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  • 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.

    Feb 09, 2017

    WAGO has added a new member to the PFC200 Family, the PLC with PROFIBUS DP Master interface. The high-performing 750-8208 retains the compact size, large memory and secure VPN and firewall of the PFC200 product line. This module comes equipped with two Ethernet ports, as well as CAN and Serial interfaces.

    Feb 09, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its portfolio of revos rectangular connectors with the new revos IT Series split housing data cable feed-through connectors, which enable up to four pre-terminated data cables to be safely routed through a control cabinet or enclosure wall.

    Jan 18, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its flare CONTROL Series of phase control relays with two new modules designed to provide phase and voltage control functions for three-phase power systems in industrial applications.

    Jan 11, 2017

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced the “Your Next Design Success Includes the Right Label” Guidebook.

    Nov 17, 2016

    ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, introduces the ASCO® Sigma LT as the latest portable control system for load banks. The new handheld controller, which features a 4.3” color touch screen, enhances convenience, versatility, and flexibility when testing.

    Oct 25, 2016

    Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things application toolset provider Opto 22 announces immediate availability of the Node-RED development environment running on the groov Box industrial appliance, significantly decreasing IIoT application development time and complexity.

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  • Industry News

    The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a global leader in clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of the 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River run-of-river hydroelectric facility located in British Columbia. Innergex owns a 66.7% interest in the hydro facility and Ledcor Power Group Ltd. owns the remaining 33.3%.

  • Keeping Current

    ONTARIO ENERGY NETWORK (OEN) Chair, Grant Buchanan, announces that John Loucks will join the Association in the role of the new President of the OEN, effective April 1, 2017. After a period of transition, John will also assume the title of CEO of the Association.

    John has more than 30 years in the energy sector, beginning his career in engineering, conservation and technical service positions, first at the City of Calgary (now ENMAX) and then at Brampton Hydro. Loucks joined Napanee Public Utilities Commission as CEO (General Manager), then assumed the same position with Nanticoke Hydro-Electric Commission. Following that, John joined Brantford Power as Chief Operating Officer.

    HUBBELL CANADA Director of Sales and Marketing, HLI (Hubbell Lighting Inc.), Rick Blasl, announces the appointment of Dave Edgson as National Account and Controls Manager, HLI. With more than 19 years of experience in the Lighting and Controls industry, Dave will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies across Canada to drive sales in the Hubbell Canada – HLI Division. Dave can be reached at 416.570.5121 or e-mail dedgson@hubbell-canada.com.

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    STELPRO announced the appointment of Christopher Balleine as Sales Representative, Maritimes, responsible for the province of Nova Scotia, effective March 20, 2017. Christopher will assume his new role under the immediate supervision of John-Daniel Chabot, Director, Sales – Electrical – ATL./ONT./WEST.

    "Chris has been with Stelpro for 5 years working in the Customer Service Department," said John-Daniel. "He handled multiple tasks within the department allowing him to be involved in many different facets of the business. We are confident that Chris will prove to be a valuable member of our sales force."

    Teaming up with Jeffrey Balleine, a sales representative in the Maritimes, the two will give STELPRO a stronger presence in the market and help the company continue to grow.

  • Product Showcase

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new line of Next Generation tool bags. The innovative Next Generation bags are engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear. In addition, the two back packs allow for customization with a personalized name patch.

    Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services just got a major upgrade with the introduction of the new Hilti 22 V CPC Li-ion Batteries — the first and only backwards compatible battery technology in the industry. Hilti is also introducing several new 22 V tools that harness the performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency of these new batteries, including the Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver SF 6H-A22 ATC, Cordless Impact Driver SID 4-A22, Cordless Drill/Driver SF 10W-A22 ATC and Radio Charger RC 4/36.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the SecureConnect™ Remote Operator for Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2100 Motor Control Centers (MCCs) equipped with SecureConnect, allowing technicians to operate the SecureConnect safety system from up to 300 feet away, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    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.

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