• 30 Sep
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    The ‘system’ works: Safe & secure electrical connections

    There are manufacturers of crimp compression terminals from all over the world. Each will manufacture their lugs to different dimensions, using a variety of material standards.

  • 30 Sep
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    Cable glands: Small part, big difference

    Matt Ogden (Cable Gland Product Specialist at Hawke International, the manufacturer of glands for harsh and hazardous environments) discusses the critical role that cable glands play when it comes to protecting machinery and the business benefits that a thorough gland strategy can deliver.

  • 30 Sep
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    Cool strategies: The best way to deal with heat

    Variable speed drives generate heat – that's a fact of life – and usually, that heat is unwanted. What’s the best way to deal with it? Alan Baird, Country Manager UK & Ireland at Danfoss Drives looks at the options.

  • 30 Sep
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    Control Techniques' mentor drive chosen for cliff railway project

    Control Techniques has been chosen to provide a new DC system for a historic cliff railway project in Aberystwyth, UK.

  • 30 Sep
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    Keeping it cool with Linkwell from Charter Controls

    In recent years, many professionals in the electrical industry have observed that enclosure cooling requirements have been compromised in order to cut costs.

  • 30 Sep
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    Doing more with less: Reclaiming the manufacturing “real estate”

    “Doing more with less” is a common goal for many industrial businesses, especially as today’s plants face pressures to maintain high production levels with lower machine footprints. Here, Bradley McEwan, Business Development Manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains how new servo drive and connectivity technologies can help manufacturers reach this goal.

  • 30 Sep
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    Taking responsibility for repairs to Ex-rated motors

    Operating equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres comes with a certain amount of responsibility, not least to use correctly designed components for the environment. When maintenance and repairs are required, it is important that operators understand what is expected of them to ensure continued safety and reliability.

  • 10 Sep
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    Smart Factory cubes use CombiTac connectors to create modular production lines

    CombiTac connectors are playing an important part in the innovative Smart Cubes project from the Korea Smart Factory Association (KOSF). The modular CombiTac connectors from Stäubli are being used to link the Smart Cubes together so that they form a customised production line.

  • 10 Sep
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    Rittal’s infrastructure protects compact IT Data Centre within industrial unit

    Marshall Tufflex is a manufacturing company, based in East Sussex, that produces PVC trunking, cable trays and a range of other products for the construction industry.

  • 8 Sep
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    Robot stacks sandwiches in 800 milliseconds – food for thought

    Although simple automation can give some manufacturers the boost needed to increase production and product consistency, more complex applications often require intelligent, flexible robotic solutions that can adapt to variable products and picking locations.

  • 7 Sep
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    Common types of cables used in medical devices

    The medical field is one of the industries that is benefiting the most from the tech boom and every year there is new technology being developed to help people and save lives. This article will break down some of the common cable and wire types that can be found in most current medical technology.

  • 4 Sep
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    Electrical panel monitoring and inspection

    When electrical connections and components break down unexpectedly, a lot can go wrong. In this article, FLIR explains how maintenance professionals can prevent production loss and unplanned downtime when this occurs.

  • 4 Sep
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    Control panel specialist cuts manufacturing time by 35% with EPLAN Cogineer

    It is widely acknowledged that control panel manufacturers who automate their planning processes benefit greatly from shorter project lead times and reduced errors, and that secondary processes such as the production of documentation are also simplified. Nevertheless, a reduction in manufacturing time by a full 35% is more than most companies would hope for, but that’s exactly what was achieved when Hanseatic Power Solutions GmbH (HPS) adopted EPLAN Cogineer.

  • 4 Sep
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    ABB supplies electrical package and drives automation to new Grupo Gondi mill

    ABB has supplied and commissioned a full electrical solution for packaging paper producer Grupo Gondi at its greenfield site in Monterrey, Mexico.

  • 2 Sep
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    Automation controllers and IoT connectivity

    Today’s automation systems are expected to deliver an ever-increasing amount of data about every aspect of their operation and performance. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides, in principle, an attractive way of meeting these requirements, but how can IoT concepts be implemented easily, reliably and cost-effectively in the real world?

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