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New deadline, new leader – renewed optimism?

Welcome to the September issue of PBSI! Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on July 24 and declared that “we will do a new deal, a better deal that will maximise the opportunities of Brexit while allowing us to develop a new and exciting partnership with the rest of Europe.”

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Cutting costs, adding value

“Work smarter, not harder” has been said so many times in so many dubious situations that the phrase instantly arouses cynicism. But Daryl Cowlan, Printing Systems & Tools Specialist of Weidmüller UK suggests that, if you’re a panel builder, you should suspend that cynicism for a while and read on, as he explains profitable ways in which you really can work smarter rather than harder.

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Why low-voltage assemblies must comply with BS EN 61439

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies are at the heart of most electricity distribution networks. Few assemblies cause any problems throughout their life, in part because many never, if ever, are fully loaded or subject to a design limit occurrence. However, if issues arise it can be many years after the initial installation and if they do arise, the consequences can be severe.

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Control panel engineering with integrated manufacturing

Specialised control panel manufacturers need to be equally proficient in both the technology and the skills of the trade. In addition to the appropriate machines for production, it is crucial that they also have the right CAD tools. In this article, Holger Pawel, Managing Director of NW-Niemann, provides an insight into how his team have mastered the daily challenges.

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The ultimate question – are ferrules necessary?

The current market for industrial electrical connection technology includes numerous innovative connection technologies that provide users with many advantages. However, many users still struggle with a minor detail – is a ferrule sensible or even necessary for conductor connections?

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