• 17 Feb
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    Back to basics: IP67 vs IP68

    This article looks at the difference between IP67 vs IP68 and how they are becoming more important for electrical items and for electrical safety.

  • 13 Jan
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    Rittal's manufacturing systems reduce time & costs for control panel manufacturing

    Electrical control manufacturers are currently being placed under considerable pressure. Projects are becoming more complex, the trading environment is extremely competitive, and customers naturally want to keep their costs to a minimum.

  • 30 Oct
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    Key factors to consider when selecting cabinets for 19” mounted electronic equipment

    Alan Cook, Sales Director of Foremost Electronics, recommends designers and systems integrators take into account seven key considerations when considering the selection of a suitable cabinet. 

  • 30 Oct
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    Benefits of long-term relationships in the supply chain

    The modern manufacturing industry was formally introduced to the concept of trust with Just in Time, Kanban and other defined protocols – and we found that it worked. If we were able to trust the supply chain, then massive benefits ensued. This has led, in turn, to ways of working that allow us to address other issues; for example, quality and price stability.

  • 30 Oct
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    How to calculate thermal dissipation in enclosures

    Thermal dissipation is simply heat transfer. It occurs when the heat of an object (that has a higher temperature than its surroundings) is transferred to its environment, or onto nearby colder objects. For example, heat from a radiator dissipates into a cold room and increases the temperature of its surroundings.

  • 30 Sep
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    Spelsberg thermostats help Lagwell Insulation prevent frozen pipes

    Insulation and temperature management in pipes for industrial processing and commercial properties is important all year round. Of course, as the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, facilities managers are often more mindful of the risks of frozen pipes.

  • 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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    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.

  • 14 Jul
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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.

  • 29 Jun
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    Ask the original manufacturer to configure the enclosure to the project – it makes perfect sense

    The main advantages of standard enclosures are that there are no up-front non-recurrent design, engineering and tooling charges, products are on the shelf ready for immediate delivery (so the time to market is as low as possible), the unit costs are attractive and the design will have been field-proven in many different applications.

  • 29 Jun
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    Online configurator enables custom enclosures to be bought through distribution

    Foremost Electronics celebrated 30 years of Electronic Component sales in the UK in November 2019.

  • 11 Jun
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    Fully configured and tested hardware for 7th Sense’s Juggler pixel processing system

    By designing and delivering a custom 19” rack case in only four weeks, Verotec helped 7th Sense to launch its new Juggler hardware-based modular pixel processing system in February 2019 at the Integrated Systems Europe Show, where it won The Best of ISE 2019 Award.

  • 1 May
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    Keep your cool & avoid expensive business disruption

    The phrase “up-time” is an oft-repeated phrase for IT professionals, reflecting the fact that a key measure of their success is service availability. Modern climate control systems support “up-time” but, to understand why, you first need to consider the impact of poor climate control to decide which equipment to employ to take an installation to the next level.

  • 1 May
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    Why electronics designers don’t use thermal simulation

    The industry is all too familiar with the challenges that come from putting more and more powerful electronics into smaller and smaller packaging, and the technical issues that can present.

  • 1 May
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    Cooling outdoor shelters

    Air conditioner-based cooling is widely used for outdoor shelters housing control, instrumentation and electrical equipment. Passive cooling techniques provide an interesting alternative, and the market for these has grown substantially during recent years. A further innovation in this area – 'hybrid' cooling – is now extending the advantages of this approach and the variety of applications and climates that can be handled.