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Industry 4.0 & The Industrial Internet of Things in 2019

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 were buzzwords long before they presented real advantages or opportunities to most companies. Though they took some time to come of age, the many interconnected devices and the sophisticated networks and software connecting them are now real considerations for businesses large and small, worldwide, in 2019. As we enter the last stretch of the 2000’s second decade, the futuristic promises of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 have become realities. However, with these opportunities comes a number of risks.

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What You Need to Know About UL508A in 2019

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 5, 2018 10:01:00 AM

The switch from UL508A to UL 60947-4, which were originally instituted in 2012 and became officially required in 2017, presented some challenges to manufacturers and engineers, especially those working with international clients. Siemens, Rittal, and other leading manufacturers have tried to make this transition easier, and facilitate international trade, by providing components that meet both UL and EIC regulations. Understanding that industrial engineers are responsible for not only their own safety, but also successful electrical design to protect the entire plant and all the staff, Siemens and Rittal have also provided information to help engineers navigate these changes and stay safe on the job.

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Industrial Automation and Control Trends to Look For in 2019

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 29, 2018 11:42:50 AM

 Industry 4.0 and what’s been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution have been hot topics in industrial automation and technology for several years now. As we near the second decade of the new millenia, technology that was once experimental or hypothetical, even bordering on science fiction, is now reality. The practical implications, and some challenges, of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), augmented reality, industrial robotics and other high-tech gadgets are now appearing as these devices roll out on factory floors. As industrial automation and control builds up to 2019, here’s a look at what this new tech may bring.

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SIEMENS SIRIUS 3RW5 Soft Starter

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 5, 2018 4:15:35 PM

Do you need a simple, yet powerful soft starter for your motor applications? Or an intelligent soft starter that configures itself to communicate and set its own parameters across your existing network?
No matter the application, Siemens 3RW5 soft starters can handle each and every load; putting your mind at ease.

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Industrial Control Panel Wiring Standards in 2018

Posted by Electro-Matic on May 16, 2018 3:25:51 PM

Industrial control panel wiring and design standards have changed in 2018 to facilitate international regulatory compliance and to accommodate new technologies. Most notable changes have been made to UL508A, now UL 60947-4, NFPA79, and NFPA70. To keep operators safe, protect equipment and maintain high quality standards, engineers need to know how to adapt and implement these new regulations.

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Basic Industrial Controls Always In Stock

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 25, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Just like an Ice Cream Stand should never run out of chocolate and vanilla, your industrial controls partner should have basic industrial controls ready when you need them.

The Common Components of Basic Industrial Controls

Every piece of modern industrial equipment has some form of pilot device, power supply and network component on it. These devices allow operators to control the equipment, and the equipment to "communicate" with the operator. Because they are so commonly used, the number of devices present in even a small manufacturing facility is large, and being such an important part in the production environment, when these items fail, replacing them quickly is a high priority. 

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Electro-Matic Ventures Acquires RAF Automation

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 15, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Farmington Hills, MI – March 13, 2017 – Electro-Matic Ventures, Inc., a leading supplier of high-technology automation components and services, today announced it has acquired RAF Fluid Power, doing business as RAF Automation, a provider of advanced automation with a focus on pneumatic and robotic solutions, located outside Cleveland in Solon, OH. This is the first acquisition for Electro-Matic Ventures, which has three other subsidiaries: Electro-Matic Products, Electro-Matic Integrated, and Electro-Matic Visual.

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FESTO Mobile Mechatronics Lab Brings You Local Automation Solutions

Posted by Emily Koly on Dec 6, 2016 11:30:00 AM

RAF Automation is pleased to sponsor the FESTO Mobile Mechatronics Lab at our Solon, OH facility today.

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3 Crucial OEE Solutions to Expertly Mine Mission-Critical Data

Posted by Emily Koly on Dec 4, 2015 11:56:00 AM

In today’s rapidly changing production environment, with innovative manufacturing and process improvements appearing faster than ever, one constant remains: the importance of data and the value in putting it to work for your manufacturing facility.

Enter OEE: overall equipment effectiveness.

When you effectively mine this valuable data, you gain the insight you need to improve production line efficiency, reduce downtime and manufacturing costs, while making profit-producing strides through product quality improvement.

What does this mean in reality? Production bottlenecks become a thing of the past. Your equipment no longer limits the pace of your manufacturing processes. Most of all, OEE provides you with simple, systematic ways of finding budget-wise solutions for process improvements whenever they are present.

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Structural Aluminum: More Than Just An Industrial Fence

Posted by Emily Koly on Nov 14, 2015 9:33:00 AM

Think of it as Industrial Lumber

Structural aluminum, also known as T Slot aluminum profile, has been a staple in industrial automation for decades. Typically used to fabricate safety guarding, machine bases, component parts racks and purpose-built carts, the number of manufacturers producing this family of product is vast. While each manufacturer will list the features it believes differentiates its product from the rest, in the end, the aluminum profile itself is really nothing more than dimensional lumber.

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