GuardEon Moulded Case Circuit Breakers

GuardEon by GE is a low-voltage molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) platform, designed by users for global industry applications. The customer-driven design works in tough, real-world applications with onboard diagnostics for excellent uptime and with integrated ArcWatch safety technology. GuardEon is built for the age of the industrial internet.

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CMTS is NEXT Week!

CMTS is back next week!  Teaming up with Automator, Datalogic, GE, TURCK and some of our other vendors, we will have some cool technology on display during the 4 day show from September 25th-28th 2017. 

Why should you go? From the CMTS website:

"For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

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GE EntellEon Power Panel

EntellEon is the new, low voltage power panel from GE, offering innovative features and exceptional versatility to streamline everything from stocking and ordering to assembly and installation. EntelIEon can be installed by a single person up to 24X size interior bus, thanks to its lightweight design. Clean front cover with improved fit and finish for increased component density, connection and operational reliability. When you save time, you can be more profitable.

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GESCAN will be at CMTS 2017

CMTS is back this year and we will be there.  Teaming up with Automator, Datalogic, GE, TURCK and some of our other vendors, we will have some cool technology on display during the 4 day show from September 25th-28th 2017.

Why should you go? From the CMTS website:

"For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

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What does an Industrial Internet Control System look like?

In my last post (read it here), I brought up the concept of Industrial Internet Control Systems (IICS) and put up a video from GE that described the concept and what they were doing to make these types of systems viable and useful for their customers. But what exactly does one of these controllers look like?

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A Control System for the Industrial Internet

We've all heard the buzz for quite a while now about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the emergence of Industry 4.0; last week, my counterpart Carl, posted a video that gives a quick overview of GE's Predix, which is GE's take on the IIoT(see his post by clicking here). I find a lot of the conversation surrounding the Industrial Internet is about cloud connectivity and Edge devices, talking about outcomes and what we can expect from the this connected world, and while that is the most important part of the message, it falls short of actually talking about how to make it actually happen. So how are companies like GE going to make the IIoT happen for their customers?

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Introducing the PACSystems EPSCPE100

In keeping pace with the technology of today, most PLC/PAC vendors have been working towards smaller, more cost effective controls systems. The problem with this is that often when smaller and cheaper happen, the robustness, capability or flexibility of the controller suffers as a result. Often you end up with a micro or "shoebox" style controller that limits you on the base I/O to a few options and then doesn't have very good, if any, options for expandability and the programming environment may be limited as well.

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A Batteryless PLC?

Working as local tech support for GE Intelligent Platforms PLCs, I have lost count of how many times I have had to deliver the bad news to a customer that the reason their PLC won’t go into run mode is that there is no program in it… This is usually followed by a bit of panic as they try to figure out if they have a back-up, or know where they can get some kind of back-up of the program that might help them get through the mess they’re in. Batteries, the nemesis of PLC and PAC users everywhere.

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You’ve made your mark, but is it a quality one?

Quality and Traceability are big buzzwords in the Manufacturing industry and have been for quite a long time. Producing a quality product and being able to prove it by tracing the manufacturing data throughout the process is a must in today’s marketplace, especially if you are an automotive tier supplier. Traceability comes in many forms, but a few of the most popular are FIFO buffering, Barcode Serialization and RFID.

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