Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

June 26, 2019

PB 25 EPLAN DataPortal 400On June 18th, EPLAN announced two new partners in addition to updated data sets:

New manufacturer catalogs
  • SIKA Dr. Siebert & Kühn GmbH & Co KG

New and update data sets
  • ABB - 15 new data sets with converters
  • Rockwell Automation - 188 new and 1.785 updated data sets with circuit breakers, communication adaper modules and power supplies
  • Balluff GmbH - 61 new and 7 updated data sets with cables, sensors, field distributors and connectors
  • Bender Solutions KG - 28 new and 81 updated data sets with CT-Set, measuring instruments and test devices
  • BONFIGLIOLI VECTRON GmbH - 61 new and 53 updated data sets with inverters
  • Bosch Rexroth AG - 1 new data set with converter
  • Danfoss Drives A/S - 69 new data sets with converters
  • Eaton Corporation - 1.067 new and 563 updated data sets with power switchgears and protection devices
  • ETI Elektroelement d.d. - 843 new and 4.647 updated data sets with protection devices, relays, contactors, sensors, switches, pushbuttons and enclosures
  • Festo AG & Co. KG - 380 new and 53 updated data sets with valves, actuators and miscellaneous
  • Hirschmann (A BELDEN BRAND) - 1 new data set with ethernet switch
  • ifm electronic GmbH - 47 new and 83 updated data sets with sensors, plugs and miscellaneous
  • Kaleja GmbH - 4 new and 15 updated data sets with amplifiers, controllers, relays and contactors
  • KEYENCE CORPORATION - 64 new and 9 updated data sets with amplifiers, controllers, cables, sensors, switches and pushbuttons
  • Lenze SE - 8 new data sets with mains filter and regenerative units
  • Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG - 680 new and 991 updated data sets with safety sensors and safety light curtains
  • Lumberg automation (Belden Deutschland GmbH) - 6 updated data sets with cables
  • MELTRIC Corporation - 90 updated data sets with plugs
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - 10 new and 6 updated data sets with PLCs, protection devices, relays and contactors
  • Omron Corporation - 87 new and 913 updated data sets with pushbutton switches and digital temperature controllers
  • Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH - 1 new data set with amplifier and controller
  • Rittal GmbH & Co. KG - 31 new and 269 updated data sets with extensions and corrections to the VX/AE/TS8 housings, new Blue e chiller parts and mounting panel function definition updates
  • Schneider Electric SA - 1.300 new data sets with relays, pilot lights, switches, relay and servo motors
  • SICK AG - 31 new and 43 updated data sets with photoelectric sensors, absolute encoders and photoelectric proximity sensors
  • Siemens - 37 new and 5 updated data sets with SIRIUS power contactors, SENTRON molded case circuit breakers, SITOP PSU3400 and 3VA27 EPLAN selector
  • 2 new manufacturer
  • 24 updated manufacturer
  • 5.144 new data sets
  • 10.414 updated data sets

In total 890.642 data sets and 274 manufacturer are available in the EPLAN Data Portal.


ABBABB has been title partner of the championship since Season 4. Gen3 cars will be racing as of Season 9 (2022-2023), with the vehicles designed to be lighter, faster and more energy-efficient.

The agreement was officially commemorated today via a virtual event between ABB Electrification President Tarak Mehta; Daniela Lužanin, ABB Formula E Head of Partnership; Alejandro Agag, Founder & Chairman of Formula E and Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E.

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IdealIDEAL Industries recently put together a new supply catalogue focused on panel builders and pre-fabrication. The Panel Builders and Pre-Fab Supplies Catalogue, which can be found here, highlights IDEAL’s extensive product offerings for panel builders and pre-fabrication projects.

Panel building pre-fabrication is a growing industry in Canada, in part due the increasing complexity of panel design as well as being a streamlined and efficient process favourable to ROI. 

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Case Study: EikoPro Electric LLC had a customer that had just constructed a new horse barn and was looking to light it quickly. The barn was designed to be lit with ten high bay lights for maximum efficacy and efficiency. Together with EiKO’s distributor partner, Platt Electric Redmond located in Redmond, Oregon, Pro Electric selected the EiKO 200W BAY-C high bay fixture, which puts out an impressive 30,000+ lumens at a 5000K color temperature. This high lumen output and the long life of the fixture – 72,000 hours – made it an ideal choice for the application.

Obviously, when lighting a barn, the security and safety of the animals, riders, and care givers is paramount. EiKO’s LED high bay products fill the space with light, eliminating shadows and blind spots.

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SafetyAppearing below is a fact sheet on electrical tool safety compiled by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).* This is one of many easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion.

When and how should you inspect powered hand tools?
• Inspect tools for any damage prior to each use.
• Check the handle and body casing of the tool for cracks or other damage.
• If the tool has auxiliary or double handles, check to see that they installed securely.

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BRI-THIN In-Floor Heating UnitsBri-Thin cables are an alternative to floor heating mats for tile and stone flooring. With high heating efficiency, they are a more economical option to floor heating mats and suited better for irregular shaped rooms.

The cable can be easily formed and adapted to almost any geometrical layout. Bri-Thin helps to maintain the aesthetics of new interiors and their thin construction makes them apt for renovations of homes, offices, corridors or large areas. The heating cable is so thin that it will add little more than 1/8” additional depth to the finished installation.

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Peers & Profiles

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Meredith HalfpennyBy Aaron Kothiringer 

Meredith Halfpenny is a Wind Site Technician with Boralex where she inspects, maintains, and repairs both wind turbines and their infrastructure for the 230 MW Niagara and the 10MW Port Ryerse wind energy projects. Boralex is a power producer whose core business is dedicated to the development, building and operation of renewable energy power facilities.

In 2018, the Corporation was operating an asset base with an installed capacity of 1,909 MW in Canada, the North-Eastern United States and France.

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Rutul Bhavsar 1 400By Blake Marchand

Rutul Bhavsar is a final year Electrical Engineering student at Mohawk College. He recently co-authored a whitepaper on Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation discussing the technologies utilized in the state-of-the-art zero-carbon/carbon-neutral facility. Rutul was the lead author on the project, supported by Dr. Mariano Arriaga, General Manager of Mohawk’s Energy and Power Innovation Centre (EPIC) and Dr. Tony Cupido Research Chair, Sustainability at Mohawk College. Rutul’s interests lie in the more progressive areas of the industry, automation, control, and energy efficient technologies.

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