• 3 May
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    A guide to protecting electrical enclosures

    Inside an electrical enclosure, every 10°C rise in temperature reduces the reliability of the electronic components by 50 percent. As technology advances, electronics get smaller, leading to more electronic components inside a single electrical enclosure.

  • 3 May
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    Siemens partners with Xetrov to produce innovative thermal waste converter

    Siemens Digital Industries has teamed up with Yorkshire-based sustainable solutions provider, Xetrov Group, to boost production of its innovative thermal waste converter, the Clean6 Vortex. 

  • 3 May
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    High-density microwave interconnects for quantum computers

    With the increasing interest in quantum computing and the development of large-scale high qubit machines, there’s a requirement for an increasing number of microwave cables necessary for control and readout lines to the quantum processor. 

  • 3 May
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    Electrical installation cost eaters: A system-oriented viewpoint

    Even in the early stages of the engineering process, there are hidden costs in electrical installations. They can be eliminated by choosing system-oriented concepts that utilise decentralised automation technology. 

  • 3 May
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    The benefits of modular connectivity

    Developing a robust approach to panel design and system development means finding cables and connectors that deliver the right combination of functionality, flexibility, compatibility and ease of use. Because control panels sit at the heart of a system, it is particularly important to find this balance when it comes to panel installation and design.

  • 3 May
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    Electrical engineering really is rocket science

    Aerospace technology means engineering for extreme conditions. To launch satellites precisely into space, everything has to be right, and not just on launch day. 

  • 3 May
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    EPLAN central to Elmleigh Electrical Systems future growth

    Having used traditional CAD packages in the past which required time-consuming manual working processes, Elmleigh Electrical Systems Limited, integrator of electrical and mechanical automation systems, made the decision to look for a more suitable CAE software tool which would help it achieve its ambitious growth plans. 

  • 3 May
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    Solar panels challenge solved

    Design and installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel system at materials specialist Instarmac brought GWC Electrical and Adams Enclosures together to solve an electrical distribution and switchboard problem. Ultimately, minimising shutdown and downtime were key elements of this project.

  • 25 Apr
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    First Class electrical planning

    Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest international airport and Lufthansa's global hub, is expanding with the assistance of WSCAD's E-CAD software platform. Fraport Aufbau Süd GmbH, responsible for planning the new Terminal 3 including its building automation system, selected the WSCAD SUITE for its speed and flexibility in implementing 150,000 automation functions across the entire 403,000m² structure.

  • 7 Apr
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    Using buffer modules for increased system up-time

    Short interruptions or dips in the AC input supply voltage, although rare and whatever their cause, can result in an industrial manufacturing facility temporarily stopping production, impacting profitability. Buffer modules may be used for increased system up-time.

  • 17 Mar
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    Using the digital thread as the foundation of autonomous factories

    The idea of autonomous operations for manufacturing facilities has been on the agenda for several decades but, with the maturation of Industry 4.0 technologies, what was once an aspirational ideology has become very tangible.

  • 2 Mar
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    Off to a flying start

    Meurer-etechnik is looking to the new AX compact enclosure from Rittal to improve its production efficiency. How does the new model differ from its predecessor, the AE? A day spent with enclosure production staff reveals all.

  • 2 Mar
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    Increased safety for offshore wind turbines with rugged power system

    PULS Power is supporting a university project which is aimed at detecting damages to the grout connections in offshore wind turbines.

  • 2 Mar
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    Data centre infrastructure: The importance of effective power supply – and what happens when it fails

    It goes without saying that a constant power supply is absolutely vital for a data centre. The fire that burned down the OVH data centres in Strasbourg, France in March last year proved to be a big wake-up call for facility managers around the globe.

  • 2 Mar
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    Electricity in case of emergency: Automating the backup power grid at one of the Netherlands’ biggest hospitals

    The likelihood of power failures in Europe is growing dramatically, due to stretched energy supply networks, growing customer demand, and a greater reliance on variable sources of energy.

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