• 16 Jan
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    Space-grade connectors

    Sean Fitall, Senior Product Manager at space-grade electrical connector specialist PEI-Genesis, discusses the special considerations that go into designing space-worthy electrical connectors.

  • 16 Jan
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    Strong APAC low voltage AC drive unit sales fuel market growth to $14.2bn

    Strong unit sales in the APAC region increased growth in the low voltage AC drive market during 2022 to an estimated $14.2bn, according to a new report. This growth is heavily driven by retrofit opportunity and increased energy efficiency legislation throughout the region. 

  • 16 Jan
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    Kodiak Robotics ushers in a new era of autonomous long-haul transportation

    Commercial trucking is the backbone of the US economy. That has never been more evident than in the past few years, as Covid-19-related supply chain disruptions gripped the country. At the same time, it’s becoming harder and harder to find people who want to drive trucks.

  • 12 Jan
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    Start one step at a time: The benefits of moderation in plant technology

    The rise of connected industrial technologies and Industry 4.0 has prompted the development and launch of countless systems with extensive capabilities and functions. This is often beneficial for businesses with a defined and set long-term strategy, but it can lead to forcing early adoption and spending when deployments and licensing outstrip a company’s capacity to change work processes and adopt new tech.

  • 6 Jan
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    Navigating the supply chain crisis

    Global supply chains are under massive pressure to keep up with demand while coping with raw materials and product shortages. Manufacturers may feel like there isn’t much they can do to change the situation, but there are strategies which can help companies stay afloat. 

  • 6 Jan
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    A power supply design for all staging posts on the road to EVs

    EV automotive designers are looking for effective components which contribute to efficient and extended vehicle range as well as reliable charging stations for a supporting infrastructure.

  • 6 Jan
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    Seamless switching for uninterrupted power

    Switching between a primary source of power, usually the grid, to a secondary source (in many cases, generators), has become a crucial preventative measure, in order to avoid major disruptions or even complete loss of life. 

  • 6 Jan
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    Smart industry will require smart power!

    Because power supplies are a core component within any electronics application, the power industry often has to develop power solutions years before certain applications reach the market. 

  • 6 Jan
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    Five fundamentals for a long life

    What can a user do to increase the overall lifetime of a power supply? Here are five practical suggestions that positively affect the power supply and benefit its peripheral components' reliability and service life.

  • 6 Jan
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    Making the right connections

    Cembre is a leading manufacturer of electrical compression connectors and tooling, cabling accessories and marking systems.

  • 6 Jan
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    How to choose appropriate cable glands for your industrial application

    One of the most important priorities in the design and manufacture of control panels is ensuring that the system is properly protected against potential hazards. Electronic systems developed for industrial use will often need to operate in extreme environments, which means that the components, parts and assemblies used to put the control panel together need to be able to function safely in these conditions.

  • 6 Jan
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    Fibre-optic connectors for the future

    Fibre-optic technology plays a major part in industries today, as businesses demand faster, more secure communication systems for their network operations. Therefore, suitable fibre-optic connectors are needed to connect cables together, or to interface electronic devices. 

  • 6 Jan
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    Leave the screws behind

    Terminal blocks are the most common element found in automated factories. Their wiring operations are typically perceived as tedious and non-value adding, but necessary. This may be true for the insertion of conventional connectors, but push-in solutions can address these shortcomings. 

  • 4 Jan
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    How to choose the right radio frequency for telemetry applications

    In highly regulated industries where laying cables is not feasible, radio-based communication can transfer critical data from multiple locations wirelessly and effectively. 

  • 4 Jan
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    Engineering insights: Ethernet’s evolution beyond IT

    Since its inception in the mid-1970s, the adoption of Ethernet networking has continued to go from strength to strength, and is now the dominant wired networking technology in our homes, retail outlets, industrial plants, offices, telecoms infrastructure, and even cars.