• Wind Turbine Cabling Capabilities from HELUKABEL

    September 21, 2023

    HELUKABEL offers you optimal solutions for onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as for the infrastructure cabling of wind farms

    With the belief that the earth’s fossil fuel supplies will be depleted, many energy experts feel the future lies in renewable, environmentally-friendly energy sources such as wind power with wind turbines. As one of the leading international manufacturers of cables, wires and cable accessories, we provide system expertise to the wind power industry.

    HELUKABEL offers you optimal solutions for onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as for the infrastructure cabling of wind farms. Our product range includes low-voltage and medium-voltage cables with copper or aluminum conductors, torsion-rates cables, data and network technology, pre-assembled fiber optic cables that cables that can be used throughout the tower – nacelles, cable-loops, down towers and tower controls/transformers.

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    HELUKABEL Automotive Cables

    At HELUKABEL, they understand that the automotive industry demands cables that are designed for high performance and reliability. That’s why their cables are engineered to withstand the tough conditions of the automotive environment, from extreme temperatures to harsh chemicals.

  • Murrelektronik Smart Production Solutions: Connectors

    MQ15 Power Connector from Murrelektronik- Powering your application has never been easier

    September 19, 2023

    In today’s world, electricity is king! Nothing in production works without it. Machines and systems need reliable, easy to install and safe to operate power. Murrelektronik offers a solution with their MQ15 family of power connectors.

    With the MQ15, a ¼-turn is all that is needed to create a secure, IP67 rated connection. This innovative quick-connect system reduces assembly time for installation, service and maintenance by up to 80%!

    Murrelektronik Smart Production Solutions: Connectors

    You can verify that the connector is correctly installed both visually and with the audible “Click” that is heard when a correct connection is made. Their compact design and high current transmission values (16A continuous at 600V AC) open up a wide range of applications including connecting asynchronous or three-phase motors.

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    Murrelektronik Simplifies Industrial Image Processing

    Keeping an eye on process chains is a daily challenge in industrial production and modern-day logistics. Demand for industrial image processing and machine vision systems is therefore growing. These systems help to network, digitalize and, ultimately, optimize processes in the material flow and in production. They call for efficient end-to-end signal and data management between the control system and the relevant machinery and equipment. 

  • Maintenance Safeguarding System “Key-In-Pocket” from PILZ

    September 5, 2023

    Maintenance safeguarding system “key-in-pocket” | Pilz

    In this animation you will learn how to protect your staff from the unauthorised restart of machines in maintenance situations. The digital Maintenance safeguarding system “key-in-pocket” ensures that a machine cannot be restarted as long as people are in danger zones.

    Digital maintenance safeguarding enables more flexibility in maintenance

    Authenticated operators identified by the PITreader access authorization system are logged in the Pilz control system (small controller PNOZmulti 2 or in the automation system PSS4000). The transponder key remains with the employee (“key in pocket”). The machine is only released when all employees have logged out.

    In comparison to maintenance safeguarding with mechanical keys (lockout-tagout), it is possible to enter or leave the machine at any safety gate with this system. As a result, “key-in-pocket” offers your staff more flexibility and time savings during maintenance. The fully electronic restart protection therefore replaces mechanical interlocking devices as well as warning tags.

    Especially suitable for machines with dangerous areas

    With digital maintenance safeguarding, you always have an overview and control of which person has access to which machine and when. When entering the plant, the operator authenticates himself with his personal transponder key at the PITreader access authorization system on the safety door. The authorization is checked and only authorized personnel are then allowed to enter the plant. If a transponder key is lost, it can be easily blocked or reprogrammed. The key-in-pocket solution is therefore significantly cheaper and more flexible than systems made of metal.

    You can also benefit from the manual reset function ” blind spot check” in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 5.2.2. This requires a visual check of the machine for areas that are difficult to see before the system can be started up again. Before the system can be restarted, all persons must have logged out with their personal transponder key via the PITreader after leaving the plant.

    This means that the machine can only be restarted after the last person has logged out via the PITreader. This offers you and your personnel reliable restart protection. A further advantage is that the plant does not have to be left by the same door through which the machine was entered. Certified up to PL d Cat. 3 according to EN ISO 13849-1, SIL CL 2 according to EN 62061 and SIL 2 according to IEC 61508.

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    Maintenance safeguarding system “key-in-pocket"

    With PILZ’s “Identification and Access Management” portfolio, they offer you a comprehensive range of products, solutions and software for the implementation of safety as well as security tasks. Below you’ll discover more about potential applications, from simple authentication to complex access permissions, and access management through to safe operating mode selection, maintenance safeguarding and safeguarding of data and networks. Experience safety and security in one system!

