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    Industrial Automation

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Tray cables have developed an excellent reputation for providing robust and reliable power and control connections for static automation applications on assembly lines, bottle filling, packaging machines or machine tools. However, the fast-moving automation sector now often calls for cables that can handle motion in several axes, severe acceleration and braking and a vast number of bending cycles. In most cases a standard tray cable wouldn’t cope.

    Nov 23, 2017

    With the CrossBoard®, Wöhner has established a whole new system that combines the advantages of a high-performance busbar system with the traditional wiring on DIN mounting rails. The new CrossBoard® is the modular system solution with which safe power distribution up to 125A can be quickly and easily realised, especially in machine and plant engineering.

    Nov 17, 2017

    Weidmuller introduces their Klippon® Connect A-Series Universal modular terminal blocks. The Klippon® Connect A-Series Universal range includes feed-through, multi-tier distribution, PE, fuse, test disconnect and neutral conductor disconnect terminals blocks. In addition to the new A-Series Universal range, Weidmuller is launching a new A-Series Application range of products designed specifically for use in recurring control panel applications that include voltage/current transformer wiring, control voltage distribution, motor wiring, signal wiring, and initiator/actuator wiring.

    Sep 25, 2017

    Weidmuller expands its u-remote Remote I/O product portfolio with two new IO-Link Master modules – IP20 and IP67. These new IO-Link Master modules use the IO-Link open standard (IEC 61131-9) serial communication protocol to connect and communicate data to and from sensors and actuators. This increased transparency down to the sensor-actuator level helps improve diagnostics and efficiency, increase machine availability, and reduce downtime.

    Sep 20, 2017

    Weidmuller introduces the WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL, a wireless networking I/O and Wi-Fi gateway that accommodates multiple I/O nodes and extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote, or difficult to reach locations. The WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL offers reliable and robust wireless technology with multiple benefits for industrial applications, including a simple web-based user interface, and a standards-based wireless protocol with a networking topology that is simple to use and configure.

    Aug 23, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has released new modules SP-DIO84 for the samos® PRO COMPACT safety controller, and are in stock now. The SP-DIO84 features modular extendibility and provides an inexpensive digital interface.

    The SP-DIO84 module expands the safety control system samos®PRO compact with standard in- and outputs. Using these modules, non-safety-related automation tasks can be realized efficiently and cost-optimized.

    Apr 03, 2017

    Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas on a ship, including the ship’s bridge. Weidmuller’s u-remote offers the ability to improve the reliability and efficiency of ship and offshore automation applications.

    Mar 15, 2017

    Hammond Manufacturing offers many different sizes of screwed, key or tool lockable hinged HMI Cover kits, which protect and isolate indicators, dials, knobs, switches and other components that are often mounted on the original doors of wall mounted enclosures for convenience and ready access. In addition, with the components readily accessible, unauthorised operation is also a potential issue.

    Feb 23, 2017

    A global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. The smart solution integrates a PLC tooling interface to reduce engineering requirements and costly troubleshooting of automated machines and systems.

    Feb 10, 2017

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced its “Labeling In and Around a Control Panel” Infographic. This infographic explains the various label types needed to identify wires, cable and components in a control panel, and shows where each label should be used.

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    Toyota Canada today took an important step towards the future of sustainable mobility in Canada, announcing that the Toyota Mirai – powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain technology – is coming to

    With its sustainable development strategy and diverse natural resources, Canada is today the 4th leading country in the world for clean energy adoption with two thirds of its electricity generated by renewable resources[1]. To help meet Canadian federal regulations requiring a 50% reduction in coal emissions by 2030 and Nova Scotia regulations requiring 40% renewable energy by 2020, Nexans has installed North America’s longest submarine electricity cables as part of the Maritime Link Project conducted by NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML), an indirect subsidiary of Emera Inc.

  • Keeping Current

    BJ TAKE Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson, announces that they have partnered with A.M. Agency in Alberta and Next Inc., headquartered in the maritime provinces, to bring its LED lighting products to the Canadian market.

    Doug explains “the significance of these partnerships is that prospective customers in Alberta and the maritime provinces can enjoy the energy-efficient lighting solutions offered by BJ Take while experiencing some of the best customer service in the industry”. He continued, “Canadian manufactured LED lighting products are important to both our environment and our economy. By buying a Canadian made product you are bolstering our economy while having access to local manufacturing that is both flexible and offers short lead times”.

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    STANDARD PRODUCTS announces the addition of two new Account Managers to its Montreal Sales Team.

    Stella Cammalleri joins STANDARD with more than 12 years experience in customer service, and a year in the lighting industry. "The addition of Stella will be a great addition to the Montreal Sales Team and will help the company maintain a high level of customer satisfaction," said STANDARD.

    STANDARD also welcomes Céleste Tremblay to its Montréal Sales Team. With more than 15 years of experience in customer service, Céleste will be a great help in building and maintaining relationships with existing and future customers.

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    BJ TAKE recently announced that Upper Canada Industries will be taking over the Toronto territory. Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson explained “the Toronto market represents a major portion of the Ontario marketplace and as such needed to have local customer service that specializes in distributor and specifier relations”. In addition to Central Ontario, Upper Canada Industries will focus on capturing a larger marketshare of the energy-efficient lighting industry in Toronto.

  • Product Showcase

    BlockMaster Electronics, Inc., a leading supplier of terminal blocks for electrical and electronic distribution, announces a new extension to its existing line of High Output Power modular feed-through terminal blocks, designed specifically for DIN Rail or panel mounting. The new 3-pole high-power block is rated at 90 Amps and 600 Volts for electrical applications in power panel distribution.

    Emerson launched an innovative new line of power supply redundancy modules delivering more operational reliability than competitors' modules, and ensuring additional protection against critical power failures in hazardous locations and harsh industrial environments.

    Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, is expanding its continuum of LED retrofit solutions with its EVERLINE® LED Professional Retrofit Kit (PRK). The pan-style fixture retrofit kit is designed to replace existing fluorescent solutions including prismatic troffers, direct/indirect luminaires, volumetric luminaires and parabolic luminaires.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Square D Type QMB Safelex 2000 A panelboard switch (PBS). The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-134H allows technicians to remotely close or trip a Square D PBS from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

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