Weidmuller USA: New RailAssembler and RailLaser Solutions Bring Automated Cabinet Building Closer to Customers
Weidmuller USA has recently announced the full operation of its Automated RailAssembler and RailLaser machines for a faster, more efficient way to assemble and mark terminal rails. “We’re proud to offer our customers in North America the next level for automated terminal rail assembly and marking. It’s a game-changer for panel builders in every industry sector,” said Carlus Hicks, Director Cabinet Products Division with Weidmuller USA.
Emerson has recently launched the DeltaV Edge Environment, a first-of-its-kind integrated software solution that expands the capabilities of the evolving DeltaV automation platform to provide an operational technology (OT) sandbox for data manipulation, analysis, organization and more. Teams can deploy and execute applications to run key artificial intelligence (AI) engines and analytics close to the data source with seamless, secure connectivity to contextualized OT data across the cloud and enterprise. The DeltaV Edge Environment empowers teams to more quickly deliver operational improvements tied to productivity, sustainability and other business objectives.
Industrial companies are increasingly relying on what’s known as edge computing in their production. It allows them to capture and process data where it’s generated: at the field level in the plant. At this year’s SPS trade show in Nuremberg, the technology company Siemens is expanding its range of products and services for Industrial Edge at all levels. This will allow users to connect their information technology (IT) even better with the operational level (OT). Industrial Edge is also part of the portfolio of the Siemens Xcelerator open and flexible business platform.
Eaton Delivers Industry-First Brightlayer Data Centers Suite Software Platform to Help Data Center Operators Accelerate Their Digital Transformation Journey
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, virtualization and the energy transition has heightened the critical need for data center operators to effectively manage technology assets and resource consumption. Recently, intelligent power management company Eaton announced it is helping these operators accelerate digital transformation with its new portfolio of digital solutions designed to further increase uptime, optimize performance and enhance sustainability. The platform, part of Eaton’s Brightlayer Data Centers suite, is the first in the industry to unite asset management, IT and operational technology (OT) device monitoring, power quality metrics and advanced electrical supervision in a single, native application.
Emerson: DeltaV Version 15 Feature Pack 1 – Control System Update Helps Optimize Operations with Enhanced Flexibility and Connectivity
Emerson is building upon the innovative technologies and solutions in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) with the release of DeltaV Version 15 Feature Pack 1. This feature pack release includes new technology and enhancements to current capabilities that not only improve control system situational awareness and performance, but also help ensure more efficient, sustainable operations.
Weidmuller USA Announces the Launch of u-OS: A Revolutionary Operating System for Industrial IoT and Automation
Weidmuller USA has recently introduced a new open operating system – u-OS – that is uniquely engineered for Industrial IoT and Automation applications. The innovative u-OS system debuted at the 2023 PACK EXPO in Las Vegas and has launched nationwide. An added feature is that the CODESYS APP, a leading IEC61131-3 programming tool used in machine building and system integration, is fully integrated into the u-OS platform.
Emerson is helping process manufacturers improve performance and sustainability by breaking down the data silos that make it difficult to digitally transform their reliability and maintenance strategies. AMS Device Manager Data Server securely extends intelligent field device data to outside systems to make it easier for reliability and maintenance teams to further capitalize on modern advanced analytics software, providing a step change in operational efficiency and smart manufacturing.
Control panel builders can improve wire processing efficiency with the new clipx WIRE assist system from Phoenix Contact. The customizable system includes a software program and an optional, adjustable workbench with a variety of accessories. The clipx WIRE assist software increases wire processing productivity and improves consistency. The software controls the wire cutting and labeling devices, guiding the user through clear onscreen instructions on a laptop or touchscreen.
Schneider Electric: EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex Empowers Businesses to Achieve Resilience and a Path to Net Zero
Schneider Electric has recently announced EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex, an industry-first, innovative standardized microgrid solution designed to significantly reduce project timeline across the journey, delivering a greater return on investment for the system. With distributed energy resources projected to account for 40% of US electricity generation by 2050, the demand for microgrids is growing to meet these needs. Microgrid systems currently require a sizeable sum of engineering hours and intense attention to the configuration, planning and deployment of the system.
With i³ CONTROL, Yaskawa is creating a completely new automation platform. The special feature of this ecosystem, which was presented as a concept for the first time in mid-2022, is that it forms a technically coordinated overall solution for industry-specific controls – from the engineering software to the controller hardware to the integrated chip technology. And, in the future, beyond. As a first anticipation of the continuously growing i³ CONTROL portfolio, the specially developed software environment – i³ Engineer – and the first machine controller of this new platform – the iC9210-PN – experienced their world premiere. Market launch was planned from the end of 2022.
At this year’s ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Siemens will showcase its cloud-based platforms, IoT-enabled products and solutions that make buildings smarter, leveraging the potential that digitalization offers. Exhibiting under the motto “Your fast lane to smart buildings”, the company is focusing on turning buildings into smart ecosystems that respond to the business goals of building owners and operators for improved building performance, as well as to tenants’ needs for comfortable and healthy buildings.