Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

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HARTING's new Han-Modular Surge Protection Modules make it possible to move surge protection into its most widely used industrial connector series, a space-saving idea that simplifies wiring arrangements. Proper surge protection for Instrumental and Control (I&C) signals usually requires separate, external solutions that add to material and labour costs.

 

 

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Mechatronics engineering is key to shorter development times and reductions in error. In the era of Industry 4.0, successful machine design also depends on integrated cooperation between the different engineering disciplines.

 

 

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Manufacturers Automation Inc has announced that Moxa has launched the EDS-P506E-4PoE series of PoE switches that can provide up to 60 W per PoE port for converged data and power transmission. The power output was designed for IP cameras that use power-demanding functions such as PTZ, illumination, heaters, and fans in harsh environments.

 

 

Siemens

 

Room controller UP 204 Contouch offers extensive functions that ensure effective energy savings. Up to 18 functions can be defined for lighting and shading, scenes, text and alarm messages. The product features a built-in 7-day time switch and temperature sensor. So, rooms are heated or air conditioned at the comfort level only during the set occupancy times or when people are present.

 

 

Southwire

 

Wind and solar systems demand a variety of highly engineeres and reliable cables. Southwire's innovative solutions rnage from control cables to collection systems to substation wiring to transmission lines to serve all your needs.

 

 

Rittal

 

The new IT LED system light from Rittal is specially designed for use in server and network enclosures (“IT racks”). With a light output of 600 lumens, it meets all standard requirements for IT racks such as the Rittal TS IT and TE 8000. A transparent plastic cover, integrating Fresnel lenses, provides optimal illumination for an enclosure.

 

 

ABB

 

ABB has launched its MyBuildings portal, a secure online platform powered by its cloud-based, industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability, which allows end users to manage and control a wide range of automated home and building services.

 

 

Rockwell

 

Engineers can more quickly design, build and commission automation systems using the newly enhanced Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment . The latest software release includes a new user interface that provides a common, modern look across all Studio 5000 applications, and includes updates to help engineers improve productivity from design to deployment.

 

 

Hammond

 

Hammond Electronics has extended its power distribution offering with an additional 12 variants of rack mounting and stand-alone 100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz 10A power strips, designed for use with IEC power cords.

 

 

LumenpulseLumenpulse has introduced a new series of track and spotlights and a range of dynamic lighting offerings across its downlights, cylinders and track lights portfolio.

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The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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