Manufacturing companies range from small to large, but even the smallest ones employ a variety of people with different roles, and therefore different concerns. Granted, everyone’s ultimate goal is to help the company make profits and fulfill its mission, but this depends on employees at different levels within the hierarchy attending to their specific concerns.
Schneider Electric Calls for Greater Efforts to Accelerate the Energy Transition and Address the Energy Crisis
Schneider Electric has recently issued an urgent call for governments and companies around the world to accelerate their sustainability action and step up investments into technologies that will help them reduce their carbon emissions and bolster their energy security. The call comes amid spiking energy prices, an energy supply crisis and fast accelerating climate change, which together pose major challenges for companies, economies and societies around the globe.
Eaton experts explain how to thoughtfully embrace Industry 4.0 technologies, sharing strategies, considerations, and personal examples to help ensure that your foray into Industry 4.0 starts out on the right foot. It’s been exciting to see the full potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, go from concept to reality. This era’s immediate predecessor, Industry 3.0, represented a quantum leap in manufacturing productivity and efficiency.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have become increasingly popular in Texas’s water and wastewater treatment industry. These systems provide a range of benefits that make them valuable to these facilities. One of the main benefits of SCADA systems is the ability to remotely monitor and control various processes and equipment within the treatment plant. This allows operators to quickly and easily identify issues and take appropriate action to address them without having to be on-site physically.
In the era of digital transformation, everyone is combining forces so that various software applications such as product configurators, CPQ, PLC, PLM/ERP and others can ideally communicate with each other. The EPLAN Partner Network was founded over two years ago and around sixty companies have joined in the meantime. Strategic partners such as Phoenix Contact, Siemens and Rockwell Automation, plus technology partners – including ABB, Lapp Kabel, Wago and Weidmüller – come together under one guiding principle: providing the highest degree of integration capability with EPLAN for their solutions.
You are in need of a higher total power for your system or machine, or want to ensure a reliable power supply? Common solutions include the parallel connection or establishing a redundant power supply system. In this blog post, you will learn more about the definition, the differences and the correct use of both system types.
Emerson has been named the IoT Breakthrough 2023 “Industrial IoT Company of the Year” for the fifth time — an honor the company also received in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. This year’s award recognizes the power of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, which now includes the AspenTech suite of plant optimization software solutions.
For test and measurement customers, shopping with Teledyne FLIR e-commerce is about to get much easier. The Extech online store and website are now part of FLIR.com, providing one location to find product information, supporting content, downloads, and other customer support for all professional test and measurement needs.
Endress+Hauser has received Indiana State University’s March On! Philanthropy Award. The award highlights Endress+Hauser’s collaboration with the school’s Bailey College of Engineering and Technology and Scott College of Business, along with donations to support students and faculty. During its annual President’s Dinner in November – a celebration of philanthropy and distinguished alumni – ISU lauded Endress+Hauser for its close work with the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology in creating opportunities for students through internships that progress into full-time positions.
In the last couple of years, doing more with less has become something of a credo for those in modern manufacturing. But with the addition of new complexities like supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, manufacturers across all industries are looking for ways to optimize efficiency, boost productivity, and remove as much uncertainty as possible from production programs. This includes bringing panel modification in-house.
Industrial control panels (ICPs) are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC) Section 409.2 as an assembly of two or more power circuit components, control circuit components, or any combination of power and control circuit components. These components are typically switches, terminal blocks, contactors, motor drives, transformers, overcurrent protective devices and the like. As a global provider in certifying ICPs, the Panel Shop Program offers unique flexibility for panel manufacturers, where they may label either mass-produced or custom-built ICPs without needing UL’s examination of each design.
Recently, Siemens announced its collaboration with 80 Acres Farms, a provider in the indoor farming industry. With five production farms in southwestern Ohio, a new farm in Florence, Kentucky, a future farm in Covington, Georgia, and R&D facilities in Arkansas and the Netherlands, 80 Acres Farms specializes in growing the next generation of food — food grown in eco-friendly indoor farms closer to consumers’ tables.