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DCS Fraba Announces Sales of VITECTOR Business Unit to CEDES 1 400

FRABA’s CEO and majority shareholder, Christian Leeser has announced the sale of FRABA’s VITECTOR business unit to CEDES, a Swiss technology company specializing in sensor systems for elevators, escalators, and industrial doors.

 

 

DCS Weidmuller Signs Distribution Partnership w Shelley Automation 1 400

Weidmuller Ltd. has signed a distribution partnership with Shelley Automation for the Ontario region in Canada. It is part of the growth strategy embarked on by Weidmuller Ltd. under the new leadership of Michael Daly, Managing Director.

 

 

DCS HELUKABEL Group Grows with Two New Acquisitions 1 400

HELUKABEL, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of cables, wires and cable accessories, recently announced two acquisitions to further grow its core competency in the field of industrial automation. The two latest companies to join the HELUKABEL Group are ekd gelenkrohr GmbH, a drag chain manufacturer, and Sangel Systemtechnik, an industrial cable assembly manufacturer. 

 

 

DCS Danfoss NA President John Galyen to Retire in Summer 1 400

John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America since 2011, has announced his retirement from Danfoss later this summer. Rick Sporrer, VP Sales America for Danfoss Power Solutions, has been appointed to succeed Galyen. Over the next several months, Galyen and Sporrer will work together to ensure a successful transition, with Sporrer fully assuming the role on July 1. 

 

 

DCS Benshaw New Expansion Plans 1 400

 

As a result of substantial, ongoing investments in both production capacity and inventory, Benshaw is now one of the fastest growing companies in the electrical controls industry based on year-over-year sales. To support this rapid growth, Benshaw has announced plans to further expand operations, and Fran Livingston has joined the organization as Executive Director.

 

 

DCS Carlo Gavazzi Announces New Technical Sales Appointments 2 400

Carlo Gavazzi (Canada) Inc. of Mississauga, ON, has appointed Dany Lavoie and Brett Horst to its Canadian sales team. Lavoie comes to the company with 20 plus years of experience in the electrical industry, while Horst has more than five years of experience in the electrical industry working with a variety of industrial and OEM customers.

 

 

DCS EndressHauser Reinforces its Logistics Network in Irelanad 1 400

The Endress+Hauser Group will soon be managing its worldwide logistics network from a single operations center in Ireland. A small team of logistics specialists is tasked with managing the day-to-day operation and enabling the smooth and sustainable movement of goods. The responsibility of the Global Logistics Operations Center is to ensure smooth operation of the Endress+Hauser worldwide logistics chain. 

 

 

DCS EndressHauser Intrepid Group Expand Channel Partnership Saskatchewan 1 400

Endress+Hauser and Intrepid Group Ltd are broadening their Authorized Channel Partnership to cover Saskatchewan. The expanded agreement allows Intrepid Group to provide customers in that province with Endress+Hauser’s best in class measurement and analysis products as well as the enhanced services and support Endress+Hauser users in Alberta have enjoyed from Intrepid Group since the channel partnership was announced in 2017. For current and future customers in Saskatchewan, Intrepid Group offers a strong local presence to sell and service Endress+Hauser products and to expand the latter’s market share in key sectors such as water/wastewater, potash, mining, oil+gas and food+ beverage.

 

 

DCS PULS Awarded as MINT Minded Company 1 400

Development and innovation are important factors for PULS to ensure the company's success in the long term. This includes the support of engineers, young talents and graduates in the STEM field. The support of young STEM talents is also the goal of the "MINT Minded Company" initiative, which was launched by audimax MEDIEN GmbH together with "MINT Zukunft schaffen". The initiative honours companies that are particularly committed to promoting STEM talents - like PULS does.

 

 

DCS STOBER Values Dedication 1 400Dedication can be a synonym of commitment, and the two words often appear in each others’ definitions.  Both can mean getting the job done regardless of obstacles.  The third of STOBER’s six core values is Dedication—we give our all for mutual success. Dedication is what sets STOBER apart and helps the company keep its customers more than satisfied.  Whether it’s a one-day turnaround for a replacement gearbox, a quick service request, or custom solution, the friendly faces at STOBER are always willing to go the extra mile to make things happen.

 


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DCS HELUKABEL Critical Keys to Selecting Right Cable Manufacturer 1 400

As we began 2022, global material shortages and rapidly increasing costs have now become the new reality. The types of materials that have suddenly become difficult to procure are wide-ranging and include computer chips for automotive manufacturing, wood for new construction, and electrical components – just to name a few.

These shortages have created great uncertainty, which is reflected in a recent poll of contractors in the U.S. by the Chamber of Commerce. They reported:

  • •83% are experiencing product delays.
  • •71% are struggling to meet schedule requirements.
  • •68% are experiencing delays expected into 2023.
  • •58% are putting in higher bids on projects.
  • •53% are saying major project shutdowns/delays are a top concern.
  • •41% are saying material shortages continue.
  • •39% are turning down work opportunities.

One of the major material components that affect the cost and availability of wire and cable is copper. This widely used metal, which traditionally has been a volatile commodity, has been steadily increasing in price, which is due to several supply and demand issues.

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Motors for RoboticsTradeoff 1: Torque Density vs. Size 

When calculating the torque requirements for robotic joints, you may run into the first tradeoff: How can you increase the torque in a robotic motor without increasing its size? 

In the frameless motors used in robotic joints, torque increases in direct proportion to an increase in motor length, or as the square of an increase in diameter. In other words, doubling the diameter produces a fourfold increase in torque, known as the D2L rule. In order to achieve the torque required to move and hold substantial loads, the most common approach is to use a larger-diameter robotics motor rather than a longer one, which would make the joint too large and difficult to integrate into your overall design. 

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Hydrogen EnginesHydrogen is an increasingly popular energy carrier. It can be readily produced from water using renewable electricity, and it burns without any greenhouse gas emissions. It is colorless, odorless, and does not spill. It’s no wonder there is a great interest in hydrogen engines as a part of destination zero. 

In this article, Cummins explains how hydrogen fuel can power a vehicle by comparing the similarities and differences between hydrogen and diesel and gas engines and provides some examples of hydrogen engines in mobility and transport. 

 

 

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