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What on earth is a "channel monitor"! And then also in connection with the term "selective"? Images of gigantic ocean-going vessels quickly form on their way through the Kiel Canal, saving themselves the 250-mile detour through the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat.

 

 

 

Maturation is an important process in cheese production. The longer a cheese matures, the spicier it becomes, it develops its unmistakable aroma. However, the ripening process involves a lot of work. The loaves must be regularly brushed and brushed with brine. In the past, this was done almost everywhere by hand and required considerable effort.

 

 

 

What better way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rittal System Ltd. in Canada than to be declared the winners of the prestigious Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) 7th Annual 2020 Marketing Awards Program, in 2 categories for Manufacturers under $50 Million: The Integrated Marketing Award for the AX-KX Compact Enclosure Campaign, and the Event Trade Show Award for the execution of the first German Technology Day with their partners!

 

 

 

A decrease in machine availability due to power quality issues disturbs the natural flow of manufacturing, leading to lost productivity, increased maintenance requirements and eroded customer trust. Machine downtime is the single largest source of lost production, typically accounting for almost 5 percent of factory losses—although many manufacturers lose more.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

In response to a growing need for manufacturers to ensure compliance and protect operators from hazards on the plant floor, automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has incorporated assessment and labeling services focused on best practices for lockout/tagout and arc flash avoidance into its safety offering.

 

 

 

Everyone talks about the high cost of hospital care, but for medical centers across the country, the cost to operate the building on a daily basis also continues to climb. As the largest regional medical center in San Joaquin County, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., knows this well.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

If an uncontrolled arc flash occurs within an MCC, the result is downtime, expense and most concerningly, employee injury. With five to 10 arc explosions occurring every day in the United States, the risk is real.

 

 

 

Many production settings have changed in the midst of social distancing. Employees are spaced six feet apart, assemblyMany production settings have changed in the midst of social distancing. Employees are spaced six feet apart, assemblylines shut down, and some facilities are wholly left idle. As we prepare to get back to work, engage our customers, and rampup production, it is important to consider the condition of our machines.

 

 


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


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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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