Panel Builder System Integrator

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April 1, 2021

Date: April 15, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm ET

2020 will probably go down in history as being the year of ultimate challenges, but the HVAC industry experienced and kept up with those rapid changes on a daily basis. Despite the crisis, an AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal survey showed 88% HVAC industry respondents reporting “good” or “excellent” business with a possible 5-10 percent growth. So if you want to see how Rittal can help you take advantage of this growth, then join in to sharpen up your IT & Industrial infrastructure, as well as your mission critical processes. Take your HVAC business to the next level with some cool tips from Rittal's experts. The key lies in adopting safe and connected technologies and processes that keep your infrastructure running smoothly and your business booming.

Smarter

Every industry is embracing IoT, as devices and equipment are increasingly talking to each other. Wi-Fi enabled products showcase the value of automation and speed to your customers. From self-regulation and remote temperature adjustment to integration of energy controls, connected technology offers more control than ever over energy output. 

Safer

Once your devices are IoT-enabled, you are adding that extra layer of security to your infrastructure due to constant monitoring capabilities, to prevent downtime and reduce maintenance costs.

Sustainable

Energy-saving products and services with minimum environmental impact, enhance the value of your service, as customers are often willing to pay a premium price for eco-friendly products.

The global pandemic has made us all even more aware of the importance of the HVAC industry, as greater safety precautions will remain critical to the national economy. If you want to turn the ‘Mission Impossible’ challenge into a ‘Mission Critical’ differentiator for your business, join Rittal's webinar.

Register HERE.

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Phoenix Contact: Engineering Software for Control Cabinet Manufacturing

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The new engineering software clipx ENGINEER from Phoenix Contact allows you to plan and procure terminal strips, assembled mounting plates, and junction boxes efficiently and to seamlessly transfer the data to production.

With the online and offline application, you can access your plans at any workplace. At the same time, you have the option of working on the project locally on a computer or sharing it via a cloud.

The engineering software increases the efficiency of your workflows. Bidirectional interfaces to CAE programs and direct connection to familiar Phoenix Contact applications, configurators, and the online shop streamline and speed up your time-consuming planning tasks. Intelligent engineering assistants simplify your planning. In just a few clicks, you can create entire function groups or check items for approvals relevant to the application. Furthermore, your planning will be completed automatically with the required accessories.

Use manufacturing documents generated from your project for the documentation and the subsequent process steps. Furthermore, you can control your workflow with direct connection to various manufacturing systems.

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How Robotic Automation Impacts E-Commerce

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By Robert McElmurry, FANUC

As the pandemic created a “new normal” for how we live and work that no one could have imagined, the fulfillment and logistics industries experienced unprecedented growth.  A key factor driving this market growth is omni-channel fulfillment. 

Increasingly, customer demand is driving retailers, suppliers and third-party logistics companies (3PLs) to develop capabilities to deliver product through multiple channels. While the state of e-commerce made steady advancements over the past decade, the unique situation brought on by COVID caused the fulfillment sector to evolve more rapidly.

A year into the pandemic, suppliers are looking for the best methods to get product to their customers at the right place and time – no matter what order channel is used.  This increased demand is due to a significant growth in e-commerce, and a quickly growing shortage of labor.   As we examine various methods of fulfillment, it is clear that robotics are now considered necessary tools to help companies not only meet, but exceed their customers’ needs.  Let’s find out why.

When system integrators first tackle an automation project for fulfillment, it is important to understand the distribution channel, and the specific application niche the robotic solution is designed to fill. This allows the integrator to better understand the type of product, packaging, volume, and upstream and downstream processes that are likely in place.

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UCEC Identifies What Makes Them a Top Notch Control Panel Builder

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UCEC has existed for more than sixty years by building the best control panels, period. To keep their focus on quality custom panels, they have never defined themselves as a “one-stop shop." To be all things to all people with something as complicated as a control panel should send up a red flag. When panels shops try to do everything (a “one-stop shop”), that’s when things get diluted and messy.

There is so much talent and work that goes into a UCEC panel. UCEC knows their industry thoroughly, and they wish to remain highly relevant in the field. No one gets there by being all things to all people. UCEC shares two examples of this philosophy in action.

PARTNERING WITH EXPERTS TO SERVE CLIENTS BETTER

UCEC's talented craftsmen contribute their years of knowledge of panel building to each project. Conversely, most engineering firms who try to build panels quickly learn there is more to them than meets the eye. As UCEC's President and CEO, Mark Inboden said, “Two specialized companies collaborating to solve a customer’s problem often leads to a better result for the end user.”

UCEC finds that the best results happen for their clients when they partner with other experts and this case study demonstrates exactly that.

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