Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Ethernet Switches

These new switches have robust DIN rail mountable metal housing, redundant power supply inputs with fault relay contacts for reliability, and a generous -40°C to +75°C temperature range.

Each model addresses unique requirements.

UMS 5-W: 5 port, economical, slim profile

The wienet UMS 5-W minimizes the footprint in the control panel with a slim 30mm width, and is one of Weiland’s more economical options.

8-4 PoE-W: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The wienet S 8-4 PoE-W switch enables the joint transfer of energy and data as per IEEE 802.3 on one Ethernet line. Up to 15.4 W can be supplied per PoE port. This 8-port switch has 4 regular ports and 4 ports that support PoE. Additional features include ESD protection, power line EFT protection, redundant 24 V/48 V DC voltage supply, a signaling relay and a wide -40 °C to 75 °C temperature range.  This opens new possibilities for applications with IP cameras, VoIP telephones, WLAN access points, RFID scanners, and more.

LMS 16-W: Light Managed Switch

The wienet LMS 16-W Light Managed Switch (LMS switch) closes the gap between completely unmanaged switches and fully managed switches. LMS switches combine the benefits of both (managed and unmanaged switches) and enable simple and cost-effective solutions for centralized network management.

The wienet LMS series uses Modbus TCP to communicate with SCADA systems. At the same time, communication with an NMS (Networking Management System) via SNMP is possible, providing full device control for responsible control engineers and/or IT engineers. wienet LMS switches can be used in plant automation for connecting end devices with the backbone network or another network.

Additional benefits include port-based QoS (Quality of Service) for deterministic data traffic, and jumbo frame support up to 2,048 bytes.

For more information please visit:

 http://www.wielandinc.com/en-us/products/network-and-fieldbus-systems 

For more information, contact:

Martin Lalonde

Application Engineering & Technical Support

Wieland Electric Inc.

(905) 829-6414

martin.lalonde@wieland-electric.com

Susan Duross

Kerrwil Integrated Inc.

(705) 549- 6635

susanduross@kerrwil.com

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Emily Heitman

 

Schneider Electric has appointed Emily Heitman as Vice President of the Energy business in the U.S. and Canada. Heitman joins Schneider Electric from the ABB Power Products Division where she was the Global Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Distribution Transformers. As Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Energy business, Heitman has profit and loss responsibility for medium voltage switchgear and energy solutions, while also developing and executing commercial strategies that drive growth and market penetration in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

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Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

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A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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By William (Bill) Burr

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Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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