  • Rittal Outdoor Protection for Trouble Free Operation Under the Harshest Conditions

    August 14, 2023

    The intelligent modular system comprising enclosure and climate control components offers you a multitude of choices for configuration of an individual outdoor solution. Benefit from the uniform design with built-in compatibility, look forward to delivery within 24/48 h and enjoy the convenience of a single supplier for all your product needs – for every field of application and for every climate zone.

    Rittal is a synonym for ultimate quality, durability and reliability in enclosure manufacture. And that is especially true in the outdoor segment. Maximum protection for your electrical equipment and components is our prime objective, however hostile your environment. Whether that means extreme temperatures, exposure to UV radiation, aggressive atmospheres, high wind loads, dust or humidity: Rittal enclosures stand up to even the harshest conditions.

    The right solution for every environment The choice is yours: You can customize your enclosure from a range of standard options, for example with special enclosure panels, cooling units, ventilation grilles, lock systems or even heaters. Everything to safeguard your particular application – in every field.

    You can count on Rittal to help you plan and operate your application in peace:

    • Fast deployment in every field thanks to the intelligent combination of enclosure and climate control system
    • Robust enclosures for absolutely secure operation even in the toughest environments
    • Radically reduced energy costs, maximum system availability and even longer service lifetimes

    The perfect outdoor solution for every industry – as a standard product.

    Is your industry or field of business tied to particular outdoor locations? Perhaps to provide access to resources and thus to guarantee efficient procurement and processing? Or maybe to be able to offer your products within your customers’ own infrastructural environment?

    In both cases, trouble-free operation of your installations in all weathers is a prerequisite. This can often be quite a challenge, depending on the environment and local ambient conditions. To safeguard mission-critical operation and avoid cost-intensive downtimes, it is crucial that all components are well protected.

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    Rittal Introduces WMV the Vented Outdoor UL 3R Rated Enclosure for Easy In-Field Maintenance
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    Rittal Canada is proud to introduce the WMV vented outdoor UL 3R Type Rated enclosure to better accommodate easy in-field maintenance. Outdoor environments can have severe effects on the electrical controls inside enclosures. Those sensitive electronics are extremely susceptible to overheating, moisture, dust, and debris.

  • ABB VFDs for Machinery ACS180/ACS380

    August 14, 2023

    ABB VFDs for Machinery ACS180/ACS380

    The ACS180 is a compact, robust, and adaptable variable speed drive (VSD) for applications up to 22 kW. This easy-to-use compact VSD offers excellent performance and quality at superior value with all essential machinery application features embedded. And as a member of ABB’s all-compatible drives portfolio, it shares the same architecture and user interfaces for ease of use.

    ABB VFDs for Machinery ACS180/ACS380

    The ACS380 machinery drive comes in several variants ensuring seamless integration into machines and connecting perfectly to automation systems. With the integrated functional safety features, the ACS380 variable speed drive (VSD) can also be part of the machine’s safety system via PROFIsafe over PROFINET and enabling the motor to be stopped safely when required. The drive’s software can be easily customized with adaptive programming to match any specific application requirements.

    The drive is suitable for industries such as food and beverage, material handling and textile industry. Typical applications include mixers, conveyors, EOT and tower cranes, extruders and textile machinery. 

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    ABB is seeking innovative and forward-thinking individuals to join them in pushing the boundaries of drives and motors with their power density challenge. If you are interested in collaborating with them to develop an integrated solution that optimizes resources and combines motors and drives into a single solution, then this challenge is perfect for you. This is an incredible opportunity to work closely with ABB’s experts to create seamless technology integration for a more efficient future.

  • Handling with Weidmüller’ Stripax Plus

    August 3, 2023

    Handling | Stripax Plus

    In this detailed video, Weidmüller present the versatile Weidmüller Stripax Plus stripping tool, your ultimate all-in-one solution for cutting, stripping, and crimping wires. The Weidmüller Stripax Plus is a powerhouse tool designed to streamline your electrical projects.

    With its exceptional functionality and precision, it’s a must-have for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike. In this comprehensive overview, we delve into the features that make the Stripax Plus a game-changer. From its ergonomic design to its high-quality construction, this tool is built to handle even the toughest wire stripping tasks with ease.

    Watch closely as they demonstrate the tool’s cutting capabilities, effortlessly trimming wires to the desired length. Then, witness its precise stripping function in action, ensuring clean and accurate wire ends every time. But the Stripax Plus doesn’t stop there. They also showcase its remarkable crimping feature, allowing you to create secure connections quickly and efficiently. Say goodbye to using multiple tools when the Stripax Plus can handle it all.

