Panel Builder System Integrator

When the German national handball team hits the pitch at the World Championship in Egypt (January 13-31, 2021), the entire HARTING Technology Group will once again be rooting for them. HARTING is the official sponsor and premium partner of the German Handball Association (DHB).

 

 

 

Just two years after Kaunis Iron started production of iron ore in Kaunisvaara, the company is planning a new open pit mine. An important part of that plan is SmartROC D65 rigs – and an arrangement where the rigs are regularly serviced on site by Epiroc personnel.

 

 

 

Recently, ABB successfully completed the delivery of medium- and low-voltage digital solutions for the expansion of the Shanghai Bailonggang Wastewater Treatment Plant in China, guaranteeing continuous and reliable power supply.

 

 

 

The new partner network that EPLAN founded towards the end of 2020 pools the worldwide expertise of its cooperation partners to increase the benefits for customers. The EPLAN Partner Network (EPN) defines common binding goals for boosting integration along the value chain.

 

 

 

6.5 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and weighing just 800 kilograms: the “Motor Additive Manufacturing Boat”, or MAMBO for short, is the world’s first boat from a 3D printer to be built using KUKA robots and finished by an expert hand.

 

 

 

Variations in the printing or marking method of barcodes and direct part marks (DPMs) - including poor ink distribution, incorrect thermal printer heat settings, or uneven pressure in surface abrasion - can hamper readability. Since no-reads can make production inefficient, it's important to understand the types of print/mark inconsistencies and their causes.

 

 

 

When COVID-19 attacked the world in March 2020, Canada and the world rallied together like never before to wage war against the common enemy. Some mavericks in the Canadian manufacturing industry, such as Valiant TMS, decided to step out of their comfort zone with the objective of protecting people against the deadly epidemic.

 

 

 

In a concrete manufacturing plant, instrumentation integration is ideal. In Ontario, Canada, J. McCoy Equipment and Oshawa Bearing Service know this for a fact. For more than 30 years, J. McCoy Equipment has built concrete batch plants and ready mix concrete facilities.

 

 

 

The thermally activated fuse is the oldest circuit protection device and is still in widespread use. It is well understood, reliable, consistent, and approved by regulatory standards. However, with end products increasing in complexity and shrinking in size, designers need an alternative to the user-replaceable fuse and fuse holder in order to reduce the form factor, simplify assembly, improve ruggedness, and further enhance safety.

 

 

 

Rittal and EPLAN are starting the New Year by offering a chance to make their customers’ value-creating processes faster, more economical and more exact, with a value-filled event entitled “Panel building. Made smarter.” This is a great opportunity to attend this event live from anywhere around the World.

 

 

 

 Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable  

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

Click here to register today.


 

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How the Combination of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Makes the Smart Factory a Reality

Artificial Intelligence and IoTPart 4 of the digital press conference series “Join us for a coffee...” took a look into the future of manufacturing and showed how industrial companies can increase efficiency, product quality and revenue by linking artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things – this time with the expertise of KUKA, Device Insight and Sentian.

When it comes to combining artificial intelligence and IoT, industry has so far clearly focused on predictive maintenance. “A mistake,” says Dr. Christian Liedtke, Head of Strategic Alliances at KUKA, with conviction. 

 

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Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada, Announces a New President

Tim Rourke and Andre BousetteRittal Systems Ltd., Canada would like to announce that Tim Rourke will be resigning as President, and Andre Bousette will be stepping into this role, taking leadership of Rittal’s Canadian operations.

Looking back at Tim Rourke’s 25 years with Rittal

Tim Rourke completed 25 years of exceptional service to Rittal Systems Ltd. in 2020. In 1995, Tim joined Rittal as an Outside Sales Representative in Eastern and Northern Ontario. In 1997, he was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for Ontario. 

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Beckhoff Celebrates 25 Years of Bus Terminal I/O Technology

 

Beckhoff Celebrates 25 YearsJust 25 years ago, Beckhoff had an idea that revolutionized the automation technology of the time: The Bus Terminal combined fieldbus technology with the proven terminal block principle for the first time. The final result was developed together with Wago Kontakttechnik.

Beckhoff then presented the modular and open I/O system for space-saving, customizable and highly flexible configurations at the Hannover Messe trade show in 1995. As an industrial electronics and communication specialist, Beckhoff intentionally continued the advancement of the existing block module concept for the electronic terminal block. 

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Towards a Diesel-Free Mine

Diesel-Free MineThe European Union-funded SIMS project and the related field tests of Epiroc's battery-powered mining machines turned the eyes of the entire mining world to Kittilä. Now, the mine’s first own battery-powered rigs, two Boltec E Battery bolting units, have started in production.

It takes courage to be at the forefront of development, but the benefits to be achieved - an improved working environment and a reduced carbon footprint - are considered worthy at the Kittilä mine.

 

 

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Planning a New Automation Project? Make Sure You Budget for Training and Development

 

JAEBy Eric Martin, C.E.T., JAE Automation

Conversations about automation technology and design often focus on one thing – the technology itself. We think of the high-tech robots, the automated conveyors, or the precision welding machines that make it possible for factories to operate more efficiently, productively, and safely.

However, any discussions around automation technology need to include the most important element – the people.

 

 

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Following a successful prototype construction phase, the two companies now want to press ahead, initially with the pre-commercialization process for stationary fuel cells. For SOFC systems, Bosch is aiming for an annual production capacity of some 200 megawatts. This is enough to supply around 400,000 people with electricity in their homes. 

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