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A developer of distinctive urban workspace and data centre space in Canada’s major cities, Rittal provides knowledge-based organizations with distinctive environments for creativity and connectivity.

 

 

 

Safety standards are evolving, and it’s important for manufacturers to make sure that their machines are compliant without hampering operators’ ability to do their jobs. If the machines aren’t compliant, serious injury could result. However, if the safeguarding gets in the way too much, operators might try to bypass it, causing the machine to still be unsafe.

 

 

 

Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” are highly productive automated systems. They can unlock new applications that have previously not been done with robots and employees or more experienced factory personnel from tasks that are repetitive and tedious. Collaborative robots are intended for use in industrial settings by “collaborating” with human workers. Ideally, they combine the dexterity, flexibility and problem-solving skills of a person, with the strength, endurance and precision of a machine. These robots can safely work on tasks whether or not a human is working nearby.

 

 

 

PB Cobot ACQ 400Robots – or more specifically cobots, may or may not be coming foryour job. But they may very well make it easier.

 

 

 

 

 

For over 70 years Pilz has been inspiring its customers with innovative products and solutions: initially with glass laboratory equipment, then electronic timers and later relays and programmable control systems. At each point in time Pilz has adapted to the current needs of the market and changed significantly with its technological milestones.

 

 

 

Shelters fabricated from glassfiber-reinforced polyester are protecting gas metering instrumentation from the harsh North Sea environment on an offshore platform upgrade project engineered by Oil & Gas Systems Limited. Two outdoor shelters - supplied by Intertec Instrumentation - provide lightweight and corrosion-resistant protection for gas chromatograph analyzers and process transmitters mounted above new natural gas export pipelines connecting the platform to an onshore UK terminal.

 

 

 

 

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. One company perfectly positioned to validate this piece of wisdom is Scholle IPN Canada, a packaging company recognized as a pioneer in providing bag-in-box solutions that themselves come in all shapes and sizes. Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions in the packaging industry.

 

 

What’s the most critical information in your control system network? If you’re like most life sciences OT/IT professionals I meet, you’ll be able to answer that question even before I finish asking it. Identifying critical system data – and recognizing the need to protect it – in many ways is the easy part. But designing a network infrastructure that can both help mitigate cybersecurity risk and take advantage of the latest Internet of Things (IOT) technologies can be a sticking point.

 

 

 

There are two types of electric motors, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC motors can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous motors are found in applications where speed and accuracy are essential, including synchronous clocks, timers in electronic appliances, and audio recorders. Able to operate at variable speeds, low-maintenance, and durable, asynchronous, or induction, motors see wide industrial use.

 

 

 

The 777 zinc-copper mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba is on the wane. After 15 years in  production, the underground operation is expected to close in 2022 unless Hudbay Minerals discovers more ore. In order to keep the doors open as long as possible, the Toronto-based company is trying to find efficiencies to enhance the viability of the operation.

 

 

 

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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.

Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

 

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When is a Cobot Right for You?

CobotBy Blake Marchand

Robots – or more specifically cobots, may or may not be coming foryour job. But they may very well make it easier.

Robotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedRobotic systems are most commonly utilized in self contained fencedoff configurations with significant safety measures to keep workerssafe, although in recent years cobots have begun increasing marketshare.

Automated robotic systems generally take up significant floor space,are designed for a specific application or product, and requirecomplex programming to integrate into production.

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