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    Weidmüller’s SNAP IN Connection Technology – Quick. Simple. Safe. Ready-to-Robot.
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    The future of connections is Weidmüller’s new, patented SNAP IN connection technology that is revolutionizing the wiring process of control cabinets. SNAP IN connection technology features simple and intuitive handling. The pre-loaded clamping point allows direct and tool-free wiring of solid and flexible conductors – even conductors without the ferrules. Simply insert the conductor into the connection point. You will hear an audible “click” and you will see a visible increase in the pusher, and you will know that a reliable connection is ready.

  • Maximize Machine Performance with the CK5M Multi-Axis Controller

    August 1, 2023

    Maximize Machine Performance with the CK5M Multi-Axis Controller

    The CK5M series offers exceptional motion control capabilities, speeding up your machining processes and always operating with high precision and extreme accuracy. Perform high-precision 3D machining for new items, improve production quality and more with this state-of-the-art programmable multi-axis controller from Omron.

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    Omron Honours Proax Technologies as 2022 Strategic Partner of the Year

    Industrial Automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas is proud to announce Proax Technologies as its Canadian Strategic Partner of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes Proax’s outstanding contributions and dedication to Omron and its customers over the past year. Proax is a trusted Canadian partner that has engaged with Omron on a variety of projects and is a leader in automation distribution.

  • ABB VFDs for Machinery ACS180/ACS380

    July 27, 2023

    ABB VFDs for Machinery ACS180/ACS380

    𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹… 𝗙𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲… ACS180 and ACS380 Machinery VFDs. Stay tuned for ABB’s upcoming webinar announcement, “𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗩𝗙𝗗 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲.”

  • HELUKABEL Automotive Cables

    July 27, 2023

    HELUKABEL Automotive Cables

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    At HELUKABEL, they understand that the automotive industry demands cables that are designed for high performance and reliability. That’s why their cables are engineered to withstand the tough conditions of the automotive environment, from extreme temperatures to harsh chemicals.

    Whether it’s powering electronic systems or transmitting data, their cables deliver the performance that automotive manufacturers and suppliers demand. They are proud to be a trusted partner within the automotive supply chain.

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    HELUKABEL Group Builds New Facility for Automation Cable Solutions
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    The HELUKABEL Group, a global cable system solutions provider, announced it is going to build a new facility in Haan, Germany that will house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters of HELUKABEL’s Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, and is planned to be completed by 2025.

    Robotec Systems’ core business is robotic dress pack solutions and has been a HELUKABEL subsidiary since 2012 operating out of Duisburg, a suburb of Duesseldorf in northwest Germany. EKD Systems, which recently joined the HELUKABEL Group in the beginning of 2022, specializes in the development and production of cable drag chains made of steel, stainless steel, and plastic. Due to the similarities in both customers and business areas, the corporate group is hoping for considerable synergistic effects from the move to the new location in order to support its global sales network.

  • Focus on the Future with DCT880 Power Controller for Industrial Heating Applications

    The groundbreaking DCT880 Power Controller

    July 27, 2023

    Focus on the future with DCT880 power controller for industrial heating applications

    In this exciting video, ABB unveils the groundbreaking DCT880 Power Controller, a game-changing solution for industrial heating applications. Join them as they explore how this innovative device allows a seamless transition from fossil fuel-based heating to electric heating, cutting CO2 emissions and saving energy.

    Decarbonize Your Industry: The DCT880 enables the use of renewable energy sources in industrial heating processes, playing a vital role in the decarbonization movement. Discover how this product empowers manufacturers to align their operations with sustainability goals and contribute to a greener future.

    Precision and Quality: The DCT880 Power Controller takes energy utilization to new heights. Its intelligent features and advanced control algorithms ensure precise energy management, leading to improved efficiency and higher-quality end products. From heat treatment to pasteurization and beyond, witness the superior control and performance of the DCT880.

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    ABB DCS880 – A New Control Method For Thermal Process Heating Applications In Canada
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    Many of our Canadian industrial processes use large amounts of heat generated by electricity. This can be expensive, and even more so, if significant quantities of peak power are consumed. ABB’s new DCT880 is a thyristor power controller for heating applications whose integrated power optimization algorithms reduce costs by reducing peak power demands.

    Applications like annealing, drying, melting or heating glass, plastics or metals often demand precise heat control. Automating that heating control helps ensure precise temperatures are met and that the energy used for heating is used efficiently. This helps you use raw materials more efficiently and reduce energy use.