• 1 May
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    Making a strong connection

    When it comes to the tricks of the trade, it’s important that installers know the importance of wiring regulations and all that needs to be considered when working within new or old buildings.

  • 1 May
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    One pair is enough: Discover the immense potential of Single Pair Ethernet

    Up until now, industrial Ethernet has only been able to reach the control level before it needs to switch to BUS systems via gateways. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), delivered via HARTING’s T1 Industrial interface, allows equipment to connect via end-to-end IP-based communications right up into the field level.

  • 1 May
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    The Holmes and Watson of data computation

    Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson both contributed essential qualities to the duo – Holmes provided the brains and Watson kept the detective on the straight and narrow. Just like edge and cloud computing in manufacturing facilities, the two worked together to achieve the best results.

  • 1 May
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    Move on or face the consequences!

    Some electrical design and manufacturing operations are very efficient, effective and well organised but, sadly, a lot are not. As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, too many companies still rely on processes from the 20th century. 

  • 1 May
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    Rewriting the R&D rulebook

    At first glance, the cable cleat may not seem like a product ripe for design and manufacturing innovation. Its role in securing in electrical cables in the event of a short circuit is seemingly straightforward enough to preclude it from such activity but look more closely and you’ll quickly realise you are wrong.

  • 1 May
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    Migrate to TSN-based networks of the future

    The implementation of the smart factory concept is designed to deliver ever-increasing efficiency and productivity. By providing a continuous stream of data flowing across an entire enterprise and beyond, it is possible to monitor and manage manufacturing processes in real time. 

  • 1 May
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    Top 10 thermal management product FAQs

    From Axair’s expertise in thermal management products for effective enclosure cooling and climate control within electrical cabinets, it noticed a set of common questions from customers.

  • 1 May
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    Industry specific apprenticeship scheme for Panel Builders & OEMs

    For my comment this month, I wanted to share an important conversation I had with Chris Pack from BEAMA – a UK trade association representing manufacturers of electrical infrastructure products and systems.

  • 27 Apr
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    Ellis secures red hot Chile project

    Ellis Patents has secured an order to supply its Vulcan+ cable cleats for installation in an $800million desalination plant being built as part of the $2.5billion expansion of BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

  • 23 Apr
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    A perfect system to monitor current

    Mico Pro is Murrelektronik's 24 VDC current monitoring system. The modular design makes it possible to create systems that fit the application perfectly – which adds value by creating a cost-benefit ratio that saves space in the control cabinet.

  • 20 Apr
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    Building a path to survival

    When keeping the business going feels like a hard slog, it’s often due to the lack of funds to keep the wheels turning. At the moment, with so many businesses seeing projects come to a grinding halt as the world locks down, it’s a struggle to find the cash to keep even the basics covered. However, the panel building industry does have some heavy duty solutions right at the tip of its fingertips!

  • 30 Mar
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    The System Integrator of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    How is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) going to impact System Integrators (SIs) and the markets they work in? I spoke with David Baskett, Technical Manager, SolutionsPT who provided some insight.

  • 30 Mar
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    How to install and operate a DIN rail power supply for reliable operation

    This article explains how the heat generated by DIN rail power supplies is dissipated, and if not managed correctly, the effect it can have on product field life and reliability.

  • 30 Mar
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    EMI mitigation for panel builders

    When designing modern power systems one of the main challenges faced by panel builders is finding the right components to build a complete system. The number of possible component options and alternatives on the market is so high that a key differentiator needs to be found to quickly locate best fit products.

  • 30 Mar
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    Hitting the power quality “bull’s eye”

    For experienced electrical engineers, warning signs that things aren’t running smoothly can be fairly obvious. What’s sometimes less clear is choosing the best solution, particularly in more complex scenarios where devices like variable speed drives (VSDs) are used. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explores some electrical weak points that can be found on almost any production line.

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