• 2 Sep
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    ID-eally balanced: How cable identification can help save space in panel building

    With space at a premium, and clarity essential, panel builders need cable management solutions that enable compact – but clearly marked – installation.  Nathan Bennett, Product Manager – Electrical Installation & Enclosures at HellermannTyton, explains how to achieve the ideal balance.

  • 2 Sep
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    Compact connectors prove pivotal in the latest CubeSat deployment mission by GAUSS

    The financial outlay involved in sending a satellite into orbit has prohibited many small organisations from getting involved in the space sector. However, carrying multiple satellites on the same rocket – or ‘ridesharing’ – is now making it much more convenient and affordable for academic institutes and SMEs to send their hardware into space.

  • 2 Sep
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    Customised connectors and cabling from HARTING

    HARTING has been designing and manufacturing industrial connectors for the last 75 years, with a focus on standardised products which are easy to handle, durable and adaptable. However, as markets and industries continue to evolve, customers are increasingly seeking bespoke, custom-made products.

  • 2 Sep
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    New research from Fluke reveals need to improve electrical safety

    Fluke has published the results of its second annual electrical safety survey, which revealed a disconnect between the importance of safety and the practice of safety in the workplace.

  • 2 Sep
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    Automation Concern Two – It is expensive

    In part two of this exclusive four-part series, EPLAN discusses why concerns about expense should not hold you back from automating your panel building.

  • 2 Sep
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    Realising the new operational expectations of the data centre sector

    Today’s data centres represent huge engineering triumphs. Highlighting the latest advances in processing and data storage technology, the hyperscale sites now accommodate thousands (and in some cases, tens of thousands) of servers. These sites require huge amounts of financial investment. To deliver heightened degrees of performance, while not impacting too heavily on the environment, they must set the highest possible benchmarks in terms of energy efficiency.

  • 2 Sep
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    Tips for choosing the right industrial PC

    The first machine that could be considered an industrial PC (IPC) was released by IBM in the early 1980s, designed for the rigorous operations of industry. Almost 40 years later, IPCs are commonly used as automation controllers in many industrial environments. However, selecting the right IPC for these industrial environments is anything but straightforward.

  • 26 Aug
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    Collaboration in the ecosystem: What matters

    Today’s ecosystem of industrial automation is characterised by many media disruptions during the processing and transfer of documentation. It is essential to resolve these issues within the development process for machines and plant systems – via targeted collaboration among all stakeholders and systems.

  • 25 Aug
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    A look into the post-pandemic connector market

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial disruptions across the engineering sector over the last 18 months, with businesses facing challenges such as changing market requirements, stock shortages and longer lead times. The electrical connector market was no exception to this.

  • 30 Jul
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    Buying automation with confidence

    There is mounting pressure on manufacturers to increase throughput, run times, and provide safer working conditions – as a result, the adoption of industrial robots is increasing. During a recent roundtable, hosted by Paige West, Editor of Connectivity at the IML Group, a panel of BARA representatives and industry experts discussed developing the business case for automation and choosing the appropriate suppliers and applications.

  • 27 Jul
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    Condensation-free enclosure protects electrical components

    An industrial enclosure which prevents condensation is being used to protect electrical distribution boards. Spelsberg’s AK Air enclosure system features an integrated ventilation system whilst still delivering IP65 protection against ingress of water and dust particles.

  • 21 Jul
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    EPLAN helps system integrator grow its professional services

    The year 2020 has been completely out of the ordinary and it has taken each and every one of us by surprise. From the level of individuals to that of local communities and multinational corporations, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, travel and relate to each other. This has also led to many businesses changing their traditional processes to the online environment, digitising their data and removing bottlenecks in the “new normal” working world.

  • 30 Jun
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    Warehouse automation services market to double by 2025

    Calling all System Integrators! In a new report on the warehouse automation service market, Interact Analysis has revealed that soaring growth in the warehouse automation equipment market is causing parallel growth in the market for service contracts – worth $4.3bn in 2020 and projected to grow to $8.7bn by 2025.

  • 30 Jun
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    WEG’s SSW900 soft-starters rescue national power system from natural disaster

    When recent flooding in North Macedonia threatened the country’s supply of electricity, the company tasked with draining the mine, Simtech Solution, turned to WEG for support at a critical time.

  • 30 Jun
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    Versatility is vital: Floor standing enclosures for every application

    In an era of technological innovation, the power industry is at the forefront. There is a constant demand to adapt and improve – and panel builders are doing just that.