Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

As factory automation evolves with Industry 4.0, advanced technology continues to introduce more accurate and innovative features, many of which are used to protect personnel and equipment.

 

 

 

75 years of the HARTING Technology Group: During this period there have been many innovative developments and solutions in the automation market. Even though HARTING has been working in partnership with SEW-EURODRIVE for less than 75 years, there have been numerous successful joint projects over the past few decades.

 

 

 

LAPP’s test facility for cables is CSA certified under the CSA Supervised Manufacturer's Testing for Certification (SMTC) Program. Although UL has a Canadian equivalent, cUL, the CSA mark is more broadly accepted by designers, contractors and machine builders in Canada and other international regions.

 

 

 

As the world prepares to immunize against COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months, there will be real logistical challenges involving the storage, transportation, and distribution of the vaccine under temperature-controlled conditions throughout the entire cold chain.

 

 

 

Process Instrumentation & Controls' manufacturer, BECK, understands that your business cannot always wait until it’s convenient for your actuator supplier to ship. That’s why when urgent situations arise, Beck can respond by building and shipping most actuator configurations within four hours.

 

 

 

Users of electronic instrumentation equipment that involves the transmission or reception of high-frequency electrical signals are familiar with coaxial connections as they are used prolifically. So much so that such connection types can be taken somewhat for granted—until it comes time to connect multiple instruments together or extend coaxial cables.

 

 

 

Rittal and EPLAN are starting the New Year by offering a chance to make their customers’ value-creating processes faster, more economical and more exact, with a value-filled event entitled “Panel building. Made smarter.” This is a great opportunity to attend this event live from anywhere around the World.

 

 

 

ABB has recently been awarded a contract by Hitachi Rail (Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.) to provide traction power equipment for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project in Toronto, Canada. Among its roles, Hitachi leads the Systems and Revenue Vehicle components of the project. The contract value of the Hurontario LRT is $4.6 billion. The Hurontario LRT is expected to open in late 2024.

 

 

 

Conversations about automation technology and design often focus on one thing – the technology itself. We think of the high-tech robots, the automated conveyors, or the precision welding machines that make it possible for factories to operate more efficiently, productively, and safely.

 

 

 

More and more measurement instruments are being ordered online from Endress+Hauser. In the first five months of 2020, incoming orders via endress.com nearly doubled. With the introduction of the new FLEX product segmentation structure, integration of the global E-direct portal into the website and further optimization of the e-commerce area on endress.com.

 

 

 


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The variable frequency drive (VFD) cable business has become a very large market for cable manufactures in the last 20 years. In the past, standard AC motors had the complexity of a squirrel cage motor – just get power and it would run. The first silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) was developed by Bell Labs/GE in 1958 to vary the speed of DC electric motors used in various applications. Since then there have been motor speed control technology evolving from large-scale integration (LSI), gate turn-off thyristor (GTO), pulse-width modulation (PWM), insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), and space vector pulse-width modulation (SVPWM). These new forms of power conversion to support speed control in VFD motors has caused the demand on the cables to change as well, which has led to many new cable options.


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As the mining business adapts to changing technological trends in the market, Epiroc’s Canadian operations have introduced Regional Application Center (RAC) teams to assist in this new digital transformation.

Team of experts that supports digital transformation

Across the board, mining projects are continually pushing for increased production while prioritizing safety. With this in mind, Epiroc has assembled specialized automation and digitalization support systems in strategic locations across the globe to help improve customer processes and boost productivity. The result is a heightened level of production that keeps workers out of danger zones on site while providing enhanced strategic direction for customers. Interoperability improvements have reduced variability and allow project planners to move towards their targets with renewed confidence. 

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During Hannover Messe 2020, ABB had extended the scope of applications for ABB Smart Sensors with a new generation design for motors in hazardous areas. Chemical and oil and gas customers can now benefit from cost-efficient condition monitoring in a wide variety of applications.

The high-performance wireless smart sensor monitors key parameters to provide detailed insights into the performance and health of assets such as motors and pumps. Equipment installed in difficult or dangerous to access locations can be safely monitored from a distance. Combining connectivity and data analytics means operators can plan their maintenance activities in advance, reduce downtime and extend equipment lifetime.

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