Achieving Power System Balance
For the power generation industry, maintaining power system balance as closely as possible to the ideal power factor (PF) of 1.000 using correction capacitors and other technology is critical. Power factor is a measure of how effectively electricity is used, with an equal 1.000 PF benefiting both the customer and utility, and a low or high PF indicating poor electrical power utilization. A low power factor can overload generation units making them work harder for the same amount of power. Read More…
Network Infrastructure Featured Product Spotlight
This webinar presented by Beth Lessard and Keith Cordero will be highlighting three Panduit solutions that will optimize network equipment and cabling to ensure that your spaces are efficiently and properly managed to support ever-evolving business needs of today and beyond. Products that will be featured include PanZone TrueEdge Wall Mount Enclsoure, Cable Managers, and Adjustable Depth 4-Post Rack.
Editor’s Pick: Featured Product News
Siemens: SIMOVAC Non-Arc-Resistant and SIMOVAC-AR Arc-Resistant Motor Controllers
The Siemens SIMOVAC medium-voltage non-arc-resistant and SIMOVAC-AR arc-resistant controllers have a modular design incorporating up to two 12SVC400 (400 A) controllers, housed in a freestanding sheet steel enclosure. Each controller is UL 347 class E2, equipped with three current-limiting fuses, a non-load-break isolating switch, and a fixed-mounted vacuum contactor (plug-in type optional for 12SVC400). The enclosure is designed for front access, allowing the equipment to be located with the rear of the equipment close to a non-combustible wall.
Adjustable Crimping Tool – Crimp it – Don’t Crush It
Crimping is now even more efficient and offers a better ergonomic design with our new PZ 6 Roto ADJ. It allows for the crimping of wire-end ferrules across a wide range of wire, 26 AWG to 10 AWG and can be optimally adapted to your individual preferences due to the rotatable crimping die and the adjustable handle width.
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Products for Panel Builders
Icotek: TE Thread Extension for Cable Glands and Cable Entry Plates, M32 / M50
The icotek cable glands and cable entry plates with metric thread are screwed with a locknut during assembly. If the thread lengths are not sufficient, for example when mounting on sandwich panels or thick concrete walls, icotek offers a practical solution: the icotek TE thread extension. The icotek TE thread extension is available in two sizes (M32, M50) and in three lengths (35 mm, 60 mm, 120 mm) and represents a real innovation in the field of cable management. The different lengths can be flexibly combined or shortened at the designated points. Read More…
IBOCO: CL Wire Management Retainers
IBOCO’s full line of CL Wire Retainers provide many different sizes to match the myriad of products that compound the IBOCO wire duct series. The full line of CL Wire Retainers are available in Dark Grey RAL 7021. These wire management retainers enable you to retain wires during installation, tremendously facilitating what can be a daunting task. They also provide additional strain relief of wire duct fingers, while eliminating bulging against the sidewall. IBOCO CL wire retainers offer a great time-saving solution to customers. Read More…
Editor’s Pick: Featured Article
How 5G Technology Can Expand Your Options for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
The world has been abuzz for the past couple of years over the deployment of 5G (short for “fifth generation”) networks. The topic came up in a recent episode of Omron’s podcast featuring special guest Mike Chen, Omron’s Senior Director of Solutions and Technology Development, and he provided insights into how 5G could transform automation.
One thing that comes to mind is the Omron autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solution. Let’s take a look at how these robots complete their tasks and how a 5G network can enhance their operation.
Finally a Valve Island with Rockwell AOPs Included
Perfectly Suited for Process Automation Applications, the Burkert Type 8652 valve island offers quick system set-up by including Add-On Profiles for Rockwell PLCs. An integrated mounting plate is optimized for simple installation at the base of a control cabinet, diagnostics are easy to see on the LC Display, and valves can easily be swapped without turning off compressed air supply.
Overcoming 6 Challenges in Panel Building and Control Manufacturing
The manufacturing challenges of today can be overwhelming – from supply chain disruptions to increased customer demand, meeting production needs continues to get harder. Luckily, there is a better way to simplify the process. By combining value-enhancing process steps in engineering, design, work preparation, production, and maintenance, it is possible to create a solid foundation for efficiency improvements. It’s time to optimize your company’s performance to deliver the most value for the least cost and enhance your competitive advantage. Read More…
Omron Exhibits Collaborative Robot at Meadow Glens STEM Night to Give Students Valuable Hands-On Automation Experience
Recently, Omron Automation Americas attended the STEM Night event at Meadow Glens Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois. STEM Night is a highly acclaimed event that features exciting, immersive exhibits and activities that get elementary students inspired to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math. The event features more than 30 local public services, technology businesses, and organizations, and Naperville School District 203’s students and families are encouraged to gather for hands-on experience with STEM concepts. Read More…
Article Feature – Monthly Industry Focus
Weidmuller: PROmax – “The Powerhouse”
Power and durability – these are the qualities that differentiate Weidmuller’s PROmax switched-mode power supplies from the competition. They can cope with continuous overloads of up to 20%. Even short-term peak loads of 300% occurring with high control cabinet temperatures will not affect these switched-mode power supplies. Offering high levels of scalability and full performance across a wide range of temperatures, they are particularly suitable for demanding requirements and the challenges of automation.
News for Panel Builders
FIBOX Announces FRM as Newest Field Rep Firm
Fibox Enclosures recently announced the addition of FRM as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Alabam, Georgia, Florida and Eastern Tennessee territory. Effective Marc 23rd, 2023. Since 1969, FRM has been a leader in the industry, providing knowledge, experience, and service to its clients, with locations in Tampa, FL, and Norcross, GA. FRM is strategically positioned to provide you with the service you deserve. Read More…
Visit Pepperl+Fuchs at HANNOVER MESSE 2023
From April 17 to 21 2023, HANNOVER MESSE will open its doors to specialists from all over the world. Around 4,000 companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical, and digital industries as well as the energy sector, including Pepperl+Fuchs, will present innovative technologies and solutions for a connected and climate-neutral industry. The trade fair for industry will be accompanied by the partner country Indonesia, with which Pepperl+Fuchs also has close ties. Read More…
Featured Product News
Hammond Manufacturing: 4-Post DC4R Open Frame Rack Series
Introducing the Hammond DC4R Open Rack series, an economical solution to house IT equipment in wiring closets or data centers. In situations where the wiring closet itself is under lock and key and accessed by a limited number of people, full cabinets having locking doors and side panels may not be required resulting in significant cost savings. If you’re building a Homelab the DC4R24 is ideal.