• 12 May
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    How Europe can say goodbye to gas and lead the way in renewable energy

    As the war continues in Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced contingency plans for the European Union (EU) to “get rid of the dependency on Russian gas and go deep into the renewables.” Here, Matthew Hawkridge, Chief Technology Officer at Ovarro, explains why remote telemetry units (RTUs) and advanced software can help diversify the EU’s energy sources and suppliers.

  • 3 May
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    Systems integrators are the enablers of industrial innovation

    SIs have a vital role as trusted advisors for those looking to achieve digital transformation. Across the industrial spectrum, businesses are under pressure to optimise performance while keeping costs low. 

  • 3 May
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    Interoperability: The rise of Single Pair Ethernet in IIoT

    Traditionally, the networking architectures used within the industrial domain have been many and varied. With its established enterprise IT roots, Ethernet was always going to be the backbone network of choice to link the worlds of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) together.

  • 3 May
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    Delivering the automation dividend for employees

    Ever since robots started to become a significant part of our manufacturing processes, the benefits of the technology, in terms of performing heavy, dirty, repetitive, and sometimes dangerous tasks have been extolled. 

  • 3 May
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    KEB drive controllers ensure fewer rejects and reduced energy costs

    KEB Automation has supplied a variety of drive controllers from its COMBIVERT range, as well as active infeed converters to MS-Hydraulik, a developer of servo-hydraulic press technology based in Hattingen, Germany. 

  • 3 May
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    Why the future of industrial automation needs TSN

    There is a lot of hype about one of the most significant and transformational developments in standard Ethernet technology – Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). This is an enabling technology for industrial communications that can help to realise IT/OT convergence and lead to substantial enterprise-wide improvements.  

  • 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.