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October 6, 2020

enCompass Solutions Group (ESG) and ABB Inc. have announced a partnership to join forces on delivering and servicing LV and MV System Drives. ESG is proud to be recognized as an important ABB Value Provider (AVP) for these solutions in Canada and believe that this will accelerate market share and enhance customer experience.

ESG has worked with ABB on several recent projects giving customers access to its world-class expertise while adding significant value to ABB’s world-class solutions. ESG’s local presence in Western Canada and proven high-level expertise with ABB VFD products is the reason why they are trusted by ABB to represent them in the field and is an important part of the overall ‘Global quality, local availability’ value proposition.

Based on the agreement, ABB will contribute their world-class full range of voltage capabilities while ESG will leverage its deep knowledge and experience gained from serving various industries, to provide an array of power solutions and services based on real-life customer requirements, on-site conditions and technical considerations.

“ABB is pleased to have added ESG to its list of partners. This partnership is the winning combination to support our customers with ESG extensive local and technical expertise” said Daniel Cotton, Vice President, Motion Business at ABB.

“It is an honor for ESG to work with and be a trusted partner of ABB in the Western Canadian market. First being a Drive Service Partner and now a System and MV Drive Partner of ABB’s is a major milestone in our effort to provide our customers with flexible and comprehensive power solutions,” said Tim Wright, President of enCompass Solutions Group.

For more information, visit www.abb.com.


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


Dave HinderBy Sarah Pickard

What if customizing your factory automation could be as easy as downloading an app? That’s the reality Bosch Rexroth seeks to provide with the ctrlX AUTOMATION system. Dubbed the ‘smartphone of automation’, the ctrlX AUTOMATION system seeks to make automation more user friendly, and give more control to smaller manufacturing companies who may not be able to develop their own specialized applications while using standard control systems.

During this year’s German Technology Day, we headed over to the Bosch Rexroth booth to sit down with Dave Hinder, Product Manager, Electric Drives & Controls, to learn more about this system.

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Advanced Sensing Solutions for Cost-Effective Machine Building

Omron IOLinkSensing technology has a major presence in manufacturing machinery. It provides the foundation for maintaining consistent quality and detecting any lapses in machine performance. If subtle changes in the physical properties of a machine can cause it to fail, then the sensors responsible for detecting those changes can save manufacturers lengthy downtime and repair costs.

In addition to helping cut maintenance costs, sensors also present an opportunity to make the machines more cost-efficient. Whether through their resistance to harsh chemicals or their ability to reduce the overall machine footprint, the right sensors can make a huge difference. 

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Motor Feature


Lafert Motor WindingMotor Winding + Insulation Components

Everyday terms come into use in the electrical industry, one of which is ‘motor winding’. But what exactly are motor windings, what goes into them and what are their differences? Here is a look at the various components that make up a motor winding and their importance to design, application and longevity of the motor.

Coil / Winding

When one thinks of a what a motor winding is, the intuitive answer is the copper alloy coils that make up the actual current carrying component of the motor. Let’s start there.

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