Panels are often overlooked in grander industrial strategies like digital transformation. However, panels need to be seen in the holistic view of a digital factory; a key part of the factory of the future. It’s not just the panels themselves, it’s the communications protocol that they utilise and the capabilities they bring to the table.
PBSI spoke with Graham Lockhart, Head of Sales at Eastron Europe Limited, about the company’s product offering, business during COVID-19, customer support, and its competitive edge in the marketplace.
Fortunately, I love travelling, which is just as well, as six years ago I was asked to source a large volume of low-voltage control and automation products for a major global distribution customer. Every year since then, I've spent a lot of time in India, China, Taiwan, America and the EU at exhibitions and visiting factories to assess manufacturing quality and negotiate volume prices with many manufacturers.
It’s easy to underestimate the innovation potential of the humble DIN rail terminal block. Many of us have a ‘go-to’ block/brand because we are happy, or at least satisfied, with what it gives us. This leaves us free to focus on far more pressing technical issues in the more complex areas of our panel or machine.
The demand for more environmentally friendly solutions is growing within the marine industry. Many operators set ambitious targets and seek out suppliers that can reduce the environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions of their business.