Panel Builder System Integrator

Panel Builder & Systems Integrator's Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
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 2017 - 2020 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

Enclosure Design/ Using Sensors/Control Cabinet Classroom

July 22, 2020

All About Relays/ Efficiency/ Expansion

July 8, 2020

Control Cabinet Classroom Ep.6/ Cybersecurity in Manufacturing/ Innovation in Industry

June 24, 2020

SCADA/ Partnerships/ Virtual Events

June 10, 2020

Special Product Issue - May 2020 Products

June 1, 2020

Control Cabinet Classroom/ Light Curtain Selection/ Motion Control Q&A

May 27, 2020

Automation Design/ Learning Opportunities/ Product News

May 13, 2020

Special Product Issue

April 30, 2020

Electrical Safety/ Canadian Automation and Control Impact Study/ Digital Events

April 22, 2020

Installation Safety/ New Solutions/ Product News

April 8, 2020

Panel Builder Learning/ Automation Advantages/ Product News

March 25, 2020

Automation is the Solution/ Cobots and the Future/ Product News

March 11, 2020

Enclosure Performance/ Modern HMI's/ Product News

February 26, 2020

Smarter Machines/ 2020 Trends/ VR Simulation

February 12, 2020

Panel Design/ New Enclosures/ Arc Flash Protection

January 22, 2020

Working Together on Cybersecurity/Network Defense/Intuitive Operation

January 8, 2020

Holiday Issue: Top Articles of 2019

December 25, 2019

Reducing Chaos/ Remote Access/ Peer Tested Product

December 11, 2019

Automation Events/ Strategies for Success/ New Products

November 27, 2019

Tombstones and Pyramids/ Speed to Market / DCS Migration

November 13, 2019

Control Panel Design/ 4-20 mA Current Loop/ Flir Canada Profile

October 23, 2019

Automation & Integration in Oil & Gas/ Energy Distribution/ Packaging

October 9, 2019

Liquid Enclosure Cooling/ Challenging Machine Builders/ Digitilisation

September 25, 2019
Upgrading Legacy Systems/Machine Flexibility/Protecting Workers From Injury September 11, 2019
Panel Building Efficiency/ Selecting an Integrator /Factory Automation August 28, 2019
Industry Insights/ Safety Components/ Panel Design August 14, 2019

DC Power Supplies/ Upgrade Considerations/ VFD Panels

July 24, 2019

Mobile Exhibit/ Coordinated Systems/ Warehouse Automation

July 10, 2019

Industry Insights/ Addressing Machine & System Risks/ Digital Twins

June 26, 2019

Industry Insights/ Integrated Safety/ Protecting Electrical Enclosures

June 12, 2019
Industry Insights/ RBT Electrical & Automation/ ADM Toronto May 22, 2019
Looking at Enclosure Temperatures/ Circular Connectors/ Driving Automotive Traceability May 8, 2019
Hannover Messe with Rittal/ Sleeman Breweries process Automation/ Changes to Food Manufacturing April 24, 2019
Reporting on Hannover Messe 2019 April 10, 2019
Tips from Rittal/ Stellar Power & Control Solutions/ ABB Customer World March 27, 2019
Pneumatics or Electrics/ Interactive Catalogues/ Automation Exhibition March 13, 2019
Security in manufacturing/ Smart Building Technology/ Acquisitions and Partnerships February 27, 2019
CSA Control Panel Webinar/ Innovative Enclosure Solution/ Looking ahead to Hannover Messe February 13, 2019
Hazardous locations/ Predictive analytics/ Hannover Messe January 23, 2019
Automating Micro-Breweries/ Error-Free Wi-Fi Netwrok Lifecycle/ Extending your Reach to Robotics January 9, 2019

Featured Articles and Products of 2018

December 27, 2018
IIoT Applications/ Cybersecurity/ Identifying High-Risks December 12, 2018
Phoenix Contact Black Friday Sale/ Automation and Education/ Smarter Batch Mixing November 28, 2018
Automation News - Rockwell Automation's Connected Mine/ Moxa Whitepaper/ Virtual Cabinets/ Enclosure Cooling November 14, 2018
Your Industry News! Changes coming to Phoenix Contact Canada/ Getting Up-To-Date/ Featured Videos October 24, 2018
Navigator Report Now Available/ Cybersecurity Standards/ New Products October 10, 2018
Cyber Threats/Security/Digital Learning September 26, 2018
Visualization Technologies/ IMTS and Honnover Messe USA 2018/ Full Soultion Offerings September 12, 2018
Smarter Control Systems/ Future Course/ Industry Survey August 22, 2018
Manufacturer Award/ Safety Evaluation/ Industry Research August 8, 2018
Canadian Success/ Good Cyber Hygeine/ Summer Cooling Promo July 25, 2018
Industrial Automation Solutions/ Digital Representations/ Electrical Control System Upgrades July 11, 2018
Modernization/ Modular Automation/ Cybersecurity June 27, 2018
Phoenix Contact / Rittal & IBM / Rockwell Automation Digital Twins June 13, 2018
Taking Advantage of IIoT/Safety Technology/Consulting Engineers of Ontario May 23, 2018
SafetyBridge Technology/Variable Frequency Drives/Protecting Industrial Control Systems May 9, 2018
Rittal Handbook/Panduit and Grantek Case Study/HARTING Connectors April 25, 2018
Innovation at Hannover Messe 2018/PLCNext/Innovative Enclosure Solution April 11, 2018
Preview of Hannover Messe 2018/SCADA Market/Nivek Automatisation March 28, 2018
Hanover Messe Fair Preview/Next Generation SCADA/Rittal Canada's President March 14, 2018
Industry News: What is MQTT?/Phoenix Contact Connectors/New Electric Panel Shop February 28, 2018
 Industry News: Decentralized Manufacturing/Proven Better Performance/Predicting the Future  February 14, 2018
Industry News: Rittal offers new IoT Interface/Protecting Connected Devices/IIoT Disruption January 24, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Performance Management/Protection and Sustainability/Perspectives of a Control Systems Student January 10, 2018
Industry News: IIoT Security Challenges/What Topics Interest You/Products for the New Year December 27, 2017
Robust Industrial Control System Security/ IIoT Asset Management/ Industry Input Results December 13, 2017
A varied look at the effects IIoT/Innovative Automation/The Rise of System Integration November 22, 2017
The Advantages of Automated Packaging/From the Sensor to the Controller/The Mystery of Industrial IoT November 8, 2017

