• 3 Jan
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    Data network signals success for trackside project

    When building Ethernet networks for applications in harsh environments it is critical for panels to contain robust data communications equipment that can withstand all the extreme environmental conditions likely to be encountered.

  • 5 Nov
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    3 questions to ask before selecting an LTE WAN

    “We have our device, now we need to connect it to the Internet.”

  • 2 Oct
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    Testing the waters with programmable digital meters

    Established in 2006, The GBS Group is a full-service engineering firm based in Virginia Beach, USA, specialising in full system integrations for multiple customers in the commercial and government maritime, rail and transportation industries.

  • 4 Sep
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    Tough times demand touch switches

    The design process can be considered to be a series of choices, making decisions about the approach to be taken and selecting the components needed to complete the design.

  • 4 Sep
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    End of the road for the industrial relay?

    Whilst this prediction has been voiced for a number of decades now and even with the digitisation of industry and manufacturing accelerating at an exponential pace, the simple answer is, nothing could be further from the truth…

  • 4 Sep
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    The relay race – winning by marginal gains

    The holy grail of Industry 4.0 appeals to our human desire for sea change – a magical something that leapfrogs us right over the competition.

  • 3 Sep
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    The electromechanical relay – alive and clicking for more than 180 years

    Who invented the electromechanical relay is a hotly contested question, but research suggests that it’s probably between Joseph Henry, an American scientist; and Edward Davy, an English inventor – who around 1835 were both seeking to improve early versions of the electric telegraph.

  • 3 Sep
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    A relay useful article

    There are many circumstances in which a high current or voltage load needs to be controlled by the operation of a low-power circuit.

  • 3 Sep
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    To relay, or not to relay?

    PBSI spoke to Bastian Baier, Senior Product Manager for Interfaces at Murrelektronik, to find out about the state of the relay market and what role relays have to play in modern control panels.

  • 3 Sep
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    A relay evolution, not revolution

    The electromechanical relay has been a staple element in the electronic engineer’s toolkit almost since the beginning of time, with the first electromagnetic relay being developed back in the 19th century.

  • 27 Jun
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    E-paper display for panels

    A major advantage of e-paper is that when no display update is required, the display can be powered off yet the display contents remain visible.

  • 27 Jun
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    Bring a stop to hazards in an emergency

    Occasionally, hazard control and the standard stopping procedure isn’t enough to protect people or surrounding machinery from a malfunction.

  • 27 Jun
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    Reliable and robust communications

    In times of increasing digitisation of industrial processes, the importance of robust and reliable data communications is becoming more evident.

  • 27 Jun
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    Display instrumentation for hazardous environments

    BEKA Associates, which is known for its loop powered 4/20mA digital indicators and fieldbus displays, also manufactures an extensive range of powered hazardous and safe area display instrumentation.

  • 27 Jun
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    Digitally retrofitting real-time production monitoring

    One of the key issues facing today’s manufacturing industry is how to improve the productivity of existing production lines for minimum cost outlay.