• 4 Sep
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    Electrical panel monitoring and inspection

    When electrical connections and components break down unexpectedly, a lot can go wrong. In this article, FLIR explains how maintenance professionals can prevent production loss and unplanned downtime when this occurs.

  • 29 Jun
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    Industrial application DIN rail solutions

    While engineers often use a standard 19-inch rack enclosure for their larger, multi-instrument test installations, this configuration is often not a good fit for industrial and laboratory situations.

  • 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.

  • 2 Jan
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    Waste electronics – costly, complex and far from comfortable

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the elephant in the room. A quick scan of recent news articles pulls up a plethora of missed targets, new legislation, illegal exportation and high technology. A heady mix of information, indeed, and truly a minefield. On top of this, DEFRA said in the recent UK Resources and Waste Strategy that it plans to review UK WEEE regulations again in early 2020.

  • 27 Sep
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    A welcome port

    Removable (flash) memory devices are required for many industrial applications. However, commercial USB devices are unsuitable for operating in harsh environments, are not durable, have security flaws and may even be fakes. Michael Barrett, Managing Director of Nexus Industrial Memory, explains why bespoke, fit-for-purpose devices are a must.

  • 23 Aug
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    Cutting costs, adding value

    “Work smarter, not harder” has been said so many times in so many dubious situations that the phrase instantly arouses cynicism. But Daryl Cowlan, Printing Systems & Tools Specialist of Weidmüller UK suggests that, if you’re a panel builder, you should suspend that cynicism for a while and read on, as he explains profitable ways in which you really can work smarter rather than harder.

  • 3 Jul
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    Staying connected

    It is universally acknowledged that a plant manager in search of Industry 4.0 functionality requires a router. But it’s also true that you get what you pay for. If you buy a pair of knock off designer sunglasses while on holiday, its performance will no-doubt fall short of the real thing. The same goes for your industrial router.

  • 3 Jul
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    Smart water monitoring down under

    Providing high quality water supplies is an essential service delivered by municipal authorities and utility companies around the world. Maintaining water quality requires constant monitoring and testing to ensure accurate measurements are being taken.

  • 5 Jun
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    Multi-circuit monitoring

    Eastron Europe has opened Sales and Customer Support offices in the United Kingdom. Utilising the new, high-tech manufacturing facilities of Eastron Electronic Company in China, combined with UK design, the company is providing streamlined support and supply of its extensive range of metering products for the UK and European markets. Here, Graham Lockhart, Sales Director at Eastron Europe, discusses the company’s latest solution for electricity sub metering.

  • 1 Apr
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    Fight fire with fire

    When not properly controlled or protected against, electricity can be a wild and unpredictable beast. It is highly sensitive to environmental factors and climactic conditions. In the wrong environment, it can be potentially deadly to those who use and try to control it.

  • 1 Apr
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    Modern fire prevention

    While the overall number of fire-related incidents has been on a downward trend over the past decade, in recent years the UK has seen a slight increase with 167,1501 fires attended by the fire and rescue services in 2017 and 2018.