• 10 Nov
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    EMKA hardware for Power Electronics cabinets developing relationships to combat climate change

    A clean and sustainable world for future generations is the vision of Power Electronics and of its hardware partner EMKA.

  • 2 Sep
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    Control panel HMIs: Helping to define the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Ranging from simple on/off switch panels to an ultra-complex software/hardware-based Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) system found at the heart of factory automation, a control panel Human Machine Interface (HMI) enables human beings intuitively to interact with a machine and ensure production efficiency and worker safety. 

  • 2 Sep
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    Enclosure customisation for WiFi deployment specialist

    Large-scale WiFi network installations across industrial and commercial sites require access points. Extending WiFi signal in outdoor or harsh locations, access point devices demand protection from the elements. 

  • 2 Sep
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    Connector solutions to futureproof control panel design

    As industrial and manufacturing landscapes continue to evolve following the disruption of the last couple of years, the requirements for components within control panels have become more challenging. 

  • 2 Sep
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    Industrial wireless connectors and the factory of the future

    Today’s factories demand flexible manufacturing and wireless connectivity. Manufacturers must react quickly to shifting customer needs, customisation, and short product life cycles. They require interchangeable processes and equipment that can be reconfigured, modified, and replaced easily, with maintenance-free connectors that reduce costs and downtime. 

  • 2 Sep
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    Panel power distribution evolves to meet modularisation demands

    Flexible, easy and compact are key requirements for today’s panel builders, and have become a necessity for manufacturers looking to optimise their production environments. 

  • 19 Jul
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    How AC induction motors can address the global chip shortage

    Making light work of high efficiency, simple, standard applications are well served by AC induction motors. In this global chip shortage, the appeal of a chip-less motor with high IP ratings and low lead-times has never been more apparent.

  • 2 Mar
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    Vario-X: The days of the control cabinet are numbered

    Murrelektronik is expanding its business model and, with Vario-X, offers the first completely decentralised automation platform that brings devices into the field without control cabinets. Vario-X, combined with a digital twin, saves time and money in all project phases: planning, installation, operation, and service.

  • 2 Mar
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    The value of industrial/UX-design support in user-interface design

    There’s a lot more to designing the optimal customised machine user interface than the simple choice of which push-button switch, knob or LED illumination to use.

  • 5 Jan
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    Automation Concern Four – “Nobody makes automatic machinery for building control panels”

    In the final part of this exclusive four-part series, EPLAN looks at automatic machinery and how you could benefit from them.

  • 2 Sep
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    Takeaways for terminal block solution selection

    Designing electrical panels has become increasingly complex and demanding for panel builders. With challenges like decreasing energy consumption and solution size – coupled with increasing productivity – integrating reliable terminal blocks into the panel design is essential. With the right terminal block solution, panel builders can increase the safety and functionality of their panel designs.

  • 30 Jun
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    Automation Concern One – “We can’t automate panel design because almost every panel is unique!”

    In part one of this exclusive four-part series from EPLAN, discover why you should be automating your panel building process!

  • 5 Mar
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    Vital panel considerations for your digital transformation strategy

    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.

  • 5 Mar
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    COVID-19, customer support & a competitive edge

    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.

  • 5 Mar
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    Sourcing control panel components

    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.

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