Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

Keeping pace with significant advances in motor speed control technologies, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a second edition of Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide. This new release has been updated to reflect innovative new motor and drive technologies that are safer, smarter, and easier to program and implement; provide superior diagnostic capabilities; and deliver seamless integration. 




Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced recently that it launched its new MOVE elevator model featuring fast delivery, space savings and low environmental impact suited to use in medium- and low-rise office buildings and apartments in Europe. Development and manufacturing are being handled by subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator Europe B.V., which will market the model in the Netherlands, UK, France and other European countries, targeting annual sales of 1,500 units in the fiscal year ending in March 2026.




Industrial producers with batch applications can now create more flexible, reliable and productive operations with the latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation. The software will improve productivity of design teams and will assist operations with improved system reliability and enhanced mobility features.




Affiliated Distributors (AD)’s Electrical Business Unit hosted its U.S., Canada and Mexico members, supplier partners and service providers in Aurora, Colorado for a successful North American Meeting in Oct, 2019. The theme of the year’s meetings was “All In,” described as absolute commitment, pushing the status quo, getting fully involved and having an unwavering drive with customers, business partners and fellow associates. One highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the 2019 AD Spirit of Independence Awards.




Recently, Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm with expertise in environment, health, safety and quality, operational excellence and smart buildings, released their Green Quadrant IoT Platforms For Smart Buildings 2019 report. Johnson Controls was positioned as a leader in both IoT platform/application capabilities and momentum for strategic success in the Green Quadrant. The Green Quadrant graphical analysis was created using a flexible multi-criteria model to categorize and compare companies’ Integrated IoT platforms and Applications for Smart Buildings based on 21 key capabilities and six metrics gauging momentum for strategic success.




Quebec-based manufacturer FjordAL Aluminium is officially starting production in its inaugural plant at the end of November. The plant is one of the first to be fully built with the Schneider Electric EcoStruxureTM system in mind, aiming to open its doors as a safe, efficient, sustainable and reliable facility from the get-go.




Rockwell Automation today announced strong market momentum for its PTC partnership and joint digital transformation solutions. This performance includes a year of major achievements spanning new customers and use cases, innovations designed to accelerate the integration of OT and IT systems, and wide-spread industry recognition for the two companies’ combined industrial software suite, FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC.




Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) will be exhibiting for the ninth consecutive year at the Automation Fair® event presented by Rockwell Automation. This year’s event is being held at McCormick Place Convention Center on November 20 and 21 in Chicago.





Rittal Systems Ltd. is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.



In medical practices, mobile analytical devices featuring "lab-on-a-chip" technology enable fast testing to identify pathogens in the case of bacterial or viral diseases. In order to lighten the load of manufacturers of these devices for in vitro diagnostics, Festo offers ready-to-install automation solutions, including customer-specific engineering.




Rittal & EPLAN Pump out a Powerful Solution for Metro Vancouver

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