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Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids


The SMART-Net Relay is a compact, multichannel line-voltage relay solution that will save you time and money on installation.




Brand: Carlo Gavazzi
Industry Focus: Automotive, Building Controls, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's


UWP 3.0 is a monitoring gateway and controller that allows the monitoring and controlling of installations where Energy Efficiency Management, Building Automation and Car Park Guidance functions are needed. The system monitors and controls connected devices via its local bus management functions; it includes a web server with a powerful and intuitive user interface to display customised dashboards and interact with local devices and remote systems.




Brand: Beckhoff
Industry Focus: Building Controls
Product Type: Control Software


The demands on the intelligence of a building have steadily increased in recent years, with the focus on energy efficiency, user comfort and a good return-on-investment. With holistic building automation across all trades, such as Beckhoff's PC-based control portfolio, sustainable, energy-efficient operation and healthy living can be realized in the sense of a "green building".




Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's

Cut energy costs and drive new levels of functionality and efficiency with the Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 family of unitary controllers. Scalable to meet the needs of any application, they deliver flexible, freely programmable, demand-led control. The essence of Spyder Model 5 controllers is speed and flexibility.




Industry Focus: Automotive, Building Controls
Product Type: Control Software


In mid-November of 2020, KMC Controls was happy to announce that they were adding TOSIBOX products to their robust product catalog. TOSIBOX‘s commitment to secure, open, scalable, affordable operational infrastructure solutions for the building automation industry closely align with KMC Controls’ core values.




Brand: Hammond Manufacturing
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Enclosures


Introducing the 1481WDH Series deep hinged window kits from Hammond Manufacturing. These extra deep kits are designed to provide protection and easy access to components and equipment installed inside an enclosure. The kits come with 14 gauge mild steel or 316L stainless steel frames that maintain environmental protection level of the enclosure. Painted mild steel frames maintain Type 4 and 12, while stainless steel frames maintain Type 4, 4X and 12,




Brand: Siemens
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's


APOGEE offers outstanding scalability and consistent system openness with a wide range of freely programmable PXC Building Controllers and Supervisors for primary plants. The modular concept makes PXC Controllers the perfect match for projects of any size, from the simplest air handlers to the most complex boilers and chillers. Designed with comprehensive management, supervisory and system capabilities, PXC Controllers satisfy all your building automation and control needs, now and into the future.




Industry Focus: Data, General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's


Introducing the SmartRelay Series of programmable logic controllers from IDEC. These PLCs come standard with embedded RJ45 ethernet port, micro SD memory port, web server and 1:N communication.




Brand: Eaton
Industry Focus: Automotive, Data, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Power Supplies


Bussmann series surge protective solutions help provide power that's free from damaging surges. Type 1 UL 1449 4th Edition Listed SPDs are easily selected and installed on the loadside or lineside of the service entrance overcurrent protective device. Voltage specific models precisely match and protect electrical systems and equipment better than a “one-size-fits-all” SPD.




Brand: Weidmuller
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Marine/Offshore, Power Distribution & Energy, Transportation
Product Type: Tools for Panel Builders


Introducing a series of stripping tools from Weidmuller with automatic self-adjustment for precision stripping. These tools are designed for flexible and solid conductors, and are ideally suitable for mechanical and plant engineering, railway and rail traffic, wind energy, robot technology, explosion protection as well as marine, offshore and ship building sectors.




Editor's Pick: Featured Product News


Rittal is replacing its previous KS series with the new fibreglass enclosures AX and so completely redefining fibreglass enclosure technology. The development is based on Rittal’s technology for sheet steel and stainless-steel enclosures, which can be used to greatly simplify and speed up manufacturing processes in panel building and switchgear manufacturing. Now, for the first time, fibreglass enclosures also feature this system technology. This is a win-win situation for plant constructors:

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JAE recently announced the launch of the MX72C / D Series, a squib connector for automotive SRS devices that conforms to the interface standard with omitted shorting bar (shunt-less), and is becoming popular in Europe and the United States.

Recent changes to automotive passenger safety requirements worldwide is serving as a catalyst to an increased level of collision safety performance, especially in Europe and the United States is expected to grow. In addition to the common SRS devices found in a vehicle, new applications such as knee, thorax and pedestrian airbags have begun to trend in an effort to ensure human safety.

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Siemens Smart Infrastructure released its new public fast charger Sicharge D for the IEC markets. It is suited for highway and urban fast charging stations, city parking as well as shopping malls and provides one of highest peak efficiencies on the market at 96 percent, scalable charging power and dynamic power sharing.

“With its upgradability and dynamic charging, it is a big step forward to support the future of eMobility. Our customers can be sure to be prepared for future eventualities of eMobility, be it increasing number of required charging options or increasing charging speeds,” said Birgit Dargel, Global Head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

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Whether manufacturing packaging machines or components for airliners, companies must be able to guarantee all metal parts will remain durable and dependable throughout the product’s lifecycle. Recognizing this challenge, LSP Technologies pioneered an effective method to increase the strength of metal parts: surface treatment with pulsed laser beams. One of their most recent laser peening systems relies on the flexibility of EtherCAT and PC-based control technology from Beckhoff to meet the most diverse customer requirements.

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Selecting a panel meter for a particular application can be a daunting task, given the wide variety of products that are available today. There are many factors to consider when making a decision. Let’s look at a few of the major items.


Panel meters can be categorized by type, size, style or other criteria. One way to begin the selection process is to look at the meter’s function – what measurement is this meter making? Some common functions are ammeter, voltmeter, frequency meter, power meter, energy meter, counter, timer, temperature meter, process meter, and controller.

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