• 30 Mar
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    How Edge Computing can work alongside traditional data centres

    As businesses grow they soon find that their expanding computing infrastructure creates more points at risk of failure. It’s a huge issue for a growing business and one that needs immediate preventative procedures set in place before systems fail and lead to expensive damage.

  • 30 Mar
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    High performance of Li-ion unlocks major savings for data centres

    Today’s data centre operators are now putting plans in place to adjust their architectures to support 5G, online streaming, autonomous vehicles and the connection of ever-more devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). This growth in data demand reflects society’s increasing reliance on data – which in turn increases demand for reliable, always-on electrical power.

  • 30 Mar
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    PDUs can reduce energy consumption in data centres

    For most companies, reducing energy consumption across their business is an on-going imperative. The arguments for doing so are overwhelming, whether in connection with lowering the organisation’s carbon footprint or reducing overheads.

  • 30 Mar
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    Powering data centres through the 2020s: a decade of data

    We sat down with James Madden, ABB’s Data Centre Sales Leader for North Europe, to discuss the changing needs of data centre operators and how the supply chain can support them in their efforts to meet their demands for capacity, reliability and flexibility.

  • 25 Mar
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    Making IIoT and smart technology happen

    Applying new technology to a physical process or manufacturing system is an essential part of progress, however the practical side of implementing the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart technology solutions is bringing its own unique challenges.

  • 24 Mar
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    Industry specific apprenticeship scheme for Panel Builders & OEMs

    The BEAMA trade association are currently involved with several industry bodies in a proposal to support the introduction of a recognised Panel Builder and Wireman apprenticeship pathway in England.

  • 11 Mar
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    Is automation a question or a must?

    There's nothing better than building a great cabinet all by yourself. It's the pride of every professional panel builder. But how long will that last? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you have to keep up with the shift to automation.

  • 3 Mar
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    Introducing Paige’s Page

    I would like to officially introduce myself as the new Group Editor of Panel Building & System Integration. I have taken over from Alistair Hookway who, after three years, has moved on to another prestigious title under the IML Group umbrella.

  • 3 Mar
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    Panel builders need an above standard service for standard parts

    From locking systems to door hinges, the importance of achieving the right specification for standard parts in panel building is imperative. Fail to receive the right advice from your standard parts supplier, and the project could suffer design challenges or field failure.

  • 3 Mar
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    Business challenges facing panel builders today

    Lars de Bruin, Marketing Manager for Omron Panel Solutions EMEA explains how the company is helping panel builders respond to shorter process lead times, workforce skills gaps and reduced profit margins, without compromising on panel quality.

  • 3 Mar
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    Clearing the air with PanelPilotACE

    Evergreen UV, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of air disinfection products that eliminate biological pathogens, recently overcame the need to introduce digital HMIs as a means of redesigning its EDU (Emergency Disinfection Unit). Its solution was Lascar’s PanelPilotACE.

  • 3 Mar
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    Cruising on a luxury yacht with Finder’s monitoring relays

    Cruising along incredible coastlines or seeing exotic countries with family and friends on a breath-taking luxury yacht is something that most of us have dreamed of. It should be a time of excitement and relaxation, as different locations are explored, and lifelong memories are made. However, without reliable, high performance electrical components, this amazing dream could turn into a nightmare.

  • 3 Mar
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    Stop switches vs. E-Stops – What makes the difference?

    When it comes to safety, the selection of the right emergency control device can make all the difference. Robert Davies of EAO Ltd says that choosing an emergency switch with “fool-proof” or “fail-safe” operation can provide extra assurance in critical applications.

  • 3 Mar
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    Manufacturing extravaganza set to return to NEC in April 2020

    The biennial co-located events; Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC between the 21-23 April 2020, alongside MACH 2020.

  • 3 Mar
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    Protection relays: turning energy uncertainty into opportunity with grid digitalisation

    Three trends rule the energy sector – decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitisation. To meet the UK’s environmental and sustainability goals, it has become imperative to decarbonise the grid, incorporating a large proportion of low carbon sources into the energy mix.

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