• Blue e+ S Climate Control for Enclosures Service

    January 23, 2023

    How to video explaining how to service Rittal Blue e+ S climate control for enclosures.

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    Rittal Introduces Blue e+ S Cooling Units cUL Approved for Canada
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    New generation offers innovative energy-saving features for the production process

    Rittal is expanding its smart cooling unit solutions by adding the new Blue e+ S range. Their latest generation of cooling units with lower output categories of 300, 500, and 1,000 W have been designed for efficiency, ensuring a smaller footprint and lower costs – just like their “bigger brothers.” So, it’s a win-win both for users and for our future.

    Solutions that reduce our carbon footprint during production are in high demand. But at the same time, these solutions need to be intelligent and communication-enabled so that they can be easily integrated into digitalized manufacturing environments. Seven years ago, Rittal responded to this demand with its Blue e+ range of cooling solutions and launched extremely efficient enclosure cooling units, which provided on average energy savings of 75 percent.

  • Lafert North America: The Ultra Compact Range For the Most Advanced Robots

    January 23, 2023

    The Lafert Group have developed the most ultra compact suitable motors for anthropomorphic robots installed all over the world. They have developed a range of ultra compact servo motors fully UL certified for export to North America and with mechanics designed to ensure the efficiency and durability of the product connected to any electrical voltage in the world.

    They are servomotors with high torque density, super performing and dynamic. Combined with a specially designed encoder, they allow maximum control of movement and speed. They have optimized the components to obtain maximum performance stability and identified the flange that allows the motor to be fixed to the robot and to guarantee the effectiveness of the movement.

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    Lafert Formally Introduces New Plant in San Donà di Piave
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    The new production plant is officially in operation after its formal unveiling at Lafert’s 60th anniversity celebrations in San Donà di Piave, Italy, close to the historic headquarters. 

    The 130 000 sq foot plant was developed to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for IE5 Super Premium Efficiency motors, while also providing new storage areas for raw materials and finished products. In this plant alone, Lafert is able to produce up to 1400 pieces per day and can ship 4-5 international containers per week thanks to the internal customs area. 

  • Complete Solutions for Hygienic Manufacturing Processes

    Tough production conditions, digitalization and the growing importance of food safety pose great challenges for the food industry. Looking beyond hygiene and process reliability, resource consumption and sustainability are also key drivers in this sector.

    Food Safety – Hygiene – Digitalization – Efficiency

    To remain competitive, today’s food industry must meet even higher standards in terms of hygiene, efficiency and digitalization. The challenge for industry professionals is to find answers to a number of questions:

    • What type of control cabinet can I install in the individual hygiene areas?
    • How can I reduce the CO2 emissions of my production?
    • How can I ensure reliable and continuous traceability of the data?
    • How do I massively reduce my energy costs?

    Rittal solutions for this industry provide the ideal basis for this. Further information

  • HPS Power Quality Products

    January 17, 2023

    Good power quality is important to maintain critical operations, improve energy efficiency and prevent premature equipment failure. Examples of poor power quality include harmonic distortion, reflected wave voltage, and low power factor.

    HPS products include active harmonic filters, passive harmonic filters, dV/dT filters, line and load reactors, drive isolation transformers, harmonic mitigating transformers and multi-pulse transformers.

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    HPS Power Quality Lab: Putting the Quality of Power to the Test
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    The HPS Lab allows customers to experience real time testing of line side HPS products such as transformers, line reactorsactive harmonic filters and passive harmonic filters as well as load side products such as load reactors and different types of dV/dT filters with various cable lengths. The quality power products can run at full load using either 10HP, 25HP and 100HP VFD systems and associated motor/load. 

  • All Your Motor Needs sells most any kind of motor you might need

    All Your Motor Needs. AutomationDirect sells almost any kind of motor you might need. From small DC gear motors to general DC motors, steppers, servos, and a huge range of AC motors up to 300hp!

    Motors are the power transmission workhorse of industry, converting electrical energy into mechanical movement. Selecting an AC motor or DC motor for an application depends on considerations such as power, speed control, cost and ease of maintenance.

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  • ABB’s Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium – Next Generation Efficiency and Performance

    January 11 2023

    ABB’s Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium – Next Generation Efficiency and Performance

    ABB’s Baldor-Reliance® EC Titanium™ motors are highly efficient integrated motor/drive systems that combine innovative, eco-friendly technologies for a sustainable, wirelessly connected solution. EC Titanium motors are available as an integrated motor/drive system or stand-alone motor unit, designed to be paired with a variable speed drive.

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  • C&K NanoT Video

    January 3, 2022

    C&K NanoT Video

    This is the 3rd short video in Littelfuse’s video series. Expanding on C&K’s Switch IQ, with a focus on Innovation and Quality, they have created the world’s smallest tactile switches, the NanoT series. The NanoT is the latest of advancements in C&K’s full line of micro miniature tactile switches designed for sophisticated applications powered by Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smart watches and medical wearables such as health monitoring trackers and hearing aids. To learn more about the NanoT and C&K IQ: Innovation & Quality, please visit them at

  • Complete Solutions for the Maritime Industry

    January 3, 2022

    Complete solutions for the maritime industry from Rittal

    The maritime industry must be prepared to face rough seas. On-board and quayside installations must take stormy waters in their stride. Salt, gales, strong vibrations and shocks, as well as temperature variations are further challenges for maritime infrastructure. Rittal solutions – all bases covered Rittal offers enclosure systems in a range of sizes, designs and surface coatings to securely accommodate controllers and switchgear, including targeted climate control solutions, even in heavy seas and under extreme temperature and humidity conditions.

    The international approvals and certifications required for the maritime sector – including Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd’s Register and the American Bureau of Shipping – provide confirmation that systems can withstand these specific conditions. Rittal products and solutions are used in applications such as passenger administration, entertainment and communication. They also ensure a reliable supply of power to vessels’ operating equipment – including motor starters, lighting, ballast water management, fuel systems and waste systems – and can be found in navigation, position-finding and automation systems, in the control desks located in engine control rooms, and in evaluation and energy monitoring devices.

    Rittal enclosure solutions are available in sheet steel, aluminium zinc, plastic and stainless steel. Super-tough surface coatings permanently protect the sensitive electronics to keep them working reliably at all times. Rittal solutions for this industry provide the ideal basis for this. Further information can be found by clicking here 

  • Introducing Terra Home – Charge Different

    January 3, 2022

    Choice. While a small word, is there any more powerful? We are excited to introduce Terra Home – the next generation of choice for residential EV charging. The choice to charge your sustainable travel in the most efficient yet attractive way, enabling you to protect the natural beauty of our planet while enhancing the beauty of your home. The choice to embrace the latest in innovative charging functionality, so you feel secure you have the very best solution for today and the future. The choice to seamlessly integrate a high quality charging solution into your own energy ecosystem, helping you to ensure a sustainable tomorrow for your children and the generations beyond. Terra Home – Charge different.

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  • WAGO Product Manager Minute: 831 Series PCB Lever Connectors

    December 19, 2022

    WAGO’s  831 Series PCB Lever Connectors make wiring flexible, safe and easy for your applications. In this #ProductManagerMinute, Michelle Brown, WAGO’s Product Manager for PCB Interconnect discusses the benefits of this series and compares it to another popular WAGO product with the help of a special guest Product Manager. To learn more about their 831 Series, click here