Panel Builder System Integrator

Panel Builder & Systems Integrator's Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
Please download any of our past issues using the links below.

 

 2017 - 2020 Panel Builder & Systems Integrator Issues

Design Support/ Advanced Training/ Lean Robotics February 10, 2021
Special Product Issue - January 2021 January 29, 2021
COVID-19 in the Industrial Workplace / Upcoming Webinars / New Products and Solutions January 27, 2021
Smarter Panel Building/ New Solutions/ Products News January 13, 2021
Special Product Issue December 29, 2020
Year in Review December 23, 2020
OnRobot is Looking Ahead/ Autonomous Mining/ Relationship Building for Automation Design December 9, 2020
Special Product Issue November 26, 2020
Event Coverage/ New Learning Opportunities/ Product News November 25, 2020
Distributed Workforce/ Digitalisation/ Product News November 11, 2020
Omron & Machine Safety / GTD Recap / Control Cabinet Classroom October 28, 2020

Live Events/ Robot and Cobot Considerations/ Product News

October 14, 2020

Special Product Issue

October 2, 2020

German Technology Day/ Control Cabinet Classroom/ Partnerships

September 23, 2020

Intelligent Power Supplies/ Tips for You/ Product News

September 9, 2020

Products of August Issue

August 28, 2020

Product Selection/ Control Cabinet Classroom/ Looking Forward

August 26, 2020

Looking at the Future/ Cost Savings/ Product News

August 12, 2020

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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EPLAN offers a variety of training courses to help you further your knowledge and make you a better ...
Littelfuse, Inc. recently announced it has acquired Hartland Controls. Headquartered in ...
Rittal Systems Ltd. (Rittal Canada) was recently pleased to introduce their new experienced ...
Power management company Eaton recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Tripp Lite, ...
Phoenix Contact Ltd. is proud to announce and welcome Udayan Pandya as the Company’s Head of ...
Robomold Plastic Solutions, a division of Gemini Inc., recently announced that it has partnered ...
EY Canada is pleased to welcome Montreal-based Resolution Inc. to the firm today to enhance its ...

Phoenix Contact Welcomes Udayan Pandya as the Head of Automation Business Area, Industrial Management and Automation (IMA) for Canada

Phoenix Contact Ltd. is proud to announce and welcome Udayan Pandya as the Company’s Head of Business Area, Industrial Management and Automation (IMA). Udayan will be responsible for the activities and performance of the IMA business areas in the Canadian market and will lead Phoenix Contact’s vertical market management activities and develop the organizations' presence and effectiveness in select markets.

Udayan brings over 23 years of experience leading and growing the Industrial Automation business in Canada. Previously, Udayan held the position of Director, Industrial Automation Systems with Siemen’s and most recently, as Vice President with AIS Technologies Group.

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Eaton Signs Agreement to Acquire Tripp Lite, Expanding Eaton’s Power Quality Business in the Americas

EatonPower management company Eaton recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Tripp Lite, a supplier of power quality products and connectivity solutions including single-phase uninterruptible power supply systems, rack power distribution units, surge protectors, and enclosures for data centers, industrial, medical, and communications markets in the Americas.

Founded nearly 100 years ago, the company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Under the terms of the agreement, Eaton will pay $1.65 billion for Tripp Lite, which represents approximately 12 times Tripp Lite’s 2020 EBITDA and 11 times estimated 2021 EBITDA.

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Latest Articles

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Two years ago, the Electrical Group within JMP Solutions’ Automation & Robotics Division in ...
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FANUC America recently announced the launch of a new e-learning website to educate manufacturers ...
Since January 21st, in addition to updated data EPLAN has announced the following new partners... ...
In view of the current developments surrounding Covid-19, Deutsche Messe AG, together with the ...
Join us as B&R Automation counts down the days until the global launch.     ...
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Just two years after Kaunis Iron started production of iron ore in Kaunisvaara, the company is ...

Lean Robotics: Making Robots Work in Your Factory

Lean RoboticsBy Samuel Bouchard

WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK

It was winter 2009, and I was on a mission to sell my startup’s first product, a robotic gripper, to the automotive manufacturers of Michigan. My cofounders and I—three friends from the robotics lab at Laval University—had a straightforward business plan for our new company,Robotiq.

At the time, every robotic gripper had custom-made fingers, so whenever manufacturers wanted to use grippers in their robotics-based assembly lines, they had to go through lots of trial and error regarding custom design and fabrication.

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Fanuc America Launches New CRX Cobot Website

FANUC America recently announced the launch of a new e-learning website to educate manufacturers and industry about its CRX collaborative robot.  The site provides online training modules, a deep dive into a wide range of peripheral device and tooling partners, and the latest product information about its CRX cobot lineup. 

CRX PRODUCT FEATURES

FANUC’s new CRX collaborative robots are easy to use and program, safe, flexible, and quick to get up and running for a variety of manufacturing and industrial applications.

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Mission Until 2030 KUKA Makes Automation Available to Everyone

KUKA MissionBy Wolfgang MeisenHead of Corporate Communication

In the next ten years, more and more people around the world will be working with robots. Automation is becoming mainstream and is finding its way into more and more areas.

Easy access to robotics: That’s KUKA’s ambitious goal – and therefore is presenting the first elements of a preview of an operating system of the future at the digital Hannover Messe 2021. Because therein lies the key: simple operation and intuitive handling of automation solutions, which until now have often been reserved for experts.

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Product News

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The Series 670 NCC Subminiature Connectors expand the binder product range with a system for ...
The 38 Series is a range of of EMR or SSR modular interface relays which include the following ...
Festo’s growing portfolio of gripper solutions is expanding once more with the OGVM, a family of ...
AutomationDirect has added new Safegate non-muting Type 4 access control barrier safety light ...
CMOSens Technology for IR detection enables carbon dioxide measurements of the highest accuracy at ...
The 7L Series comprises a LED lights for electrical panels with magnetic mounting. They are the ...
The conditions inside an electrical panel must be such as to preserve the reliability of the ...

Littelfuse: New Features to the MP8000 Bluetooth Overload Relay

Littelfuse MP8000The Littelfuse MP8000 Bluetooth Enabled Overload Relay is a smart, universal relay that communicates with your smartphone via Bluetooth. No need to open the control panel.

Monitor real-time data, view fault codes and control unlimited relays through the Littelfuse App on the smartphone you already own from up to 30 feet away.

 

 

 

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