builders, system integrators and many others.

 

 

 

Schneider Electric has announced a new White Paper #281, "Essential Guidance on DCIM for Edge Computing Infrastructure", available for immediate download at the Schneider Electric website.  The paper provides data center operators, channel partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with best practices for the successful deployment of next-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software in edge computing environments.

 

 

 

Traditional methods of machine and production line design, commissioning and startup can be costly and impede speed to market. CPG producers are turning to emulation as a tool to research, test and validate their process in a virtual space. Before making physical changes to plant layout and workflow.

 

 

 

At first glance unspectacular – but on closer inspection more versatile than virtually any other clamping device: tombstones and clamping pyramids are have regarded as somewhat mystical, probably because they also change their appearance from machine to machine. When used carefully, they multiply the number of workpieces in the machine room and thus offer ideal preconditions for reducing idle time and catapulting the unmanned machine running time upwards with high flexibility – provided that the clamping devices are carefully matched to this.

 

 

 

When is the best time for downtime? For most, the answer is, “No time is a good time.” The real question becomes, how long can your aging DCS limp along before an upgrade is unavoidable?Today’s pulp and paper mills operate under constant pressure to reduce production costs and increase yields. “If it isn’t broken (yet), don’t fix it,” is a risky approach and with any legacy system, and especially a DCS that has seen more productive days.

 

 

 

Changing Scene

  • Prev
  “Data is the new raw material”, Dr Friedhelm Loh said back in 2016 when laying the ...
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is proud to announce the release of their newly redesigned website. ...
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) has announced ...
Intertec Instrumentation is launching a range of tough field enclosures for housing remote I/O and ...
nVent Electric plc recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Eldon, a privately held ...
Canada continues to be an excellent performer for HARTING, recording double digit revenue growth on ...
  For the past number of months Proax Technologies Ltd. has been in discussions with ...
  Phoenix Contact Canada is pleased to announce that Roger Hallett has accepted the ...
  Machine designers are required to design safety into more industrial systems than ever. ...
Pilz Canada officially opened their Canadian Facility surrounded by Industry Partners, colleagues ...

One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.


Fulham taps industry veteran Edwin Reyes to head OEM sales team

Edwin ReyesFulham Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has appointed Edwin Reyes as Director of OEM Sales and Business Development.

In his new role, Reyes will oversee all OEM sales activities for the Fulham organization. He brings over 14 years of experience to the role, gained through his time at Fulham, having started his career in the engineering department of the California-based company before recently serving as product manager for LED Drivers and Modules.

Read More

German Technology Day, Hosted by Rittal, Eplan, Wago and Pilz

German Technology DayOn November 19, 2019 The German Technology Day hosted by Rittal, Eplan, Wago and Pilz was held in Mississauga. The event showcased a unique conversion of 4 companies. Something that strongly resembles the collaborative efforts German companies have largely embraced and is often showcased in European shows. Although, it has yet to be fully embraced in North America.

The collaborative event allowed each company to showcase its own solutions, both new and upcoming as well as complement the ways in which the companies support and deliver solutions achieved by working together.


Read More

Three strategies for embracing and maintaining manufacturing flexibility

ManufacturingTo keep up with the demands of today’s consumer-driven economy, manufacturers are increasingly adopting flexible production strategies. This can help companies be much more responsive to the whims of the market, but it creates some new challenges in its own right. Such challenges include reduced throughput, extra complexity and high installation costs.

At Omron, we’ve devoted much of our recent efforts to helping manufacturers become and remain flexible. 

 

Read More

Product News

  • Prev
At SPS 2019, Wieland Electric will present the prototype of a new motor starter that adds a new ...
Even in the clearest water, Endress+Hauser’s Turbimax CUS52D smart turbidity sensor and CUA252 flow ...
For the first time ever, users can now make customised adjustments to the housings of ...
With the new Han Shielded Power Module, users can for the first time make the connection of ...
The Han DDD industrial connector is currently the most consistent representation of ...
HARTING Technology Group will use this year’s SPS – Smart Production Solutions expo (November ...
In addition to solutions in the Han B and Han-Eco B standards, rear-mountable interfaces for ...
The industrial sector is using ever smaller machines at the same time as the modularisation of ...
HART Interface Solutions from Pepperl+Fuchs consist of two HART Multiplexer ...
The 7500 series purge and pressurization system is a solution that enables conventional electrical ...
Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2019 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil