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Electronics enclosures are used in countless test/analytics/measurement devices for many applications. This includes various instrument systems in Oil & Gas, Industrial & Power Control, Medical, Lab/Test, and Military designs. Serving all of these types of devices requires a wealth of cooling options for instrument cases.

The industrial transformation is in full swing. As a result, the market conditions are changing. Eplan is consistently adapting to these changes: As of August 2021, new software licences will be offered exclusively on a subscription basis. Companies will especially benefit from more flexibility.

 

 

 

 

Those of you in the food industry are already familiar with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)—a law that focuses on preventing contamination, rather than reacting to the problem after the fact. A big part of FSMA compliance has to do with the design of plant equipment, which includes the electrical components that provide power to manufacturing lines.

 

 

Southwire is pleased to welcome Fernando Esquivel as its new Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Esquivel’s multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture, and, through his leadership, Southwire will continue its commitment to building and prioritizing a workplace that is inclusive, supportive and engaging.

 

 

 

In spite of advancing digitalization, the following still applies: Manual workstations are indispensable, because automation is not always profitable with small batch quantities or complex processes. Such workstations are preferred at the Martinshof Werkstatt Bremen, a sheltered workshop for a mixed workforce including people with handicaps, as they are ideally suited for integrating persons with physical or cognitive handicaps into working life.

 

 

 

PBUS Siemens logo 400We’ll show you how to quickly and faultlessly assemble and expand motor starters with the SIRIUS 3RV29 infeed system without complex wiring, and with less screws or special tools.

 

 

 

 

Laser direct structuring (LDS) is a special success story. For almost 20 years, it has been possible to apply electronic conductor paths directly onto plastic parts during series production. LDS enables the production of electronic assemblies with flexible geometric shapes. This process enables electronic products (such as smart phones, sensors or medical devices) to become even smaller and more powerful. Automated manufacturing processes also make this process more economically attractive.

 

 

 

In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial, for obvious reasons. However, sheet-metal aircraft parts are often extremely large, making machining and handling problematic. Working closely with CNC specialist Penta-Tec and with milling specialist A&T – a company that supplies Premium Aerotec, an Airbus subsidiary, with structural components – Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik has built large-format milling machines that use PC-based control technology from Beckhoff to successfully overcome these challenges.

 

 

 

Volkswagen has recently released the sixth generation of its VASS (Volkswagen Audi Seat Skoda) Standard, which includes an update to Eplan Version 2.9. The standard – used in production plants for models on the MEB platform – has also been expanded with 3D functionality in switchgear system engineering and with data for bi-directional exchange with PLC project planning tools. The new VX25 control cabinet system from Rittal has additionally been integrated into the standard.

 

 

 

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long construction and planning period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined diameter of 25 m, it will enable entirely new resolutions and even allow a look back into the time after the Big Bang. PC-based control from Beckhoff was specified as the future automation equipment.

 

 

 

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Design and controls engineers can now more easily access, configure and manage HART devices using the new Allen-Bradley FLEX 5000 highly integrated HART I/O modules. The simplified programming experience, available with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application, can help simplify design, maintenance and operational productivity.

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After a lengthy period of connector manufacturers pursuing various approaches with regard to M12 PushPull locks, IEC 61076-2-010 is now finally bringing a system that is consistent across the industry. Or at least that is the opinion held by Dirk-Peter Post, Head of Global Product Management Circular Interface Connectors, Harting Electronics, and Jürgen Sahm, Senior Specialist Product Marketing Circular Connectors, Phoenix Contact, in this interview. 

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A sudden power outage can be a critical issue for businesses and organizations. If something happens to the power, then it’s important to get things up and running as soon as possible.

For example, a construction company that is working in a remote or isolated location may be at risk for power outages. A back-up generator will minimize the risk of the operation losing power and the project getting significantly delayed.

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C&K has launched a silent, sealed, subminiature, snap-acting switch series that offers precise actuation in automotive applications. The compact ZMW Series snap-acting switch combines a long stroke with more than 2 mm of over travel for reliable actuation. The ZMW Series is used in rugged environments including automotive, industrial, white good and other applications.

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FACTS Engineering, the manufacturer of Productivity PLCs for AutomationDirect, has successfully received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) certification for Productivity2000 and Productivity3000 PLCs.

ABS is a provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries and is focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions. For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of marine and offshore energy innovation, tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate safely, securely and responsibly.

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