 

 

Changing Scene

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Attend this webinar to solve your automation challenges and become more productive.   ...
Safety, efficiency, and smart design are essential when designing panels and systems.   ...
Eclipse Automation had the pleasure to host Premiere Doug Ford, Minister Victor Fedeli, and caucus ...
The HARTING Technology Group continues to briskly advance the pace of digital transformation. “The ...
Spartan Controls and AltaML are pleased to announce they have entered into a formal partnership and ...
Omron Automation, a leading provider of industrial automation solutions, congratulates Taylor Fluid ...
On July 15, EPLAN Canada will host an Added Value Webinar focused on routing, wiring and production ...
Eramosa, a North American provider of SCADA, network, cybersecurity, operational technology, and ...

Schneider Electric and Cisco Partner to Bridge Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) in building management systems

Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Cisco have formed a technology partnership designed to help drive major advances in making smart buildings the standard.

Working together, the two companies have developed, tested and validated designs that help connect building management systems to an Internet Protocol (IP) network with a secure... 

 

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EDGE Automation Has a New Home

EDGE AutomationEdge Automation has a new home at 363 Sovereign Road, with all of their design, production, programming, machining and assembly under one roof! This move allows for easier communication between departments, furthering their ability to bring you the best quality product possible from concept, to design, to finished product.

This state of the art facility has wide bays for large machinery and builds, an upgraded electrical system, and provides warehouse and docking space to make their work more efficient, and hassle free - and they can pass these savings on to their valued customers.

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Latest Articles

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On February 15th, 2020, the Roberson Car Wash in Salem, Oregon went up in flames.   ...
Discrimination studies are an essential factor in the design of any electrical installations. ...
True North Solutions, a Calgary-based industrial engineering solutions company, has recently ...
In this episode, Zach and Karen discuss power relay devices. What are relays, what do they do, and ...
The need for skilled workers with automation training certifications is growing. According to the ...

A Smoother Way to Manage Part Programs in the Digital Age

MazakSince the dawn of computer science more than two centuries ago, one thing has remained constant: Programming and data entry are tougher than they look. From the first computers’ punch cards to today’s programming languages, a single, minor error can mean the difference between a functional program and a crashed computer. And when a buggy program is run on a CNC machine tool, it likely won’t just be the computer that crashes.

In the decades since manufacturing entered the digital age, OEMs like Mazak continue to develop a comprehensive range of solutions to simplify programming, including MAZATROL conversational programming. 

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Measure, Analyse, Report, Solve: Measuring Your Energy Usage to Diagnose Where to Make Savings

Measuring Energy usageJohn Mitchell

According to the Carbon Trust, cash savings of up to 20 per cent can be achieved through energy efficiency measures such as installing variable-speed drives (VSD) for fans, pumps, and other motor driven systems. But, a one size fits all approach to energy savings just won’t do.

Here, John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at supply, installation and repair specialist CP Automation, explains how plants should measure their energy usage to find the best energy saving opportunities. The ISO 50001 standard requires organisations to establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system. 

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Coming Soon: The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8, Virtual control cabinet engineering – fully matured

The new EPLAN Pro Panel, Version 2.8 is making its first big appearance at the SPS IPC Drives. The software for virtual 3D control cabinet engineering is characterised by its expanded flexibility, surprising users with a brand new 4K-capable user interface. It’s also causing decision-makers to sit up and take notice: during live, joint presentations in Nuremberg, EPLAN and Rittal will be introducing a whole series of innovations in the context of control cabinet engineering.

These include complementary software solutions for engineering and preplanning operations, innovative system technology for housings, power distribution and climate-control systems, automation technologies, and digital assistance systems for integrated automation of manufacturing processes. EPLAN and Rittal are thereby positioning themselves as solutions providers offering integrated solutions for optimising processes in control cabinet engineering: combined machine/hardware and software solutions, product-accompanying data and comprehensive on-site process integration services for customers.

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Product News

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Power SCADA Operation 2020 reveals risks and opportunities, extends network and diagnostic support ...
Electrical workers searching for versatility with a multi-functional tool to cut wire, crimp ...
The NaviTEK IE is a tester for commissioning, preventative maintenance, and ...
R. STAHL is authorized to certify customer-specific systems for installation in hazardous ...
Maplesoft™ announced the release of MapleSim™ Insight, a new software product from Maplesoft that ...
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of new pressure and temperature sensors for the ...
Branson™ GL-300 platform increases production capability and enables faster production start-up. ...
Omron Automation Americas launches the heavy-duty HD-1500 mobile robot with an exceptionally large ...
The superior safety of Eaton’s Arrow Hart ultra grip locking devices has been enhanced with colour ...
IDEAL Safe-T-Grip® Fuse Pullers are made of molded, tough, high-impact nylon for greater strength ...
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