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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.

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In this latest installment of Allied’s Ask the Expert Series, Noah Greene, a product marketing specialist at Phoenix Contact, provides an introduction to functional safety systems. He addresses how functional safety differs from safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF), introduces the three core components of functional safety systems, shares three key characteristics of effective functional safety systems and introduces Phoenix Contact’s PSRmodular configurable safety system.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks, Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's, Power Supplies, Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids, Sensors

Electrical control panels are an integral part of any automated manufacturing process. While control systems are a fundamental aspect of electrical engineering, many people aren’t aware of the key control panel components required to function safely and reliably.

 

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Industrial automation companies and other electronics manufacturers face numerous challenges, including materials shortages, supply chain disruptions, increased competition for skilled laborers, data acquisition and processing demands and cost, safety and productivity concerns. As such, Allied Electronics & Automation is committed to making their customers’ lives easier by providing a one-stop shop for industrial automation and control products, electronic components and electromechanical products.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: Marine/Offshore, Mining, Oil & Gas, Water & Waste Water
Product Type: Displays/HMI, Sensors

Rugged and reliable – how Zytronic’s touchscreens enable safe refueling on remote sites.

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The open market is a beautiful thing for both buyers and sellers. It allows craftsmen to leverage their particular expertise to start a business, and potential customers the freedom to choose which business they think is worth their patronage. The reasons for choosing a vendor can vary. Sometimes customers base it on how clever the advertising is or whether or not they like the proprietor. And there’s nothing wrong with choosing based on either of those.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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One of the largest electric cooperatives nationally, Berryville Arkansas-based Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation, faced an ongoing challenge of efficiently managing their large and geographically dispersed network of substations. Without an ability to remotely monitor substation performance or receive notifications from remote equipment, their personnel had to travel to substations for various issues, which delayed response times and issue resolution.

 

 

 

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For manufacturers looking to get started with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a common question that comes up is whether they should use the edge or the cloud for data analysis purposes. However, this doesn't have to be an either-or choice. In fact, both strategies are optimized to fit different needs and can work well together. Some manufacturers don't want their data going into the cloud for proprietary reasons.

 

 

 

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Most companies take advantage of economies of scale by producing a larger number of goods to gain proportionate saving in costs. However, it is not always the case that the more goods that are produced, the less each unit costs. Nowadays, most companies have reached the optimum point of economies of scale and that the cost for additional units is increasing.

 

 

 

Editor's Pick: Featured Product News


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The new TXLN line comprises a series of metal enclosed AC/DC power supplies ranging from 18 to 960 Watt (split into 12 different power levels) and is designed for a wide range of industrial applications. The TXLN is an active replacement of the older TXL line and is built on the same design principals to make the transition to the new TXLN series as easy as possible. The model selection includes single, dual as well as triple output solutions to cover different applications requirements.

With a low-profile metal case and screw terminal block connection, they are easy to install in any equipment. Up to the 200 Watt models the TXLN power supplies are completely convection cooled and from 320 Watt and above they come with an internal fan. Above 100 Watt an active PFC (>0.95) function is added to the standard feature pool. All models in the TXLN line have universal input and comply with the latest industrial standard IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, European EMC standards and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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Io Audio Technologies: JL and JLX Chassis Connectors

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 Io Audio Technologies JL and JLX Series XLR chassis connectors are perfect for high-noise environments like permanent installations or design-in applications where the termination method is solder cups. Options of different finishing’s, 3, 4, or 5 pins, male or female, and vertical or horizontal PCB mounting are available.

Learn more HERE.

 

 


 

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Data acquisition, data logging and data analysis are required functions for most modern industrial control systems. The simplest and lowest cost way to provide these functions is often by using the same platform that’s providing real-time control—namely the PLC or the programmable automation controller (PAC).

A few years ago, this wasn’t possible as PLCs lacked the required processing power and data storage capability. But more powerful PLCs and the evolution of PACs has made it possible to perform many data acquisition tasks within the controller—saving money and providing an overall simpler system.

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Digitally Transform Your Switchgear

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Eaton’s Magnum circuit breakers with Power Xpert Release trip units enable system innovation by integrating connected devices, actionable data, and facility insights into your power distribution assembly

Watch the video and read more HERE.

 

 

 


 

Article Feature - Monthly Industry Focus


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binder offers connectors with D-coding in the M8 form factor as part of its 818 product series. The products are ideal for Industrial Ethernet applications with communication protocols such as EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP or PROFINET according to IEEE 802.3 via twisted-pair cables of the Cat-5e category. Accordingly, the 4-pin connectors enable the network connection of actuators and sensors of particularly small size with data rates of up to 100 Mbit/s.

Optimized for space-saving industrial sensor installations

Today, high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity, beyond the field level and into the corporate data infrastructure, is a core component of automated processes in all branches of industry. In the Ethernet communication of modern production facilities, for example in drives control, properties such as clock synchronism, real-time capability and determinism, but also reliability and robustness are in demand. Use cases in such environments place special demands on the connection technology, both from a technological and an economic point of view. Connectivity solutions should be designed to be variable and scalable, and above all support users in machine and plant engineering in saving space and time during installation. In addition, secure locking and protection categories appropriate to the field of application are required. M8 circular connectors with screw locking, in accordance with the DIN EN 61076-2-114 standard, are optimized for such application conditions. Here, the M8 form factor in particular has proven itself in installations where space is critical; the use with miniaturized sensors is exemplary for this area of application.

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Sealevel Announces the HazPAC 10 Rugged Panel PC for Hazardous Environments

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Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the HazPAC10 Rugged Panel PC. Designed for Windows 10 IoT Embedded, the HazPAC 10 delivers powerful Intel processing combined with a bright, LCD, five-wire resistive touchscreen. The HazPAC 10 features a fanless industrial computer with a wide -40°C to 60°C operating temperature. And for the most intense environments, the HazPAC 10 has a NEMA 4/IP64 front bezel and is certified by ATEX, IECEx, and for Class I, Division 2 (Groups A, B, C, D, T4).

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