• 8 Jun
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    Top three benefits of Single Pair Ethernet

    SPE presents the best option for rolling out Ethernet in the network edge, creating an all-Ethernet network, transparent from sensor to the cloud.

  • 5 May
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    OMNIMATE 4.0 – The game changer in the connector market

    The demands on the development of electrical devices are constantly increasing. This leads to higher complexity and challenges for device developers. OMNIMATE 4.0 is the efficient solution for a continuous, digitalised device development process for the connected world of tomorrow.

  • 5 May
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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.

  • 4 May
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    New-generation automation cables offer superior heat resistance

    Modern factories place ever-increasing demands on automation cables, especially in terms of higher operating temperatures that can reach up to 90°C. Andreas Rietz, Nexans Global Product Manager Automation, outlines how this challenge has been addressed by a new generation of automation cables for industrial installations.

  • 4 May
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    Pisces corrosion and waterproof components for the oil and gas industries

    Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has provided a new design of rugged corrosion and waterproof connectors to a UK start-up company, who manufactures a unique system for remote monitoring the wall thickness of pipelines used in the petrochemical, oil and gas industries.

  • 4 May
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    Global robotics company uses igus product to keep robots alive

    An industrial robotics company is continuing to breathe new life into old robots – thanks to a newly designed product from igus.

  • 24 Mar
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    Understanding the MIL-STD-1553B bus

    Despite being over 50 years old, the MIL-STD-1553B bus is still widely used, which is probably because it is really good at its job. If you're new to the standard, read on to learn more about its features, the terminology used and how to get the most out of the protocol.

  • 11 Jan
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    Cables are adapting and transforming the manufacturing industry

    In a wireless age, the use of cables may be losing its function in some industries, however for others, the role they play is as important as ever. In the case of manufacturing, as technology becomes increasingly integrated so does the prominence of cables.

  • 4 Jan
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    Wiring processing – overnight

    Automation is a hot topic in panel building and switchgear manufacturing. Ripploh Elektrotechnik und Engineering is one example of a German company whose experience with automation epitomises just what is possible, notably with wiring and robot-assisted wiring.

  • 4 Jan
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    Choosing the right Ethernet switch for rugged embedded computers

    Whether used for on-board entertainment on trains or video feed transmission from military drones, connectivity is becoming an important factor in non-commercial applications. As more embedded systems adopt networked architectures, Ethernet switches play an increasingly crucial role.

  • 4 Jan
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    Choosing the right extreme temperature connector, the first time

    When designing industrial equipment, the operating temperature of the product is often at the top of the list for design engineers. This makes sense – after all, you don’t want to keep replacing failed equipment. However, while engineers give a lot of thought to heat in the equipment itself, the performance of the connectors and cables that join different devices is often overlooked.

  • 4 Jan
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    Talking cleats: Vital components of cable management

    Who would have thought that something as simple looking as a cable cleat could cause so much debate? Yet, despite both European and International standards regulating their use, their role in electrical installations is still not fully understood – something Richard Shaw, Managing Director of Ellis Patents, felt he could help to clear up.

  • 4 Jan
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    Remote access to extreme environments – clean communication across the globe

    The ability to send real-time data across expansive spaces has never been more important. In the wake of the pandemic, remote access to data aids communication across vast distances and makes even the most inhospitable environments accessible.

  • 4 Jan
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    M12 connectors – A perfect fit for the IIoT

    It is generally recognised that, by the end of this year, more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and it will be a market worth $200 billion by 2021.

  • 30 Oct
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    Have your say! Amendment 2 of BS 7671:2018 (18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations)

    The IET and BSI (British Standards Institution), who co-publish BS 7671, have issued the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) for Amendment 2, giving the electrical industry the opportunity to read through the proposed changes and provide feedback ahead of publication.