• 6 May
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    The role of data centre monitoring in raising environmental awareness and practices

    Advanced monitoring technologies help when it comes to energy efficiency, security enhancement, and environmental impact reduction, making data centres catalysts for positive change.

  • 6 May
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    Machine regulations: Barrier or opportunity?

    While new machinery safety regulations appear to present obstacles and challenges for UK machine builders and system integrators in the short term, they may also offer opportunities for innovation, improved safety standards, and enhanced competitiveness in the global market, in the long term.

  • 6 May
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    Lane’s legacy

    In January 2024, FC Lane Electronics announced with great sadness the passing of its Founder and Chairman, Mr Frederick Lane. PBSI takes a look at the impact and legacy of Fred Lane, who was a key figure and inspirational leader within the electronics distribution industry for nearly 60 years. 

  • 6 May
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    Network mapping is essential for efficiency, safety, and security

    Industry research illustrates that a high proportion of telco rooms, factory floors, ITE installations and a wide range of customers still use manual processes to track cable assets across the deployed cabling infrastructure. Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) has now come of age, as digitalisation has driven the capability to track, trace and continuously monitor networks and their surroundings. 

  • 3 May
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    Top trends impacting the industrial workforce

    As industrial technology trends change and adapt in the wake of digital transformation,  I wanted to look at what’s changing for the most important asset in an industrial setting, the human workforce. It’s easy to separate human workers from technology, but this is counter intuitive. 

  • 1 May
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    Secrets to building resilient supply chains for electronic components

    As a unique combination of global economic factors is continuing to impact supply chains across varying sectors, many of these challenges can be addressed proactively by customers through the judicious use of resources such as price comparison websites specific to the sector.

  • 10 Apr
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    EMKA locks, latches, hinges and seals portfolio on show at The Security Event

    EMKA (UK) will welcome visitors to its stand No. 4/N67 at The Security Event at the NEC from 30 April to 2 May 2024, where it will demonstrate its wide range of innovative security hardware, including locks, latches, hinges and seals used across all sectors of industry. 

  • 8 Apr
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    The crucial role of I/O communication

    GDevCON, a high-level technical event for LabVIEW architects, is not your typical conference. Held over two days in the iconic Glasgow Science Centre, it offers a unique space for collaboration and idea-sharing, free from corporate oversight or control, and addresses the need and challenges faced by LabVIEW users. 

  • 20 Mar
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    New STMicroelectronics wireless microcontrollers ready for incoming cyber-protection regulations

    STMicroelectronics has revealed the next generation of its short-range wireless microcontrollers, for smart industrial, medical, and consumer devices, and shared some case studies across several sectors.

  • 7 Mar
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    Mastering the art of value creation: A strategy for thriving in a shifting B2B landscape

    In today's dynamic business landscape, navigating evolving challenges is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and fostering successful partnerships. This article explores the significance of supplier value creation in a B2B environment and how companies, with a focus on Charter Controls, are adapting to new market realities and technological advancements to stay ahead.

  • 7 Mar
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    Control panels for major pharma building management system

    When AstraZeneca (AZ) commissioned Honeywell to deliver a building management system (BMS) as part of the design and build of a new manufacturing line for cancer drugs, Honeywell in turn commissioned Bensons Control Panels to carry out the design and build of the control panels required to enable the operation of the BMS system.

  • 7 Mar
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    A modular approach in manufacturing

    A modular electric panel enclosure system, using standard individual parts, can be designed and constructed to the exact size needed, with a simple option to scale it up and build almost any configuration you would like.

  • 7 Mar
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    Spelsberg IBT enclosures support Legendre UK’s London development

    To support building contractor Legendre UK’s modular home project in Harrow, Spelsberg’s IBT system was utilised to allow electrical enclosures, junction boxes, lighting outlets and more to be fitted into formwork and have concrete poured around them.

  • 7 Mar
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    Power considerations for wireless installations

    While wireless remote monitoring technology provides a convenient and cost-effective method for plant and asset managers to monitor and manage important system data across their sites, particularly over large areas, what are the key power supply considerations for wireless systems, and how do operators select the right system for the job?

  • 7 Mar
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    KEB, Lenze and Weidmüller work together on energy efficiency

    With a share of 38 percent, industry is one of the largest energy consumers in Germany, which means there is lots of potential to reduce energy consumption and conserve resources. One possibility is to convert factories from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). Five trainees from KEB Automation, Lenze and Weidmüller have implemented the ‘DC Industry’ concept in a joint project.

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