Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of people around the world have been working from home for about three weeks now – including more than 100,000 Siemens employees. Siemens and 16 other global companies from the Charter of Trust (CoT) initiative have developed eight tips for boosting cybersecurity so that employees can work just as securely from home as they do at the office.

 

 

 

During this unprecedented crisis, ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business is working to help customers and partners keep production lines going and to enable businesses to continue to function while many are working from home.

 

 

 

Emerson has recently announced it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a specialist in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds on Emerson’s technology capabilities and expertise in the renewables and power industry.

 

 

 

Motor & Drive Systems 2021 will take place January 19-20 in Orlando.  The 18th annual event will highlight the changing landscape of motor and drive designs and efficiencies as well as technical and application advancements. Our 1x1 meeting platform gives you the opportunity to network with experts to discuss your company needs.

 

 

 

The world of industry will not be able to meet in Hannover this year. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE. At the same time, the corona crisis is affecting the economy, and the manufacturing industry – HANNOVER MESSE's core clientele – is already struggling with serious consequences of the pandemic.

 

 

 

In December 2019, Pilz Automation Safety Canada L.P., a world leader in safe automation technology, signed a distribution partner agreement with WESCO Distribution Canada L.P. for the Pilz product portfolio.

 

 

 

Siemens has recently launched two new Plant Intelligence options for the WinCC Unified system: The “Performance Insight” and “Calendar” options extend the WinCC Unified visualization system with functionality for more transparency and structured planning in the production processes.

 

 

 

By describing the implementation and use of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) through an operations-focused approach, a new ISA book recently published aims to help manufacturing engineers improve plant floor efficiency, quality, and productivity.

 

 

 

 EIN Red Seal 400

 In November 2019, the CCDA reached consensus on a decision to remove the Red Seal status of the Electric Motor Systems Technician trade. This decision was made following a two-year review period and was based on a number of indicators, including low usage of the trade's Red Seal products across Canada over several years.

 

 

Brock Solutions has partnered with the University of Waterloo Engineering school to bring real-world engineering problems to the classroom. UW has an initiative called the Ideas Clinic, where students will have the opportunity to design and build solutions to solve industrial problems on physical equipment.

 

 

 

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